Padstow is famed for its incredible beaches, sea air, restaurants and relaxing atmosphere. A popular family-friendly destination, it's also an area with many local attractions and interesting places to visit. If you're heading down to Padstow to visit, then take a look at our top five attractions in the area for you and your family.
The National Trust is the way to go for seriously spectacular attractions in the UK and down here in Cornwall and surrounding area you're spoilt for choice. Here are our favourite five, but you can find all the National Trust attractions in Cornwall, here.
The Garden of Lanhydrock
Set in the magnificent late Victorian country house grounds, the Lanhdrock garden and its vast wooded estate is a real treat for all the family. Lanhdrock has the most beautiful gardens and open spaces that are built for picnics, summer's day walks, and family adventures.
They often have open gardens and the parklands offer acres of space for you and your family to roam. They actively encourage picnics and the serene backdrops and lush summer sights really are the place to do it.
You can find the latest events right at Lahndrock right here.
Trelissick is welcoming country house and garden set in a beautiful estate complete with stunning maritime views and peaceful woodland walks. The house itself is steeped in history and intrigue and is the perfect place for the adventurer to visit. From forgotten rooms to secret tunnels and box of mysterious keys, this attraction is the perfect place for the discoverer in you.
With parklands, woodland walks and their picturesque gardens, you'll find lots to do all year round. They also have a café on site, too.
As always, it pays to book parking ahead and check on the opening times as these change throughout the seasons.
You can find the latest events at Trelissick right here.
Cape Cornwall has a distinctive headland that juts out into the ocean right at the point where two great bodies of sea water meet. Cape Cornwall is part of the Tin Coast and Cornish Mining World Heritage Site. If you're the adventurous type, then you're in luck here. With a priest's cove, the Brisons Rocks and walks to the Cape, you'll find plenty to explore.
With history dating back to 1894 when the Cape Cornwall Mine was in operation, the site holds many stories to the history of the area in a space familiar with shipwrecks and sea stories of yesteryear. It's a fabulous place to visit and take a sea air walk.
You can find out how to get here and park, right here.
Looking for impressive views over the great Atlantic Ocean? Trevose Head offers views for miles along the coast and a place surrounded by the crashing seas and brisk sea air. You're spoilt for choice with walks here around this jutting landscape with some great footpaths and plenty of headland to explore, too.
Trevose Head also works closely with the RSPB and is home to many fascinating and rarely seen birds, including fulmars, razorbills, peregrines, and guillemots.
You can find out how to get here and visit right here.
With dog walking, exploring, and 300 acres of beautiful woodland and coastline, Glendurgan Garden has a tonne of options for you. With a maze, garden conservatory, an ample dog walking, there's plenty to see, and there's also a tea house on site.
Glendurgan Gardens has three valleys full of big leaves, exotic flowers, wild flowers, and wild birds. With a 180-year old maze and stunning views you have all the ingredients for a stunning day out. Not convinced? Just check out this amazing Pinterest board that shows the beautiful surroundings.
Padstow – a hub of beautiful National Trust attractions
One of the great reasons to come to Padstow is to get away from it all and National Trust attractions really do help you to do that. From open spaces to sea air and glorious walks that are far from the maddening crowds, these five top attractions are just a sample of what you can find down here in and around our beautiful hub of Padstow.
We have to point out that you need to book your parking at the National Trust venues. They really do get really busy and you're highly advised to book ahead. Each link takes you to a page where you'll find the link to book your parking.
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