Cornwall has for some time been one of the most well liked UK holiday spots. As a consequence there’s a blossoming tourist industry providing a large number of accommodation options.
It isn’t just Cornwall cottages to rent, there are camp sites, caravan parks and cornish vacation cottages to five star hotels, bed & breakfast and lodging houses. So what brings folks back to go to Cornwall time and time again? Well, the climate is definitely the gentlest in England but our summers are not the freshest! So it’s got to be a mixture of natural attractions and a renaissance in humanities and food in Cornwall. Cornwall’s beaches are peerless elswhere in the United Kingdom for their beauty and variety. Beach cities like Perranporth, Polzeath and Newquay are maybe the most famous of these, they’re also wonderful surfing beaches.
In our view the prettiest are the little coves that dot the shore like Coverack and Porthcurno ( home of the Minack Theatre ). Also on the coast are a few of the Duchy’s most fascinating fishing hamlets and harbours ; Looe, Portloe, Mevagissey, Tintagel, Cadgwith, Zennor and Mousehole are but some. It isn’t just the towns that have something good to offer those sight-seeing. The cities ( and town ) of Cornwall are loaded in history and attractions of their own. Take Padstow with it’s pretty harbor and Rick Stien, Falmouth – a working port and captivating shopping city. There’s Truro, the sole town in Cornwall where the cathedral still controls the skyline. For commercial herritage Redruth has few rivals. Once at the center of the business revolution and the mining industry Redruth and Camborne have spent a lot of time declining but are ultimately rebounding back.
Penzance is among the biggest cities in Cornwall and has lots to do and see. From the sub-tropical Morrab Gardens to the busy fishing port of Newlyn you need to find something of interest. It’s also here you can take a short break to the Isles of Scilly and it’s inside walking distance of Marazion and St Michael’s Mount. Bored of cities then take a look at the stately houses and gardens of Cornwall.
The National Trust is extraordinarily active in Cornwall and together with a host of independently owned holiday maker attractions you must find lots to do and see. Gardens deserving of mention include ; The Lost Gardens of Heligan, The Eden Project, Trelissick and Trebah. Stately homes include ; Lanhydrock house, Prideaux Place and Pencarrow. Another unique draw of Cornwall is it’s ancient past. The moorland country of West Cornwall and Bodmin Moor are scattered with megalithic monuments like standing stones, barrows and stone circles. Less traditional ruins that abound in Kernow are the remains of the mining industry, in numerous places these share similar sites the ancients selected to build on making peculiar juxtapositions.