Fancy a trip to Cornwall? Our intern, Tom Proctor, has been pulling together all of his regional recommendations for you below!
“Cornwall’s famous for its dramatic coastline and spectacular beaches and, of course, the little things like Cornish Pasties – loved the country over – and delicious cream teas. There’s probably loads you don’t know about Cornwall as well though, the pounding surf makes for great watersport activities, the many harbours are the best place to sample plenty of fresh seafood and the area is home to fascinating prehistoric remains.
Head to the Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps and remember your camera (just don’t lean over the cliff too far, there’s a big drop below!) You’ll get some great views over the huge rock stacks and there are some great walks in the area. Whilst you’re in that area, why not drop into Padstow too – it’s a lovely area for its beaches, boat trips and crabbing. Read more here.
Perranporth Beach is another spot to visit for a grand day out. It’s a clean beach with dog friendly areas too so no-one misses out. It’s also a nice spot for a bit of surfing or body boarding, whichever you prefer!
For the city life, visit the undiscovered gem Truro, a small city and civil parish which has lovely eateries and beautiful cobbled streets. It’s most famous for its beautiful and historic Cathedral. Want a fact to impress your friends with a quick fact? Truro Cathedral is one of only three Cathedrals in the UK which have three spires.
The famous Eden Project can be found in Cornwall. It’s well worth a visit to this eco-agricultural complex. Essentially two massive dome greenhouses, the biomes – that’s their technical names – host a massive variety of plants, flowers and fauna. There’s some really exotic plants here and it’s even got a giant bee – don’t worry it’s not real! The project also won a Gold award in the Cornwall tourism guide for Family Fun Day Out. So, the whole family will love it. During the summer, the Eden Project also hosts outdoor concerts, so it’s worth having a look to see if there’s anything you fancy before you come – visit the website here.
For merry times or maritimes head to Falmouth (did you like the pun?!) The docks are the major port of Cornwall and one of the largest natural harbours in the world. It’s a lovely little town with pretty parish churches and thin winding roads. Sample fish from the harbour, you won’t be disappointed.
If you’re near Penzance why not visit the Minack Theatre. The roman-style amphitheatre, carved into the rocks, gives stunning views over the bay – a good place for dolphin or shark spotting. You can actually go to a show in the theatre, but if not, it’s definitely worth a wonder around during the day. Read more about what’s on here.
For a full day activity, walk over the sand to St Micheal’s Mount – but don’t get caught out with the tide otherwise you’ll have to get a boat back across! There is a castle and sub-tropical gardens up the Mount to visit, where you can learn a lot of history about the area with a guided tour – if you are National Trust member, it’s free entry. There are lots of events on over on the island, from live bands to church services to ‘Pirate Days’ so check their website for more info here.
Well, that’s just a flavour of the county but, I promise, you won’t be disappointed! If we’ve missed anything worth visiting, why not let us know below – we’d love to know what you find to do in Cornwall. On places to stay, why not visit the Haven website here. Bon voyage!”