Cornwall

All the best bits about this number 1 holiday destination. Cornwall is home to a ridiculous amount of home-grown talent and entertainment - that's if the landscape alone isn't enough. Culture is found in droves and often topped with a good dollop of local yumminess. It's more than worth the journey this far west and here's a few clues why:

Truro School Cookery

Join our writer, Kayleigh, on the pasta course at Truro School Cookery. Learn some new culinary skills and take a ready-made dinner back to your holiday cottage.

Classic Fodder Kayleigh Hardy

Activities for foodies in Cornwall

From the best places to eat to foraging for your dinner, these are the best things to do in Cornwall if you love your food.

Classic Fodder Abby D

Holidays for next year

The hottest places to stay for your 2020 holiday. Bookings for next year are now live!

News & Offers Dominique Adams

Searching for sea glass with Pebbletastic

Read about the creation of sea glass jewellery and pictures by Heidi Reynolds, founder of Pebbletastic. She also includes some top tips on where to find sea glass in Cornwall.

Things to do Heidi Reynolds

50 things to do in May Half Term

50 ideas to keep you busy during school holidays, ranging from fruit picking to wild swimming. There's plenty of ideas to kick start your holiday planning.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

Best Swimming Beaches in the South West

If you’re coming to the South West and can’t wait to get into the water, this is the list for you. We’ve compiled a list of the best beaches to go swimming so you can get straight into the action.

Places to Go Lizzie H

Zennor to St Ives Walk

Enjoy breakfast in the Chapel Cafe in Zennor and a stunning walk along the South West Coast Path and lunch in St Ives.

Things to do George Thomas

Cornwall's May Traditions

Discover the May traditions of Cornwall. From Flora Day in Helston to the Obby Oss in Padstow, tradition runs deep in this county (and we're sure the Cornish love any excuse for a party).

Places to Go Kayleigh Hardy

Things to do in Sennen

A popular surfing hot spot in west Cornwall, Sennen is a brilliant seaside holiday destination for a day out or a week or two.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

Fistral beach review

A popular surfing beach in Newquay, it's easy to see why locals love an every day wander along the golden sands with their dog in tow.

Places to Go Abby D

Things to do in Mousehole

This Cornish fishing village with bags of character and personality sits around a picturesque harbour. With a great choice of places to eat, coastal walks and things to do, this is a lovely day out in Cornwall.

Things to do Abby D

Things to do in Falmouth

A holiday in Cornwall wouldn’t be complete without a day out in the historic harbour town of Falmouth. Sitting just south of Truro, Falmouth isn’t too far off the beaten track and makes for a great day out.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

Sennen beach review

Swathes of golden sand with blue waters and a popular beach bar and restaurant, Sennen Cove has an amazing beach that’s a hidden Cornish gem.

Places to Go Kayleigh Hardy

The latest property to join Classic Cottages

Nestled on the edge of Tremenheere Sculpture Garden with breath-taking views of Mounts Bay, this is set to be one of our most popular places to stay for 2019.

News & Offers Kayleigh Hardy

Caerhays Castle and Gardens

Explore one of the great gardens of Cornwall during it’s exclusive spring opening hours. Perfect for a family friendly day enjoying the fresh air.

Places to Go Kayleigh Hardy

Porthleven Food and Music Festival

With every taste you could think of, Porthleven Food and Music festival suits all palates. And there's plenty of extra fun thrown in for the weekend.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

Things to do in Bude

Voted the Best UK Coastal Resort at the British Travel Awards in 2015 and 2016, Bude has lots of things to do. Visit for your holiday or simply a day out while staying in one of our Cornwall cottages.

Things to do Abby D

Philleigh Way Cookery School

An little taste of Italy in the heart of the Roseland peninsula in Cornwall. Join us for the Italian cooking course.

Things to do Rachel H

Fisherman's Friends and Port Isaac

From sea shanties to Port Isaac views, the new Fisherman's Friends movie is ticking all our boxes for a feel-good cinema hit. Have you seen it yet?

News & Offers Kayleigh Hardy

Advance reservations

Learn about our advance reservation system and book your 2020 holiday now.

