Home to the world famous Eden Project and many quaint fishing villages along the South Coast, including Mevagissey, Polkerris and Portmellon. Charlestown has tall ships docked in the harbour and there is a selection of pubs and restaurants to choose from. There is a small sandy bay and the Shipwreck Centre displays historical artefacts and maritime equipment.
There are large sandy beaches at Par and Carlyon Bay. Porthpean also has a lovely sheltered cove ideal for a paddle.
Wheal Martyn is the country’s only china clay museum and its country park has 26 acres of woodland walks and nature trails. There is also Cornwall’s largest waterwheel and the preserved Victorian clay works. The incredible Eden Project is a must see, as well as the main Biomes there are beautiful outdoor gardens and sculptures, there are play areas for children, discovery trails and activities.
Caerhays Castle and the gardens are open March – May, with views out to Porthluney Cove. There are scheduled tours of the castle and the gardens, which have rare collections of Chinese plants and Magnolias.
The Lost Gardens of Heligan has over 200 acres of restored Victorian gardens and woodland for visitors to explore. Rare collections of tropical plants are on display, there is also a working farm on site and a café with gift shop.
The Cornish Market World is well worth a visit and has over 70 stalls of local produce, clothing and gifts. On the same site Kidz World has a large indoor adventure play centre, dodgems, roller skating and mini golf.
Cornwall is the most western part of the South West of England and is a very popular holiday destination with its array of golden sand beaches and dramatic cliff top scenery. The Cornish peninsular is bordered by sea, north, south and west with just one (land based) entrance and exit route over the eastern border to Devon. Traditionally fishing, mining and agriculture were the mainstays of the local economy but tourism has since replaced these. Cornwall boasts thousands of acres of un-spoilt moorland protected as an area of outstanding natural beauty. All year round, the 630 miles of coastal walks (preserved in part by the National Trust and Duchy of Cornwall), are enjoyed by walkers of all ages. Cornwall is known for its mild climate giving rise to the plethora of botanical & specialist gardens like the Eden project, Trelissick and the Lost Gardens of Heligan. By escaping to Cornwall you can thoroughly immerse yourself in the many contrasts that draw visitors year after year. From the picturesque fishing villages steeped in history to the iconic Eden Project, looking to the future. Survey the changing landscape from moorland to the dramatic & varied Cornish coastline. Sample the freshest gourmet offerings from the abundance of local produce or simply find a quiet spot and unwind with a Cornish clotted cream ice-cream! Wherever you choose to hang up your boots, you will never be far from the sea.
England’s peninsula incorporates the counties of Cornwall and Devon, Dorset, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Bristol. This region is mostly rural so is perfect to escape the everyday hustle and bustle, whether relaxing with the family by the seaside or exploring the wild moors and rugged coastline. The area boasts hundreds of beautiful sandy bays to choose from and fantastic surfing opportunities. The historic cities of Exeter, Bath and Gloucester are definitely worth a visit, and with transport links all the way down to Penzance even the famous Lands End and remote Isles of Scilly can be reached.