Undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places in England, Cornwall is abundant with beaches, coastal walks and foodie attractions. Whilst locals are lucky enough to be blessed with stunning views and delicious Cornish food on a daily basis, visitors from afar only have the privilege of experiencing this once in a while – but it’s more than worth the journey.
Cornwall is a great alternative for those who simply don’t fancy a trip abroad. Thanks to the influx of the Gulf Stream, Cornwall receives sub-tropic temperatures, welcoming visitors with warm, sea air that’s known to suppress feelings of stress and anxiety.
The 300 beaches of Cornwall are something of a dream, and honestly, it’s hard to believe that these are actually located in the UK. Boasting incredibly scenic coastlines, blue waters and sandy stretches, Cornwall’s beaches provide the ultimate relaxing retreat at any time of year – from Fistral beach which hosts surfing competitions, to the hidden gem of Lusty Glaze and the scenic Porthpean beach.
There really is nothing like delicious, local produce that you can’t find – at least at the same quality – elsewhere. Cornish cream teas are a must for anyone visiting, with warm, homemade scones and locally made clotted cream combined to create the ultimate cream tea experience.
The traditional Cornish pasty is another must-try for anyone visiting Cornwall; having been mastered by the locale, the traditional pasty is full of flavour. Originally enjoyed by miners, the Cornish pasty has a wealth of history behind it; find out more in our previous blog.
Cornwall is also home to Tregothnan Tea, which is sourced from the Tregothnan estate – England’s first tea plantation. We proudly serve this range of teas at The Cornwall – click here to find out more about the newly opened Laura Ashley The Tea Room.
Wealth of history & heritage
Amongst Cornwall’s stunning sights, there’s a wealth of history and heritage behind much of its architecture – including Pendennis Castle, built by Henry VIII, and St Catherine’s Castle, which was thought to have been built in the 16th century. Cornwall is also home to some renowned shipwrecks, such as HMS Primrose and SS Torrey Canyon.
Nature inspired attractions
Cornwall is not only abundant in historical architecture; it’s also rich in natural sights, providing opportunities for visitors to truly relax. The Eden Project, an indoor eco-system and rainforest style environment, allows visitors to experience plants from all over the world under a single dome. The Lost Gardens of Heligan are also well worth a visit, having gone through extensive damage and neglect before being transformed into a stunning haven for public enjoyment. Read here to find out more about Cornwall’s best visitor attractions.
Surfing and coastal walks
Cornwall is the ideal location for those who thrive from being amongst nature and getting lost in nature-inspired activities. Cornwall’s many beaches provide a variety of environments suitable for differing surfing abilities, with lessons for those who want to make it a regular hobby.
Its many coastal walks also make Cornwall the perfect place for a romantic trip away or a family holiday.
At The Cornwall, we’re fortunate to be located in one of the most beautiful places in the country. Make sure to visit us during your next trip to Cornwall; to see our accommodation, click here.