News & Offers Kayleigh Hardy

The Japanese Garden

Open from March until October, the Japanese Garden is a collection of beautiful blooms from around the world. Well worth a visit if you're staying in Newquay, Padstow or Wadebridge.

Places to Go Abby D

Easter activities in Cornwall

Give the kids an eggs-hilarating holiday this Easter with survival skill days and Easter egg hunts in some of Cornwall’s most beautiful places.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

Nancarrow Farm Spring Gathering

Join the team at Nancarrow Farm for a springtime frolic around their beautiful barns and grounds.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

Holiday cottages with swimming pools for Easter

Whether you celebrate Easter or not, most people tend to make the school holidays a family occasion. Choose a holiday cottage with a pool as an added luxury to your holiday in the South and West.

News & Offers Kayleigh Hardy

Things to do at Easter

New-fangled ideas and old school fun for Easter in the South and West.

Things to do Katie Chown

Gardens of Cornwall

Cornwall is heralded for it’s beautiful coast and countryside. Explore these Cornwall gardens for a lovely spring day out on your holiday.

Places to Go Kayleigh Hardy

Top Walks in the West Country

Whether to wear out the kids, or to rediscover alone time together, here are a few of our favourite walks in the South West.

Places to Go Katie Chown

Fat Apples cafe, Porthallow

Fill your appetite after a long coastal walk with a bite to eat at Fat Apples on the Lizard Peninsula in Cornwall.

Classic Fodder Liz Arnell

Unusual holiday cottages

From a tin tabernacle to a Victorian-inspired lodge these are our unique holiday cottages with quirky interiors.

News & Offers Kayleigh Hardy

Gardens of the South and West

Tiptoe through the tulips or run by the roses at these top gardens in the South and West.

Places to Go Kayleigh Hardy

Guide to the Lizard Peninsula

This green gem on the south Cornwall coast is a picturesque landscape and geographical hot spot. Here are the places to visit and things to do on the Lizard Peninsula in Cornwall.

Places to Go George Thomas

Things to do in Mullion

A pretty village at the heart of the Lizard Peninsula, Mullion makes for a great day out in Cornwall.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

Spring Glamping

The loveliest time to experience the beauty of nature, and all with the luxury of beds and en suites!

News & Offers Kayleigh Hardy

Things to do in Cornwall this summer

The ultimate guide to the things you have to do while visiting Cornwall in the summer. From the annual county show to discovering the hidden gems off the beaten track, Cornwall is waiting for you.

Things to do Abby D

Hurling the Silver Ball in St Ives

The St Ives Feast and hurling the silver ball are longstanding Cornwall traditions that take place in February. Brighten up your winter with a St Ives holiday filled with fun traditions.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

Cornwall Bucket List

Our ultimate list of things to do and see in Cornwall. Make sure you don't miss out.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

Christmas Day dips

If you're feeling adventurous this Christmas and fancy a bracing dip, here's where to go for a group swim in Cornwall.

Things to do Sadie Phillips

Guide to stargazing in Cornwall

Embrace the Great Outdoors, wrap up warm and spend an evening stargazing, either from the patio of your holiday cottage or in one of these popular places.

Things to do Abby D

GIN-spiration: South West artisan gins

We all know that one person who’s completely obsessed with gin. Here we’ve listed a whole load of gift inspiration (or ‘ginspiration’, if you will) for the gin-lovers among you.

Classic Fodder Sadie Phillips

5 favourite Cornwall dog walks

Abby and her golden retriever, Monty, have been busy exploring Cornwall to bring you their favourite dog walks from across the county.

Places to Go Abby D

5 things to do on the Helford River

Take a wander along the riverbanks of the Helford in Cornwall as our writer, Abby, shows you her favourite places to go and things to do.

Things to do Abby D

5 Cornish ideas to get in the festive spirit

Get in the festive spirit at one of these Cornwall events and activities. Stock up on Christmas gifts or indulge in a mulled wine or two and celebrate the season.

Things to do Abby D

Top five Cornwall Christmas markets

Escape the chill in Cornwall this festive season with our top five Christmas markets to prepare for the big day.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

Storm watching in Cornwall

Break from the mould of a standard Summer holiday and experience the wilder side of Cornwall with some storm watching. Hold on to your hat!

