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How to Find the Best Days Out in Cornwall

This website was discovered the other day when I was trawling the internet looking for information for an article about places to visit for days out in Cornwall. I was blown away by the wealth of information it contains. It’s an awesome site displaying the details of its 38 members who run visitor attractions in Cornwall.

Best Days Out Cornwall is owned and managed by the Cornwall Association of Tourist Attractions. For over 40 years, the Cornwall Association of Tourist Attractions (CATA) has been working to improve the quality of the visitor experience in Cornwall.


What’s unique about this website, is that it does not list a huge list of all the possible places you can visit in Cornwall. Instead this website features only those Cornwall attractions it has rated as having the quality of a top professional visitor attraction for the best user experience for tourists in Cornwall.

And it’s an awesome list of theme parks, gardens, zoos, wildlife parks and museums all dedicated to providing the best holiday visitor experience. Some of Cornwall’s best known landmarks and attractions are included on the site including St Michael’s Mount near Penzance, Flambards Experience near Helston, the Eden Project near St Austell and the Cornish Seal Sanctuary.

As they say it on the Cornwall’s Best Days Out website, “Cornwall’s unique mixture of natural coastal and moorland beauty combined with some of the world’s best beaches and award winning attractions means that it cannot be beaten as a holiday destination.

“From stunning gardens and country houses, fascinating industrial heritage, amazing wildlife, the best in arts, maritime, theme parks and more, if you are looking for things to do in Cornwall you have come to the right place.”

Not only is it a very informative website, but it is also very well designed. It is a light, bright and colourful website which will appeal to the family visitors and holidaymakers who are likely to visit these attractions when they come to Cornwall.

The photos on the website are awesome as you would expect. They really bring the website to life and evoke the beauty and thrill of the attractions and make you want to visit them more than ever before.

But it’s not just the big well known attractions, that this website covers. Cornwall’s Best Days Out also lists as members some smaller, lesser known visitor attractions which deserve promotion because they are so lovely and rewarding as unique visitor attraction. These include the Screech Owl Sanctuary where you can see one of the biggest collections of native owls and birds of prey in the UK. Also listed is the St Austell Brewery Visitor Centre which tells the story of the brewing process and the remarkable history of this family owned Cornish business.

One of its newest members is Trengwainton Garden about which the site recommends to visitors: “Discover a garden where the spirit of the Plant Hunters lives on with winding, wooded paths, wide open spaces and plants from around the world. Stroll through the walled kitchen garden and you’ll walk the length of Noah’s Ark; visit the tea-room and you’ll most likely eat some of the kitchen garden’s produce.”

While overshadowed by bigger sites such as the excellent Visit Cornwall tourist board website, the Best Days Out Cornwall website is a fantastic effort from this independently financed and managed organisation. We give this website the big thumbs out as a great place for Cornwall’s visitors and holidaymakers to source information for their trip.

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