The most beautiful and scenic landscapes can be found in the westernmost county of Britain’s mainland: Cornwall. Ranging from wild coastlines to sandy beaches, Cornwall offers the best conditions for everyone from those seeking a relaxing family holiday to an exciting watersports excursion.
A selection of our favourite places include;
The Eden Project
As it is built under a dome, the Eden project is one of Cornwall’s best attractions suitable for visiting all seasons of the year. Situated near St. Austell, the award winning Eden Project features the world’s largest rainforest grown in captivity. The attraction offers cutting-edge architecture, buildings and stunning garden displays throughout every season of the year. The Eden Project also features world-class sculptures, art, concerts and an educational centre specialising in sustainable living.
With 7 miles of beautiful sandy beaches, Newquay is one of the UK’s most popular seaside towns as voted by Which Holiday Survey.
Developments in infrastructure helped evolving Newquay from a fishing village to a top holiday destination. It’s famous Fistral Beach is one of europe’s most established and famous surfing hotspots. Not only are surfers are in love with Newquay, as it offers a stunning coastal landscapes every season of the year.
Land’s End is mainland Britain’s most southwesterly point and one of the country’s most famous landmarks. It offers The Land’s End Experience leisure park ideally suited for a fun day out with the family. From the 200 foot high granite cliffs that rise out of the Atlantic Ocean, you can look across to the far reaching views of the Longships Lighthouse and the Isles of Scilly.
The Isles of Scilly
The Isles of Scilly are like nowhere else in the UK. Outstandingly beautiful, uncrowded and unspoilt, they seem like a world apart from everyday life. You can arrive by a small plane from Exeter, Newquay, Land’s End or via a passenger ferry running from Penzance. There are incredible 5 inhabited islands and 140 small islands in total. Each of the islands has a distinct identity and special character.
St Michael’s Mount
(See image below) Located in Mount’s Bay near Penzance, St. Michael’s Mount is a stunning castle on top of a small island. Unusually for an island, it is accessible by foot during low tide or by boat at other times. Rebuilt around 1050 AD from french monks the castle’s appearance is unsurprisingly very similar to Mont St. Michel in Normandy, France. Every year the castle is open to the public from April to October.
These destinations are just to name a few of the most beautiful and exciting places to visit in Cornwall, there are many more to explore.
For more information please see visitcornwall.com