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Tourist signs

Section 3 of Cornwall Council's highway signing policy covers signage for tourist attractions and facilities in Cornwall.

Tourist signs are traffic signs. Their purpose is to safely guide highway users wishing to reach a given attraction or facility along the most appropriate route. The provision of tourist signs on the highway will be subject to all relevant statutory requirements regarding traffic signs.

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Tourist signing should not be seen as an advertisement for the attraction or facility.

There are two types of premises that qualify for signing: 

The annual period for receipt of applications for brown tourist signs runs from 1 December to 14 February each year. To apply for a brown tourist sign please contact the Highway Manager, telephone 0300 1234 222 or email roadstransportandparking@cornwall.gov.uk to request an application form.