Cornwall’s top tourist attractions are looking forward to fully re-opening next Monday.

The Government’s roadmap out of lockdown means Cornish tourist attractions have had varied reopening dates – but the latest announcement means both indoor and outdoor attractions are now able to fully reopen their doors and welcome visitors to all areas of their experience.

Attractions offering outdoor experiences were able to open from April 12. This latest stage of restriction easing allows those attractions to open all areas of their site. It also allows indoor only attractions – such as museums and galleries – to open to visitors for the first time in many months.

Jon Cummins, chair of Cornwall Association of Tourist Attractions, said: “We’re delighted that all of our attractions are now able to reopen fully and welcome visitors safely. We are hoping for a strong spring and summer season for the visitor economy. Early signs are that Cornwall will be busy and that there is a strong demand for visitors to get out and about over the coming months.

“Our member attractions can’t wait to welcome both locals and visitors alike back to our attractions over the coming months, but we do advise all visitors to plan ahead and book tickets in advance as it will be busy. The majority of Cornish attractions will be requesting everyone to book as to help us maintain safe numbers and to ensure everyone has an enjoyable visit.”

Senior business leaders in Cornwall have been quick to voice their support for the planned reopening.

Malcolm Bell, CEO at Visit Cornwall, said: “Cornwall is wonderful every year – but with the staycation boost, Cornwall is blessed with such a great range of high-quality attractions that will satisfy all their interests and passions of our visitors.

“We are strongly advising everyone to plan and book ahead to make the most of their stay or day out so that they can create great memories to last them a lifetime.”

Kim Conchie, CEO at Cornwall Chamber of Commerce, added: “All the signs indicate Cornwall being the UK’s #1 staycation destination for 2021. Guests have already started arriving at self-catering houses and you can hardly find a room anywhere from humblest campsite to glitziest hotel until November.

“We want all our visitors to have a great time, be safe and be litter-free. We hope they will be kind to the thousands of people serving them in restricted conditions and revisit us for many years to come.”

Visitors to Cornwall’s top attractions can be assured that appropriate Covid-19 safety measures will be in place, and all attractions will follow recommended government guidelines.

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