Merchant House makes the perfect base for history and culture breaks in Cornwall. Cornwall has achieved international recognition from UNESCO that has credited World Heritage Site status to ten industrial landscape areas from our mining heritage. Enjoy historical sights such as museums, ancestral houses, Pendennis and St Mawes castles, and our rich mining heritage.

Some of our favourites include the castles built by Henry VIII, the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth, the Royal Cornwall Museum in Truro, Godolphin House, Tintagel Castle and St Austell Brewery where you can enjoy a guided tour through the Victorian Brewery.

Lands End is a must visit – it’s utterly unique and of course, it’s famous! We also love the Museum of Witchcraft in Boscastle, home to the world’s largest collection of witchcraft related artefacts and regalia. and one of the most popular museums in Cornwall. And of course, we simply have to mention Truro Cathedral. Built by John Loughborough Pearson, it’s utterly magnificent and the cathedral organ, The Father Willis Organ of 1887 is widely regarded as one of the finest instruments in the country.  Special tours are also available, check out the recommended companies below for personalised tours of Cornwall including Doc Martin and Poldark tours!

Check in and enjoy our free car parking, complimentary delicious afternoon treat with tea/coffee on arrival and free WiFi then return from a day of sightseeing to a comfy bed, a hot shower, washing and drying facilities and a delicious full English breakfast to fuel you for another exhilarating day out in Cornwall!

Find out more about booking a history break at Merchant House by contacting us today. All activities and attractions must be booked direct.

Cornwall Tour- very special tours of Cornwall



Cornwall Tour have been tour operators since 1997 and have lived here for many years and always been interested in the history and culture of our beautiful county.

Cornwall Tours are members of the Cornwall Family History Society, the Cornwall Association of Local Historians and the South West Maritime History Society amongst other organisations.

They have been providing Tours for approximately sixteen years and know Cornwall, its walks, roads, cliffs, harbours, towns, villages and back roads inside-out! To book a tour or for more information visit their website:

Tour Cornwall


You’ve heard about Cornwall and now you’ve found some fantastic people to show you around! Owner and head guide Tim is a qualified countryside ranger who has a real passion for Cornwall. Having lived here for 20 years and worked in the tour and hospitality industry in Cornwall since 1995 he has gained a vast knowledge of all things Cornish. He has combined this with his wildlife knowledge to be both ranger guide and host, showing you all of Cornwall’s hidden gems.
Their aim is to offer the perfect tour for you. Choose one of the tailor made day tours, combine a few days to make a holiday, or let them build you a personalised tour. They can add a country house or Victorian Garden, maybe a bit of beach combing, wildlife spotting or even a spot of genealogy detective work.

Here’s how it works… Contact them with the dates or day you are interested in, and go from there. Visit their website for more information