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Things to do in Cornwall

Cornwall is famous for its beautiful stretch of coastline and all the fabulous activities that come with it. When it comes to things to do in Cornwall, there is so much to explore.

Cornish Beaches

Cornwall is proud to host the longest stretch of coastline in the UK, with over 100 beaches to explore. These beaches are amongst the best in the world, and to prove this, 6 of them achieved the internationally recognised Blue Flag status in 2012. Fistral Beach and Watergate Bay are among the most popular beaches in Cornwall and offers some mesmerising views of the coastline.

Water based activities

With so much coastline, it comes as no surprise that Cornwall is incredibly popular for water sports. From novices to experts, there is something for everyone. Canoeing, coast steering, paddle boarding, surfing, swimming, wave skiing, windsurfing, kayaking and kite surfing are examples of the types of fun water based activities you can enjoy throughout the county.

Land based activities

With so many things to do in Cornwall, you will be glad that we have handpicked some seriously stylish hotels for you to relax in. There are numerous attractions throughout the area that offer exhilarating ways in which to become acquainted with Cornwall’s landscape – archery, high ropes, climbing walls, the new Skywire at the Eden Project, abseiling, horse riding, cycling - the choice is endless. If you want to enjoy the fresh air without exerting yourself too much, there are 300 miles of coastal walkways to explore, plus an inland network of paths covering more than 2,400 miles. With such a varied landscape, there is no better way to breathe in this stunning Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The Arts

The natural beauty of Cornwall has inspired art in various forms since the early 19th century, and is currently home to a large number of artists that only London could rival. Whilst the most famous art attractions include such venues as the Eden Project, the Tate St Ives and the wonderful, open-air Minack Theatre, there are many local workshops and galleries throughout the county that are worth investigating.

Cornwall Attractions

There are many interesting places to visit in Cornwall, with something to please everyone. From stunning gardens to historic houses and castles, Cornwall’s rich heritage continues to enthrall visitors year on year. Theme parks, wildlife and animal parks are always an instant hit with younger visitors. Wherever your stay in Cornwall takes you, there will always be plenty to fill your days exploring this beautiful region. The Eden Project is arguably one of Cornwall's most famous attractions, with an incredible indoor rainforest. Alternatively, you might want to visit the magical botanical gardens at The Lost Gardens of Heligan, near Mevagissey.

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