With a Celtic heritage, romantic ruins, sandy beaches, majestic moorlands and rugged cliffs, Cornwall has much to offer. This county in South West England is known for its artistic heritage, unique culture and spectacular landscapes.
Not to be confused with Mont Saint-Michel in France, St. Michael’s Mount in Cornwall is a tidal island rising out of the sea half-a-mile (800m) offshore. It is home to a 15th-century chapel, a village made up of eight houses, a cemetery, a castle, and a museum.
This National Trust island is accessible by a granite causeway during times when the waters allow. You can reach it on foot at low tide, or jump on a short boat ride. An underground railway exists to deliver goods to the castle from the harbour.
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Where to stay:
In Plymouth, we encourage you to stay at 3* George Guest House with excellent reviews. Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, this 3-star guest house offers pet-friendly accommodation in Plymouth. Plymouth Train Station is 2.2 km away. Rooms include a flat-screen TV. Certain units have a seating area for your convenience. You will find a kettle in the room, as well as tea, coffee and biscuits. The property provide a service where they look after your pets. They can supervise dogs, walk dogs and care for your exotic and small pets. There is secure cycle storage available. The property is next to a pub that serves breakfast from 8:00 to 11:00 and a full menu until 21:00. Guests are a 5 minute walk from the city centre and the harbour, with shops, cafes, restaurants and bars. Guests can enjoy various activities in the surroundings, including golfing and diving. Plymouth Hoe is 200 m from The George Guest House, while Plymouth Pavilions is 700 m from the property. Exeter International Airport is 77.4 km away.
In Newquay we recommend you to book 3* The Quies. This top rated property is a 6-minute walk from the beach. Just 2 minutes from Newquay town centre and the beach, The Quies boasts a 4-star Silver Award for guest accommodation. It also features a sun terrace, a games room, and refurbished rooms with sea views. The modern rooms offer stylish decor and private bathrooms. Rooms also have a hairdryer, TV and DVD player, and all feature tea and coffee facilities. Each room has air-conditioning and heating. A full English breakfast is served daily in the pleasant dining room, and secure indoor storage is available for surf boards and fishing equipment. There is also a PlayStation with free games and a DVD library available for guests. The Quies offers wonderful sea views from the spacious terrace. With Newquay Airport just 10 minutes away, The Quies is only 24.1 km from The Eden Project. Newquay Golf Club is just a 10-minute walk away, and Newquay Railway Station is half a kilometre away. Limited free parking is available at The Quies.
What to do:
Visit the 400-year-old Lost Gardens of Heligan. The spectacular site feature massive rhododendrons and the jungle gardens. After 75 years, it has been restored to its original beauty.
Explore The Merry Maidens Neolithic stone circle. These prehistoric granite megaliths are approximately 1.2 metres high, with the tallest standing 1.4 metres.
In Truro you can admire the Georgian and Victorian architecture.
Try out local activities, like open farms, cider presses and breweries.
Enjoy Cornwall’s stunning coastline on a boat trip.
If you like hiking, choose the South West Coast Path that follows a complete circuit of both coasts. Enjoy the moorland, country gardens, museums, historic and prehistoric sites, and wooded valleys of Cornwall. Climb the Bedruthan Steps.
Animal lovers should head to Donkey Sanctuary or Screech Owl Sanctuary.
Newquay and Porthtowan are popular destinations for surfers.
Have a tea at Tregothnan, England’s first and only domestic tea plantation.
At the Eden Project you can fly on England’s longest and fastest zip wire or take a freefall jump.
See an open-air show at the Minack Theatre, constructed on a rocky granite cliff high above the Atlantic Ocean.
Take your kids to the Cornwall Football Golf and try the exciting new game for the entire family.
Discover Restormel Castle which stands proud on a hill outside Loswithiel. This 11th-century medieval castle has a rare, perfectly circular shape.
Check out Tintagel Castle, a beautiful 13th-century ruin balanced precariously on rocks.
Explore Merlin’s Cave that fills with water at high tide, but has a sandy floor and is explorable at low tide.
See Rubin Eynon’s bronze statue Gallos, partially inspired by King Arthur. It stands on a rocky headland on the Atlantic coast of Cornwall.
Visit The Arthurian Centre, located at Slaughterbridge near the medieval market town of Camelford. See the 6th-century King Arthur’s Stone, on the site of his last battle.
Go to Gwennap Pit – a turf-covered open air amphitheatre, made famous by John Wesley, the founder of Methodism.
Admire the imposing cliffs of Castle Treen, topped by Logan Rock of Treen – a 65 ton naturally balanced granite rock about 30 metres above the sea.
In Newquay you can take your children to one of Britain’s best zoos.
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