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

5 cosy Cornish pubs with Hygge

Get your dose of cosy this autumn and winter in one of these Cornish pubs. Embrace the Danish art of Hygge with warm, comfortable places to relax.

Places to Go Abby D

Ten Cottages with Indoor Swimming Pools

Ten of our holiday cottages with indoor swimming pools for guests to use in Cornwall, Devon and Somerset, perfect for holidays with family or friends.

News & Offers Kayleigh Hardy

Cornwall holiday for two in September

September is a lovely time to take a break with your significant other. Cornwall is still sunny and there's plenty of things to do together.

Places to Go Kayleigh Hardy

Jubilee Pool in Penzance

Make a splash in Penzance’s art deco sea pool, an iconic place to go on your next Cornwall holiday.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

October events in Cornwall

Wild food walks in the Lost Gardens of Heligan, the county’s best brews at Falmouth Beer Festival, feast nights to tantalise the tastebuds and some frighteningly good Halloween events – it’s all happening in Cornwall this October.

Things to do Sadie Phillips

Orchard Barn Holiday in Cornwall

Orchard Barn has had a deserved place in our portfolio for many years now and it’s still as fresh and welcoming as the day we found it. See what The Globe Trotter thought on their holiday in Cornwall.

News & Offers Katie Chown

3 Alternative Cornwall must dos

Love the famous Cornwall landmarks? From the Minack Theatre to St Ives, we've got some alternative suggestions for those who think they've seen it all.

Things to do Abby D

5 reasons to stay in a safari tent

Looking to try a new place to go on holiday? Take a look at our safari tents for your next staycation adventure with the family.

News & Offers Kayleigh Hardy

Cornwall’s best fish and chips

Oh we do love to be beside the seaside! And what could be more fitting than tucking into a delicious portion of fish and chips?

Classic Fodder Sadie Phillips

Falmouth Week festival

Falmouth Week is a family friendly festival in Cornwall with a full schedule of activities and entertainment carefully organised for every day of the week. Take the little ones, take the older ones, take everyone or just take the two of you in August and indulge in the true spirit of the town.

Things to do Katie Chown

Summer theatre in Cornwall

Get lost in some of Cornwall's iconic locations with one of these enchanting performances coming to our shores this summer.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

September events in Cornwall

The children may go back to school but many entertainers come out to play in September; think harvest fairs and village fetes, a late summer is adorned with events in Cornwall.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

6 riverside cottages in Devon and Cornwall

Find your own little piece of heaven tucked away by the riverside in Devon and Cornwall. These properties boast some of the most scenic views.

News & Offers Kayleigh Hardy

Watergate Bay beach review

The vast golden sands of Watergate Bay spread out round the corner from Newquay on the north coast of Cornwall.

Places to Go Abby D

Polridmouth beach review

Find beachside seclusion at this secret spot that welcomes dogs all year round - welcome to Polridmouth.

Places to Go Abby D

August events in Cornwall

It’s the height of summer in Cornwall and also the height of activities with so many things to do in August you won’t know where to start, so we’ve put a selection together for you.

Things to do Katie Chown

The ultimate summer barbecue guide

Nothing says summer more than the sizzle of a barbecue in the summer sunshine. We’ve put together our top tips to make your next barbecue the best one yet.

Classic Fodder Kayleigh Hardy

Beaches in St Ives

Everyone knows St Ives but not everyone has been to all five local beaches. Here are our reasons why you should.

Places to Go Liz Arnell

Exploring Bedruthan Steps beach 

A golden, sandy beach on the north coast of Cornwall, entangled with a legend about a giant. This is a dog friendly place to go for a walk on the beach while enjoying the Cornish countryside.

Places to Go Abby D

4 Cornish towns you have to visit

4 must-visit places in Cornwall that are off the beaten track. You might not have heard of these places before but they're worth going out of your way for.

Places to Go Abby D

July events in Cornwall

With activities and entertainment all around, you can be sure there’ll be something just a stone’s throw from your cottage.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

Beaches in Falmouth

Take a look at these sandy havens sheltered in Falmouth bay, ideal for your next day out to the beach.

