Day Trips

There is a huge variety of things to do in and around Mevagissey, see our star attractions page. But being centrally located everywhere is easily accessible. Lands End is not much more than an hour away and the North Coast 30-40 minutes so there really is no excuse not to explore Cornwall fully from one base. We have added photographs of some of our favourite places around Cornwall on this website and hope you will enjoy them for yourselves.

You will find an extensive information pack in your room with endless ideas of things to do here, but below is a few suggestions to wet your appetite!

Gardens

The Eden Project has been called "The eighth wonder of the world" by some. Almost half-a-million people visited during the Big Build - watching the development of the Biomes. In Eden's first full year, over 2 million people came to view this amazing spectacle, housing two of the world's climate zones, the third climate zone being Cornwall's own mild and sunny climate. The largest Biome is so large that the Tower of London would fit inside it. And yet, the structure is so light - 400 tons - that it is the same weight as the air it contains!

The world renowned Lost Gardens of Heligan are only a short distance from our beautiful location, in fact you can see Heligan House from on our patio! The gardens were lost for many years under mountains of ivy, bramble and laurel. Heligan is the largest European garden restoration project ever attempted. They comprise eighty acres of pleasure grounds plus a complex of walled gardens and a huge vegetable garden. The garden also incorporates the woodland valley, the Home Farm and an innovative, hi-tec, wildlife hide where you can watch birds, squirrels and badgers via live video links or see filmed sequences. There is a plant collection, a range of exotic glasshouses, and various buildings and landscaping that reflect the interests of the family in the past.

Caerhays Castle and Gardens is one of the finest Gardens in the United Kingdom. The 100 acre garden at Caerhays contains a combination of both spectacular spring displays of enormous tree magnolias rhododendrons and camellias as well as a huge range of rare woodland trees and shrubs originating primarily from China. It therefore has plenty to offer the more enthusiastic gardeners as well as those who simply want to admire and appreciate the unique spectacle.

Six of Cornwall's finest gardens are in the care of the National Trust - Antony, Cotehele, Lanhydrock, Trelissick, Glendurgan and Trengwainton – covering between them a huge variety of plants, styles, features and moods. In addition to the loveliness of the gardens, they all have tea rooms or restaurants and shops to enhance your visit, and there are renowned art and craft galleries at Trelissick and Cotehele. Alongwith Five of Cornwall's best loved historic houses (Lanhydrock, Cotehele, Anthony, Trerice, and St Michaels Mount), which are owned, protected and opened to the public. Other property in their care include carefully preserved examples of Cornwall's industrial past, such as mine engine houses and of course miles of spectacular coastline.

Lots more Garden information can be found at www.gardensincornwall.co.uk

Beaches

There are plenty of safe beaches a short drive away and Clare can direct you to them once you are here.

Fishing and Boat trips

These can be booked on the harbour or in the Angling shop, whether you want just an hour pleasure trip round the bay or a whole day? Also self drive boats for hire at Aquarium slip.

Roseland Peninsula

This is one of the most beautiful areas of Cornwall, a personal favourite of ours and only a short drive away. There are lots of sandy coves to explore, quiet beaches to relax, stunning coastal and river scenery, miles of coastal path to walk, as well as pretty villages to drive through. You can catch a boat/or ferry from St Mawes over to Falmouth or up the beautiful river fal to Truro.

St Ives

No trip to Cornwall is complete without a visit to this bustling town which is an artists delight! Be sure to go to the Tate Gallery.

The excellent road network and our central location makes it easy to access The Minack Theatre, Charlestown with its Shipwreck Centre, Looe, Polperro, Padstow, Newquay, Truro, Fowey, Penzance and Falmouth for its new Maritime Museum, so you can base yourselves here for a stress free break.

Walking/Cycling

Due to its position right on the coastal path Wild Air provides an ideal location to stop off in the Mevagissey area and we can even transport your luggage onto your next destination while you walk; plus provide a packed lunch, although advance notification is requested. Alternatively if you are here for a few days we can suggest some stunning walks for you to enjoy and find some hidden beauty spots too! We also have drying facilities for any wet gear you may have.

www.southwestcoastpath.com

www.walkcornwall.com or www.nationaltrail.co.uk ,

For Cyclists there are a number of cycle trails nearby and we have secure storage for bicycles. Or if you need to hire a bicycle:

www.pentewanvalleycyclehire.co.uk

www.cyclecornwall.com

There are also various organisations offering golf, horse-riding, water sports, wind surfing, the list is endless! We can help you will any of those whilst here. More information on the area can be found at:

www.visitcornwall.com

www.mevagissey-cornwall.co.uk

Public transport

The nearest train and bus station is at St Austell approximately 5 miles away. The bus comes to Mevagissey almost hourly and the bus stop is in the village outside the Ship Inn, a few minutes walk. You can get the bus to the Lost Gardens, Gorran Haven, Fowey, Eden Project and St Austell from there. We usually have a timetable here.

The nearest airport is Newquay, approximately 20 miles.

We have a couple of local taxi services in the village.

Mevagissey Tourist Information and Accommodation.

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