Places to visit in Cornwall

Whether you’re on a day trip with family or on a romantic break with your other half, there are plenty of things to do in Cornwall. Take advantage of the often stunning weather by surfing off Atlantic coves, ambling across granite moors or striding out on the South West Coast Path across Cornwall’s sandy beaches and wild flower-strewn clifftops. Got green fingers? Potter around lush gardens that can be found at Cornwall’s National Trust sites and in the modern biomes of the Eden Project alike. Explore super-quaint harbour towns, like Padstow and St Ives, where many a celebrity chef has taken up residence, and tuck into an endless list of Cornish delicacies – crumbly Yarg cheese, meat-stuffed pasties and Cornish cream teas with clotted cream – on England's southwest toe. Visit Cornwall for all of this and much, much more.

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Find over 230 ancient monuments and sites on the Isles of Scilly

The tiny landmass of the Isles of Scilly is home to 239 ancient monuments and archaeological sites, the UK’s greatest density of historic sites.

Location: Isles of Scilly, Cornwall

 

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

 

Enjoy a contemporary beach stay at the Watergate Bay Hotel

The Watergate Bay Hotel irresistibly combines dramatic coastline, adrenaline-fuelled sports, gorgeous accommodation and brilliant places to dine.

Location: Watergate Bay, Cornwall

 

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

 

November events: Get stuck into a flick at the Cornwall Film Festival

Get involved in a unique celebration of local and international films at the Cornwall Film Festival.

Location: Newquay, Cornwall

 

Escape on an autumn adventure to Scilly

Stay in a 16th Century castle, a 19th Century Townhouse or a harbourside inn and enjoy a romantic break on the stunning Isles of Scilly.

Location: Isles of Scilly

 

Go rugged and budget in Cornwall

Newly renovated, situated on the rugged cornish coast and cheap as chips.

Location: Boscastle, Cornwall

 

Relax in sustainable style in The Geo Ekopod on Bodmin Moor

Escape the rat race to enjoy the unique peace and tranquillity of Bodmin Moor in a luxurious, sustainable Geopod.

Location: Bodmin Moor, Cornwall

 

Walk between the Islands at Low Tide

On extreme low tides, walk the channel between Tresco and Bryher and take in the magnificent views across the sands.

Location: Isles of Scilly

 

September events: Sample some fantastic seafood at the Newquay Fish Festival

Feast upon the edible delights that swim Cornwall’s waters as local chefs cook up a treat, right before your eyes, at the Newquay Fish Festival.

Location: Newquay, Cornwall

 

Take a visit to Looe Island

Looe Island Nature Reserve is a haven for diverse and fascinating wildlife, from silver-washed fritillaries to grey seals.

Location: Looe, Cornwall

 
Man visiting 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

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

 

Enjoy jazz, art and sunsets in St Ives

Some say it’s the painterly light that makes St Ives so special. For others it’s the great swathes of golden sand.

Location: St Ives, Cornwall

 

Enjoy a fairytale stay at Truro’s Water Tower

You’ll feel like a hero or heroine in your very own fairy story as you mount the stairs of Truro’s Victorian Water Tower.

Location: Truro, Cornwall

 

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

 

A warm welcome awaits weary travellers at the Victoria Inn

Reward yourself after a bracing walk along the coast with a pint in one of Cornwall’s oldest watering holes.

Location: Penzance, Cornwall

 

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

 

Discover the Gardens of Cornwall

With over 70 gardens Cornwall is often described as the garden capital of the world, visit for yourself to see the greenery at its finest.

Location: Cornwall

 

Follow in the Footsteps of Michael Morpurgo

Are you a fan of celebrated children's author Michael Morpurgo? Come and see the island that has inspired him so much.

Location: Isles of Scilly

 

Hit the beach at Boardmasters Festival

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

Location: Newquay, Cornwall

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