Places to Go Kayleigh Hardy

6 Dog friendly beach bars in Cornwall

Treat your dog to a run on the beach and then treat yourself to a refreshing pint of local Cornish cider in the sunshine. These beach bars are the perfect place to relax with your pet.

Classic Fodder Abby D

25 Beautiful Homes - Rock and Rockaway

Rock and Rockaway are beautiful holiday homes overlooking the beach at Portreath - so beautiful, in fact, they've been featured in this glossy magazine.

News & Offers Katie Chown

Places to eat in Falmouth

From fancy seafood restaurants to takeaway falafel vans, Falmouth is brimming with excellent food and drink to devour. There’s so much choice for restaurants, cafes and places to eat in this sunny seaside town.

Classic Fodder Kayleigh Hardy

A St Ives Staycation

Deadlines and alarm clocks quickly become a distant memory, replaced by thoughts of cream teas and tide tables

Visitors' Book Charlotte Williams

Gyllyngvase Beach review

A small but busy beach close to Falmouth. Great location for a quick walk or a whole day of swimming, kayaking, sun-bathing, paddle boarding and general beach fun.

Places to Go Kayleigh Hardy

June events in Cornwall

Enjoy the beaches all to yourself before the kids break up from school. There's plenty of things to do in June to keep earlybirds busy.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

How to Spot a Rip Current

It’s best to familiarise yourself with the dangers that come with swimming in the sea so that you can stay safe and happy - how to spot a rip current is important.

Visitors' Book Lizzie H

4 Vineyards in Cornwall you should visit

Whether you’re a self-confessed wine aficionado or have never tried a glass of Cornish wine, these are the places to indulge your taste buds for wine tasting in Cornwall.

Classic Fodder Abby D

May events in Cornwall

Take some time out this May to enjoy a break in breezy, sunny Cornwall. From May Day events to school holiday activities, we've got plenty to keep you busy.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

St Piran's Day in Cornwall

Celebrate St Piran's Day and all things Cornwall by visiting our favourite St Piran-related places in the county. Now all you need is a cream tea and you'll be proper Cornish - jam then cream, please.

Stories & Characters Kayleigh Hardy

Top 5 Cornish cream teas

Five of our favourite spots to treat your taste buds to a Cornish cream tea. Just remember, jam first then the cream.

Classic Fodder Abby D

Culture in Cornwall: Visiting Tate St Ives

As galleries go, this one is a stunner, the impressive looking building just a few steps from Porthmeor beach and as such commands excellent views. You’ll also find a great program of events, exhibitions and workshops on year-round.

Places to Go Abby D

Cornish Dog Walk: Mylor Bridge to Restronguet Creek

This scenic dog walk in Cornwall will take you past expansive fields of cows, through impressive woodlands and alongside the beautiful western shore of the Fal Estuary before finishing off in the postcard perfect waterside hamlet of Restronguet.

Places to Go Abby D

4 Dog friendly days out in Cornwall

Want to explore some of Cornwall’s best attractions with your four legged friend? Not a problem! Cornwall is super dog friendly year round and many of the best sites are open to visitors with paws.

Things to do Abby D

April events in Cornwall

If April brings it’s supposed showers while you’re on holiday in Cornwall, head to one of these events. There’s something going on in every corner of the county to celebrate Easter, spring and the approaching May Bank Holiday.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

Cornwall coast path cottages

Fulfil your walking holiday dreams with a stay in one of these gorgeous holiday cottages in Cornwall.

News & Offers Kayleigh Hardy

Top 3 dog friendly towns in Cornwall

If you and your canine companion are coming to Cornwall for your holidays we have good news: it’s a seriously dog friendly county!

Places to Go Abby D

40 ways to propose in the South and West

Some ideas for those considering getting down on one knee. Some would be perfect for Valentine's Day, others are great all year round.

Places to Go Kayleigh Hardy

The Story of Dolly Pentreath

Buried in a tiny Cornish cemetery above Mousehole, the last pure Cornish speaker. Or so the story goes...

