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THE CORNWALL HANDBOOK

Our handbook is full of great ideas on things to see and places to go.

Best places in Cornwall to go in winter

A trip down to the South West out of season is not as unusual as you may think. In fact, contrary to popular belief, a lot of places stay open all year round – after all, the locals still need entertaining! The pros for venturing to Cornwall far outweigh the cons, and even if the weather is chilly, it’s (on average) warmer than anywhere else in England! Here's why you should visit this winter...

A local’s guide to Padstow

The fishing town of Padstow is known as the foodie capital of Cornwall and has established itself as one of the region’s premiere holiday resorts. Our local's guide explains all about this charming location.

The best Christmas markets in Cornwall

The season of the traditional Christmas market can't be beaten, especially in Cornwall. The region celebrates spectacular winter festivities, and many towns host a variety of events: from festivals to markets and fairs featuring the best in locally made gifts and scrumptious food. Each location has a different experience with town and village traditions shining through each event.

Christmas events in Cornwall this year

Harbourside villages illuminated in sparkling light, food festivals allowing a chance to sample some of the best food and drink around, and huge events at the region's biggest family attractions – there are plenty of Christmas events in Cornwall this year! Cornwall is a magical place all year round, but its Christmas events are always the icing on the year-shaped cake, with magical moments in every nook and cranny of the county.

Things to do in Cornwall

Cornwall is one of the most diverse counties in the whole of the UK with everything ranging from fantastic beaches all the way to the most modern of tourist attractions. Our guide to things to do in the county covers all grounds, from beaches, to attractions, via the history.

Recipe for the perfect Cornwall holiday

Along with the rest of the UK, the South West has seen a record-breaking summer, but the rugged beauty of autumn in Cornwall shouldn't be forgotten. That's why we've put together a brand new infographic on all the fantastic things this beautiful county has to offer. We started by researching Cornwall's top attractions. According to the folk at the Eden Project, their largest biome is the Rainforest biome.

The best places for a Cornish cream tea

Alongside the world-famous pasty, Cornwall is known across the land for its cream teas. Whether you prefer them in Devon or Cornwall, no visit to Cornwall wouldn’t be complete without indulging in a delicious cream tea. So we’ve picked some of the best places across this wonderful county to enjoy this Cornish delight on your visit to the region - and don’t forget, it’s jam first! 

The best walking holidays in Cornwall

For people looking to soak up stunning scenery, discover breathtaking locations and admire the regions natural beauty, walking holidays in Cornwall provide a great escape for people of all ages.  Whether you are very active and love a challenge or prefer a gentle ramble, there are plenty of trails and routes to explore for all abilities. Cornwall offers a delightful range of walking experiences.

The ultimate Cornwall bucket list

As only 58% of children have ever tried a Cornish pasty, we've created the ultimate bucket list for visitors to the beautiful county of Cornwall. This also follows the news that the county has been granted minority status and the list is a celebration of all things Cornwall. Attractions such as the Minack Theatre, The Barbara Hepworth Museum and The Eden Project are the stars.

Explore castles in Cornwall

Cornwall is known for its heritage and important history, it is also the location of some of the most beautiful fortresses, hilltop strongholds and the mystical legends of King Arthur.  A heritage visit to the region wouldn’t be complete without exploring the captivating castles in Cornwall for an adventure that can be enjoyed with the whole family. Take a look at some of the top castles in Cornwall to visit.

Affordable family days out in Cornwall

Cornwall has to be one of the prettiest counties to visit for a traditional family holiday. Full of gorgeous beaches with huge expanses of white sands and aquamarine waters, spectacular walks and picture-perfect little villages, you will also find a tempting host of activities on offer. It's not always easy to say no to eager little faces begging you to go out but many attractions are just too expensive to do every day.

The best pub walks in Cornwall

It's always a great time to enjoy the delights of a spectacular walk in the countryside or a beautiful coastal location. The whole family can get together and embrace captivating scenery, interesting trails, and as a treat indulge in some great pub food along some of the best pub walks in Cornwall. We've picked our top pub walks around the region to taste some of the best grub paired with the most scenic walks.
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