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THE CORNWALL HANDBOOK

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

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.

A local’s guide to Mullion

Situated on the Lizard Peninsula, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the seaside village of Mullion enjoys one of Cornwall’s most impressive landscapes. Wander the breathtaking South West Coast Path and admire the dramatic cliffs shaped by the Atlantic Ocean, lay out a picnic blanket on one of the sandy beaches, try your hand at fishing or some water sports, and dine out on fresh, local seafood in one of the fantastic restaurants. Discover some of our favourite places which make this village so unique with our local’s guide to Mullion.

A local’s guide to Penryn

Steeped in history, the charming town of Penryn is a fantastic choice for your next Cornish holiday. Quieter than its famous neighbour, Falmouth, there is a labyrinth of olde-worlde cobbled streets to explore, beautiful scenery to take in, a thriving art community to discover and friendly locals to meet. Discover some of our favourite places which make this town so unique with our local’s guide to Penryn.

A local’s guide to Saltash

Saltash is generally the first and last place you encounter on a trip to Cornwall; being located on the western banks of the River Tamar it is found right on the county’s natural border with Devon.

A local’s guide to Camborne

Surrounded by historic tin mines, windswept moors, sandy beaches and some of the county's finest scenery, the lively Cornish town of Camborne provides an excellent base from which to discover West Cornwall. Discover some of the fascinating places which make this bustling town so unique with our local’s guide to Camborne.

A local’s guide to Fowey

Perched on the estuary, opposite the pretty village of Polruan, you’ll discover Fowey – a town with a mix of stylish cafes and old-fashioned fisherman’s cottages.

A local's guide to Coverack

The pretty fishing village of Coverack is a dream destination. With a stone-walled harbour and a crescent-shaped shingle and sand bay, it makes the perfect holiday for all the family.

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.
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