What to do in Cornwall

Barbara Hepworth Museum St Ives

St Ives was home to Barbara Hepworth, one of the most celebrated artists of the 20th century. After her death in 1975, Hepworth’s sculpture garden and her workshop were kept intact. Visit the museum and pick your way through the dense, organic structures cast in iron against a tangle of flowers and greenery.

St Ives Harbour St Ives

The harbour is backed by the busy quayside and perpetually purring with activity. Wander along Harbour Beach to find local ice cream vendors, fishermen, dog walkers and holidaymakers.

  • St Ives
    TR26 2BN

Leach Pottery Studio St Ives

Bernard Leach, who was known for being the father of British studio pottery, founded this with folk artist Shoji Hamada in 1920. It has since become a world-famous spot where potters can refine their skills. Visit the studio or check online to see what exhibitions are currently running. Open from March until October.

Padstow Seafood School Padstow

Rick Stein might not be there to make a master chef of you himself, but his school is the perfect place to improve your cooking skills. Sign up for a one, two or four-day course and let the demonstrations and practical cookery sessions turn you into a seafood whizz in the kitchen.

Visit Rock

Board the Padstow Harbour Ferry to Rock, where you can spend the afternoon exploring ‘Britain’s St Tropez’. The Black Tor leaves every 20 minutes, and returns at 6.30PM on most days.

Padstow Brewing Company Padstow

Take a look around the tiny but mighty factory of this independent micro-brewery. The short visit takes roughly an hour, which gives you time to sample the beautiful brews, find out how they are made and meet Cornwall’s only female Brewster Caron Archer. You can also arrange a full day’s visit, arriving at 8AM to get hands-on with the beer-making process.

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  • Trecerus Industrial Estate
    Padstow
    PL28 8RW

Haywood Farm Bodmin

In the beautiful Allen Valley, follow signs for ‘cider’ before turning up a dusty lane towards Haywood Farm. The Bray family has been making oak-aged cider here since 1919. From their small warehouse, you can sample traditional homemade cider straight from the barrel. Choose sweet, dry or a blend of both, and drink it overlooking the rolling hills.

Fowey River and Sea Cruise

On a sunny day, hop on a cruise for a 45-minute glide through the gleaming waters of Fowey River. Locals say it’s the best way to see the town and the stunning natural scenery that wraps around it.

Barbara Hepworth Museum

St Ives Harbour

Leach Pottery Studio

Padstow Seafood School

Rock

Padstow Brewing Company

Haywood Farm

Fowey River and Sea Cruise

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