Cornwall is a beautiful county known for its stunning coastline, charming fishing villages, rugged moorland, and fascinating history. The team at We Stay have put together some of top attractions to visit in Cornwall this summer.
The Eden Project
The Eden Project is a unique global garden, built in an old clay quarry. It is home to over a million plants from all around the world and is a must-visit attraction for anyone interested in horticulture. It also contains a variety of educational activities, events, and exhibitions that explore the relationship between plants and people. Visitors can explore the beautiful gardens, take part in interactive workshops, and learn more about the world’s rarest and most threatened plants.
Take a trip to St Ives
St Ives is a picturesque fishing village with narrow streets, white-washed cottages, and stunning views. It is a popular destination for artists and has many art galleries and studios to explore. It is also known for its sandy beaches and crystal clear waters, making it a great spot for swimming and sunbathing. There are plenty of cafes, shops and restaurants to explore, making it a great spot for a day trip or an extended stay.
Discover Tintagel Castle
An ancient fortified castle perched atop a cliff, Tintagel Castle dates back to the medieval period. Known for its legends and history, it is believed to be the birthplace of King Arthur and has been a popular tourist attraction for centuries. Visitors can walk through the ruins and explore the 13th-century great hall and chapel with magnificent views of the Cornish coastline.
Explore Land’s End
Land’s End is the most westerly point of mainland England and offers breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean. It is a popular tourist attraction, with visitors coming from all over the world to experience the iconic landscapes and stunning views. Discover the cliff top trails, natural splendour, visit the fantastic value family attractions, and stroll around the West Country Shopping Village for a full day of exploration.
Take a stroll through The Lost Gardens of Heligan
The Lost Gardens of Heligan is a 200-acre garden that was rediscovered in 1990 after being abandoned for decades. It has since been restored to its former glory and is home to a stunning array of plants, trees, and wildlife. Visitors can explore the garden’s many paths and discover its hidden treasures. The gardens are open year-round and offer a variety of activities and events to be enjoyed by the whole family.
Visit Minack Theatre
Built into a cliff face overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, the Minack Theatre is an open-air theater. The natural amphitheater of the Minack Theatre provides a unique atmosphere for performances and has been open since 1932 hosting a variety of productions from operas to plays, and concerts to ballets. It is truly a special place to enjoy a performance.
Travel to St Michael’s Mount
St Michael’s Mount is a tidal island that can be reached by a causeway at low tide. It is home to a medieval castle, a sub-tropical garden, and a small village. The island has been home to a priory since the 12th century, and has been home to the St Aubyn family since 1659. Visitors can explore the island via guided tours, and the castle is open to the public.
Take a trip to Padstow
The picturesque harbour of Padstow is a popular spot for visitors, where they can take a boat trip out to sea and explore the stunning coastline. The local beaches offer a variety of activities, such as swimming, surfing, and kayaking. The area is also known for its spectacular sunsets and excellent seafood for all the foodies!
Falmouth is a bustling town with a rich maritime history. It is home to the National Maritime Museum Cornwall and has many galleries, shops, and restaurants to explore. Renowned for its stunning coastline and scenery, the harbour is also an active hub of fishing boats, yachts, and ferries.
Visit The South West Coast Path
The South West Coast Path is a 630-mile trail that runs along the entire coastline of Cornwall. It offers stunning views and is a popular destination for hiking enthusiasts. The path has been well maintained, making it suitable for all levels of hikers. It is also accessible to cyclists and horse riders, with plenty of stops and points of interest along the way. It is a great way to explore the beauty of Cornwall.
All in all, Cornwall is a stunning county with a rich cultural heritage and stunning natural landscapes that make it a popular tourist destination. Get in touch with us today if you would like more information on the properties we have to offer for your Cornish staycation.