Lower Margate is perfectly situated for a wealth of activities, whether you want calm and relaxing or more action packed adventures.
Cardinham is a beautiful mixed woodland, popular with local dog walkers, cyclists, and horse riders. Way-marked trails will take you deep into the woods to discover stunning viewpoints and an intriguing history, and Woods Cafe will help you refuel after your adventure.
Magnificent late Victorian country house with gardens and wooded estate.
Lanhydrock has so much to offer, from delighting in the beauty and elegance of this truly wonderful house, to exploring the gardens and many cycle trails. There are many adventures and delights to have.
There are many dog friendly walks throughout the estate and dogs are welcome in the stable cafe court yard. You may even discover the home-made dog biscuits for your four legged friend.
Mountainbike hire is available and the estate, cycle trails and refreshments are open all year round.
Superb early 18th-century mansion with unique family history. Used as a film set for Alice In Wonderland
Cobbled streets, full of history, legend and tradition, winding between pretty fisherman’s' cottages...beautiful creations in galleries and craft shops... stunning and inspiring art in the Tate St Ives exhibitions
A charming working fishing port and excellent for foodies. Padstow is a dream destination as the town majors in fresh, locally produced food, and is famous for the restaurants of celebrity chefs including Rick Stein and Paul Ainsworth
An Elizabethan quay sits in an impressive amphitheatre of steep cliffs and is home to quaint stone-built cottages, shops and tea-rooms.
The Historic Town of Bodmin is centrally located in the heart of Cornwall equidistant from both the north and south coasts and situated on the western fringes of the beautiful landscape that is Bodmin Moor.
Once the ancient capital of Cornwall, the importance of Launceston is reflected in the architecture and fine buildings of this traditional Cornish market town. A great place to visit, also the home of Cowslip Quilts (see below)
The home/farm and quilt shop of Jo Coldwell, all set in the most beautiful surroundings, this is one of the best quilt shops in the U.K. Discover a wealth of superb quilting materials, and everything for the sewing beginner or enthusiast. Workshops and a first class cafe await you, all in the same grounds along with dedicated helpful staff. A real sewer's treat an hour away from Lower Margate.
The Eden Project
Located about 20 minutes drive from Lower Margate, The Eden Project boasts an amazing array of exhibits, events and activities that will thrill, excite and educate all ages. From the worlds largest rainforest in captivity, with steamy jungles and waterfalls, to the longest Zip-wire in England.
The Eden Project holds many events and exhibitions throughout the year and these can be found on their events day link.
Conwall’s Crealy Adventure Park
Conwalls Crealy Great adventure Theme Park has grown year on year in terms of the number of it’s rides and attractions. It is a haven for family-friendly rides, giant play areas and animal encounters. especially suited for children under 10, but still fun to be had for all ages.
Restormal Castle ( English Heritage)
Restormal castle lies by the river Fowey near Lostwithiel. It is one of the four chief Norman castles of Cornwall, the others being Launceston, Tintagel and Trematon. The castle is notable for it’s perfectly circular design. It commands fantastic views and is a favourite picnic spot.
During the summer there are outdoor theatre performances which are great way to spend a sunny evening as you are entertained in the lovely grounds with the castle ruins as a back drop.