Things to do in Cornwall

When staying at Trosvik House in Portscatho, there are many things to do in Cornwall that will create lasting memories

Below are some ideas of things to do in Cornwall during your stay at Trosvik House. The area of Portscatho has a great selection of Cornish traditions but do not limit yourself here, adventure out into wider Cornwall and discover some amazing sites!

The Eden Project

A personal favourite and a fantastic day out. The world-famous Eden project is a must visit whilst down in Cornwall. It’s perfect for a full family day out, with various bio domes to explore, scenic walks, plenty of restaurants and amenities, and even a zip line from one dome to another! 

From Trosvik: 40 minute drive

See the Eden Project in more detail

Minack theatre

Another popular destination, right at the very southern most of England, is the Minack theatre. This outdoor amphitheatre is truly spectacular, boasting amazing coast side scenery. There are regular shows and live performances for those of all ages, although pre booking is required. 

1 hour 30 drive 

More information about the Minack theatre

Lands' End

Another personal favourite, one of the British Isles landmark tourist spots, is Lands’ End. The landmark is very much worth the journey. You’ll find plenty of souvenir shops, eateries, and various activities for all the family. Take a picture at the iconic lands end sign, or simply enjoy the coastal walks at the end of Britain.

1 hour 40 drive 

Land’s end

Local walks - Roseland Heritage

If you love beautiful walks and hikes, the Roseland peninsular is perfect, and Trosvik is the perfect base to do so. Its as simple as stepping out the front door, and picking left or right. Head left, and you can walk all the way to the stunning Nare Head, where you can set eyes upon Gull Rock and Kiberick Cove. Head right, and you can meander your way to hidden beaches and towards St Anthony’s head.

National Trust’s Roseland Heritage

Local beaches

Within 20 metres of the front door is Tatams beach, the beach in which Portscatho is based around. Even this small beach offers a whole host of fun things to do. To the left and right are prime rock pooling spots, walk over to the picturesque town harbour, swim out and enjoy the floating pontoon, or even make the short walk across the coastline to Porthcurnick. Porthcurnick is the larger beach of the two, and is home to the country wide famous Hidden Hut.

1 – 5 minute walk

The Hidden Hut

The Hidden Hut has become infamous in recent years. Owned by local famous chef Simon Stallard (who recently cooked for the G7), the Hidden Hut over several years has truly made a name for itself. Tucked in behind Porthcurnick beach, the Hut serves all kinds of foods and snacks, and is definitely worth the visit.

10 minute walk

Great food and coffee at the Hidden Hut

Local galleries in town

The town is home to 3 separate art galleries, all with local artists work, and available to purchase. The New Gallery is found at the top of the town, just opposite the town shop, and The Sea Garden and The Harbour Gallery are found opposite each other at the bottom of town.

St Mawes

St Mawes is another local town further down the coast from Portscatho. Home to a stunning bay and bayside shops and eateries, it is very much worth a day trip. You can also find the iconic St Mawes castle, as well as the ferry point to take you to Falmouth.

15 minute drive

A Cornish fishing village – St Mawes

Lost Gardens of Heligan

One of the most popular open gardens in the UK, it’s a must for all avid gardeners and those who love the outdoors. Filled with many different styles of garden from different eras and countries, its truly a stunning place to visit.

40 minute drive

The Lost Gardens of Heligan 

St Austell

The home of the famous St Austell brewery, as well as the Ship Wreck Treasure museum to keep all the family entertained. You’ll also find a variety of larger commercial stores should you need.

30 minute drive

St Austell Bay tourist board

Flambards theme park

Flambards Theme Park, Helston, Cornwall is a great family fun day out with plenty of great things to do! Brave the sky-high thrill rides, or enjoy the undercover soft play area. Discover dinosaurs in the Jurassic Journey and uncover fossils in the Dino Dig. Enjoy Cornwall’s best day out – whatever the weather. There is plenty to enjoy even on those rainy days.

1 hour drive

Book tickets to Flambard

Cornish Seal Sanctuary

Also found just outside Helston, The SEA LIFE TRUST Cornish Seal Sanctuary is a charity that rescues and rehabilitates grey seal pups from around the Cornish coastline. Each season, the Sanctuary rehabilitates over 70 seal pups that have been rescued for various reasons. If wildlife is your interest, this is the day out for you.

1 hour drive

Protecting the seals