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Cornwall is located at the south-westerly point of England, with its border to the east being the River Tamar. Many beautiful beaches can be found here spanning across the longest stretch of continuous coastline in Britain. It is also thought to be one of the sunniest areas in the UK. With pretty cottages, historic tin mines, picturesque gardens and parks, Cornwall has the reputation of being one of the most scenic areas of England.

Weather Averages

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MARCH - MAY High 11.89°c Low 6.44°c Precipitation 0.05mm/hr
JUNE - AUGUST High 17.93°c Low 12.53°c Precipitation 0.07mm/hr
SEPTEMBER - NOVEMBER High 13.6°c Low 9.15°c Precipitation 0.07mm/hr
DECEMBER - FEBRUARY High 8.5°c Low 3.76°c Precipitation 0.11mm/hr

THINGS TO DO IN Cornwall

What do you fancy doing during your stay in Cornwall? Maybe relaxing on one of its many gorgeous beaches or a visit to some of its popular iconic attractions including The Eden Project, St Michaels Mount or Tintagel Castle. Or perhaps something a little more active like surfing, cliff top walking or cycling. Take your pick, the list is endless. Cornwall can offer all these activities and much, much more.

St Ives

Cornwall
St Ives is a small town located in the far west of Cornwall. Its home to some of Cornwall’s beautiful sandy beaches including Porthmeor, Carbis Bay and Bamaluz. Originally a fishing village, it has become both a popular holiday destination and famous for internationally renowned artists and galleries. It has a wide selection of holiday accommodation, from luxury cottages, modern apartments holiday parks and campsites.

Looe

Cornwall
Looe is situated on both sides of the River Looe. The two towns are joined together by a seven arched bridge, which was built in 1853. It has been a holiday resort for more than 200 years. East Looe includes the harbour and the main shopping centre. West Looe is quieter but also has shops, restaurants and hotels. Popular attractions include Looe Island, a marine nature reserve located a mile off the mainland. The surrounding waters provide a quiet safe haven for a variety of wildlife.

Boscastle

Cornwall
Simply one of Cornwall’s most picturesque and unspoilt villages, Boscastle offers breath-taking scenery, spectacular walks along a dramatic coastline, great food, high quality accommodation and a vibrant history. Set in a narrow ravine, it boasts some very attractive thatches and white-washed cottages. A perfect place to stay and explore, boasting all types of accommodation from Bed and Breakfast, excellent hotels and self-catering cottages. One of the most popular tourist attractions here is The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic. This is a museum dedicated to the age-old tradition and art of witchcraft and magic dating back centuries.

LOCAL CUISINE

Cornish cuisine includes many cooking styles, traditions and recipes associated with Cornwall and the Cornish people. Being surrounded by seas historically well-stocked with fish, has meant that fish dishes form a major part of the make up and modern recipes in Cornwall. Fishing has influenced a major part in the economy of the county. The iconic dish of Cornwall, the pasty, has its roots in another historical industry within the county, this being mining.

GETTING HERE

Travel routes involve the M4 from London, the M6 from the north-west and the M1/M42 from the north-east link up with the M5 to Devon. The major road into Cornwall, the A30, is a very busy route during the summer months. The A38 from Plymouth over the Tamar Bridge (You are only required to pay the bridge toll when leaving Cornwall.) also provides another alternative route. Regular train services leave London Paddington for the main rail route into Cornwall, which terminates at Penzance, stopping at major towns in between. The county's main airport is just outside Newquay, with links to London Gatwick and other major cities.