If you’re looking to organise a UK-based holiday this year and are searching for some inspiration, Cornwall might be just what you’re looking for. Cornwall tops the UK staycation lists, has held the Best UK Holiday Destination in the British Travel Awards for six consecutive years running and is the ideal location for anyone with a deep love of the British coast.
It is easy to see why Cornwall is so popular and currently seeing a ten-year high in holiday bookings. It is a county rich in culture and history, not to mention it gorgeous landscapes and golden sandy beaches, which are considered some of the most beautiful in Europe. This quirky, beautiful county has so much for you to explore and is an ideal destination for both families and fun-loving thrill seekers. Out of the many Cornwall gems, we have collected our top five favourites for you to enjoy.
1. Minack Theatre (Porthcurno)
This world-famous open-air theatre is a must-visit when you’re in the Porthcurno area. Minack Theatre is perched on a rocky granite outcrop far above the Atlantic Ocean and has a range of performances for you to enjoy, including comedies, musicals and dramas. Each year more than 80,000 tourists travel to Cornwall to take in a performance and appreciate the awe-inspiring Cornish scenery.
2. Paradise Park (Hayle)
This is a great destination for wildlife lovers. Paradise Park has over 140 stunning species of creatures to see, including otters, red pandas, hawks and penguins. The park also offers daily activities, displays and indoor areas to keep children entertained. This award-winning wildlife sanctuary has an ‘Eagles of Paradise’ display, penguin feeding and a free flying bird show. You might even be lucky enough to have the opportunity to feed parrots from pots of nectar in the summer months.
3. Museum of Witchcraft and Magic (Coscastle)
This destination boasts the world’s largest collection of ‘witchcraft-related artefacts and regalia’. The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic is one of Cornwall’s most popular museums and is dedicated to educating the public on the history of European witchcraft and magic. Founded by magician Cecil Williamson, the museum has exhibits focusing on ceremonial magic, Wicca, folk magic and freemasonry.
4. Koru Kayaking (Saint Agnes)
Everyone knows that Cornwall is famous for its deep blue seas and dramatic coastlines; it would be a shame for you to visit the area without taking full advantage of them. Koru Kayaking offers guided kayak tours for you and your family to enjoy Cornwall’s gorgeous waterways. Kayaking is the perfect day out, with a combination of adrenaline, exercise and beautiful calming views, providing lifelong memories.
5. Camel Trail (Wadebridge)
The Camel Trail is a seventeen mile multi-purpose, traffic-free trail along a disused railway line between Wadebridge and Padstow that provides popular routes for cyclists, horse riders and pedestrians. It is used by more than 400,000 people per year and is loved for its easy access to picturesque Cornish countryside views and the opportunity to take in the local wildlife.
If you’ve made the very wise decision to visit Cornwall this summer and would love a comfortable, safe place to stay while you explore this amazing county, there are a huge number of beautiful self-catered holiday cottages along the Cornish coastline that could provide you with the ultimate, unforgettable holiday experience.
Here at BimbleBox, we can help you find the perfect self-catered cottage holiday getaway. Get in touch with us today and we will ensure that you have the break that you deserve.