Attractions in Cornwall

Truro – Visit the Cornish Capital

10 miles from Towan Valley

Cornwall’s capital city has a wonderful Cathedral, cobbled streets and a great mix of interesting independent shops, high street retailers and a wealth of bars and restaurants.

Truro also has two markets, Lemon Street Market and Pannier Market open 6 days a week as well as

Farmers Markets every Wednesday and Saturday.


Tehidy Country Park

5 miles from Towan Valley

Tehidy is the largest area of woodland in West Cornwall. Now owned and managed by Cornwall Council as a Country Park, Tehidy has over 9 miles (14.5km) of paths and 250 acres of peaceful woods and lakes to explore, together with a café and a picnic area.

Tehidy was formerly the estate of the Bassets, one of the four most powerful families in Cornwall with extensive lands and mineral rights in this western part of the county.

Visitors may stroll around the lake, explore leafy glades or wilder areas of woodland or be immersed in the rich flora and fauna. With a different type of beauty for every season, Tehidy is an enchanting place to visit all year round.


Healey’s Cyder Farm

10 miles from Towan Valley

Healey’s Cornish Cyder Farm is home to Cornish Rattler and the Cornish Scrumpy Co Ltd – Cornwall’s only distillery.  Named as ‘The Nation’s Favourite Farm Visit’ the farm shop offers free tastings of all its products and you can watch the team at work.

Healey’s is the largest Cornish Cyder maker in Cornwall and the only distillers making Cyder Brandy and Fruit spirits.  They produce over 40 varieties of delicious fruit products including farm scrumpy, sparkling cyder, country wines, jam, chutneys and spirits.


Newquay Zoo

17 miles from Towan Valley

Get closer to over 130 species at award winning Newquay Zoo.  See the penguins relaxing in their pool, visit the creepiest crawlies in the atmospheric tropical house, watch the big cats get their lunch and learn more about conservation. Animal encounters and exciting keeper talks as well as activity trails, face painting, children’s play area and Dragon maze offer plenty to keep people of all abilities and ages occupied – a perfect day out for the whole family


Cornish Goldsmiths

4 miles from Towan Valley

Treasure Park is one of Cornwall’s leading ‘FREE Admission’ family holiday attractions. Whether you’re local or a tourist the park hosts an array of great activities and fun things to do for all ages.

Built on the site of the Tolgus Tin Mine and set in stunning grounds, Treasure Park captures the amazing historic Cornish heritage and the glory of the British garden. It is an all weather attraction.

On site you will find a selection of retail and jewellery shops, a pottery, jewellery workshops and children’s entertainment outlets all linked by twisting paths, quiet streams and water wheels in addition to a café on site.


Blue Reef Aquarium Newquay

17 miles from Towan Valley

Situated on Towan Beach in the centre of Newquay, opposite the famous island, the Blue Reef Aquarium offers an amazing insight into marine life.  Be amazed by the local marine species from the Cornish coast to hundreds of tropical species in the gigantic ocean display complete with underwater tunnel.


Eden Project

29 Miles from Towan Valley

One of the most popular visitor attractions in Cornwall, the Eden Project offers visitors the opportunity to walk through its biomes which is home to the World’s largest rainforest in captivity and a Mediterranean Biome.

Along with the biomes, there is a wealth of things to do and see for people of all ages including events running throughout the year.


The ATV Centre – Blackwater

5 miles from Towan Valley

When you arrive & ride at the ATV Centre you will be quad biking on the UK ‘s largest and best outdoor ATV track.  Whatever your age or experience you will be kitted up in full safety gear including elbow & knee pads, body armour, helmet, gloves and safety goggles. Then you will be taken to the learner circuit to be given expert tuition by experienced instructors.   Once on the main circuits you will be given a short safety briefing about the track rules and then sent out to enjoy your time. Track marshalls are appointed around the track to keep you safe while you experience the challenge and thrills of the ATV Centre.


Trebah Garden

20 miles from Towan Valley

A sub-tropical paradise with a stunning coastal backdrop, Trebah is the result of 160 years of inspired and dedicated creation.

Discover the magic of this beautiful Cornish valley garden, explore under canopies bursting with exotic blooms and follow vibrant tunnels of colour that cascade down to Trebah’s very own secluded beach on the Helford River.

With its mild Cornish maritime climate, seasonal changes at Trebah are gradual and subtle. Hydrangea Valley still looks spectacular and will continue to create a colourful impact well into October. Scattered around the garden, there are several specimens of the Chilean Myrtle (Luma apiculata) and the remarkable Japanese maple (Acer palmatum), providing splashes of leaf colour in golden hues of red, orange and yellow.