Cornwall is a wonderful county in the United Kingdom with it’s own airport, Newquay which you can access from London airports such as as London Gatwick.
Flybe goes to Newquay and takes an hour. Check out http://www.flybe.com
We drove from London, it took us 8 hours but we had the car stocked up and filled up with numerous suitcases and all weather clothing, afterall it’s the British Summer after all. and we stopped on our way to Falmouth for some tea breaks.
We stayed in a large house that had it’s own access in Falmouth, we had a beautiful view of Gyllyngvase Beach.
There are plenty of hotels around and self catering holiday lets around the area as well as airbnb.
We visited Pendennis Castle which was interesting and it had beautiful views. It is a must see.
We also went to the National Maritime Museum which had some great exhibitions and there was a Rick Stein restaurant there, so needless to say we needed:
There are plenty of beaches to visit, I would recommend Maenporth beach, it is a small and inviting beach and is in a cove.
Take a picnic with you and buy some Cornish icecream in the kiosk and the day is yours! You can hire or take your own kayak too. You can find it by putting in this postcode TR6 OJL or OS grid ref SW 7584 5470
On our travels, we had to try the Cornish delicacy which is a Cornish Pasty. A cornish pasty is a delicacy only known to Cornwall. It is in the shape of a crescent and is made of pastry, it normally contains meat and vegetables.
Alternative names of the Cornish pasty include: Cornish pasty, pastie, British pasty, oggie, oggy, teddy oggie, tiddy oggin
You must visit a Cornish Pasty shop called Oggy Oggy.
A fun venture has opened in St Austell called Cornucopia Cornwall. Here you can make your own pasty, eat your own pasty, walk around and look and buy at the market.
There is so much to see in Falmouth, you can get a boat trip to St Mawes which cost £9 return for an Adult, £4,95 return for a child, Student and OAPS £8.55. You can buy a family ticket for £27.
Check out: http://www.falriver.co.uk/getting-about/ferries/st-mawes-ferry where you can get 10% off tickets when you buy online.
St Mawes is pretty, there is a castle which you can go in and stroll around. There are plenty of cafe’s about to get a Cornish Cream Tea, we went to St Mawes Hotel and had some lunch. Afterwards, we walked up a hill and saw pretty cottages.
Another place we went to visit was St Michael’s Mount which is a National Trust Property if you are member, https://www.stmichaelsmount.co.uk otherwise you can buy a ticket there. It’s a rocky island with a castle and a medieval church with beautiful views.
You access St Michael’s Mount and the castle via walking if there is a low tide, a boat. There are beautiful gardens with gorgeous flowers and the island is lived on.
There are wonderful art and craft galleries situated around the area and a must see.
If you love reading Daphne Du Maurier,then you must visit Fowey as it is Daphne Du Maurier country. There are lots of coves and clifftops to explore. Fowey is located on the south coast of Cornwall. Fowey pronounced Foi is a fab little inlet with wonderful lanes. For accomodation, please see: https://www.fowey.co.uk/accommodation/pubs-and-inns
I had the best ever scallops there in a pub called The Ship Inn!
One disappointment was Lands End, I thought it was rather over-commercialised and a bit tacky, I think it could be improved.
Overall, I loved Cornwall, this is my first time visiting and I can’t wait to go back to explore the rest of the county and have more Cornish Cream Teas.
When are you going?