Wild Air B&B Polkirt Hill, Mevagissey, Cornwall, PL26 6UX
PLACES TO VISIT
There are so many places to visit and things to do in and around Mevagissey. But if you have realised what a great central location we have there really is no excuse not to explore Cornwall fully from one base. With a fantastic network of roads many other places of interest, towns, villages, gardens and harbours are just a short drive away making day trips stress free. Why not visit The Minack Theatre, Charlestown with its Shipwreck Centre, Looe, Polperro, Padstow, Newquay, Truro, Fowey, Penzance or Falmouth for its new Maritime Museum for starters?
We have included photographs of some of our favourite places around Cornwall on our website but hope you will enjoy seeing them for yourself.
You will find an extensive information pack in your room with endless ideas of things to do here, below are a few suggestions to wet your appetite!
The world renowned Lost Gardens of Heliganare only a short distance from our beautiful location, in fact you can see Heligan House from on our patio! The gardens were lost for many years under mountains of ivy, bramble and laurel. Heligan is the largest European garden restoration project ever attempted. They comprise eighty acres of pleasure grounds plus a complex of walled gardens and a huge vegetable garden. The garden also incorporates the woodland valley, the Home Farm and an innovative, hi-tec, wildlife hide where you can watch birds, squirrels and badgers via live video links or see filmed sequences. There is a plant collection, a range of exotic glasshouses, and various buildings and landscaping that reflect the interests of the family in the past.
The Eden Project has been called "The eighth wonder of the world" by some. Almost half-a-million people visited during the Big Build - watching the development of the Biomes. In Eden's first full year, over 2 million people came to view this amazing spectacle, housing two of the world's climate zones, the third climate zone being Cornwall's own mild and sunny climate. The largest Biome is so large that the Tower of London would fit inside it. And yet, the structure is so light - 400 tons - that it is the same weight as the air it contains!
Caerhays Castle and Gardens is one of the finest Gardens in the United Kingdom. The 100 acre garden at Caerhays contains a combination of both spectacular spring displays of enormous tree magnolias rhododendrons and camellias as well as a huge range of rare woodland trees and shrubs originating primarily from China. It therefore has plenty to offer the more enthusiastic gardeners as well as those who simply want to admire and appreciate the unique spectacle.
Six of Cornwall's finest gardens are in the care of the National Trust; Antony, Cotehele, Lanhydrock, Trelissick, Glendurgan and Trengwainton, covering between them a huge variety of plants, styles, features and moods. In addition to the loveliness of the gardens, they all have tea rooms or restaurants and shops to enhance your visit, and there are renowned art and craft galleries at Trelissick and Cotehele. Alongwith Five of Cornwall's best loved historic houses (Lanhydrock, Cotehele, Anthony, Trerice, and St Michaels Mount), which are owned, protected and opened to the public. Other property in their care include carefully preserved examples of Cornwall's industrial past, such as mine engine houses and of course miles of spectacular coastline.