TOP 20 THINGS TO DO IN CORNWALL

PUBLISHED: 11:15 02 June 2014 | UPDATED: 13:18 30 August 2017

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In light of the recent news that only 58 per cent of children have ever tried a Cornish pasty, stayincornwall.co.uk has released the 'Ultimate Bucket List for Visitors to Cornwall'. So what's on it?

Attractions such as the Minack Theatre, The Barbara Hepworth Museum and The Eden Project are included as well as more historical treasures such as The Count House and Tintagel Castle. Alongside the attractions, traditional Cornish cuisine features heavily with eating a cream tea, sampling stargazy pie and of course, devouring a humble Cornish pasty also making the list.

With the weather forecast looking bright and a record breaking summer being anticipated, Stayincornwall.co.uk has found that visitor numbers to the site have increased by 33 per cent over the last month compared to the same period last year and the number of searches for Cornwall holidays is also up by almost 15 per cent compared to 2013, showing that Cornwall remains a popular destination for people taking holidays in the UK.

“We were shocked to hear the statistics that only 58 per cent of children had tried a Cornish pasty and felt that this needed to be rectified," saysMatt Fletcher from stayincornwall.co.uk said. "Cornwall’s heritage is part of its charm and this bucket list as a way to inform people of all that Cornwall offers. Hopefully the weather encourages people to tick off as many as possible.”

The Ultimate Bucket List for Visitors to Cornwall

  1. Eat a Cornish Pasty with your hands
  2. Watch a play at the Minack Theatre
  3. Visit St Michaels Mount
  4. Try a portion of Rick Steins Fish and Chips in Padstow
  5. Go surfing in Newquay
  6. Have photo taken at Lands’ End signpost showing the distance to your hometown
  7. Go shark diving off of Newquay coast
  8. Explore the art world at Tate St Ives and Barbara Hepworth Museum
  9. Go and see The Count House at Botallack
  10. Sample some cyder while on a tour at Healey’s Cyder Farm
  11. Explore the Lost Gardens of Heligan
  12. Spend an entertaining and educational day at the Eden Project
  13. Visit the Jamaica Inn on Bodmin Moor
  14. Find King Arthur in Tintagel
  15. Have a cream tea the Cornish Way! (It’s the perfect way!)
  16. Get your hands dirty by exploring the Cornish mining heritage
  17. Take a walk along South West Coast Path from Kynance Cove to Lizard point
  18. Watch the traditional Flora Day festivities in Helston
  19. Pop in to see Doc Martin in Port Isaac
  20. Try stargazy pie

Tell us what's on your list! email carol.burns@archant.co.uk

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