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Lost Gardens of Heligan

World-class attractions& historic venues

Enjoy discounted days out as a Hotel Resident of The Carlyon Bay Hotel

At The Carlyon Bay Hotel, we are passionate about providing our guests with more than just a comfortable stay; we want to inspire them to immerse themselves in the natural beauty and rich culture of the South West.

Our commitment to this extends beyond our luxurious accommodations, luxury facilities and AA Rosette award-winning dining, as we have collaborated with local attractions to offer exclusive discounts to our guests. By doing so, we aim to ensure that every visitor maximises their experience and embraces all that this captivating region has to offer. Whether it's delving into history, or exploring the finest local gardens, we are dedicated to enhancing your visit to Cornwall and the surrounding areas to help aid in creating long-lasting memories.


Families & places of interest

Bodmin Jail in Cornwall
Bodmin Jail

Bodmin, Cornwall
Distance: 11.8 Miles [Approx. 27 Minutes]

20% off guided tours when you stay with us

From guided tours led by knowledgeable guides to interactive exhibits that delve into the stories of prisoners and wardens alike, Bodmin Jail offers a gripping journey through the darker chapters of Cornwall's past. With its atmospheric ambience and rich historical significance, this attraction promises an unforgettable experience for those seeking to uncover the secrets of the past.

Bodmin Railway
Bodmin Railway

Bodmin, Cornwall
Distance: 10.9 Miles [Approx. 22 Minutes]

10% off when you stay with us

Discover the nostalgia of steam travel with a journey back in time on Cornwall’s leading full-size railway operated by steam locomotives. Relax in style and enjoy a leisurely 13-mile round trip, taking in the sights, sounds and smells of a bygone age, as the era of a Cornish branch line in the 1950s is revealed. Indulge in a cream tea on the train or lunch at one of the station cafes, or book onto one of the Railway’s evening Murder Mystery trains during the summer months. Driver experience courses are also available on selected days – driving a train is something you will never forget!

Dartmoor Zoo

Plymouth, Devon
Distance: 44.4 Miles [Approx. 1 Hour 9 Minutes]

15% off entry when you stay with us

Dartmoor Zoo is a renowned wildlife park and conservation centre, known for its dedication to the preservation and care of a diverse range of animal species, as well as its captivating educational programs and engaging visitor experiences in the beautiful Dartmoor National Park setting. The zoo's incredible journey also served as the inspiration for the best-selling book "We Bought a Zoo," which was later adapted into a successful movie.

Colwith Farm Distillery in Cornwall
Colwith Farm Distillery

Lostwithiel, Cornwall
Distance: 5.5 Miles [Approx. 13 Minutes]

10% off experiences when you stay with us

How about creating your own gin? Take to Colwith Farm Distillery and see how they transform the potatoes grown on their fifth-generation family farm into award-winning vodka and gin - then sample the produce straight from the source!  Plus with our unique discount code, you can save 10% on this experience!

wheal dream in cornwall
Wheal Martyn

St Austell, Cornwall
Distance: 4.8 Miles [Approx. 13 Minutes]

Save £1 off admission entry when you stay with us

Wheal Martyn is the UK's only china clay mining museum. The museum tells the story of Cornwalls' largest mining industry. Their charity provides opportunities for all visitors to discover how china clay was mined, processed and used.

Leopard at Exmoor Zoo
Exmoor Zoo

Bratton Fleming, North Devon
Distance: 89.3 Miles [Approx. 2 Hours 11 Minutes]

10% off entry when you stay with us

An enjoyable day trip for all ages, the zoos treats visitors to a close-up view within excellent animal exhibits. The closest local zoos are Exmoor Zoo, which is home to the only pair of black leopards (or Exmoor beasts if you believe the legends) on exhibit in the UK, and Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park, a prehistoric park that features a variety of exotic animals alongside plenty of dinosaur animatronics.

Mum and Son Driving Dodgem Cars at Milky Way Adventure Park
The Milky Way Adventure Park

Bideford, North Devon
Distance: 62.2 Miles [Approx. 1 Hour 32 Minutes]

Receive 10% off entry when you stay with us [term time only]

An all-weather theme park with something for everyone. From the Cosmic Typhoon roller coaster, gravity rider donut slide, maze, fantastic outdoor displays from the North Devon Bird of Prey Centre, Droid Destroyer Dodgems, and the Milky Way Railway - we can guarantee you won't be bored when spending a day here.

2 people in bee keeping clothes with bee hive
Quince Honey Farm

South Molton, North Devon
Distance: 78.9 Miles [Approx. 1 Hour 55 Minutes]

20% off entry when you stay with us

Take a guided tour around the interesting displays and exhibits and learn fun facts about the honeybee before you take a closer look inside the working hives. Nowhere in the world can you get so close to live bees without needing protective equipment! The Happy Bee play hive is a large indoor soft play area, this is where you will also find the café offering homemade food and our special Devonshire cream tea with honey! 