Pub Philosophy Katie Chown

March events in Cornwall

Choose a traditional Cornwall this March with classic flower shows and walking or go off road and head to the World Pasty Championships for an added twist to your cottage holiday.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

February events in Cornwall

Our round up of the places to be this February in Cornwall. Whether you're visiting for Valentines or just to enjoy the spring flowers, there's something going on to keep you busy.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

Visit Devon for Mount Edgcumbe Estate

You’d be forgiven for thinking shopping is all Plymouth has to offer, but you’d also be wrong. There are acres of stunning parkland and miles of breathtaking coastline just around the corner, waiting to be explored.

Places to Go Sadie Phillips

Dog friendly pubs in Cornwall

Luckily for me and my black dog, Cornwall is extremely dog friendly – our butcher even lets the black dog in to choose his own bone! We’ve tried quite a few dog-friendly pubs over the years - and these are our favourites.

Places to Go Sian Pickles

Tempting Thai food at Ocean and Earth, Looe

I definitely had that ‘on holiday’ feeling whilst dining in Looe at this authentic Thai restaurant. It’s safe to say I’ll be back in Looe soon.

Classic Fodder Abby D

5 dog friendly places to eat in Cornwall

Good news - long gone are the days of having to eat at home every night of your holiday because you have Fido with you. These days plenty of cafes, pubs and restaurants have opened their doors to our four-legged friends! So with that in mind here are five of our favourite dog friendly eateries in Cornwall.

Classic Fodder Abby D

Lerryn River dog walk in Cornwall

If you’re on holiday near Lerryn with your four-legged friend, no doubt you’ll have discovered the magical Ethy Woods. But have you explored the other side of the river?

Places to Go Abby D

Cornish Smugglers' Stories

No Cornish history lesson would be done justice without attention being turned to smugglers. Whether they were liberators, criminals, pirates or local heroes, they covered the Cornish coastline with their illicit trade and made history through their dealings.

Stories & Characters Lizzie H

Cornish Christmas gifts

Be inspired by local makers and make your Christmas gifts a little more Cornish this year.

Visitors' Book Abby D

New Year in Cornwall

The festivities have come to a close but there are still plenty of places to explore across Cornwall. Make the most of your stay in the county with some of our favourite activities to do at New Year.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

Top 5 Christmas cocktails in Cornwall

Fancy a festive tipple or two? The lights are up, the Bublé Christmas album is on and the celebrations are starting all over Cornwall as the festive season gets into full swing.

Classic Fodder Sadie Phillips

Winter walks in Cornwall

Pull yourself out of hibernation. It will do you the world of good. Put that extra gear on – the wellies, the wool, the fleece, the waterproofs. Layer up. It’s time to brave the storm with these wonderful winter walks.

Visitors' Book Sadie Phillips

Art Galleries of Cornwall

The 1877 train line brought with it an influx of artists who came intrigued and stayed for the light and landscapes. Cornwall is a pretty great place to visit if you’re only remotely interested in art! To get you started, here are five art galleries across the county worth a gander. 

Places to Go Abby D

Things to do on the Helford River

The Helford River is an absolutely stunning part of Cornwall packed full of interesting wildlife, history and stories. So, get to know the river a bit better, and go on a Helford River Boat Tour. 

Things to do Abby D

Pizza and sea views on Fistral Beach

Pizza, cider and a sea view. For good food in Cornwall, The Stable in Newquay caters for everyone, from kids to vegans and it's right on the beach.

Classic Fodder Abby D

The 5 best outdoor swim spots in Cornwall

Choose your location, time and company (obligatory) carefully - everyone has their own secret swim spots in Cornwall and here are my top five (but ssh!)

Places to Go Rachel Wilson-Couch

Canvas Theatre's The Coastguard's Daughter

Catch this beautiful piece of Cornish theatre while enjoying your holiday by the sea. Inspired by a local coastguard's family who volunteered to do his role when he went away to WWI.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

A Guide to Cornish Literature

From whimsical childhood classics to page-turning crime fiction and whole novels set in Cornwall, discover the land behind your favourite Cornish literature and writers.

