Cornwall

Crumbly Yarg cheese, meat-stuffed pasties, clotted cream... The endless list of Cornish delicacies literally rolls off the tongue. Work up an appetite surfing off Atlantic coves, ambling across granite moors or striding out on the South West Coast Path across sandy beaches and wild flower-strewn clifftops. Be prepared for plenty of sky and lots of attractions, days out and family trips that will let you take advantage of the often stunning weather. It's easy to see why England's southwest toe with its super-quaint harbour towns has inspired celebrity chefs to take up residence. Green fingers? Potter round Cornwall's lush gardens that can be found at rambling stately homes and the modern biomes of the Eden Project alike.

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Cornwall

Crumbly Yarg cheese, meat-stuffed pasties, clotted cream... The endless list of Cornish delicacies literally rolls off the tongue. Work up an appetite surfing off Atlantic coves, ambling across granite moors or striding out on the South West Coast Path across sandy beaches and wild flower-strewn clifftops. Be prepared for plenty of sky and lots of attractions, days out and family trips that will let you take advantage of the often stunning weather. It's easy to see why England's southwest toe with its super-quaint harbour towns has inspired celebrity chefs to take up residence. Green fingers? Potter round Cornwall's lush gardens that can be found at rambling stately homes and the modern biomes of the Eden Project alike.

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5 beaches that don't look like they are in England

5 beaches that don't look like they are in England

It's hard to believe, but these five beaches really are in England. Check them out, and you might find your next holiday destination.

 
Enjoy a coastal escape at Whitsand Bay Fort

Enjoy a coastal escape at Whitsand Bay Fort

Stay in your very own lodge at this premier coastal holiday resort a few miles west of Ocean city Plymouth and east of Looe.

Location: Cornwall

 
Relax in Idyllic St Ives

Relax in Idyllic St Ives

St Ives is a picturesque fishing village with an artistic flair. Take in the character and charm of this quaint retreat.

Location: St Ives, Cornwall

 
Spot dolphins on Cornwall's Lizard Peninsula

Spot dolphins on Cornwall's Lizard Peninsula

The most southerly point of the UK offers spectacular sea views, making it one of the best places to spot Cornwall’s playful dolphins.

Location: The Lizard, Cornwall

 
Cycle through Plymouth and Dartmoor

Cycle through Plymouth and Dartmoor

Plymouth is perfectly positioned for the pedalling visitor on the crossroads of National Cycle Network routes and on the foothills of Dartmoor.

Location: Plymouth, Devon

 
Hawker's Cove in Cornwall

Hawker's Cove in Cornwall

A real Cornish hidden gem.

Location: Padstow, Cornwall

 
Explore the Cornish sea

Explore the Cornish sea

The Cornish Sea is the unique marine graveyard, and also doubles up as a mecca for scuba divers.

Location: Falmouth, Cornwall

 
Tuck into the World Pasty Championships at the Eden Project

Tuck into the World Pasty Championships at the Eden Project

What better way to celebrate St Piran’s Day, the National Day of Cornwall, than by chomping on a pasty or two at one of Cornwall’s most famous attractions.

Location: Eden Project, Cornwall

 
Escape to Port Isaac for a coastal break

Escape to Port Isaac for a coastal break

Port Isaac is a traditional fishing village with a vibrant local community in north Cornwall, home to the TV series Doc Martin starring Martin Clunes.

Location: Port Issac, Cornwall

 
Leap into the surf at some of Cornwall’s most spectacular beaches

Leap into the surf at some of Cornwall’s most spectacular beaches

Surfing is every bit as much fun as it looks and the true Cornish experience is not complete without riding the waves at one of Cornwall’s golden beaches, with well-trained instructors.

Location: Across Cornwall

 
August events: Hit the beach at Boardmasters Festival

August events: Hit the beach at Boardmasters Festival

Surf culture meets music festival on the sunny shores of the Cornish coast.

Location: Newquay, Cornwall

 
Retreat to Ruthern Valley

Retreat to Ruthern Valley

Get some peace and quiet in a wooded valley inhabited with squirrels and wild rabbits.

Location: Bodmin, Cornwall

 
Ride a horse across Perranporth beach

Ride a horse across Perranporth beach

Enjoy an exhilarating gallop through the Atlantic waves and three miles of golden sand at Cornwall’s popular Perranporth beach.

Location: Perranporth, Cornwall

 
Make the journey count on a trip to Scilly

Make the journey count on a trip to Scilly

Planning your journey to Scilly is where your adventure begins, because the only thing better than the destination is the journey.

Location: Isles of Scilly

 
Relax and reconnect on a romantic Cornish coastal break

Relax and reconnect on a romantic Cornish coastal break

It’s all about you and your time together at Headland Hotel and Spa, where you can connect with each other, the ocean and the wild Cornish coastline.

Location: Newquay, Cornwall

 
Take a dip in Bude Sea Pool

Take a dip in Bude Sea Pool

Take the whole family to this part man-made, part natural sea pool which nestles under the cliffs at Summerleaze beach in Bude.

Location: Bude, Cornwall

 
Cornish Mining World Heritage Site

Cornish Mining World Heritage Site

Discover the history and heritage behind Cornwall's mining industry, early settlers and communities.

Location: Cornwall

 
Escape modern life with a stay at Skipper’s Cabin

Escape modern life with a stay at Skipper’s Cabin

Enjoy the splendid isolation and dramatic sea views in the rustic retreat that is Cornwall’s Skipper’s Cabin.

Location: Padstow, Cornwall

 
July events: Immerse yourself in words at the Penzance Literary Festival

July events: Immerse yourself in words at the Penzance Literary Festival

A literary festival on the Cornish coast with a distinctly local flavour and a relaxed atmosphere that’s ideal for book lovers.

Location: Penzance, Cornwall

 
Make your escape to the Isles of Scilly

Make your escape to the Isles of Scilly

Clear waters and a balmy micro-climate are just a few of the reasons to head to the Isles of Scilly this summer.

Location: Scilly Isles, Cornwall

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