About Cornwall

Whether you enjoy a beach bound holiday or getting out and exploring new places, you’ll wonder at the sheer diversity of what’s on offer in Cornwall.

Throughout the seasons

Beautiful countryside, a diverse coastline, ancient history and breathtaking beauty. Under the warming influence of the Gulf Stream, Cornwall enjoys a mild year round climate and is truly a land for all seasons.

purple flowers at Porthcurno

The beauty of Cornwall

Relax and rewind

Get away from it all and spend time away from everyday stresses. Cornwall has a timeless quality and whatever the season there’s plenty to explore and discover.

Wide sandy golden beaches, secret coves and wild moorland combined with quaint fishing villages, old mines, exquisite houses and gardens and a thriving local food industry mean there’s always somewhere to visit or grab a tasty bite to eat.

The beautiful Cornish coast

The sea is never very far away in Cornwall. The sheltered southern bays and coves provide a vivid contrast to the dramatic granite cliffs of the Atlantic coast and magnificent stretches of golden sand.

Wheal Coates

Wheal Coates

Heritage and Legend

From piskies and bucca to the land of giants, Saints and King Arthur, Cornwall’s rich Celtic roots, ship faring, reliance on mining and fishing and a deeply artistic heritage have given rise to a rich mix of myths, legends and traditions. This is reflected in a land marked by stone circles, wayside crosses, holy wells, cliff top mines and shipwrecks. From Padstow’s ancient ‘Obby ‘Oss to Fowey Literary Festival and celebrations marking the start of the oyster dredging season, there’s usually a nearby celebration or festival to enjoy.

St Michaels Mount

St Michael’s Mount

A flourishing haven for plant life

A large number of stately houses and gardens combined with a mild climate where exotic species thrive mean Cornwall boasts a wealth of gardens which burst at the seams with colourful flora. From the lush palms and ferns of Trebah to Trewithen Gardens – arguably England’s most beautiful woodland garden – and the re-discovered delights of The Lost Gardens of Heligan to the Eden Project, voted consistently as the UK’s best visitor attraction, there’s plenty to keep you occupied.

Chusan Palms

Chusan Palms at Trebah Garden

A paradise for artists

With such rich and diverse scenery it’s small wonder that artists have drawn inspiration from the landscape, the people and the light surrounding them, with The Tate at St Ives encapsulating the mood.

You’re never far from something of interest during your Cornish holiday, this wonderful land of legend and beauty…

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