Watermouth Castle attraction in North Devon
Watermouth Castle

Ilfracombe, North Devon
Distance: 88.4 Miles [Approx. 2 Hours 23 Minutes]

25% off day tickets & 15% off 7 day tickets when you stay with us

Watermouth Castle, nestled near the coastal town of Ilfracombe in North Devon, exudes a rich history and charm that captures the imagination of visitors. Originally built in the 19th century as a residence, it later transformed into a family-friendly attraction, offering a unique blend of adventure and heritage. It features captivating gardens, a Victorian castle filled with intriguing artefacts, and an enchanting theme park with rides and amusements suitable for all ages. 

Stuart Line Cruises
Stuart Line Cruises

Exmouth, South Devon
Distance: 85.2 Miles [Approx. 1 Hour 46 Minutes]

10% off when you stay with us

Ensure you don’t miss out on one of Devon's top things to do and take a trip with Stuart Line Cruises. Sailing all year round, you can set sail and explore the rich wildlife and breathtaking views of the River Exe or set sail back 250 million years exploring the Jurassic Coast Line.

Glass Blowing at Dartington Crystal
Dartington Crystal

Torrington, North Devon 
Distance: 69.5 Miles [Approx. 1 Hour 35 Minutes]

20% off first-quality items in-store when you stay with us

Dartington Crystal Ltd is a renowned British glassware company that has been crafting exquisite crystal and glass products for over 50 years. Known for their timeless designs and exceptional quality, their products have found a place in households and businesses around the world, making Dartington Crystal a trusted name in the world of glass craftsmanship.

Bygones in Torquay
Bygones Torquay

Torquay, South Devon
Distance: 72.5 Miles [Approx. 1 Hour 49 Minutes]

20% off when you stay with us

Bygones is a captivating heritage attraction located in Torquay, Devon, offering visitors a delightful trip back in time to experience life in the late Victorian and Edwardian eras. With meticulously recreated scenes, authentic artifacts, and interactive exhibits, Bygones provides a nostalgic glimpse into the past, making it a fascinating destination for history enthusiasts and families alike.

House & Gardens

Lost Gardens of Heligan
Lost Gardens of Heligan

St Austell, Cornwall
Distance: 8.4 Miles [Approx. 23 Minutes]

10% off entry when you stay with us

Nestled in the heart of Cornwall, the Lost Gardens of Heligan offer a captivating journey through time and nature. Once forgotten and overgrown, these historic gardens have been lovingly restored to their former glory, showcasing a mesmerizing array of flora and fauna. Visitors can wander through lush greenery, winding pathways, and hidden alcoves, discovering ancient woodlands, serene lakes, and intricate sculptures along the way.

Antony Woodland Garden at Torpoint
Antony Woodland Garden

Torpoint, Cornwall
Distance: 33.9 Miles [Approx. 54 Minutes]

20% off entry when you stay with us

Antony Woodland Gardens, nestled in the picturesque region of Torpoint, Cornwall, offers a tranquil and enchanting escape for nature lovers and garden enthusiasts alike. This hidden gem is recognised as an International Camellia Garden of Excellence and is one of only four in the country. It lies adjacent to the National Trust property Antony House and provides visitors with a captivating journey through diverse landscapes, rich history, and breathtaking flora.

Greenhouses at Tregrehan Gardens
Tregrehan Gardens

Par, Cornwall
Distance: 1.5 Miles [Approx. 6 Minutes]

10% off entry when you stay with us

Tregrehan Gardens is a botanical paradise renowned for its stunning collection of rare plants and exotic species. Spread across 20 acres of lush greenery, this historic garden offers a captivating journey through diverse landscapes, from tranquil woodlands to vibrant flower-filled glades. Dating back to the early 18th century, Tregrehan boasts a rich horticultural heritage, with towering ancient trees and an array of meticulously curated plantings. Please refer to the opening hours on the website, although visits at other times can be arranged.

Woman and Roses at RHS Rosemoor
RHS Rosemoor Gardens

Torrington, North Devon
Distance: 69 Miles [Approx. 1 Hour 32 Minutes]

£8 entry instead of £12.65 when you stay with us

At Rosemoor Gardens, you can enjoy 65 acres of beautifully planted flower beds, set within a pretty wooded valley. Around every corner, there's a lovely surprise. The gardens are home to plants from around the world. Events take place throughout the year, there's lots of shopping to be done and children's activities keep little green-fingers amused.

