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THE CORNWALL HANDBOOK

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

Top Things to do in Falmouth

Come on down and uncover the best thing to do in the friendly maritime port of Falmouth!

The Best Zoos in Cornwall

Go wild at some of the best zoos and wildlife parks and sanctuaries in Cornwall!

Top things to do in South Cornwall

Visit the world’s largest indoor rainforest, explore the atmospheric filming locations of Poldark and sunbathe on silky golden sands beside crystal-clear waters; forget flying to the Caribbean or finding a far-flung exotic escape, South Cornwall offers an abundance of exciting days out for all the family. But with so much on offer, how will you decide what to see first?

Cornwall’s most beautiful gardens

Get lost in the natural paradise of Cornwall's fine gardens.

Top things to do in North Cornwall

The legendary home of King Arthur, North Cornwall is defined by its dramatic coastline, wild moorland, booming culinary culture, outdoor activities and thrilling attractions. From historic houses to steam railways and theme parks to zoos, there are some brilliant days out. Here are the top things to do in North Cornwall which we think simply cannot be missed!

Where to see dolphins in Cornwall

Cornwall is a haven for wildlife watchers, where the diverse landscape of countryside and coast is home to many creatures.

Breweries and distilleries to visit in Cornwall

When visiting the Cornish coast and countryside, a brewery or distillery tour should definitely make the short list of things to do during your stay.

Ultimate summer bucket list: The Cornwall edition

From surfing the fantastic waves that roll off the Atlantic to exploring the exotic Eden Project to tasting the iconic Cornish pasty, we’ve put together your ultimate summer bucket list. You may never be finished exploring all the fantastic attractions and natural places in Cornwall but your can give it a try.

The 20 best attractions in Cornwall

Discover the best of the South West with our guide to the top 20 Cornwall attractions. From natural landmarks including fairytale castles perched atop tidal islands and those of Arthurian legend, to miniature steam railways and attraction parks for all the family, Cornwall has something for everyone.

5 best experiences in Cornwall

The countdown is on. Your dream holiday to the golden sands and turquoise waters of Cornwall is booked! Now that you’ve chosen one of our holiday cottages, hotels, B&Bs or holiday parks, it will soon be time to start packing and getting those last-minute essentials together.

Recipe for the perfect Cornwall holiday

Cornwall offers a unique charm in every season, with spring, in particular, providing the perfect balance of mild days, beautiful sights and fewer crowds - it’s a perfect May half-term holiday destination.

Explore Cornwall this Easter

Find out where your nearest Easter event is this year. All across Cornwall you will find exciting family events including Easter egg hunts, craft fairs and lots of fun and games. Read our guide to find out more details.

The Top 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.

Kernow... err NO! Can our Cornwall quiz fool you?

Test your knowledge of Cornwall with our interactive quiz. Port Isaac or Jamaica? Praa Sands or Hawaii? Cornwall has beaches, tropical gardens and a history to compete with all these exotic destinations and more. See if you can beat the quiz…

Brilliant holiday parks in Cornwall

What’s on your feature wish list for the perfect holiday park? For some of us it’s staying in a property that is within walking distance of a beach, others would choose parks that are suitable for young children, welcome dogs, or have superb facilities like pubs, shops, and a launderette.  Whatever your choice, we have compiled a list of some holiday parks in Cornwall, according to your particular preferences.

Where to see the stars in Cornwall

Cornwall is one of the best holiday destinations in the UK for night sky watching whether or not you know your Frying Pan from your Cassiopeia. Every living thing on Earth must have gazed up at the night sky in quiet wonderment at least once.

A Christmas brainteaser

Can you find the missing turkeys in our Christmas party scene? Most people take between three and four minutes to locate the precious poultry, so be sure to pay close attention and you just might be able to solve the puzzle in a quick time!

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...

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.

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.

How to holiday the right way

If you're stressed out by the hustle and bustle of your everyday routine, you might consider taking a holiday. It seems like the perfect way to relax and rejuvenate yourself. However, a study published in Applied Research in Quality of Life found that most people aren't actually happier after they return from holiday. Find out how to maximise your holiday time so that you can return feeling refreshed.

Awesome extreme sports in Cornwall

Cornwall is well-renowned as a tranquil holiday location, offering a wonderfully diverse mix of stunning coastal and countryside locations. However, it has also garnered a reputation as one of the most thrilling areas of the UK to visit due to the wide range of outdoor pursuits and adventure activities available throughout the county. Here is our run-down of the best extreme sports in Cornwall.

Things to do on New Year's Day

After a few weeks of indulgences and festivities, it’s a great time to start thinking about the year ahead.  Whether you are visiting the area for the day or have enjoyed a winter break in the region, there are plenty of things to do on New Year’s Day that will give you a refreshing start in 2019. Take a look at our top picks for things to do on New Year’s Day for the whole family.

Top five places to visit in Cornwall

Cornwall is always a favourite when it comes to holidaying in the South West. There are many locations around the region that provide the ultimate holiday experience including exquisite coastal spots, quaint rural retreats, and pretty harbour hideaways. It's not surprising that every year Cornwall's top destinations include some of the best locations to soak up the sunshine and hit the surf.

Fantastic free things to do in Cornwall

Always a popular choice in the summer holidays, Cornwall provides one of the best family holiday choices in the UK. The county offers a variety of things that keep the family entertained including fun attractions, cultural heritage sites, and lots of beaches for plenty of summer amusement. Cornwall provides an affordable option for families looking for a staycation.
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