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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Cornwall Art


Few places in Europe can claim to have been attracting artists for centuries in the way that Cornwall has. World-class artists have been visiting Cornwall and in particular the region around St Ives, brought there for the amazing landscapes and incredible natural light. Adaptable Travel offer you the chance to inspire your young artists on a bespoke trip to St Ives and Cornwall. On the doorstep of your accommodation is Tate St Ives, voted UK Museum of the Year. Add in tour from local art histrian Greg Humphries, a visit to other top museums including the Barbara Hepworth Museum and you have a trip that will spark the creative spirit of any budding artist. Add to this some other amazing attractions in Cornwall, including the Eden Project, Wheal Coates tin mine, or how about a day on...

Cornwall Art
Cornwall Art







Pendennis Castle, 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. ...

Tudor Trips To Pendennis Castle
Eden Project
Eden Project
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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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Music, art, scenery, food and world-leading engineering, Cornwall is home to points of interest that are certain to have you returning again and again. ...

Cornwall School Tours



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





We run two Cornish adventure centres and offer a range of activities that bring you face to face with the elements. Our aim is to help you get the most from the coast by immersing yourself in the challenges and thrills of the natural world – al...

Elemental UK



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



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



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

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

Tate St Ives
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The Manor House
The Manor House
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Our team are passionate about creating quality, memorable and exciting experiences and activities from our lovely Manor House near Padstow. We offer full-board accommodation and sole-occupancy for our groups, many of whom return year after year! ...

The Manor House
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