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Places to visit in Cornwall

There are some fantastic places to visit in Cornwall. From the rugged beauty of Bodmin Moor to the area’s idyllic coastal villages and towns, North Cornwall is arguably the county’s crown jewel. Whether you prefer coast or country, there are some wondrous places to visit in Cornwall – and it is all on your doorstep here at Hengar Manor.

Here’s our top five places to visit in Cornwall...

Padstow harbour

Padstow (14 miles, 27 minutes from Hengar Manor)

With its picture perfect working harbour, abundance of shops and amenities and top quality restaurants, it is little wonder that Padstow is one of the most popular places to visit in Cornwall. This popular destination is bursting with activity year round. From trips across the water on the ferry to Rock and cycling along the Camel Trail to browsing the shops and eating a meal fit for a king at Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant, Padstow has so much to offer.


Port Isaac (6.8 miles, 25 minutes from Hengar Manor)

Fans of the TV series Doc Martin will recognise this place, but may be more accustomed to its’ on-screen name of Port Wenn. Stroll past the Doc’s Cottage on the way into this beautiful port as you explore the narrow streets and stunning harbour area. Port Isaac is filled with shops – from art galleries to some fine connoisseurs of the Cornish pasty! Like Padstow, this fishing village is also a great spot from which to take on a section of the South West Coast Path.


Bodmin Moor

All around our Cornwall holiday park is the stunning landscape of Bodmin Moor. With the peaks of Roughtor and Brown Willy close by, why not put on your hiking boots and explore the great outdoors, all just a stone’s throw away? The moor is a vast expanse covering large parts of North and East Cornwall and, should you wish to head further south, there are some rather more unusual elements to take in, including The Hurlers and the Cheesewring, which are sights to behold.


Tintagel (9 miles, 25 minutes from Hengar Manor)

Explore the legend of King Arthur with a visit to Tintagel. The legendary king, with his knights of the round table, was reputedly born at Tintagel Castle and the ruins still stand today. You can wander around the English Heritage-owned castle, on its stunning cliff-top location, and learn about the story and the legend of King Arthur. The village itself is packed with shops and is well worth a visit, especially if you fancy a tasty Cornish cream tea.

camel trail

Wadebridge (7 miles, 16 minutes from Hengar Manor)

WadebridgeIf you’re looking for places to visit in Cornwall, then Wadebridge has to be on your list. This vibrant little town has enjoyed a real renaissance of late. With a strong sense of community, its high number of independent shops are thriving. Straddling either side of the River Camel, this beautiful little town has plenty to offer the visitor, from easy access to the Camel Trail and its restaurants and cafes, to a wide variety of water-sports activities and close proximity to the beaches of Polzeath and Rock.