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St Catherine's Castle
0.12km from Readymoney Cove
St Catherine's Castle is a Henrician castle in Cornwall, England. It is one of a pair of small artillery forts built by Henry VIII in the 1530s to defend Fowey Harbour. It was modified in the 19th century during the Crimean War and again during the Second World War when it became home to an anti-aircraft gun and an ammunition store. One of the iconic location which paves light to the history of Cornwall.
7.86km from Readymoney Cove
Eden Project is a unique experience and one of the UK’s most popular visitor attractions. Here, in the heart of Cornwall’s stunning countryside you’ll find the world’s largest indoor rainforest. It is home to a series of great biomes. In a single day, you’ll be able to experience the steaming rainforests of South America, and stroll past lemon trees, olive groves, vines and herbs on a journey through the Mediterranean, South Africa and California. There are also adventure activities, gardens, an
10.42km from Readymoney Cove
Restormel is one of the most remarkable castles in Britain. The present circular structure, built in the late 13th century, was a luxurious retreat for its medieval owners and was twice visited by Edward, the Black Prince. Today the remains of the castle rooms reveal clues to its past grandeur. Large fireplaces, high windows and the Great Hall, used for gatherings, give a sense of the once luxurious surroundings. It offers fantastic views across the valley of the River Fowey and is a favourite
The Lost Gardens Heligan
12.76km from Readymoney Cove
The Lost Gardens of Heligan belonged to the Tremayne estate evolving and becoming more extravagant with each passing generation. One head of the household inspired the jungle gardens, while another requested that giant rhododendrons be cultivated. The gardens include aged and colossal rhododendrons and camellias, a series of lakes fed by a ram pump over 100 years old, highly productive flower and vegetable gardens, an Italian garden, and a wild area filled with subtropical tree ferns called "The
National Trust - Lanhydrock
12.95km from Readymoney Cove
Lanhydrock was built in 1630-42 for the Robertes family who rose from merchants and bankers to the peerage as Barons of Truro and then Earls of Radnor. The house was partly destroyed by fire in 1881. It gives an extraordinary glimpse into the life of a Victorian country house from the children's nursery wing and the splendid comforts of the state rooms to the fascinating warren of kitchens.
East Looe Beach
13.92km from Readymoney Cove
East Looe beach is a perfect location for swimming as the beach gently shelves providing easy access especially for the little ones. At low tide there is a large gently sloping sandy beach which is generally safe for swimming, although it is not recommended to swim by the river mouth beyond the pier. It offers good, safe swimming, the eastern end of the beach is rockier and hence less crowded than the western end, which starts at the Banjo Pier.
Bodmin Jail Attraction
17.24km from Readymoney Cove
Bodmin Jail has played an important role in Cornwall’s history and this bold re-development gives visitors the chance to delve into an intriguing hidden history. Explore the many cells and features that make your visit to the Jail a fun and educational adventure, and just a little bit scary. The Jail you see today was built with the help of the prisoners who brought 20,000 tons of granite from Bodmin’s Cuckoo Quarry.
17.47km from Readymoney Cove
Caerhays Estate is set on the quiet coast of Cornwall near St Austell. The gardens and castle are open to the public in the spring. The house was designed by John Nash in 1805 and the garden took on its present form after 1896. Experience the timeless magic of Cornwall’s castle by the sea. The gardens and castle are open to the public from mid-Feburary to mid-June.
Pencarrow House & Garden
21.54km from Readymoney Cove
Pencarrow house and gardens has been the friendly family home of the Molesworth-St Aubyns for almost 500 years. Tucked away on the edge of Bodmin Moor, this Cornish Georgian gem offers plenty to do for all, including families, with a Grade 11 listed garden, Iron Age fort, children’s play area, café and gift shop.
25.2km from Readymoney Cove
Bodmin Moor, one of Cornwall's designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is remote, bleak heather-covered upland granite moorland still grazed by moorland ponies and bisected by the main A30 road. The moor is home to a plethora of plants and some rare and protected wildlife such as otters, Marsh Fritillary butterflies, bats, and songbirds such as the Stonechat and Wheatear. Bodmin Moor is also the only place in the world where a rare moss, the Cornish Path Moss, grows.
