Attractions in Mawnan Smith

  • Burncoose Woodland Gardens

    30 acre woodland garden and attached nursery. Owned by the Caerhays estate from where many of the trees and shrubs came.

  • Carwinion House

    (NOW CLOSED) 18th Century manor house set in 12 acres of natural Victorian gardens overlooking the Helford River Estuary

  • Said to be the oldest gardens in Cornwall, Enys Gardens date back to the early 1700s. Spread over 30 acres there are formal gardens, open meadow and woodland. One of the best times of year to visit is in spring when the ancient meadow of Parc Lyre comes alive with a carpet of bluebells.

  • Small aquarium located in a four-storey town house in the heart of Falmouth. Wide range of tanks and exhibits including an interesting assortment of tropical species on the ground floor and native Cornish species upstairs.

  • One of the great sub-tropical gardens of the South-West on the Helford Estuary.

  • Goonhilly Earth Station

    Goonhilly Satellite Earth Station is the largest satellite earth receiving station in the world with over 60 dishes in total

  • Kennall Vale is a beautiful woodland with fascinating remnants of its industrial past as a gunpowder factory. Located between Redruth and Penryn, now a nature reserve, the woods around the River Kennall are dotted with old granite ruins.

  • National Maritime Museum Falmouth

    The National Maritime Museum provides an interactive display of boats and their various functions in industry and recreation.

  • Grey Seal

    The National Seal Sanctuary is a haven for injured and orphaned seal pups set on the picturesque Helford Estuary in the lovely village of Gweek

  • Pendennis Castle was built in the middle of the 16th century by Henry VIII as one of a pair of forts, with St Mawes Castle, to protect the Fal Estuary from the threat of invasion from France and Spain

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