For many, the last stop on the South West Line (rail service), and thus, a place of memories and nostalgic dreams. It can be a lively and busy town, well served by a gentle climate, for sub-tropical flowers grow in the Morrab Gardens, and at nearby Trengwainton. The town trail takes you to Chapel Street where there is all manner of emporia and interesting shops, pubs and hotels, and the Egyptian House opposite the Union Hotel, then onto the shops of Market Jew Street, dominated by the Ionic columns of Market House, and the Statue of Sir Humphrey Davy, inventor of the miners’ Davy lamp. Look out for the Floating Harbour.

Ferry to the Isles of Scilly, shark and deep sea fishing trips, swimming pools (in & outdoor - the Jubilee Pool (soon to be part of the Hot Rocks Project) May- Sept.

West Cornwall Spring Show - late March.


Cornwall Contemporary
Egyptian House
Exchange, The
Lighthouse Gallery
Madron Church
Penlee House Gallery & Museum
Polgoon Vineyard
Jubilee Pool

Morrab Library
St Michaels Mount
Tremenheere Sculpture Garden
Trengwainton Gardens
Trereife Park
Trewidden Gardens