25.45km from Readymoney Cove
The beach's of Whitsand Bay offer over three miles of stunning sand from Rame Head to Portwrinkle and are considered one of Cornwall’s hidden gems. Rock pools dotted along the beach reveal fascinating marine life, and out to sea the bay is a popular dive site, home to HMS Scylla, an ex-naval frigate sunk in 2004 to form an artificial reef.
Jamaica Inn Restaurant
26.49km from Readymoney Cove
Jamaica Inn is a traditional inn on Bodmin Moor in Cornwall, United Kingdom. Its Creative dishes, sophisticated ambiance, entertaining conversation and stunning ocean views come together making every meal an experience.
28.59km from Readymoney Cove
Lappa Valley is the only attraction in Cornwall that transports families on an exciting nostalgic steam train ride into a secret world of traditional fun. This hidden valley includes a boating lake with canoes and pedalo boats, crazy golf, a brick path maze, a woodland walk and several childrens’ play areas.
28.66km from Readymoney Cove
An Elizabethan manor on a Cornish scale. It was the seat of the Arundell family from the 14th century. The house at Trerice has many fascinating nooks and crannies, as well as a superb collection. From wooden skittles to an enormous table and a 300-year-old longcase clock, the collection on show at Trerice is of interest to visitors of all ages. A traditional garden and apple orchard featuring old varieties of trees surround the manor.
29.75km from Readymoney Cove
Truro Cathedral was the first 'new' cathedral to be built in Britain for 800 years since Salisbury Cathedral was started in 1220. It is built in the Gothic Revival architectural style fashionable during much of the nineteenth century. It is located in Cornwall's only city, Truro, one of the smallest in the United Kingdom. The cathedral is one of only three cathedrals in the United Kingdom with three spires - the classic pointed arches of the gothic style have been adapted.
Royal Cornwall Museum
30.01km from Readymoney Cove
The Royal Cornwall Museum in Truro holds an extensive mineral collection rooted in Cornwall's mining and engineering heritage. The museum holds an internationally renowned mineral collection rooted in Cornwall’s mining and engineering heritage. With over 300,000 heritage objects in the care of the Royal Cornwall Museum, there is plenty to keep you enthralled during your visit.
National Trust - Trelissick Garden
30.16km from Readymoney Cove
The National Trust's Trelissick, Cornwall, is a house and garden set in an estate with extraordinary maritime views. It was positioned in one of the most spectacular locations with stunning views looking over the Fal River and towards Falmouth, all within easy reach of Truro . Home to the Copeland family up until 2012, the original house dates back to the 1750s and is now open to the public.
30.71km from Readymoney Cove
Watergate Bay beach, about 3 miles from Newquay on the North Cornwall coast, is a large beach. Two miles of golden sand at low tide stretches towards Newquay and out to sea enormous waves come in from the Atlantic providing a spectacular sight and a popular surfing and kitesurfing spot. One of the iconic location and it provides a refreshing mood and can enjoy with family.
30.74km from Readymoney Cove
Towan Beach is the most central of Newquay's beaches lying just below the Killacourt and Beach Road. This beach is sheltered by Towan Head and provides either small waves, ideal for novice surfers or calm waters for safe swimming. This makes it an ideal family beach with the waves here being generally small in all but the stormiest conditions.
31.23km from Readymoney Cove
Porth beach is a famous white sand beach and has a large area of flat golden sand that offers safe bathing. There's level access to the beach and there is pleasant walking around Porth Island. The long tidal drop reveals many beautiful rock pools and some fascinating sea life; in addition, due to its position being protected by headlands on both sides, it is very sheltered.
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Readymoney Cove, Fowey PL23, UK
Readymoney Cove is a south-east-facing sandy beach to the south of the harbour town of Fowey. It was flourished with cliffs close to the mouth of the River Fowey and bounded and also one side is the renowned St Catherine's Castle. Reasonably safe bathing within cove, but not in the Fowey Estuary. However, can be water pollution after storms and heavy rain. Above the cove is the former coach house which was the home of author, Daphne du Maurier, for a few years during the Second World War.