So what’s so special about Cornwall anyway? Only the dramatic coastline, breathtaking beaches and amazing waves, which make this county perfect for walkers, photographers, water sport enthusiasts…so practically everyone! Oh, and what about the cream teas and Cornish pasties on offer? The list is endless!
The Lizard and Kynance Cove, The Lizard
If you want to be able to say you’ve been to the most southerly point of Britain, then here’s your place! The Lizard Peninsula is very distinctive and is also home to unusual flora. Two miles north of the Lizard Village is Kynance Cove, said to be one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. You might even be lucky enough to see a few seals bobbing about! The Kynance Café is a great place to relax and recharge your batteries after a hard day’s exploring.
Minack Theatre, Penzance
Minack Theatre is an open-air theatre and overlooks the beautiful coastline. The show season is from May to September, but visitors are still able to visit the theatre at off peak times and have a look around. About 80,000 people sees shows each year, which are put on by many UK companies and also some that come over specially from the USA. The Minack Café provides refreshments against a magnificent backdrop.
Tamar Otter and Wildlife Centre, Launceston
As well as being a fun day out you’ll actually be helping with wildlife conservation as the sanctuary doesn’t receive any external funding. Here you’ll learn all about British and Asian short clawed otters and how they live. A woodland walk allows you to meet Muntjac deer, peacocks, owls, wallabies and even Scottish Wildcats! The tea room has even won three Gold Chef Awards so check out their healthy, locally-sourced produce while you’re there.
The Lost Gardens of Heligan, St. Austell
These gardens are some of the most popular botanical gardens in the UK. The name helygen actually means willow tree in Cornish. They were neglected after WWI, but restored in the 90s. The gardens boast a gigantic collection of rhododendrons and camellias, many lakes and an area known as ‘The Jungle’. There’s so much to see that you definitely have to give yourself a full day to take it all in – be prepared to do quite a bit of walking!
Museum of Witchcraft, Boscastle
If you’re in the mood for something a little bit different why not try out the museum that houses the world’s largest collection of witchcraft-related artifacts and is one of Cornwall’s most popular museums. It was originally on the Isle of Man, but moved to Boscastle in 1960. In each room you’ll find different exhibits and an array of artifacts such as human body parts! Information on paganism and witchcraft will clear up any myths you’d had.
Rachel is a travel and foodie and likes to combine the two if she can! She works on the blog for hungryhouse, so if you’re feeling peckish after all your sightseeing in Cornwall and a cream tea just won’t cut the mustard why not order here for some much-needed grub!