Minack Theatre - Cornwall's most famous open air theatre

The Minack Theatre was carved into the cliffs, with the dramatic backdrop of crashing waves, next to the most beautiful beach in Cornwall - Porthcurno.

The granite boulders that make up the lower terraces of the Minack Theatre were first laid by Rowena Cade who lived in Minack house and her gardener Billy Rawlings, in the winter of 1931.The eccentric theatre first came to life in 1932 with a performance of the Tempest and has been running marvellous productions ever since!

You can either visit the theatre during the day or attend the theatre performances in the evening. 

Visit their website here or see what's on here.


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st micheal's mount

Striding the causeway, or crossing by boat. Treading medieval pathways or exploring sub-tropical gardens. Climbing to the castle or uncovering stories of harbour, legend and family home. Admire the views, hear the islanders’ tales and unearth a history that lives on in every step. Photo credit David Noton

Visit their website here or see tide times here.

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tremenheere sculpture gardens

A beautiful sheltered valley in west Cornwall, surrounded by woods, streams and dramatic vista provides the perfect setting for this 22-acre exotic and sub-tropical garden. International renowned artists such as James Turrell and David Nash RA have interacted with the garden to create site-specific permanent works, all harmonising with their garden setting.

 

Visit their website here or get in touch here.

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Cornwall beaches

See our Cornish beach guide here.

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wheal coates mine

Dramatic ruins on cliffs carpeted with heather and gorse. Photo credit Jon Baker Photography. Find out more here.