Attractions in Cornwall
Having spent last week in Cornwall camping (see our previous blog about that attempt), we have thought we would share our favourite four dog friendly attractions in Cornwall!
National Lobster HatcheryThe National Lobster Hatchery is a pioneering marine conservation, research and education charity. Their aim is to help conserve the vulnerable lobster populations and preserve coastal marine biodiversity.
The visitor centre is open every day of the year except Christmas Day. You can see the lobsters which are nurtured from egg through their most vulnerable stage of their life cycle and released back into the wild. They have won many awards including a silver in the ‘Best small attraction of the year’ in the Cornwall Tourism Awards 2016. There is plenty to see and it’s great for all ages. Obviously they are very dog friendly, just keep your pooch on a lead!
We had a great time visiting the Cornish Seal Sanctuary. They also have Penguins, otters and sea lions! It is a great family attraction that the dog can come on too. There are talks and feeding sessions you can attend throughout the day and learn a bit more about the slippery inhabitants.
They are part of the Merlin Group, so if you have a pass you can use it here!
Trinity House have renovated the Engine Room at Lizard Lighthouse, where they retained some of the old engines. The centre now also features new exhibition material, an audio visual room and lots of interactive displays. The lighthouse is right next to the National Trust site of the Lizard. This is the most southerly point of mainland Britain, where you can explore beaches, wildlife and history. You can also visit the café which has spectacular views across the bay and serves some scrummy dog treats!
Cornwall’s Regimental Museum is housed in “The Keep” at Bodmin, a magnificent Grade II listed Victorian building. The collection tells the story of the County Regiment from 1702 until the present date. The museum appeals to all age groups, with a fine collection of medals, weapons, uniforms, paintings and artefacts, bringing to life much of the country’s history.
Know other dog friendly attractions we should be visiting? Let us know in the comments!