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 activity seeking watersports fans as well as relaxing family holidays. Unsurprisingly, most places are very child and dog friendly. Our favourite places include the following:
The Eden Project
Situated near St. Austell, the award winning ‘Eden Project’ is the world’s largest rainforest grown in captivity. It offers cutting-edge architecture, buildings and stunning garden displays year round. The Eden Project also features world-class sculptures, art, concerts and an educational centre with demonstrations to inspire all ages in sustainable living.
The Eden project is a top destination suitable for all seasons and weather conditions as it is built under a dome.
Newquay is one of the UK’s most popular seaside towns voted by ‘Which Holiday Survey’ and best family holiday destination by readers of the ‘COAST’ magazine with 7 miles of beautiful sandy beaches.
Developments in infrastructure helped evolving Newquay from a fishing village to a top holiday destination. It’s famous Fistral Beach is europe’s most famous surf hotspot. But not just surfers are in love with Newquay. In winter and spring it is a very pleasant place to just enjoy the stunning landscape and in the summer months it is a top seaside resort.
St Michael’s Mount
Located in Mount’s Bay near Penzance, St. Michael’s Mount is a stunning castle rebuilt from an abbey on top of a small isle. The isle is accessible by foot during low tide or by boat during high tide. Rebuilt around 1050, from french monks the castle’s appearance is unsurprisingly very similar to Mont St. Michel in the Normandie, which as well is an abbey located on an isle near the coast. This similarity is not chosen randomly as the french monks were sent from exactly that abbey in the Normandie. The castle is open from April to October.
Land’s End and the Isles of Scilly
Land’s End is mainland Britain’s most southwesterly point and one of the country’s most famous landmarks. Furthermore, it offers “The Land’s End Experience” leisure park ideally for a fun day out with the whole family. From the 200 foot high granite cliffs that rise out of the Atlantic Ocean you can look across to the Longships Lighthouse and the Isles of Scilly 28 miles away.
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 or Land’s End or by the passenger ferry Scillonian lll from Penzance. There are 5 inhabited islands, and incredibly 140 small islands in total. Throughout the day fleets ferry people to and fro. Each of the islands has a distinct identity and special character. On the Isles of Scilly you will find more than 35 beautiful sandy beaches
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.