Cornwall is arguably one of the most picturesque areas of the UK. Millions flock there every year to enjoy the beautiful beaches and the seaside resorts. It’s home to some of the most popular films and TV shows including Poldark, which was a huge last year. There are so many things to see and do if you do decide to go there for a break in the UK. Here is just a snippet of essentials to add to your list when planning your trip to Cornwall.
Indulge in Cornish cream tea
One tip we can give you for your trip to Cornwall is you need to have a cream tea. Cornwall has some of the most beautiful little tea shops where you can get a traditional cream tea that you will love. That comprises of a traditional earl grey tea with a delicious scone which is served with clotted cream and jam. Read more here about a traditional Cornish tea and where you can get a good one in Cornwall. You will definitely be rushing to buy some clotted cream to take home with you. You could also go for a British afternoon tea which is served on a three tier stand in one of the many coffee shops in Cornwall.
Experience surfing in Newquay
If you’re big on sports, watersports or just fancy trying something new, you’ll definitely need to try surfing. Newquay is the perfect spot for this. The seaside town is often voted one of the best seaside towns in the UK. There are arcades on every corner and a ton of fish and chip restaurants to enjoy. Thousands of surfers head to Newquay as it’s the king of the surf scene. In the summer months, you will find surfers there from around the world. Watergate Bay is the best place to catch a good wave and is great for novices. You can find many surfing schools who will teach you some beginner surfing moves.
Visit beautiful Looe
If you’re looking for traditional Cornish surroundings, you should visit the beautiful area of Looe. It has a stunning fishing port and many small unique shops you can buy knick knacks from. You can also visit Looe island which has plenty of history. There are many small b&b’s here such as The Old Bridge House which has stunning views over the harbour.
Spend a day at the Eden Project
Another sight you need to experience when visiting Cornwall is the Eden Project. It’s one of the top visitor attractions in the area. These two domes house plants from around the world and there is also a botanical garden which is home to unique plants and wildlife. The Eden Project often appears in TV shows and films, including James Bond movie Die Another Day.
Don’t forget also to visit Lands End, which is Britain’s most southwesterly point. It’s one of the most well-known landmarks in the UK. Everyone wants a picture with the famous Lands End signpost!
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