Hartland Abbey with Cows in Foreground
Hartland Abbey and Gardens

Bideford, North Devon
Distance: 62 Miles [Approx. 1 Hour 36 Minutes]

10% off when you stay with us

A day out at Hartland Abbey, a stately home and popular film location in a stunning valley a mile from Hartland Quay on the N W Devon coast. The award-winning house, with its fascinating interiors and decoration, beautiful woodland walks, walled gardens and parkland, has been in the same family ownership for generations and provides a warm welcome to visitors.

Tapeley Park
Tapeley Park

Bideford, North Devon
Distance: 68.1 Miles [Approx. 1 Hour 47 Minutes]

2 for 1 entry when you stay with us

Tapeley Park situated between Instow and Bideford is one of North Devon’s best-kept secrets. Take in the magnificent views over the Torridge Estuary to the sea beyond. Their grounds are renowned for their beautiful gardens, especially the Italian terraces where visitors can sit back and relax and make the most of the peace and tranquillity.

Adventure & Activities

Jet Ski at Waverunner Safari Cornwall
Cornwall Waverunner Safaris

St Austell, Cornwall
Distance: 0.5 Miles [Approx. 5 Minutes]

10% off equipment hire when you stay with us

For those looking for something more energetic, we can arrange for a 10% discount at Cornwall Waverunner Safaris just a 5-minute walk from the hotel’s front door at Carlyon Bay Beach. Offering Stand Up Paddleboards, Kayaks and for the adrenaline junkies Jet-Skis to hire, you will be able to view the hotel from a unique perspective and take to the water.

Football Golf in Cornwall
Cornwall FootballGolf

St Austell, Cornwall
Distance: 1.8 Miles [Approx. 6 Minutes]

£1 off admission when you stay with us

Ever heard of Football Golf? Well, a 20-minute walk or a 5-minute drive will take you to Cornwall’s Football Golf, host of the 2019 World Football Golf Championships. With 2 courses, this really is fun for all ages and abilities and will both tire you out, bring out that competitive streak and give you an entertaining and great value day out. We can also offer our hotel residents a discount up to 10% when they book with our Reception team, or show their registration card at the venue.

Padstow sealife safaris
Padstow Sealife Safaris

Padstow, Cornwall
Distance: 22.8 Miles [Approx. 43 Minutes]

10% off when you stay with us

Padstow Sealife Safaris is a local family business that aims to offer customers the chance to experience the rich and diverse marine wildlife that the North Cornish Coast has to offer safely and responsibly. Spend the day discovering the charm of the Cornish Coast out to sea with a boat trip and experience unrivalled views, sea breezes and an array of sealife from seals to dolphins.

Fowey River Hire, explore the area on water
Fowey River Hire

Fowey, Cornwall
Distance: 6.1 Miles [Approx. 15 Minutes]

10% off when you stay with us

With Fowey River Hire, anyone can have a fabulous fun day on the river forms boats, SUPs and Kayak hire to tours of the river and Cornwall Seafari RIB trips. Great for all outdoor adventurers looking to explore Cornwall. This friendly family-run business is set in the heart of Fowey. With a large selection of Kayaks, Stand up paddle boards and Self-drive boats to hire. Whether you are looking to discover your very own adventure or join in with one of their guided tours.

Penelewey tours in Cornwall
Exclusive Guided Tours in Cornwall

Penelewey, Cornwall
Distance: 20 Miles [Approx. 47 Minutes]

10% off when you stay with us

Welcome to Penelewey Tours Cornwall, your gateway to discovering Cornwall’s rich history, vibrant culture, and breathtaking landscapes. Explore hidden gems and iconic landmarks with their knowledgeable guide Becky and create unforgettable memories.

Surf board on a winter beach in the morning
Walking on Waves

Saunton Sands, North Devon
Distance: 20 Miles [Approx. 2 Hours 17 Minutes]

10% discount on all lessons & 25% off 2pm group surf lessons

First Wave sessions are designed to get you off the beach, in the water, and having fun as quickly as possible. We meet up, get to know each other and jump into our “guaranteed to keep you warm” winter wetsuits. It’s only 100m to the beach (although if the tide’s out it can be a bit further to the sea) where we’ll go through the safety drill and give you a chance to practice before we get wet. Then it’s off to the sea to get some real experience with the help of the Walking-on-waves team.

A paddle boarder on calm seas at sunset

Woolacombe, North Devon
Distance: 91 Miles [Approx. 2 Hours 20 Minutes]

10% off when you stay with us

H2o Outdoor specialise in providing unforgettable experiences by combining high-quality activities with the outstanding natural beauty of this area. Coasteering, Kayaking, Surfing, Stand Up Paddle Boarding and Wild Swimming are just some of the activities that can be enjoyed with them either on a single-session basis or combined to form an exhilarating adventure package. 

