For those simply seeking refuge and relaxation in Cornwall, this is the ideal spring, summer, autumn and winter break destination to get away from it all.
A Land for All Seasons
Cornwall is a mystical Kingdom unspoilt and unsurpassed with such diverse beauty to delight the holiday maker in so many different ways. Under the warming influence of the Gulf Stream, Cornwall enjoys a mild year round climate and is truly a land for all seasons.
Explore Cornwall at your own pace
Walk along Cornwall’s golden beaches, coastal paths with spectacular cliff scenery or wild moorland. Stroll around sleepy hamlets and quaint harbours, visit historic inns and mingle with the locals or just relax at your holiday venue.
Surrounded by sea on three sides
Cornwall has more coastline than any other county in England and wherever you go, the sea is never far away. The awesome granite cliffs of the Atlantic coast tower above Cornwall’s magnificent stretches of golden beaches, which provide a vivid contrast to the many secluded bays, coves and quaint fishing harbours of the more sheltered south.
A land of heritage and legend
Cornwall’s Celtic roots abound with stone circles, wayside crosses and holy wells scattered throughout the county and ancient Pagan festivals such as ‘Obby Oss’ at Padstow still flourish. Ships in their hundreds foundered on the rocks and then of course, there’s the legend of King Arthur with Merlin’s cave at Tintagel, Slaughter Bridge where he supposedly fell and Dozmary Pool at Bodmin, the legendary resting place of ‘Excalibur’.
A wonderland of flora and fauna
Surely unsurpassed within the British Isles, Cornwall boasts a wealth of flora. Past-century explorers brought exotic species to these shores from around the world which now thrive all over the county, from the lush palms and ferns of Trebah Garden of Dreams to Trewithen Gardens, Stithians – arguably England’s most beautiful woodland garden – and the once-dormant delights of the Lost Gardens of Heligan. Eclipsing them all perhaps is the magnificent Eden Project. This vast global garden has been created for thousands of beautiful and important plants to grow and flourish in space-age conservatories.
A paradise for artists
With such rich and diverse scenery it’s small wonder that artists have drawn inspiration from the landscape, the people and the light surrounding them, with The Tate at St Ives encapsulating the mood.
You’re never far from something of interest during your Cornish holiday, this wonderful land of legend and beauty.