Stories & Characters Abby D

December events in Cornwall

Enjoy the magic of December in Cornwall with a whole host of festive events across the county.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

Dog walks in Cornwall: Coulson Park, Lostwithiel

If you’re after a flat, scenic dog route with plenty of opportunities for spying wildlife, look no further. Coulson Park in Lostwithiel is popular with many local and visiting dog walkers thanks to the ample space, tempting river and – it has to be said – adequate number of bins!

Places to Go Abby D

Vegetarian Restaurants Cornwall

Almost all restaurants, pubs and cafes in Cornwall have vegetarian meals nowadays and more and more are catering to vegans too. Here's some of the best vegetarian and vegan restaurants Cornwall has to offer.

Classic Fodder Abby D

Geevor Tin Mine

For my family, day trips normally involve beaches or stately homes, but whilst holidaying in Cornwall this half-term the bad weather forced us to think creatively. And so feeling the Poldark effect, we found ourselves at Geevor Tin Mine.

Places to Go Philip Eley

Secret Cornwall Gems

The best places to visit in Cornwall that you may have heard of, but not added to your must-see list. Well, we think they're worth taking a peek at.

Places to Go Abby D

UK Island hopping escapes in the South and West

Island hopping can be a beautifully British pastime. In this case, it’s all about the transport, as recommended by our staff, travelling on alternative modes of transport and escaping to an island in the South and West.

Places to Go Katie Chown

November events in Cornwall

A round up of November events in Cornwall to make the most of your trip to the county.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

Best cream teas in Devon

Which county started the tradition of cream teas, and more importantly, which county has the best cream teas, Devon or Cornwall?

Classic Fodder Philip Eley

Cornish Dog Walks: Ethy Woods

The riverside village of Lerryn is a pretty place to while away an afternoon and the gorgeous woodland and river are sure to keep all canine companions happy too on a dog friendly walk on holiday in Cornwall.

Visitors' Book Abby D

Things to do in Looe

Want bucket loads of seaside charm? Head to Looe! Whether you decide to base yourself here, or pop over for a day trip, there are plenty of things to do to keep you busy here.

Things to do Abby D

Food vans of Cornwall

Peckish? Stuck in the beautiful wilderness of Cornwall? Don’t panic. There may be a fantastic food truck just around the corner. 

Classic Fodder Kayleigh Hardy

Woodfired at West

St Ives is home to some of the greats. It’s currently the home of one of my personal greats; the Woodfired Canteen team. Find out what the fuss is about at their latest pop up on Porthmeor beach.

Classic Fodder Kayleigh Hardy

A lazy brunch at Lounge in Truro

Don’t feel like you have to head there for brunch, I bet Lounge in Truro would be just as cool with a cocktail in the evening or a lazy early dinner with the kids when on holiday in Cornwall.

Classic Fodder Abby D

Dog walks in Cornwall: Gribbin Tower, Fowey

Gribbin Head is a lush, green headland on the picturesque south coast of Cornwall, perfect for dog walks. It’s topped by an iconic red and white stripped daymark tower which over the years has helped countless boats avoid disaster.

Places to Go Abby D

Things to do in Lerryn

Whether you’ve got a week or an afternoon to spend, Lerryn makes the perfect place for a spot of pottering. There are things to do in Lerryn to keep you occupied while you relax and unwind on holiday in Cornwall.

Things to do Abby D

5 family friendly watersports to try instead of surfing

If you've tried surfing and found it's just not for you, take a look at our alternatives. You can still get in the water while you're on holiday, try a new activity and get all the family involved.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

Bude in September

Plan a September stay in north Cornwall to soak up the last of the summer sunshine before we head into the cosy nights of autumn.

Places to Go Kayleigh Hardy

Things to do in Porthleven

Once a quiet harbour village on the south coast of Cornwall, Porthleven is a growing hotspot for visitors to the county who have a zest for all things food and the Great Outdoors.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

Arts cinemas in the South and West

Cinemas are everywhere. And can be a great way to dodge a rainy day while you’re on holiday. But if you like places with a dash of character and plenty of good films to go around, you might want to plan a special trip to one of these.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

Nancarrow Farm Midsummer Feast

Join us for a sneak peak into the feast nights at Nancarrow Farm in Cornwall. A truly special experience to enjoy while on holiday in the county.

