Why traveling the Cornish Loop is the ultimate English roadtrip

Thursday 12 October 2017

Filled with sandy beaches, quaint market towns, hidden coves, and towering cliffs, it's no wonder Cornwall is often hailed as one of Britain's top holiday destinations. And because it’s one of the few cities in England without a motorway, it's the perfect place to take a roadtrip! 

Getting to Cornwall:

If you don't fancy the five-hour drive from London, hop on the Night Riviera, a sleeper train that departs from  Paddington station at night and arrives in Penzance the following morning. Easy breezy. 

Penzance

Photo © Visit Cornwall and Adam Gibbard

The plan:

Rent a car and set off on a five-day journey of the Cornish Loop (about 280 miles), where you'll see Mediterranean-esque bays, the world's largest indoor rainforest (sheltered in one of the futuristic biomes at the Eden Project), and charming fishing villages.

Eden Project, Cornwall

Photo © Visit Cornwall and Matt Jessop

Porthgwarra, Cornwall

Photo © St Aubyn Estates Holidays

Break up the drive with pit-stops in the picturesque towns of St Ives, Padstow, and Fowey, where you'll find innovative art galleries, seafood restaurants, and boutique B&Bs.

 

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For a splash-out stay sure to induce pangs of envy on social media, check into the Headland Hotel - a Victorian country pile with a swanky modern spa, perched above the surfing mecca of Fistral Beach. 
 

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