The furthest point west of mainland Great Britain, the miles of mesmerising coastline, numerous glorious gardens to explore and years of history and heritage all just waiting to be discovered – just a few reasons Cornwall is one of the UK’s holiday hotspots.
Cornwall has long been a fishing hub as its 300 miles of coastline, surrounding nearly the whole county, making it a prime location for delicious food with fresh produce on tap.
The sparkling turquoise Atlantic Ocean creates the perfect conditions for surfing, whilst the bright white sands make a haven for people of all ages who enjoy a day at the beach.
If you’re looking for a holiday that uncovers the great Cornish coastlines, then look no further. This holiday takes you to Land’s End, St Ives to explore the medieval fishing port, Padstow to sample some of the delicacies on offer at TV celebrity Chef Rick Stein’s patisserie, and finally Truro, known as the capital or Cornwall with its impressive cathedral and shopping centre.
Heading inland you’ll find World Heritage Sites and some of the best gardens in Britain – from The Lost Gardens of Heligan to the world famous Eden Project.
The warmer climate of Cornwall and mild warm airs from the Atlantic Gulf Stream have helped create an environment which allows these gardens to flourish. The Eden Project has been called the ‘Eighth Wonder of the World’ and houses some of the most incredible flora the world has to offer, creating unique growing conditions in its many greenhouses. This simply had to be one of the excursions on our second tour.
You’ll also enjoy a full day excursion to the Lost Gardens of Heligan, which were undiscovered for over 70 years before being painstakingly restored. These gardens are much loved by the locals as they are surrounded by not only natural beauty, but some mystery too as to how they were left to ruin for so long.
There is a third excursion heading to Trebah Gardens, which boast sub-tropical plants, ponds, streams, waterfalls and a private beach – a fantastic day out for all!
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