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Portscatho in Cornwall
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Things to do in Cornwall

With beautiful golden beaches and tiny, tucked-away coves stretching the whole length of the Cornish coastline, it’s no surprise that Cornwall is one of the nation’s top holiday destinations.

A place of inspiration for landscape artists, Cornwall’s mild climate allows sub-tropical plants to thrive in numerous spectacular gardens.

In contrast, as you travel around you'll come across evidence of Cornwall's past. Abandoned mine engine houses stand out starkly against the sky, constant reminders of the tin and copper mining that once supported so many families.

Explore the mysterious Bodmin Moor, visit the lush banks of the Tamar Valley and soak up the atmosphere of Cornwall, a most intriguing part of south west England.

Resort Cornwall makes it easy to discover what's on, and search out some top visitor attractions and places to eat.

With Newquay's renowned waves offering some of the best surfing in the country, it's no surprise that there are plenty of activities on offer in Cornwall - both on and off the water. Or if shopping is more you're thing - that's in the bag too!

Once you've decided Cornwall is for you, you'll be needing some ideas on accommodation - there are a great range of holiday parks and campsites to choose from.

Once you've experienced Cornwall you'll be sure to come back!


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You can also explore all of the Cornwall venues on our Cornwall Map.

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Latest Cornwall Features

16 Aug 2018
Things to do on a rainy day in Cornwall Cornwall is blessed with countless scenic locations to explore in the summer months, from Land’s End to Port Isaac there are plenty of beauty spots and outdoor activities to enjoy. But what about those grey days in Cornwall when the number one priority is keeping dry? We’ve compiled a list of fantastic Cornwall attractions and activities to keep you and your family entertained when the rain takes hold. Rainy Day Attractions & Activities in ... Read more...
26 Mar 2018
Resort Cornwall Magazine 2018 The popular Resort Cornwall magazine for 2018 is out today. Our free title offers visitors the chance to discover all the best things to see and do across the county. Resort is packed with great attractions, activities, food and drink, shopping, events and more ideas for great days out. You'll also find lots of money-saving vouchers! Keep an eye out for the bright yellow dispensers and pick up your copy soon - they'll be found in many hotels, holiday parks, shops, ... Read more...
11 Aug 2017
Coverack on the Lizard Peninsula It’s business as usual in the charming village of Coverack, which recently suffered a flash flood that gushed through the centre of the village before pouring over the sea wall. The community has really pulled together to repair the damage and ensure that visitors can enjoy all that the village has to offer. Situated on the Lizard Peninsula, some twelve miles from Helston, Coverack is one of a string of small villages that lie along the Lizard coastline, which is an Area ... Read more...
21 Apr 2017
Cornwall's Gardens Garden Glory There are more than 70 superb gardens in Cornwall and the milder year-round climate is perfect for growing ‘sub-tropical’ plants – many of which cannot grow anywhere else in the UK – and Cornwall abounds with lush gardens. In the last couple of centuries a distinct gardening tradition has developed in Cornwall. Wealthy landowners and industrial families sent sailors and plant hunters off all over the world to bring back samples of rare ... Read more...
21 Apr 2017
Village Pubs in Cornwall To really get a feel for Cornwall life then head out and about to find that quintessential Cornish village pub! Although many of our villages may have lost their post office or local shop they have managed to retain the all important village inn, where you get a real sense of history and can imagine the generations of local people who would have enjoyed the hospitality in days gone by. That sense of timelessness still pervades, although these days the ‘local’ offers ... Read more...

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