School Visits Cornwall

With its picturesque beaches and cliff tops, distinctive history, and first-class attractions, Cornwall is a wonderful destination for school groups planning their annual school trip.

Cornwall has its own distinct history and identity and therefore an excellent informative place to take the children. Cornwall remained a separate country for centuries with its own dialect until the 1700s. The Cornish saw themselves and were perceived as a separate ethnic group during the Tudor period, which is highlighted during the reign of Henry VII in The Cornish Rebellion of 1497. Cornwall's history and separate identity is also important and relevant today, as the Cornish people will obtain the same minority status as the Welsh, Irish and the Scots.

Furthermore, the spectacular landscapes of the Cornwall coast are ideal for feeding the imagination and creativity of the students. The breathtaking sceneries can inspire the students artistically through poetry or art, like they have done for many artists before. Since the early nineteenth century Cornwall has been a dominant destination for people in pursuant of the arts and culture. Currently, Cornwall is the second most popular place outside London for working artists to locate.

Two top destinations that we highly recommend you to visit whilst on a school trip to Cornwall are listed below, or you can click the following link for our full list of visit options in the South West of England.


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Tintagel Castle



Immerse yourself in history, myths and stunning scenery at Tintagel Castle, set high on Cornwall's rugged north coast between Padstow and Bude.

Our outdoor displays guide you through the history of the castle and the role that legends have played in shaping the site. A series of panels reveal 1,500 years of Tintagel's past - from a royal stronghold, to thriving trading port, to a castle of romantic stories. A stone compass points to places connected with the tales of King Arthur and children will love the story stones around the medieval garden ruins. Search for Merlin's face hidden in the rocks on the beach. On the island, look for the bronze sculpture 'Gallos', inspired by the legend of King Arthur and the historic royal figures associated with Tintagel. Climb the 148 steps on to the 'Island' and pass through the wooden door into what was the Great Hall built by Richard, Earl of Cornwall. Walk beyond this Inner Ward area...

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Tintagel Castle
Tintagel Castle

Cornwall English, History, Romans, Saxons, Medieval, Tudors

Immerse yourself in history, myths and stunning scenery at Tintagel Castle, set high on Cornwall's rugged north coast between Padstow and Bude....

Tintagel Castle
Eden Project and Cornwall for Primary and Middle Schools
Eden Project and Cornwall for Primary and Middle Schools

Cornwall Citizenship, English, Maths, Geography, Archaeology, Geology, Science, History, Performing Arts, Art, PSHE, Farm, Wildlife, Bushcraft

Cornwall can complement any curriculum studies from discovering the magical historic legend of King Arthur at Tintagel Castle, visiting the Seal Sanctuary and of course a visit with workshops at the amazing Eden Project. ...

Eden Project and Cornwall for Primary and Middle Schools
Pendennis Castle
Pendennis Castle

Cornwall Geography, Human Geography, History, Tudors, worldwar, Design Technology, SEN

Pendennis Castle in Falmouth is one of the finest Tudor fortresses built by Henry VIII. It has seen action in many conflicts and was one of the last royalist strongholds to fall during the English Civil War....

Pendennis Castle
Schools & Colleges Residentials
Schools & Colleges Residentials

Cornwall Geography, Geology, Science, Biology, History, Religious Education, Physical Education, PSHE, Watersports, Accommodation Only

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Residential site in Tintagel, North Cornwall, overlooking the sea. Guaranteed sole use of site. Catered or self-catered options. We partner with local organisations to offer the highest quality of and diverse range of activities for your programme. ...

Schools & Colleges Residentials



YHA Eden Project
YHA Eden Project

Cornwall Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, Design Technology, Physical Education, Accommodation Only

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YHA Eden Project is the only onsite accommodation provider for the Eden Project, the most famous education attraction in Cornwall. Ideal for that magic combination of fun and learning, the Eden Project provides a breath-taking environment for pupils....

YHA Eden Project
The Best of Cornwall
The Best of Cornwall

Cornwall Geography, Geology, Science, Biology, Design Technology, Physical Education

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Home to the country’s longest coastline and boasting one of the sunniest climates in the UK, Cornwall is an ideal pick for your school’s next residential trip, with a plethora of activities to entertain and educate all ages. ...

The Best of Cornwall
Cornwall Art Tour
Cornwall Art Tour

Cornwall Industrial, Victorian, Physical Education, Art, SEN

Take your students to a world-class artists region, home of the Tate, Barbara Hepworth and incredible landscapes shed in natural light - this is Cornwall. ...

Cornwall Art Tour
Cornwall Tour
Cornwall Tour

Cornwall Science, Geography, Art, Biology, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, SEN, Physical Education

Cornwall is a safe, accessible and inspiring location for school groups of all ages! Bursting with curriculum-based visits and activities, ranging from science and geography to art and design, what will your students discover? ...

Cornwall Tour

Geevor Tin Mine
Geevor Tin Mine

Cornwall Science, History, Design Technology, Geography, Human Geography, Twentieth Century, Physics

Located on the historic site of the one of the largest preserved mine sites in the country, housed in 2 acres of listed buildings, Geevor's outstanding collections tell the story of Cornwall's industrial minin ...

Geevor Tin Mine
Tate St Ives
Tate St Ives

Cornwall History, Design Technology, Art, Victorian

Tate St Ives offers a programme of international modern and contemporary art presented in the unique context of St Ives....

Tate St Ives
Eden Project
Eden Project

Cornwall Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Chemistry, Biology, Twentieth Century, Art

Here at the Eden Project in Cornwall, education is central to our mission as a charity. We offer exciting learning opportunities for students of all ages at schools, colleges and universities. ...

Eden Project

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