The Ultimate Adventure Activity Centre
The Ultimate Adventure Activity Centre

Bideford, North Devon
Distance: 70 Miles [Approx. 1 Hour 48 Minutes]

15% off when you stay with us

Based in Abbotsham, North Devon the centre has been providing a comprehensive range of outdoor adventure activities since 2011. Choose from, high ropes, kayaking, coasteering, archery, paddle-boarding, mountain boarding, surfing, and the famous total wipeout-inspired assault course. Activity sessions run every morning, afternoon & evening.

Coast steering on the coast
Rock and Rapid

South Molton, North Devon
Distance: 80.8 Miles [Approx. 2 Hours]

20% off when you stay with us

Rock and Rapids is an exhilarating adventure centre that caters to outdoor enthusiasts and thrill-seekers, offering a wide range of activities such as rock climbing, bouldering, archery and so much more. With its diverse array of challenging experiences, it's the perfect place for those looking to test their physical limits and enjoy an adrenaline-pumping day out in the beautiful North Devon countryside.

Someone segwaying
EasiGlide Segway Experience

Ilfracombe, North Devon
Distance: 91.9 Miles [Approx. 2 Hours 21 Minutes]

10% off when you stay with us

EasiGlide offers Segway tours around North Devon and other areas of the South West. Rolling hills, ocean views, muddy fields, sand dunes as well as plenty of obstacle courses and games provide the ultimate thrill of riding a Segway.

someone painting pottery
Tarka Pottery

Torrington, North Devon
Distance: 67.3 Miles [Approx. 1 Hour 31 Minutes]

10% off when you stay with us

Tarka Pottery is a pottery painting studio offering an exciting range of fun creative activities for kids, teens and adults alike! It's a great chance to get creative and relax in the pottery studio where plenty of help is on hand. You can choose from making a bowl on the potter’s wheel, painting a pot or joining a clay workshop or pottery class.

Couple in a kayak exploring the coastline
OSKC Water Sports

Combe Martin, North Devon
Distance: 92.6 Miles [Approx. 2 Hours 24 Minutes]

10% off when you stay with us

OSKC Water Sports is a fantastic hub for water enthusiasts, providing an array of exhilarating activities like kayaking, paddleboarding, and coasteering along the stunning North Devon coastline. With its skilled instructors and breathtaking seafront location, it's the perfect place for both beginners and experienced water adventurers to enjoy unforgettable aquatic experiences in this picturesque part of England.

Family of four cycling
Tidal & Trail Bike Hire

Bideford, North Devon
Distance: 65.8 Miles [Approx. 1 Hour 45 Minutes]

10% off when you stay with us

Tidal and Trail Bike Hire in Bideford provides an exciting opportunity for outdoor enthusiasts to explore the stunning North Devon coastline and countryside on bikes, offering eco-friendly adventures with ease. With a variety of scenic trails and coastal paths to choose from, it's an excellent way to discover the natural beauty of the area while enjoying the thrill of biking.

Quad biker
Keypitts Activity Centre

Ilfracombe, North Devon
Distance: 90.9 Miles [Approx. 2 Hours 20 Minutes]

10% off when you stay with us

Keypitts Activity Centre is a popular outdoor recreation destination nestled in the picturesque countryside of Devon, offering a wide range of exciting activities such as Quad Biking, Axe Throwing and 4×4 Land Rover Experience, making it an ideal spot for groups, families, and adventure seekers looking to enjoy thrilling experiences in a beautiful natural setting.

Paint balling
Solid Strike Arena

Barnstaple, North Devon
Distance: 81.4 Miles [Approx. 2 Hours 1 Minute]

Free Double Ammo when booking an Elite or Premium package

Whether you're trying to up your game on the airsoft field, improve your reaction times with your airsoft weaponry or just challenge your friends to a friendly yet competitive shootout they have it all covered at The Solid Strike Arena in Barnstaple. 

The BikeShed in Barnstaple
The BikeShed

Barnstaple, North Devon
Distance: 81 Miles [Approx. 2 Hours]

10% off bike hire when you stay with us

Located centrally within the town centre of Barnstaple, the BikeShed offers the opportunity to explore the nearby Tarka Trail and Exmoor on two wheels. The BikeShed store offers a comprehensive selection of bicycles. The inventory includes Hybrid, Kids, E-bike, and Tandem models and with customised packages designed specifically for families of four.

Two people racing go-karts
Raceworld Indoor Karting

Exeter, Devon
Distance: 81.1 Miles [Approx. 1 Hour 34 Minutes]

10% off when you stay with us

Raceworld Indoor Karting in Exeter, Devon, offers adrenaline-fueled excitement for all thrill-seekers. Nestled in the heart of Devon, this premier indoor karting destination promises high-speed action and competitive racing experiences. Perfect for celebrations or a thrilling day out with friends and family, Raceworld ensures an exhilarating experience against the backdrop of Devon's stunning scenery.

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