Cornwall Tourism Guide

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Cornwall’s best holiday destinations

Cornwall is a great choice for a holiday, as there is something for everyone to enjoy in England’s most scenic county. Whether your idea of the perfect break is to hit the beach, trek through beautiful countryside or sample fine cuisine, you can do it here.

It is not just the surroundings that make Cornwall an ideal location for a getaway. Staying in the UK is cheaper than jetting off overseas and will allow you to experience more of your home country’s fascinating culture.

The number of people choosing to let their countryside and coastal holiday homes via Rent My Cottage also means you will have lots of accommodation options, however big your party is. All you need to worry about is selecting which of Cornwall’s pretty towns you wish to stay in.

Newquay – best for surfing

Cornwall’s Atlantic coast has the best waves in the UK and there is no better place to experience them than Newquay. Its famous Fistral Beach has hosted a number of international surfing competitions and experienced board riders flock there each summer to hone their skills.

Don’t worry if you are new to the sport, as there are ten surf schools you can learn at, as well as a great selection of pubs and clubs where you can swap tall tales about your exploits on the water.

Padstow – best for food

Its miles of coastline mean you will have no trouble finding fresh seafood during your holiday in Cornwall. The top place to enjoy it is Padstow, where celebrity chef Rick Stein has an upmarket restaurant, a bistro, a cafe and a superb fish and chip shop.

In the unlikely event you want a change from Stein’s cuisine, you can make the short journey across the River Camel Estuary to Rock, where you will find Nathan Outlaw’s high-class restaurant at the St Enodoc Hotel.

Tintagel – best for history

Cornwall has plenty of historical attractions, but few can compete with the magnificence of Tintagel Castle. The ruined 13th-century fortress towering over the cliffs, with the waves crashing on the rocks below, is certainly a dramatic sight.

You will also learn all about the legends associated with the area during your visit. Local folklore suggests the mythical King Arthur was born in the castle and that the wizard Merlin lived in a cave below it.

Bodmin – best for walking

Cornwall has plenty to offer away from its sandy beaches, as you will discover if you choose a holiday cottage in Bodmin for your break. There are many good hiking routes among the granite tors of nearby Bodmin Moor, while you can find gentler paths on the Camel Trail, a disused railway line that runs through some stunning countryside.

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