Visiting Cornwall on Holiday

by supercarly

Cornwall is one of the most fantastic places in the UK and worthy of a visit if you’ve never been before. This guide will show you why you NEED to visit this wonderful county.


Portholland, Cornwall


Things to do in Cornwall:

Cornwall is full of spectacular things to do, places to visit and breathtaking scenery.  From awe-inspiring cliffs to rolling hills; crashing waves to beautiful beaches, partying in Newquay to serene woodlands, this county is the perfect destination for all holiday makers.

Here are some of my favourite things to do in Cornwall:Eden Project, Cornwall

Visit the Eden project - Explore stunning gardens and enjoy a whole host of events in these beautiful biomes.  Enjoy everything from tropical plants to Mediterranean blooms.  Fantastic, educational fun, enjoyed by all of the family.  

The Eden Project is 3 miles away from the popular Cornish town, St. Austell. 

Trek the Cornish “Treasure Trails” - Award winning walking routes that a popular choice for families.  Engage the kids by solving a mystery as you see the sights.  It’s a cheap activity, costing only £5 per trail (not per person!)  Perfect for overcast days when the beach is a no-go, or if you just fancy a change.  Treasure trails are either Murder Mystery or Treasure Hunt based. 

There are lots of Treasure Trail locations all across the UK.  Cornish ones include:  Bodmin, Bodmin Moor, Bude, Callington, Camborne, Falmouth, Fowey, Hayle, Helston, Land's End, Launceston, Liskeard, Lizard, Looe, Lostwithiel, Mevagissey, Newquay, Padstow, Penryn, Penzance, Polperro, Redruth, Roseland, St Agnes, St Austell, St Ives, Truro, & Wadebridge. 

Spend a quiet hour or two fishing - There are plenty of places to fish in Cornwall, Coarse fishing is available at Argal Lake, Lower Tamar Lake, Upper Tamer Lake, Porth Lake, Siblyback Lake and Sithians Lake.  

Enjoy some of the cycle paths - Cylclists will love the variety of different trails in Cornwall, ideal to suit all levels of ability.  From short trails like the Tresavean TRail (1.9 miles) to the longer Coast to Coast Trail (11 miles).  Cycling is a fantastic way to see the gorgeous Cornish countryside and enjoy the sights.


Sunset in Cornwall
Sunset in Cornwall

Did you know....?

  • Because of its cultural and linguistic simularities with Wales, Cornwall was originally charted by the Anglo-Norman's as 'South Wales'.
  • The Cornish and Welsh languages predate English and are the only European languages along with Basque language to have been in use before, during and after the Roman empire.


Towns, villages & cities of interest:

Cornish cities you should visit

Lands End:  Cornwall’s best-known landmark, brimming with activities for all the family.   Plenty to see, lots to do and the kids/teens will love the visitor attractions. 

Mevagissy:  a quaint fishing village with a working harbour.  Now very popular with tourists.

Perranporth: one for families,  hundreds of parents bring there kids to this popular town.  It has golden sand beaches, great surf and an abundance of shops and restaurants.

St Ives:  one of Cornwall’s most cultured towns, you’ll enjoy the local shops, art galleries and sandy beaches.

Looe:  enjoy the harbour, shops, restaurants and boat trips. 

Truro: Truro is a Cathedral City bustling with shopping, markets, gardens and plenty of places to eat.  


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Places to stay in Cornwall:

There's an abundance of accommodation available in Cornwall.  You'll find there's something to suit every budget and every preference:

  • camping
  • caravan (touring & static)
  • hotels & B&Bs
  • apartments

May we recommend:  holiday parks in Cornwall.

Happy Holidays!

Updated: 01/03/2012, supercarly
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whitemoss on 01/10/2012

We go every year to walk different parts of the coastal path. I love Cornwall

Marie on 01/04/2012

I'd love to go to Cornwall one day partly because I'd love to visit the Eden Project!

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