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The Minack Theatre

The Minack Theatre

The Minack Theatre is Cornwall's world famous open-air theatre, carved into the granite cliff and set in glorious gardens overlooking the spectacular panorama of Porthcurno Bay.
From above it looks as though some wandering Greeks, two thousand years ago, had carved a theatre into the granite cliffs of Porthcurno, Cornwall. In fact, it was just under eighty years ago that there was nothing there except a sloping gully of gorse and heather and below that, the sea of the Atlantic Ocean.

The summer theatre season runs from May to September presenting drama, musicals and opera in this most dramatic of settings. Day visitors can explore this world famous open-air theatre created from a cliffside at Porthcurno by Rowena Cade.

The sub-tropical gardens have become an established favourite, especially for gardeners with a taste for the exotic. The succulent plants thrive on the open cliffside providing an added dash of colour to the Minack all year round.

The Rowena Cade Visitor Centre tells the remarkable story of how a girl from Victorian era Cheltenham grew up to build this internationally famous Theatre with her own hands. Visit during the day, explore and relax in our cafe, overlooking the Theatre and soak up the magic that is Minack.

From the start of April to the end of October, the theatre is open to day visitors from 9.30 until 5pm, except during ticketed matinee performances on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and children's story telling performances which are usually on Wednesday and Friday mornings during school holidays. Matinee performances start at 2pm and evening performances at 8pm.

For a full programme of events and opening hours check the website.

Bude and North Cornwall Golf Club - Penzance

Bude and North Cornwall Golf Club - Penzance

The Bude & North Cornwall Golf Club (surrounded by the town and the sea) is one of the finest links courses in the West Country. 18 holes. 6057 yds. Par 71. SSS 70. The natural all weather fairways and greens are rarely unplayable. The greens have beautiful quick surfaces with both severe and subtle borrows. The clubhouse has just been extensively refurbished and now offers a comfortable and friendly bar and restaurant with an excellent choice of drinks and food. The natural all weather fairways and greens are rarely unplayable. Challenges are provided by tight lies and uneven stances on the close cropped undulating fairways.

Praa Sands Golf Club - Penzance

Praa Sands Golf Club - Penzance

David had been a Golfer for many years and is a Past Captain of Old Fold Manor Golf Club in Barnet Herts. He came to Praa Sands with a goodknowledge of the game and a love for it. Praa Sands golf clubwelcomes all visitors and non members to this lovely seaside course overlooking Mounts Bay. We are a nine hole course privately owned by Kate and David Phillips. From every green on the course you can see the sea, and it provides a deceptively challenging Par 62 for men, Par 64 for ladies. We are open all year and no handicap certificate is required. Suitable golfing attire is expected. Meals and bar snacks are available all day as is club hire if needed.

The Flambards Experience

The Flambards Experience

The Flambards Experience has intrigued, entertained and thrilled twelve million visitors since 1976. With huge undercover areas, internationally acclaimed, award winning exhibitions, exciting rides, family shows, live entertainment and glorious gardens, Flambards remains - the Best Day of the Week, whatever the weather. Top attraction is the internationally acclaimed Victorian Village, a life-size re-creation of a lamp-lit village with more than 50 shops, traders and homes, all equipped with thousands of genuine artefacts. Britain in the Blitz is a life-size re-creation of a World War II blitzed street which has never been equalled. Wander through Memory Lane with Galleries devoted to Wartime in Cornwall, early aviation pioneers, wedding fashions and other intriguing exhibitions.

Lands End - Cornwall

Lands End - Cornwall

Land's End, situated approximately nine miles west of Penzance, is the most westerly point of the English mainland and the closest to the North American continent. Looking out to sea from here allows the mind to appreciate the scale of the Atlantic Ocean, seeming to stretch beyond the horizon for ever. The granite cliffs, which make up the coastline of West Cornwall, are seen at their best here where the combination of the power of the sea and the strength of the cliffs reduce man to a mere spectator of nature. On a clear day, the Isles of Scilly can be seen lying just on that horizon - a group of small, yet very beautiful, islands of which five are inhabited while the remainder of nearly 100 are given over to sea birds! Closer to shore is the Longships Lighthouse, just over a mile out to sea, while in the distance, about six miles to the south-west, can be seen the Wolf Rock lighthouse.

Chysauster Ancient Village - Cornwall

Chysauster Ancient Village - Cornwall

St Michaels Mount - Cornwall

St Michaels Mount - Cornwall

This iconic island rises gracefully to the church and castle at its summit. Accessible on foot at low tide across a causeway, at other times it is reached by a short evocative boat trip. The oldest surviving buildings date from the 12th century, when a Benedictine priory was founded here. Following the English Civil War, the island was acquired by the St Aubyn family, who still live in the castle. In the intervening years many additions and alterations were made to convert it for use as a mansion house. Fascinating rooms from different eras include the mid-18th-century Gothick-style Blue Drawing Room.