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Trethorne Leisure Park

         
Launceston Cornwall England
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A great family day out in Cornwall whatever the weather!

 


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King Edward Mine Museum

         
Cambourne Cornwall England
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Opened by the Camborne School of Mines in 1904 this is the oldest complete Cornish tin mill.

 


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Cornish Riding Holidays

         
Redruth Cornwall England
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Opened in 1984, Wheal Buller Riding School is a family run business which is open every day all the year for hacking, lessons and riding holidays.


cornwall-riding2Run by Janet Dallimore and her daughter Karen Trezise. It is set in the heart of the Cornish countryside with riding from coast to coast along the Mineral Tramways World Heritage Site and around Carn Brea Castle.

The Riding School is fortunate to be surrounded by beautiful open countryside threaded with bridleways and tracks ready to be explored on horse back. Hacking takes in a variety of terrain to suit every standard of rider. If you simply enjoy your riding then there are long woodland Canters, steep hills to scramble up and streams to splash through, or ride on 4 miles of golden sand at Gwithian Beach.

Th riding school is well positioned for visiting local attractions, beaches and beauty spots across Cornwall, being just 1 mile from Redruth on the B3297 Road to Helston and just a few minutes from the A30. The railway and bus station are a mile and a half away and are well served by Inter- City trains and buses also taxis can be arranged from Newquay Airport which is around 30 minutes away.

The Riding School is a career training and NVQ Assessment Centre and is fully licensed, insured, Ofsted, Club Mark and Quality Tourism 4* and Association of British Riding Schools Approved.

All lessons are given by friendly energetic approved instructors who are delighted to teach anyone from total beginners to competition riders. Teaching is carried out in the full size, purpose built indoor and International size outdoor arena. There is a full course of jumps for those who wish to improve their show jumping and for the more confident there are more challenging obstacles and combinations in the open fields which make up our cross country course.

We have a large selection of horses and ponies, around 50, both native and European that are schooled to a high standard. Many have been competition horses winning in many different spheres, even competing and winning with the British Team abroad.

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Penlee House Gallery & Museum

         
Penzance Cornwall England
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Penlee House Gallery & Museum is the only Cornish venue specialising in the Newlyn School and early St Ives artists (c.1880 - 1940).


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Wheal Martyn

         
St Austell Cornwall England
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The UK's only China Clay Museum plus so much more...


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Featured Attraction


Head for The Heights this year

Head for The Heights of Abraham, the award winning Hilltop Park situated in the spectacular Derwent Valley, just 9 miles from Chatsworth on the western edge of the Peak District National Park.

This "must see" Derbyshire jewel of an attraction is accessed by state of the art enclosed cable cars located on the banks of the River Derwent next to Matlock Bath railways station and the town's public car parks. Simply purchase your cable car ticket, and then sit back to enjoy Instagram-ready views of the geologically stunning valley as you climb to the summit.
TIP: You can save money by purchasing your tickets online in advance of your visit. Go to www.heightsofabraham.com for ticket prices and availability
Once you've purchased your cable car ticket, access to all the summit attractions is free, offering a great value-day-out whatever the weather. Head off to explore 60 acres of landscaped grounds, undercover interactive exhibitions, photography gallery, multi-media show caverns, adventure playgrounds, woodland walks and trails.

You can choose to dine in the Vista restaurant with its stunning views down the valley, or enjoy a snack in the café or out on the terrace with similar breath-taking views. Picnic areas can be found throughout the grounds, and during the school holidays you'll discover extra entertainment like the traditional Punch and Judy show (with a satisfying Heights of Abraham twist) for all the family to enjoy.
TIP: Dining times can be reserved in advance. This is recommended especially during the busiest times of the year. Phone 01629 582365 to make a reservation or pre-order the popular afternoon tea package.
Most visitors are surprised to learn that the Heights is in fact the Derbyshire's oldest tourist attraction. The cable car system has carried millions of visitors to the summit over the last thirty five years, yet it remains one of the latest chapters in the fascinating story of the Heights of Abraham. The Heights first opened as a Pleasure Ground in 1780 when visitors would make the climb from the valley floor on foot to witness some of the finest views across the surrounding area. Almost two and a half centuries later you are still able to wander around the estate with its zigzag paths and pleasant woodland trails. It is easy to understand why the area proved inspirational to the Romantic movement of the period.

As long ago as Roman times, Lead deposits may have been found in the area but it took another 1000 years before Lead mining was officially recorded on site. These impressive mines were active for over 400 years and left behind a legacy of passageways and awe-inspiring caverns. Today, thanks to all that hard work you can follow in the miners' footsteps down the passageways they created, going deep underground into the Heights' famous Show Caverns. From the glow of a single miner's candle to the whole cavern being awash with colour-changing lights, the Great Masson Cavern tour is one of the talking points of a visit to this Hilltop Park. Here, where the Equator was once situated millions of years ago, you can learn all about the rocks, minerals and underground formation of the Peak District. Equally, a visit to the Great Rutland Cavern is well worthwhile. First opened to the public over 200 years ago in 1810, you can experience a day in the life of the very miners who made your trip possible.

Those of an inquisitive mind should make sure they visit The Long View exhibition to see and hear the 230 year story about why the estate has been a favourite place to visit for many generations. On the upper floor the Fossil Factory brings to life fun and interesting facts about rocks, fossils and the formation of the Peak District. Tinker's Shaft SSSI is a spectacular location with a new viewing platform, high above the Derwent Valley and near the exit from the Great Masson Cavern. Interpretative panels provide information on the importance of the site, the natural history, the geology and the labyrinth of lead mines below Tinker's Shaft... directly beneath your feet!

The Heath and Heaven Gallery is a delightful pictorial journey through the Peak District from north to south and shot from the air on a single summer's day. Next to this you will find Through the Lens, a 12 minute film of the Great Masson guided tour, ideal for those who cannot, or do not wish to go underground during their visit.

If you're heading into Derbyshire or the Peak District, don't miss the opportunity to head for the Heights this year and tick this one off your bucket list. The cable car is just the start of a fascinating, relaxing and fun day out for everyone. Keep up to date with the news by visiting the official website for opening times, special offers and details of forthcoming events: www.heightsofabraham.com

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