Whether you’re looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of life, or want to visit a beautiful part of England that isn’t London, Cornwall is a great place to go. The best thing about this area is the variety: there are beaches, rivers, mountains, and lush green forests all within reasonable driving distance of each other. You can also visit several towns on your way through which will give you ample time for sightseeing!
Take a scenic drive.
Cornwall has a lot to offer, and one of the best ways to see it is by taking a scenic drive. You can go on a driving tour around the region or just start somewhere and see where you end up.
There are many things worth seeing in Cornwall—from famous landmarks like St Ives and Polruan Bay to stunning beaches like Padstow Beach and Looe Sands Beach—so there’s plenty of opportunity for exploration during your trip!
Stroll around the cozy hamlet of Mousehole.
If you’re looking for a quaint town to visit, then look no further than Mousehole, Cornwall. The village is home to the famous Mousehole Folk Festival which takes place annually in September. This festival has been running since 1959 and celebrates the rich culture of rural life in this part of England.
The village has over 150 years of history and it was once known as ‘Newlyn’ before being renamed after its founder Thomas Morley (a local man who owned a shop). Today it serves as an important stopover point on your journey out east towards Land’s End or west towards Penzance where you can get onto some of our favorite beaches!
In addition to its rich history, Mousehole also boasts many beautiful outdoor attractions like its beach at Beachy Head where you can climb up onto one if you have time!
Relax on one of Cornwall’s beaches.
Cornwall is known for its beautiful beaches. The water is warm and there are many beaches with different features. Some of the best places to go swimming, surfing or walking along the shoreline are:
- Watergate Bay: This beach has a large sandbar that makes it great for kids to play on while they’re still learning how to swim. It also offers some nice views of Mount’s Bay if you want something more interesting than just watching your kids splash around in shallow water!
- Treviscoe Beach: This beach has an amazing view of Mount’s Bay from where you’ll find yourself able to see all of St Ives town on one side and Porthcurnoe Castle (a popular day trip destination) on another side – making it ideal for families who want easy access from either end without having too far away from home base either way!
Have lunch in Padstow.
In Padstow, there’s a restaurant that you should visit if you’re in the area. It’s called the Ship Inn, and it serves up some of the best food in Cornwall. The views are spectacular—you can see all around the harbor as well as out into the ocean beyond, which makes for an unforgettable meal!
Visit Bodmin Moor, Cornwall’s wild moorland area.
- Visit Bodmin Moor, Cornwall’s wild moorland area.
- Where to stay: There are a few places to stay in Bodmin Moor and each has its own charm. Some of the best options include The Royal Cornwall Hotel, which offers great food and drink as well as an array of activities on site (such as archery or fishing), or The Laconian Hotel & Spa which has fantastic views over the surrounding countryside from their terrace bar.
- How to get there: You can easily drive yourself around Bodmin Moor using routes marked on Google Maps or using local bus services such as First Bus or Stagecoach bus services
Looe, a charming fishing village.
Looe is a charming fishing village on the east coast of Cornwall. It is known for its harbor and tidal causeway, as well as its many restaurants and shops. Looe’s history dates back to Roman times when it was called “Lugdunum”. Among its most famous residents were King Alfred the Great who lived in Looe Castle between 849–899 AD, King Henry VIII who spent time here during his reign from 1509 to 1547 AD, and St Piran whose feast day falls on January 6th every year.
Stroll around Mevagissey, the perfect inland Cornish village.
Mevagissey is a small fishing village located on the southwest coast of England. The town has a population of just over 2,000 people and is surrounded by stunning countryside.
Mevagissey was founded in 1814 as a port for boats that carried goods between Penzance and Falmouth. Today, it’s more popular for its beach than its fishing industry but there are still plenty of things to do in this charming seaside town!
Visit Tintagel Castle and learn about the legend of King Arthur.
Tintagel Castle is an impressive ruin and one of the most visited sites in Cornwall. The castle was built by King Arthur’s father Urien, who ruled from Ynys Enlli (Anglesey).
Tintagel Castle was once a great place to visit for a day trip; however, today it only remains accessible after visiting The Eden Project at St Austell.
Shop for local treasures in Truro.
Truro is the capital of Cornwall, and it’s a great place to find local arts and crafts. You’ll find many independent shops in town that sell everything from books to clothing. If you’re looking for something more unique or quirky, there are plenty of places where you can find it:
- The Truro Pottery Market has been going strong since 1974, selling handmade ceramics by local artists as well as other handcrafted goods.
- The Cornish History Centre offers tours as well as exhibits about Cornwall’s history from prehistoric times through modern times—including interactive exhibits that allow visitors to touch objects from their past (and even try on some costumes!).
There are wonderful places to visit throughout Cornwall!
Cornwall is a beautiful region of England that is great for vacationing. The following places are among the many wonderful places to visit:
- Mousehole, Looe, Padstow and Bodmin Moor.
- Tintagel Castle and Truro.
Cornwall is a wonderful place to visit. The region has so many beautiful areas, which means there are plenty of things to do and see. You can spend hours wandering around the countryside or just relaxing on one of the beaches. No matter what your interests are, there will always be something new to discover in Cornwall!