Cornwall is full of places to feed your soul and put colour in your cheeks. Whatever the weather, a bracing walk along the cliffs or watching the waves will make you feel good about life.
It stays daylight longer in Cornwall than the rest of the country and the winter light is spectacular by the coast – it’s helped to create the thriving Cornish artist community. The county is oozing with creativity, with a huge choice of art and craft galleries, plenty of live music and an exciting programme at Truro’s Hall for Cornwall.
Famous for its gardens, Cornwall has many to choose from: the Lost Gardens of Heligan, the National Trust’s Trelissick on the shores of the River Fal and Glendurgan on the picturesque Helford River, to name but a few.
We’ve also got our fair share of attractions, most of which are open all year round: the world famous eco-attraction Eden, Falmouth’s National Maritime Museum, Newquay Zoo, the Blue Reef aquarium and for some industrial heritage, Geevor Tin Mine.
We mustn’t forget the food. As well as the timeless classics of the pasty and the cream tea, the seafood must be sampled. It’s not just the big name chefs like Jamie Oliver, Rick Stein and Michelin starred Ben Tunniciffe who offer a culinary treat: Kahuna on Newquay’s Tolcarne beach or Sam’s on the Beach at Polkerris are among the many gems to be found.
What to do in Cornwall
The sporting attractions in the area include (click to go to the web site):
In addition local days out can include (click to go to the web site):
Pubs and Eating
Cornwall is an excellent place to eat and drink. It has everything from the local Cornish Pasty (available everywhere!) through to award winning restaurants, such as Rick Stein and Jamie Oliver..
for a great web site on eating out in Cornwall.
The National Trust
The National Trust own many beaches, gardens and houses in Cornwall.
for information on the National Trust in Cornwall.