If you’ve never been to Cornwall, you are missing out. For those of us lucky enough to live and work in Cornwall, we know what a n absolutely awesome place it is. Some of us are native Cornish born; others are drawn here by its unique culture, friendly people and lovely landscapes. As Cornwall is such a beautiful place, it’s inevitable that it attracts so many tourists. Many people come here for summer holidays year after year. For them Cornwall is an annual pilgrimage and the ultimate playground for their family holidays. Many tourists come here only for the glorious sandy beaches which line the entire stretch of the Cornish coast. But there are also award winning restaurants, theme parks, art galleries, museums and a wide range of family attractions and outdoor activities to keep all sorts of tourists happy.
They say that when you visit a new place, anywhere in the world, you should ask a local for advice on where to visit and what to do. This is especially true in Cornwall where there is so much to see and do. We’re here to provide this local tourism guide, so visitors can make their most of their short break visits or annual holidays in this dramatic and beautiful part of the UK. Here’s a short introduction to Cornwall.
For those new to Cornwall, here is a great aerial video which will give you a good understanding of what’s on offer here.
Where is Cornwall?
“Cornwall forms the tip of the south-west peninsula of the island of Great Britain, and is therefore exposed to the full force of the prevailing winds that blow in from the Atlantic Ocean. The coastline is composed mainly of resistant rocks that give rise in many places to impressive cliffs. Cornwall has a border with only one other county, Devon.” from Wikipedia – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornwall
How to get to Cornwall?
Most people come to Cornwall by road, but you can also get here by air, rail, boat, bike or on foot. With so many travel options, it makes the perfect travel destination. For more information on getting to Cornwall, visit this web page: https://www.visitcornwall.com/essentials/travel-to-cornwall
What to do in Cornwall?
There are so many things to do in Cornwall. There are some fantastic beaches to visit, or you could go hiking on the South West Coast Path, go surfing, mountain biking or sea swimming. Or you could visit Cornwall on a foodie tour taking in many of the fine cafes and restaurants including Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant in Padstow or Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen at Watergate Bay. As a major tourist destination, there are all kinds of visitor attractions including the world famous Eden Project, Tate St Ives and Minack Theatre. A good place to start your research is to read the reviews from other tourists on the list of Cornwall attractions and activities on Trip Advisor: http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attractions-g186234-Activities-Cornwall_England.html
Where to stay in Cornwall?
Again you could do your research on TripAdvisor or any other online guide which are packed with information on Cornwall holiday accommodation. or you could turn to the Cornwall tourism board VisitCornwall which has perhaps the most comprehensive list of tourism accommodation options. This is how VisitCornwall introuduces places to stay in Cornwall:
OVER 800 HOTELS, B&BS, COTTAGES, CAMPSITES & MORE
“Plan your perfect holiday to Cornwall with us. Visit Cornwall are the Cornwall Holiday Accommodation specialists. Our website showcases over 800 hotels, B&Bs, cottages, holiday parks, campsites, farm holidays + more. Whatever your taste and budget, our official tourist board guide will have it covered. Our maps and filters make it easy for you to research and compare accommodation across Cornwall, plan your perfect holiday, and then book direct with the owners for excellent prices and that personal touch. All properties appearing in our listings have been graded or inspected by the AA, Visit England, a recognised inspection scheme or have signed up to our accommodation charter.”https://www.visitcornwall.com/accommodation
How to find out more information about Cornwall?
There is so much information online about Cornwall you could spend years researching a trip here. That’s why we started this blog, to cut through all the chatter and offer real-time, locally sourced and selected highlights and hidden gems that we would recommend to our friends who are visiting Cornwall for the first time or the hundredth time. Stand by as we lift the lid on awesome and amazing things to see and do in Cornwall.