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Interesting Summer Cornish Activities

So you’ve come to beautiful Cornwall and want some activity inspiration? We’re here to tell you our favourite places to go in the summer.

Minack Theatre

We love the Minack, set on a Cliffside with heart stopping views, this open-air theatre is sure to give you a thrill. Whether you’re going to see Shakespeare, opera, or Monty Python, the Minack offers an out of the ordinary entertainment experience. Nice for couples on a romantic date, or for a day out with the kids, make sure you pay it a visit.

Top tip: Take a cushion!

Jamaica Inn

Take a venture up to Bodmin Moor and visit Cornwall’s most famous smugglers inn. Steeped in history, the Jamaica Inn is particularly renowned for being the setting and inspiration for Daphne Du Maurier’s novel. If you fancy learning more about the history of smugglers in Cornwall, visit the Jamaica Inn and swing by the in-house museum and souvenir shop. While you’re there, try exploring Bodmin Moor in the summer weather and see if you can spot the infamous beast.

Top tip: Beware of ghosts at the Jamaica Inn…

Cornish Seal Sanctuary

If you’re an animal lover you may want to take a trip to the Cornish Seal Sanctuary. The sanctuary is well established and spans across 40 acres of countryside. The seal haven has been rescuing those in need since 1958 and takes in approximately 50 pups every season. Although the sanctuary hopes to rehabilitate most rescues, there are some seals that reside permanently in Gweek. Watch feeding times and how the seals interact, while also taking the opportunity to walk around the grounds and view some of the other animal residents.

Top tip: Take a camera.

Eden Project

The Eden Project is a favourite in Cornwall for visitors and locals alike, and it’s no surprise why. Eden is constantly updating, home to the Eden session gigs and renowned for putting on summer activities to entertain the kids. Even if there are no additional events scheduled, it’s worth going just to see the biomes. Massive installations that dominate the venue, the biomes really are a stunning sight. Eden’s now included a canopy walkway in its rainforest biome, as well as offering adventurers the opportunity to climb the steps to the very top of the biome. Try if you’re brave enough…

Additionally, it may be of interest to thrill seekers that Eden is now home to England’s longest zip wire!

Top tip: Dress light, it gets seriously humid in the biomes.