Classic Fodder Kayleigh Hardy

Ruddy muddy dog walk in Godolphin Woods

Rainy days often encourage indoor-based activities, like sofa lounging, board games in front of a roaring open fire and so much television your eyes start crossing. We’re not like that in my family. We love the rain!

Things to do Deb S

The Royal Cornwall Show

Take a look at our latest pictures from the Royal Cornwall Show last weekend. From cows, sheep to all the fun of the fair, there's all sorts going on at Cornwall's annual county show.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

A last minute local staycation

Holidays don't have to be two weeks. A break for a few days can sometimes be enough to relax and refresh you, ready to get back to the office on Monday.

Places to Go Anna H

Duchy of Cornwall Nursery: Eat, shop and dog walk

Whether you’ve just been on a fantastic stomp around the Fowey Valley or you’re simply in the mood for a cream tea with a view, you have to check out the Duchy Cafe in Lostwithiel.

Visitors' Book Abby D

Things to do in Mevagissey

For a postcard perfect Cornish village, head to Mevagissey. This sweet fishing port on the south coast of Cornwall offers up buckets of old school charm and the freshest fish of your life.

Things to do Abby D

Life's a beach: June in Cornwall

Plan a holiday to Cornwall in June to make the most of the beaches while they're quiet. It really is the best time to visit the county if you love a good beach day.

Places to Go Kayleigh Hardy

Cycling the Great Flat Lode

A holiday in Cornwall doesn't have to be all about the beaches. Grab a bike and get cycling along one of the county's most picturesque trails.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

A family day out mixing Legend and History at Tintagel Castle

A visit to Tintagel in North Cornwall is like taking a pilgrimage to a peculiarly mythical land. The castle ruins perched high on the clifftop are the quintessence of one of the greatest legends that course throughout Cornwall’s history.

Places to Go Deb S

Cornish Dog Walks: Watergate Bay

A large expanse of sand with plenty of doggy facilities makes Watergate Bay a great dog friendly beach to walk in Cornwall.

Visitors' Book Abby D

The best crab sandwiches in Cornwall

We’re pretty sure we’ve discovered the best places for a crab sandwich in Cornwall, so wrap your laughing gear around these and let us know if you’ve tasted any better…

Classic Fodder Hayley Spurway

Things to do in St Austell

When you think of a typical Cornish holiday, you probably won’t think of St Austell. But this historic town is well worth a wander and offers plenty of things to do as well as fantastic access to some of the best beaches in the whole county.

Things to do Abby D

Seafood dinner at Muddy Beach in Penryn

Hidden in plain sight on the Jubilee Wharf at the bottom of Penryn, Muddy Beach cafe is a quiet river side haven to stop for breakfast, lunch or dinner while out exploring Cornwall. Take a look at what we tasted (and highly recommend).

Classic Fodder Kayleigh Hardy

Film locations in Cornwall and Devon

Devon and Cornwall boast magnificent houses, rugged coastline, unspoilt villages and wild moorland. All of these backdrops have been used on some well-loved films and TV programmes.

Stories & Characters Philip Eley

My Best Friend has a Tail (eleven animal sanctuaries)

What do you do with your dog when it comes to your holiday? Well, bring him or her along for the ride! If you don't have a dog, take a look at our list of animal sanctuaries to visit for some furry fun in the south and west.

Places to Go Katie Chown

Things to do in Fowey

Set on the south coast, Fowey is a maritime lover’s paradise. The smart nautical town hugs the west side of the Fowey estuary, where deep waters attract sailing fans. The town itself is a mix of enchantingly narrow streets and a mix of architecture including historic medieval, grand Georgian and Victorian buildings.

Things to do Abby D

Making the most of Cornwall's April showers

Don't forget your coat as spring brings April showers to Cornwall. But stay positive, there are plenty of things you can do when the skies turn grey.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

How to take great holiday photos

Follow our simple hints and tips on how to capture your holiday memories. Including composition ideas, group photos and how to snap that all important sunset shot, we’ve got you covered on it all.

