Encompassing the most southern tip of England, the county of Cornwall is one of the most exciting and most popular of all UK holiday destinations. It’s incredibly easy to see why, once you’ve booked into a hotel in Cornwall and have stepped out to explore your breathtakingly beautiful surroundings.
Cornwall is a place of clean beaches with soft white sands, where surfers flock for some of the best waves in the country. Join them on Fistral Beach in Newquay, where you can relax on the sand or visit one of the local surf schools to learn an exciting new skill. Visits to Cornwall also wouldn’t be complete without trying a few local restaurants, where you can sample fresh fish that has been prepared on the day it’s caught or can treat yourself to a meal at Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen. Cornwall also has a wide variety of friendly and welcoming pubs where you’ll find traditional pub meals and a wide selection of drinks including local ciders and ales. Don’t finish your short break or holiday without buying a traditional Cornish pasty from its original home, for authenticity that you just won’t find anywhere else in England.
Love gardens? Then you’ll love the gardens in Cornwall. Perhaps the most famous of all, the Lost Gardens of Heligan remain one of the county’s best-loved tourist attractions. Even children will be in awe of what they see, from a variety of wild and domesticated animals (including the Heligan emus) to fascinating plant sculptures that include the Mud Maid and the Giant’s Head. Meanwhile, adults will appreciate the incredible beauty not just of the Heligan gardens but also of others throughout Cornwall that have been carefully maintained and designed to make the most of the mild Cornish climate.
The most famous of all of Cornwall’s attractions is the Eden Project, which is the world’s largest indoor rainforest growing within iconic glass biomes in the hamlet of Bodelva. There’s always something happening, which means that all ages can enjoy the attraction at any time of the year. Wherever your accommodation in Cornwall, take time for a visit to the Eden Project. It’s impossible to find time to do everything in one trip, but there’s nothing to stop you from trying!
Keen walkers can enjoy some beautiful walking trails including the South West Coast Path, whilst the 18-mile Camel Trail remains one of the most popular trails in the entire UK for both walkers and cyclists. If you’ve not travelled with your own bike then you’ll be able to hire one on your holiday, collecting it before you ride and returning it at the end of your journey. There are few better ways to see the Cornish coastline and countryside than to do so on foot or on two wheels at a wonderfully leisurely pace. Of course, after a day of adventure there can be nothing more relaxing than a night in a Cornwall hotel.