Cornish Delights: Best things to do in Cornwall
Tucked away in the corner of the country lies the delightful Cornwall. It’s a much-visited destination, and for good reason. As well as the stunning landscapes and beautiful scenery, there’s also an abundance of activities that you can enjoy in this unique part of the world. No matter your interests, a trip to Cornwall is always going to be satisfying, and for adventure lovers or those looking for something a little more sedate, you're going to be spoiled for choice. If you’re planning a holiday and you’re curious about Cornwall, here’s a snapshot of the best things you can do when you're enjoying a break in this beautiful destination.
The Best Drive in Britain
If you're on a driving holiday, then you're going to love the trip from St Ives to Lands End. Both locations are worth a visit by themselves, but a morning spent in St Ives followed by a drive down the B3306 to Land’s End is something really special. Enjoy the stunning coastal views that are absolutely breathtaking.
If you can time your trip to coincide with a performance at the Minack Theatre, then you're going to have a great time. This unique theatre is literally carved out of the cliff edge, and the glorious backdrop of the Atlantic behind the stage means that for Macbeth or something more surreal you're going to be enjoying one of the best theatre experiences in the world.
There is a wide range of beautiful and cosy places to stay in Cornwall, so avoid the big hotels and opt for something a little more elegant. Portscatho Holidays has a delightful range of holiday accommodation, and with the surrounding countryside and beaches, you might be tempted to stay in and cook some local ingredients and relax with the most stunning views in the country.
St Michael’s Mount
When it’s low tide, you can take an easy stroll across the sea and explore the home of the Aubyn family. This glorious spot used to be a monastery, but now it's home to some incredible stained glass and some truly relaxing seaward facing gardens to stroll through. This is the ultimate refuge for those looking for something different to do.
The Eden Project
This is a destination that shouldn't be missed if you're anywhere near Cornwall. Plan to be there for several hours, and wear comfortable shoes. This walk through the diverse environments of the world reveals many surprises, and you might even find that there’s a late-night event happening as well.
The Lost Gardens
If it’s a stroll that you're after, then you won’t go far wrong with a visit to the Lost Gardens of Heligan. It’s a massive 200 acres, and there’s plenty to see. From the Himalayan Spring Garden to the restored Edwardian produce gardens that yield fruit, flowers and vegetables in plentiful supply, this is the ultimate in relaxing walks, and should not be missed.
Cornwall is a very special part of the country. Steeped in history, it has the party vibe of Newquay and the more sedate experiences for those going more low-key. No matter what kind of adventure you're looking for, Cornwall has it all.