Local Attractions

The richly diverse landscape and heritage of north Cornwall offers holiday attractions too numerous to list but we’d like to give you a taste of some of the outstanding things you can do whilst here at Helsbury. The big four attractions in our locale are the Camel Trail, the South West Coastal Path,  our Dog Friendly Beaches and Bodmin Moor all of which offer guests to the area a fantastic dog friendly day out.

Cornwall’s mild climate has led to the creation of numerous beautiful gardens over the centuries, and many of these are now open to the public across the county. See rhododendron hedges, palm tress, pineapple pits or tropical biomes whatever the season has to offer. Harnessing nature, either through farming, fishing or wind turbines, is key to the Cornish economy. Therefore, many local attractions offer the opportunity, for young and old alike, to see close up where food comes from; the history of local industries or to encounter wild creatures such as seals or owls.

Long known as a haven for artists there are galleries in practically every town and village. Traditional or modern; paintings, pottery or sculpture; world famous or quirky, all can be found locally. The quality of art and crafts in Cornwall is superb, and browsers and buyers are equally welcome.

Cornwall is also a food lovers’ paradise

You can tour a vineyard, a cheese factory or a cider farm, and sample their produce. Fine dining, real ale, pub grub or pick your own are all available locally, see our Eating Out page for more. This is why there are no bathroom scales at Helsbury Park: enjoy the food while you’re here and worry about the consequences later. From steam trains to power boats; theme parks to deer parks; golf courses to coarse fishing there really is something for everyone.

There are so many things to do and places to go in Cornwall, there’s something for every taste, from activities to stunning dog walks, suitable for all weathers and any age. Helsbury Park is an excellent base from which to visit the myriad of attractions of North Cornwall and beyond.

A Comprehensive Guide

We recently created these guides to all the key places to go and highlights of the surrounding area, you can download it here. This also includes things to do which are further afield.

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