*Hidden Gems In Cornwall

Tuesday, November 26, 2019
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Cornwall is one of the UK’s favourite holiday destinations, and that is for a very good reason; there are numerous beaches, attractions and events to visit. While there are plenty of well-known things to do in Cornwall, there’s something special about visiting the lesser-known spots and discovering some hidden gems in the area.

St Nectan’s Glen
Located in Trethevy, near Tintagel, St Nectan’s Glen is a breath-taking location. You will walk through ancient woodlands that are tranquil and beautiful. The main feature of St Nectan’s Glen is the magnificent waterfall, St Nectan’s Kieve, that stands 60-foot tall and flows through a rock arch, making the spot feel almost magical. There are a further two waterfalls to explore that are smaller in size but just as fascinating. It is considered one of the most spiritual locations in the UK with some visitors leaving crystals, stone piles, ribbons and prayers near the waterfall as a gift.

It is free to explore the beautiful woodlands, but there is a charge of £5.95 for adults and £4.70 for children to visit the waterfalls. Dogs are also welcome in the woods and to visit the waterfalls, so be sure to bring your four-legged friend along to enjoy the glorious outdoors. During the summer (April the 1st to October the 31st), the site opens at 9:30am and closes at 5:00pm, with last entry at 4:30pm. In the winter season (November the 1st to March the 31st), times change slightly, with the site opening at 10:00am and closing at 4:00pm, with last entry at 3:30pm.

The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic
For those who love witchcraft and magic, this is a perfect attraction. Situated in the beautiful town of Boscastle, the museum is the place to be to learn everything dark and spooky. Throughout the museum, you will come across over 3,000 objects relating to witchcraft and magic! It has been around since 1961 and has been a favourite attraction amongst visitors since, it is as weird as it is wonderful and a must-visit during your time here.

The museum is open every day from the 1st of April until the 3rd of November. From Monday through to Saturday, you can visit between 10:30am and 5:00pm. On Sundays, the museum is open from 11:30am to 5:00pm. Also, for an extra spooky experience, every now and then you can visit the museum at night (between 7:00pm and 9:00pm). These events take place on specific dates, so check their website to see when you can visit. There is a charge for entry; adults are £5, and children are £4, plus there are ticket packages for families.

Nanjizal Beach
Situated in Penzance, Nanjizal beach is often quiet, and this is likely due to the nearest road or car park being around an hour walk away. While it is a bit of a trek, it is certainly worth visiting this breath-taking spot and discovering some of the beautiful natural stone sculptures, caves, archways and waterfalls. There are no facilities here, but this is what makes the place so unique. If you enjoy seeing a variety of wildlife, Nanjizal beach is home to an array of birds, such as whitethroat, blackcap and chiffchaff. There are also plenty of rock pools to explore to discover some little creatures.

Hawker’s Hut 
Less than three metres square, Hawker’s Hut is the smallest National Trust property. Reverend Hawker, who was a vicar of Morwenstow, built the hut out of washed-up driftwood. He used the hut to sit and admire the stunning coast while writing poetry. One poem that he is most famous for is “The Song of the Western Man” which is now the national anthem of Cornwall. To visit the hut, go to Morwenstow church which is located by Rectory Farm and walk through the churchyard. Along the walk, you will find signs that direct you to the coastal path. Follow the walk along the coast, and you will see signs pointing towards the hut.

If you are planning to visit Cornwall, or you now want to after discovering these hidden gems, take a look at The Valley’s range of Truro holiday cottages. Truro is a great spot to stay as everything you will need is just a stone’s throw away, while also being in a fairly central location.

Do you have any recommendations of sights to visit in Cornwall?

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  1. I absolutely love Cornwall and I am glad I found your post because I am sure to visit all the above on my next visit. Who knew you can see a witchcraft and Magic? Totally my vibe!!


  2. I absolutely love Cornwall, there are so many amazing spots!

    Love, Amie ❤

    The Curvaceous Vegan

  3. I've never been to Cornwall but it sounds like there's a great variety of things to do x


  4. It's not too far from me now so I will definitely be venturing there at some point! x

  5. I love Cornwall, would love to visit the museum of Witchcraft and Magic x


  6. I'd love to visit Cornwall one day! So much to see xx

    Tiffany x www.foodandotherloves.co.uk

  7. I love going to Falmouth town as it's so pretty x

  8. This is somewhere I've wanted to visit for years - my parents go most years and I think we'll be heading down next year xx

  9. the witchcraft museum sounds amazing - I would love to go there!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

  10. That beach spot is something I definitely need to discover to unwind and relax x

  11. What a stunning image! My uncle lives in Cornwall - I should explore some of these places next time I'm down there :)

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

  12. Cornwall looks like such a lovely place to visit.


  13. Cornwall is such a beautiful place
    Em x


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