One of the UK’s favourite summer destinations, holiday makers flock to Cornwall for its sandy beaches and surf-ready waves but look beyond the coastline and you’ll be rewarded with world-class galleries, fantastic food and many one-of-a-kind attractions.

Cornwall, England


  • Don’t forget your camera: the tantalising views of deep-wooded valleys, sparkling blue sea and picturesque fishing villages make for the perfect picture-postcard snaps.
  • Head to Newquay, Cornwall’s surfing centre, for excellent accommodation and nightlife or try the artist’s enclave of St Ives for fine-sand beaches and an array of renowned galleries.
  • Cornwall has a milder climate than the rest of Britain, providing perfect conditions for exotic plants and animals: see the fantastical plant sculptures at the Lost Gardens of Heligan, explore the tropical biomes of the Eden Project or experience an award-winning wildlife sanctuary at Park Paradise.
  • If you’re into the arts you’ll want to peruse modern art gallery Tate St Ives or watch an outdoor play at the Minack Theatre, an open-air amphitheatre carved into the cliffside at Porthcurno.
  • Did you know? Truro is the only city in Cornwall. It hosts a great line-up of events year-round - don’t miss the St Pirans Day parade on March 5, which celebrates Cornish culture.
  • VisitCornwall is bursting with ideas for things to see and do during your visit.
  • From London by train, you can get to Truro in about 4 hours and 20 minutes.


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