Spending Time in Cornwall

Spending Time in Cornwall

 

Cornwall is the county that lies in the extreme south west in Britain surrounded by the longest stretches of continuous coastline. Said to be the home of the legendary King Arthur, Cornwall is one of the most isolated parts of the U.K but continually popular with travellers and holiday makers. Cornwall is bordered to the north and west by the Celtic sea and to the south lays the English Channel. The county of Devon is to the east, over the River Tamar.
If you go around to any of the tiny fishing ports, you will hear tales of smuggling and pirates from back in the days when fishing was the main industry. Nowadays tourism is by far the most profitable trade with over 5 million people visiting a year.
From ancient market towns, tiny fishing villages and wild coastal cliffs, Cornwall has beautiful rustic charm mixed in with new age greenhouses and top of the range galleries.
So we know Cornwall has amazing scenery, a diverse and fascinating past but what is there to do there? Here are a few ideas of what to do with your time there;

 

Visit Historical Sites

 

You could visit Tintegal castle which is widely believed to of been home to the brave King Arthur. It lies on the North Cornish Coast and is a majestic sight worthy of a few photographs.
Visiting many of the fascinating historical sites is a great way to spend your day. One of the most important sites is the Cornish mining region. It’s a UNESCO declared World Heritage site and has many areas to explore. Another site of historical significance is the Tristan Stone in Fowey. It symbolizes the start of Christianity in the Cornish state. Incidentally if you have ever wanted to stay in a castle then this castle on the coast would be ideal!

 

Visit Beaches

 

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There are not many places in the U.K that you can ride the waves on a surf board but Cornwall beaches have some great waves and draw professional surfers and the less experienced alike. If surfing is not your thing then scuba diving and sailing is on offer to help you explore hidden coves and beautiful private bays.
There are a total of 300 beaches along Cornwall’s coastline with tiny, picturesque fishing villages dotted about offering breathtaking views and various activities for tourists from all over the globe.

 

 

View Some Art

 

If you are an art lover then Cornwall is the place for you. There are some excellent exhibitions at the Tate St Ives and Penlee House Penzance. There are also many exhibitions for artists local to Cornwall.

 

Enjoy Local Food

 

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Cornwall has some fine, diverse food on offer for all budgets. From swanky Michelin starred restaurants from Jamie Oliver to small tiny places run by locals.

You will find fresh seafood, straight from the sea and locally grown and reared produce. Other famous, local dishes are the Cornish pasty, Cornish ice cream and Cornish cream tea.

 

 

 

 

Visit Museums

 

The National Maritime Museum in Falmouth is where you can discover what goes on under the sea and maybe hear a few stories about how mermaids were said to be seen off Cornwall’s coast in the past.
The Royal Cornwall Museum in Truro is a place to learn more about Cornwall’s rich, cultural heritage.

 

Try Out the Local Nightlife

 

Newquay is by far the most happening place in Cornwall. It started out as a humble fishing village which has now blossomed into a hive of activity. There are many bars to choose from and it has a bustling city centre. It has the Red Reef Centre and Dairyland for the families passing through.
Cornwall really is a special place with so much to see and do. One holiday there will probably not be enough. Go there and see and do as much as you can, then start planning your trip back!

 

Cornwall is a fantastic place to visit if only for a few days, kate and toms have many luxury properties in Cornwall to hire. Head over to our properties in Cornwall page for more details.

 

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