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- We’re on holiday in St. Ives and this was definitely worth the hour drive!! As soon as you arrive the staff are so friendly and informative. We decided to do the Parklands course and enjoyed every minute of it - I’m no good at football but it was such a laugh! You get a scorecard and a pencil so it gets very competitive. The course itself is so well kept and the obstacles keep it interesting. There’s lots of benches dotted around the course if you need to take 5 to sit down as it’s such a big area and up and down hills so can get tiring. We completed the course in about hour and then had a lovely beer afterwards in the stylish sitting area. Overall we would definitely recommend and would 100% come back here again!Written 22 September 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Wonderful, interesting tour—gave us good background about the history of the Brewery and information about the brewing process. Facility is extremely clean. Lots of samples. Staff was friendly and welcoming. Enjoyed our meal at the Hicks restaurant. Fantastic Full English. Tour Guide Dave was awesome!Written 25 September 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Four of us stayed in Moorgate 1 Cottage. On arrival, we were met by Li who was very friendly . The Cottage had everything we wanted – and the showers were the best we’d ever had! It is such a beautiful, peaceful place. The Gardens are lovely - each morning, when we opened the front door, we were met by 3 friendly white ducks! We will definitely be going back there. Staying there is a perfect base for the Eden Project, the Lost Gardens of Heligan and many lovely seaside places (Fowey, Carlyon Bay, Charlestown etc). I would definitely recommend staying at Pinetum Gardens. Our only regret was that we hadn't booked for longer.Written 5 October 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- On holiday in Cornwall with umpteen gardens and not a few historic house, this was the place i wanted to visit. It did not disappoint. I had a recollection of visiting about 40 years ago, and I wanted to return. It was partly why we chose the area. (OK the other reason was a Project just up the road).
Make no mistake, it is an industrial museum. It shows what they had to do to get the china clay. The inventions, the processes, it underlines the graft of over a hundred years ago. It made me stop and think about what levels of ingenuity were mixed with practicality and basic common sense.
The only down side was that at my age (and lack of fitness) I could not do it all. We shall have to return.
Incidentally we happened to call on 'Heritage Day'. So the archivist gave us a run through of the stored records. I could have spent the day there. Thank You.
Should we return to Cornwall, for me Wheal Martin deserves another visit.
PS we come from the Potteries so maybe I am biased. Shame they did not use British crockery in the cafeWritten 29 September 2022
- A nice little beach that's not too busy. There's plenty of parking nearby, which is easily paid by cash or app. There's also a handy beach shop that sells drinks and snacks and some public toilets, which are a bit stinky but good to have.Written 11 September 2022
- First visit in nearly 20 years. Even more has been restored so if you’re a fan of gardens and outdoor spaces this is about as good as it gets. It’s expensive, no point pretending it isn’t, but everything here is done to the max and we would gladly revisit before another 20 years have passedWritten 1 October 2022
- Small parking area and not so well signposted but head down and join the side of the river for a lovely flat walk to the coast. The pub at the beach caters for food and drinks with a good outdoor area. The beach is through the private camping area so no dogs are allowed. Had great fun looking for sea glass.Written 31 October 2021
- Its a fascinating journey through wrecks and exploration, very well done and great if its a rainy day. You need to read all the info to really get the most out of the exhibits.Written 23 September 2022
- Child and adult heaven! kids let off steam in the safe play area, whilst Adults sit and relax! Or opt for a more focused activity of supervised rock face climbing, aimed at all level abilities. Then, enjoy a meal from the variety of eateries at the Services. No cooking to go home to ~ a perfect end to the day!Written 5 September 2020
- This is a beautiful beach with lots to explore along the rocks especially at low tide. It can get quite busy - but never very busy,Written 22 July 2022
- A good length and size of beach for a morning walk. Ample parking with steps leading directly down to beach or you can take the road which has a pedestrian strip. A handful of snack bars offering light bites and drinks. Popular with paddle boarders and there were lots of windsurfers out when we visited.Written 5 September 2022
- Visited here while holidaying in the area and was really impressed with the harbour, it is very historical and quaint.
Plenty of places to eat and drink and is well worth a visit.Written 4 October 2022
- An ornate and surprisingly colourful interior.
The font looks almost arts and crafts but is Norman.
There is lots to look at, leaflets to guide you, and right in the town so easy to access.Written 1 March 2022
- This beach is VERY busy in the summer. But if you go early it’s lovely. Holds the sun all day & into the early evening. Perfect for swimming as there is barely any seaweed!
Car park on the beach as well which is useful.
In the summer there are pop up bars on the beach.Written 30 March 2021
- A beautiful beach which is dog friendly all year!
Good for rock pooling and it is safe to swim for adults and children alike as it is shallow.
Free parking at the Little National Trust car park approx half a mile away.
Before we went to this beach we did a walk yo Gorean Haven Caukt beach which was fairly easy going.
There are no facilities on this beach so bring your own food and drink
Loved this beach and would highly recommend it!Written 18 July 2022
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