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Things to do in Cornwall + the West

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in Cornwall + the West. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite Cornwall + the West attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in Cornwall + the West to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in Cornwall + the West.

  • Black Dog

    Reputed to be Weymouth's oldest tavern, the building dates to the 16th century. A visit to the bar, with its low-beamed ceiling and its pervasive s... More
  • Brewers Quay

    An old brewery that has since been repurposed into an unpleasantly commercial shopping arcade with the pandering interactive Timewalk through Weymo... More
  • Corfe Castle

    The civil war is obliquely memorialized in the towering aspect of Corfe Castle, a hilltop ruin in the southeastern corner of Dorset. More
  • House of Dorchester

    Poundbury’s chocolate factory has a shop where the sweets are sold. More
  • Jurassic Coast

     A 95-mile stretch between Dorset and East Devon is England’s first natural unesco World Heritage site. The South West Coast Path runs the entire l... More
  • Kingston Lacy

    Much of Kingston Lacy's interior reflects the taste of a 19th-century Bankes descendant, a friend of Lord Byron who lived on the Continent to avoid... More
  • Nothe Fort

    Weymouth's role in D-day, along with the part the town played in defending against the Spanish Armada and the Napoleonic fleets, is showcased at No... More
  • Pioneer Ice Club

    An indoor skating rink designed like a 1970's commissary, the staff here wear outfits that look as if they were left over from some failed Scandina... More
  • Waterside Gallery

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