Visitors' Book Kayleigh Hardy

Things to do in Truro

Truro is Cornwall’s only city! Steeped in history, Truro boasts stunning architecture, beautiful gardens, an eclectic shopping scene as well as a range of galleries, bars, restaurants and clubs. You’ll find something fun to do whether you’re visiting with kids, on a romantic getaway or flying solo.

Things to do Abby D

Things to do in Newquay

One of the nation’s favourite seaside towns, Newquay is a fantastic place for a holiday. With a different beach for every day of the week, an emerging foodie scene and a packed calendar of events for the year it’s a must see location if you’re in the area.

Things to do Abby D

Things to do in Bodmin

One of the oldest towns in Cornwall, Bodmin is truly steeped in history yet has many modern conveniences to make life easy.

Things to do Abby D

5 top tips for holidays with dogs

Dogs are man's best friend and who wouldn't want to take their best friend on holiday? Choose one of our dog friendly cottages for a great stay with your four legged friend.

News & Offers Kayleigh Hardy

Things to do in the Lizard

Explore the wild and beautiful Lizard Peninsula and revive the senses, before returning to your very own home-from-home in a luxury holiday cottage.

Things to do Lizzie H

Cosy pubs in Cornwall

Warm up after a winter walk in one of these cosy pubs in Cornwall.

Visitors' Book Sadie Phillips

Philleigh Way Cookery School venison recipe

A brief but beautiful recipe from Philleigh Way cookery school based in the Roseland in Cornwall. Perfect for making an impact on your guests for Christmas and New Year.

Classic Fodder Kayleigh Hardy

Christmas in Cornwall

Take our advice, wrap up warm and make the most of the long nights, chilly weather and cosy Christmas lights. We have Christmas in Cornwall all wrapped up.

Visitors' Book Sadie Phillips

Things to do in Penzance

Relax and take it easy on your Cornwall cottage holiday with a lungful of salty sea air on the Penzance promenade or an adventure through the shopping arcades filled with Cornish treasures.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

Trerice by Candlelight - ghost hunting in Cornwall

I had never visited a stately home by candlelight before. So when I noticed that Trerice House in Cornwall was one of a handful of National Trust properties which organised night time ghost walks I was truly excited by the idea.

Visitors' Book Philip Eley

Fireworks in Cornwall

Remember remember…it’s Bonfire Night soon! And guess what? This year it falls on a Saturday, so why not make a weekend of it? There are loads of fantastic fireworks events happening up and down Cornwall, so grab a toffee apple and a sparkler and get involved!

Places to Go Abby D

Gandys London in Cornwall

Philanthropic brand Gandys London opened their first south west shop in Fowey - discover why they thought Cornwall encapsulated their ethos.

Stories & Characters Katie Chown

Metal Chickens of west Cornwall

We've christened Mike the 'chicken welder of the west' but in fact his work is much more elegant. Come be inspired by Mike's metalwork and stay at the end of the country.

Stories & Characters Katie Chown

Top Michelin star places to eat in Cornwall

Take a look at our top three Cornish restaurants with a Michelin star (or two). The perfect way to tease your taste buds whilst on holiday in Cornwall.

Classic Fodder Kayleigh Hardy

Otter Surfboards of North Cornwall

Love the water like an otter on a surfboard once you've read James' story about living on the north coast of Cornwall.

Stories & Characters Katie Chown

The Cornish Food Box Company

"We always knew we wanted to sell only Cornish food – that way we knew exactly where it had come from". Tor and Lucy tell us how their Cornish food box company came to be and now delivers all over the country.

Stories & Characters Katie Chown

Things to do in October half term in Cornwall

There's a fun-filled week of activities planned if you're looking for things to do this Autumn halfterm in Cornwall - pumpkins feature quite a lot and there are plenty of Halloween plans.

Things to do Katie Chown

Exploring Lostwithiel

But it’s not just the lively shopping scene that draws the crowds, there are beautiful riverside walks to enjoy, brilliant play parks for kids and plenty of excellent pubs, cafes and restaurants ready for when hunger strikes.

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Cardinham Woods family walk

My wife is a city girl; she is happy in these maintained woodlands to know that there are toilets nearby, places to buy good coffee, and well-maintained paths, while I’m happy that we don’t have to actually stay on the paths at all.

Places to Go Philip Eley