If you’re looking for a destination that combines breathtaking landscapes, rich history, mouthwatering cuisine, and a touch of magic, look no further than Cornwall. Nestled in the southwest of England, Cornwall is a captivating region that promises an unforgettable experience for every traveller.
1. Stunning Coastal Beauty
Cornwall’s coastline is nothing short of spectacular. With over 300 miles of sandy beaches, rugged cliffs, and charming coves, it’s a paradise for beach lovers and nature enthusiasts alike.
From the world-famous surfing beaches of Newquay to the hidden gems like Kynance Cove, each coastal spot has a unique allure that will leave you in awe.Revel in the beauty of cliffside walks, secluded coves and open beaches; a landscape fit for everyone that encapsulates the famed foot of Britain.
2. Historic Landmarks
Rich in history and heritage, Cornwall is home to an array of historic landmarks.
Visit Tintagel Castle, steeped in Arthurian legend, and imagine the tales of knights and kings that once echoed within its walls. Explore the remnants of the region’s mining past at the UNESCO-listed mining sites, where you can learn about Cornwall’s vital role in the Industrial Revolution.
3. Captivating Fishing Villages
The quaint fishing villages of Cornwall are postcard-perfect and exude a timeless charm. Wander through narrow cobbled streets, discover colourful harbours, and soak in the laid-back atmosphere.
The days of mass fishing might be gone but the legacy of Cornish seafood lives on in the glorious restaurants that take full advantage of their location. You too can explore the vast fishing spots where your food came from, and respect the craft that put it on your plate.
Stroll around Port Isaac, the filming location for the TV series “Doc Martin,” and enjoy the picturesque views of fishing boats bobbing on the waves.
4. Delectable Cornish Cuisine
Cornwall’s culinary scene is a treat for food enthusiasts. Indulge in the world-famous Cornish pasties, filled with a delectable combination of meat and vegetables. Savour freshly caught seafood, from succulent crab to mouthwatering mackerel, as you dine overlooking the sparkling waters of the coast.
5. Enchanting Gardens
Thanks to its mild climate, Cornwall is home to some of the most enchanting gardens in the UK.
Lose yourself in the Lost Gardens of Heligan, where Victorian-era gardens have been lovingly restored to their former glory. Discover the subtropical paradise of Trebah Garden, a magical place with exotic blooms and winding paths leading to a secluded beach.
If that isn’t enough to quench your appetite for all things natural, take a trip to the famed Eden Project; an indoor cornucopia of biodiversity. This incredible man-made site proves that humanity can restore the sustainability of our planet and educates young people on the wonders of the natural world; perfect for a family day out.
6. Outdoor Adventures
For the adventurous souls, Cornwall offers an array of outdoor activities.
Surf the Atlantic waves, hike along the breathtaking South West Coast Path, or kayak through tranquil river estuaries. If you’re feeling daring, try coasteering and explore the rugged cliffs from a different perspective.
7. Warm and Welcoming Locals
Cornwall is not just loved for its natural beauty; it’s also about the warm and friendly people who call it home. The locals’ hospitality adds a special touch to your travel experience, making you feel welcome and at ease.
8. Unique Festivals and Events
Cornwall’s calendar is packed with exciting festivals and events that celebrate its culture and traditions.
Experience the lively ambiance of the Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival, where you can enjoy maritime music from all over the world. Join the celebrations at the Padstow May Day Obby Oss, a traditional festival with colourful processions and dancing.
You could also take your hat and wellies down to any of the following seasonal events that light up the county:
- The Great Estate Festival (June)
- Eden Sessions (June)
- Tropical Pressure Festival (July)
- Boardmasters Festival (August)
- Falmouth Week (August)
- Little Orchard Cider and Music Festival (September)
- St Ives September Festival
9. Awe-Inspiring Sunsets
There’s something truly magical about watching the sun sink into the horizon over the Atlantic Ocean. Whether you’re standing atop a cliff or relaxing on a sandy beach, witnessing a Cornish sunset is an experience that will stay with you forever.
10. Cosy B&Bs
You can’t beat the charm of a classic coastal B&B and Cornwall has the very best.
Cherrywood Lodge is a quaint Bed and Breakfast that offers one-of-a-kind access to the Cornish village of Looe. With modern, sumptuously furnished double en-suite rooms with a serene atmosphere that only the coast can supply, you will have plenty of peace and quiet as you soak in the refreshing seaside air.
Cornwall is a destination that effortlessly weaves history, nature, and culture into a tapestry of unforgettable moments. Whether you’re seeking relaxation by the sea, an adventure in the great outdoors, or a journey through time and legend, Cornwall has something to offer every traveller. So, pack your bags, book your room at Cherrywood Lodge and get ready to create cherished memories in this enchanting paradise called Cornwall.