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Things to do in Cornwall

Shannon 18 December 2019

Cornwall is a fantastic British holiday destination. Comprised of stunning beaches, rocky cliffs, majestic landmarks and so much history, legend and folklore, it isn’t difficult to see what draws thousands to explore the land. Whether you’re getting ready for the most memorable family holiday yet, a break away for two or a grand celebration with a large group, we’re here to help you get the very best of what Cornwall has to offer.

With our guides to things to do in North, South and West Cornwall, paired with in-depth guides to individual towns, cities, villages, and even things to do in Cornwall in the rain, you’ll have all the information you need to live like a local. Discover the best places to eat and stay, top sights to see, insiders’ tips and more. Your next adventure is waiting…

Guide to North Cornwall

The coastal beauty of North Cornwall entices thousands each year to explore its hidden coves, small ports, boutique shops, and, of course, its fantastic surf! Whether you’re a thrill-seeker looking to take to the waves, a history buff wanting to visit the mythological haunts of King Arthur or a parent looking for the perfect family-friendly holiday, North Cornwall has it all. Learn about all of our favourite spots in North Cornwall today…

Local's Guide to Bodmin
Local's Guide to Boscastle
Local's Guide to Bude
Local's Guide to Crackington Haven
Local's Guide to Launceston
Local's Guide to Mawgan Porth
Local's Guide to Newquay
Local's Guide to Padstow
Local's Guide to Polzeath
Local's Guide to Port Isaac
Local's Guide to Rock
Local's Guide to Tintagel
Local's Guide to Wadebridge









From the Elizabethan harbour at Boscastle and the ruined castle on the headland at Tintagel, to the surfing mecca of Newquay and the stunning stretches of the South West Coast Path, North Cornwall is a must-visit destination this year.

Local's Guide to South Cornwall

Most know South Cornwall for the tropical rainforests and unique biomes of the Eden Project, a fantastic attraction for visitors of all ages. But there’s much more that makes up this region, with the mixture of rugged moorland, golden beaches and gorgeous gardens creating the perfect holiday itinerary.
Local's Guide to Callington
Local's Guide to Charlestown
Local's Guide to Fowey
Local's Guide to Liskeard
Local's Guide to Looe
Local's Guide to Lostwithiel
Local's Guide to Mevagissey
Local's Guide to Millbrook
Local's Guide to Polperro
Local's Guide to Polruan
Local's Guide to Saltash
Local's Guide to St Austell
Local's Guide to St Mawes
Local's Guide to St Neot
Local's Guide to Torpoint









Your four-legged friends will also love what’s on offer in the South Cornwall, with miles of walkies on stretches of sand and high up on cliff walks. Plus, the large number of dog-friendly attractions, cafes and restaurants ensure that you have a stress-free visit without having to leave anyone behind!

Local's Guide to West Cornwall

The golden light of West Cornwall lights up the cobbled streets and whitewashed fishermen’s cottages with a magical glow, making it a perfectly picturesque location for your next getaway. The region features an eclectic mixture of historic cathedral cities, artistic towns, filming locations and quaint fishing villages, meaning that your Cornish adventure can differ from day to day. Learn to live like a local in West Cornwall and all its treasured towns and villages here…

Local's Guide to Camborne
Local's Guide to Coverack
Local's Guide to Falmouth
Local's Guide to Helston
Local's Guide to the Isles of Scilly
Local's Guide to Lands End
Local's Guide to Lizard
Local's Guide to Marazion
Local's Guide to Mullion
Local's Guide to Penryn
Local's Guide to Penzance
Local's Guide to Perranporth
Local's Guide to Porthleven
Local's Guide to Portreath
Local's Guide to Praa Sands
Local's Guide to Sennen
Local's Guide to St Ives









Where will you visit next? From the popular hot spot of St Ives and the majestic sight of St Micheal’s Mount to the foodie town of Falmouth, historic Minack Theatre and all the hidden gems in between, you could spend weeks exploring this region of Cornwall. That’s why it’s a destination that people return to year after year to make new memories with their loved ones!

Ready to book your next Cornish escape? Whether you’re in search of a luxury cottage with a sea view, a celebration house for a multi-generational get-together or our best dog-friendly properties, browse our extensive range of Cornwall cottages and get planning!

Disclaimer: Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information at the time of writing, please ensure you check carefully before making any decisions based on the contents within this article.

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