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More Information for Visitors to South East Cornwall

Further afield Cornwall and West Devon offer many tourist attractions and activities. The cities of Plymouth and Truro provide shopping, entertainment and sports facilities. The Barbican in Plymouth is the starting point for coastal cruises, and close by is the National Marine Aquarium. North of Plymouth the open upland moorland expanse of Dartmoor stretches away. Outdoor activities of all kinds are available in this wilderness.

The Tamar Valley, dotted with the chimneys and ruined engine houses of its mining history divides Devon from Cornwall. Further west lies Bodmin Moor which, like Dartmoor, offers a wide range of outdoor activities.

The north coast of Cornwall is more rugged than the south coast. Its beaches are world renowned for surfing. Along the coast there are narrow rocky inlets, fishing harbours and the remains of tin mines. The south coast is calmer, and luxuriant gardens flourish in the warm climate in the sheltered valleys.

About South East Cornwall

Near St Austell, built in an abandoned landscaped china clay pit, lies the Eden Project, world famous for its huge Biomes filled with plants from around the world. Not far away are the Lost Gardens of Heligan - a rediscovered marvel of Victorian horticulture.

Britain's southernmost point, the Lizard, juts out into the English Channel. From its tip, below the Lizard lighthouse, you can watch the Atlantic, its shipping and wildlife, or wander the coast path to hidden coves and beaches. Further west the land comes to an end in the wide sweep of Sennen Cove, and the cliff tops at Land's End. From here it is a short hop across twenty odd miles of sea to the sub-tropical Scilly Isles.

Web Resources:

Tourist Information Centres,
South East Cornwall

Shire Hall, Mount Folly, Bodmin, PL31 2DQ
Tel: +44 1208 76616
4 Custom Hill House, Fowey,
Tel: +44 (0) 1726 833 616
Market House, The Arcade, Launceston, PL15 8EP
Tel: +44 1566 772 321
Liskeard Tourism
Foresters Hall, Pike Street, Liskeard PL14 3JE.
Tel. (01579) 349148
Lostwithiel T.I.C.
Community Centre, Liddicoat Road, Lostwithiel
PL22 0HE
Tel. (01208) 872207
Looe T.I.C.
The Guildhall, Fore Street, East Looe PL13 1AA
Tel. (01503) 262072

Maps and Guide Books
The Minions Heritage Centre
Minions, Liskeard, PL14 5LJ.
Telephone: 01579 362350

Located in a restored Cornish engine house and situated behind the moorland village of Minions on the south-eastern edge of Bodmin Moor. Interprets the history of the landscape from Stone Age to the present day. Open all year. Access for wheel chairs by prior arrangement.

Access for People With Disabilities
For a copy of the Accommodation Register, contact Cornwall Council
Luxstowe House,
Cornwall, PL14 3DZ.
Telephone: 01579 34 10 00

Radar Keys
These are also available from the Public Services Department, Cornwall Council.


Collected in person
With a disabled registration number £2.50 (no VAT). Without a disabled registration number £2.94 (plus VAT)

By Post
With a disabled registration number £2.80 (no VAT)
Without a disabled registration number £3.29 (plus VAT)

Access Guide to Caradon
PANIC, Cornwall's premier access group, has produced an Access Guide to Caradon district for visitors and residents. It provides information on accessible accommodation, attractions, places to eat, toilets, parking, banks, building societies and shopping. To obtain a copy, please contact:

The Tourism Office,
Cornwall Council,
Luxstowe House,
Cornwall, PL14 3DZ.
Telephone: 01579 34 10 32

All Caradon Council owned car parks currently accept Orange Badges without charge.

National Trust Property Access
The National Trust publishes a booklet Information for Visitors With Disabilities. To obtain a free copy, send a stamped, addressed, adhesive label (2nd class postage) to:

Membership Department,
The National Trust,
PO Box 39,
BR1 3XL.

Please indicate if your require a standard, large print or taped version. Copies may also be available at local Tourist Information Centres.

Ordnance Survey Maps
O.S. Landranger 1:550,000
No. 200 Newquay to Bodmin
No. 201 Plymouth to Launceston

O.S. Explore 1:25,000
No. 107 St Austell to Liskeard

South East Cornwall Tourism Association

30th May 2016

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