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Places to visit

Bridge Pool Cottage is ideally situated, making it the ideal base for those wishing to visit all areas of Cornwall and indeed parts of Devon and Dartmoor as day trips.
All destinations are within easy reach by car, or, for those who would prefer to leave the car behind, we provide our guests with four bikes, which you are free to use at your own risk. or, if you prefer to walk, the stunning country lanes of Bodmin Moor are all around and the coastal path is also just a short drive, with breathtaking walks in both directions...... or for those wishing to soak up the sun and relax, some of Cornwalls most beautiful coves and beaches are within a few miles and can be easily reached by car.

 © Pictures courtesy of Felicity Tucker

For "Animal Lovers"


  • Gweek National Seal Sanctuary.... rescued and recuperating seals

  • Woolly Monkey Sanctuary.... A wonderful place, rescued primates with gardens & sea views

  • Newquay Zoo.... Delightful zoo and the perfect day out

  • Tamar Otter Sanctuary....A wonderful place, as well as otters you will see deer, wallabies and many varieties of birds 

  • Porfell Animal Land.... An absolute must for animal lovers 

  • Screech Owl Sanctuary....A wonderful place, beautiful owls

  • Lizard Peninsula...most southerly point of UK and a great place to see seals


Of "Natural" Interest"


  • The Lost Gardens of Heligan... the UK's most famous garden restoration project

  • The Eden Project... the worlds most famous horticultural project

  • Lanhydrock House... National Trust House and Gardens 

  • Trebah Gardens... Beautiful gardens on the Helford River

  • Coastal Path... walk the 283 mile cornish coast-path, it's simply beautiful 

  • Caerhays Gardens & Castle... Beautiful gardens close to the beach

  • River Cruises... Cruise the Carrick River around Falmouth & Truro

  • Lizard Peninsula... for wonderful coastly walks

  • Lands End... Must be done - a great family day out 


For "Historians"


  • Tintagel... The legendary birth place of King Arthur!

  • Charlestown Village... go aboard a "real", two or three masted, tall ship!

  • St Michaels Mount... beautiful island - boat crossing at high tide

  • Helsford "iron age" village... for those interested in days gone by

  • Castel yn Dinas... prehistoric ground works 


For the "Sporty" Type


  • Cycle Paths... several courses throughout Cornwall including the famous Camel Trail, right outside your cottage door! 

  • Fishing ... right outside your cottage door or sea fishing trips can be found in most of the coastal harbours

  • Adrenalin Quarry! UK's biggest zip-wire, largest swing and fresh water Coasteering including the UK's only Blob 

  • Horse Riding... Enjoy a trek across Bodmin Moor 

  • Surfing... generally better along the North Coast

  • Sea activities... waterski, windsurf, swim, etc 

  • Golf courses... There are several 18 hole courses of excellent quality 


"Scientifically" Speaking


  • Wheal Martin China Clay Museum... Informative, interesting and fun for all ages

  • Goonhilly Downs... Telecommunications center 


"An Eye for the Arts!"


  • Sterts' Open Air Theatre...Music & Theatre-wonderful summer programme

  • Minack theatre... open air amphitheatre on the side of a cliff - wonderful experience, particularly evening performances

  • The Eden Project...Spectacular settings for live concerts

  • Kneehigh Theatre... open air productions staged in the Lost Gardens of Heligan... usually at night - very atmospheric!

  • The works of local artists... can be found all around cornwall... most villages/towns have venues featuring work of local artists

  • Jazz in the Park... The grounds of Landhydrock House is the venue for this super event, especially recommended 


For the "Kids"


  • Trethorne Leisure Farm... A friendly family run establishment, with something for everyone, whatever the weather

  • Holywell Bay Amusement Park... loads of fun for the kids 

  • Dairy Land... Come and enjoy the fun of an all-weather attraction, providing a day's entertainment for all ages

  • Flambards... features some of Britain's wildest theme park rides Bens World... The best kids indoor play world in Cornwall


General Information


  • Newquay Airport...Coming in from...or going out of Newquay Airport is easy

  • Penzance Heliport... Helicopter trips to the Scilly Isles - once visited, never forgotten!

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