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Why you should visit Cornwall

No matter the time of year, Cornwall is one of the UK’s most popular tourist destinations. You could check out these holiday parks in Cornwall for family-friendly breaks, or drive around the coast for a day trip – the opportunities really are endless, whatever the weather. 

With this in mind, let’s take a look at just some of the reasons you should visit Cornwall, come rain or shine…


In the UK, it’s inevitable that the rain will pour, no matter what time of year you book your Cornish adventure (unless you happen to get away in the middle of a random heatwave). But never fear – because the breathtaking views adapt beautifully to the changing seasons, and there are plenty of indoor activities to explore. 

Bodmin Jail

Bodmin Jail was built for King George III in 1779 and is a perfect experience for the entire family. 

Although, for a less-family-friendly adventure, you could bask yourself in history with the ‘Dark Walk’, and witness theatrical effects that can truly immerse you into the gruesome history. 

With incredible architecture, the walls tell the stories of the 18th century prisoners who bought 20,000 tonnes of granite from Bodmin’s Cuckoo Quarry. 

There’s a 4.5-meter-deep execution pit, and after dark packages that are only available for those 18 or over. And if that doesn’t say enough about the UK’s most haunted location… we don’t know what does. 

The Eden Project

Discover the incredible interconnections between all living things as you live, breathe and learn about our planet’s ecosystem in a variety of different interactive biomes. 

Fun for all ages, all year round, The Eden Project in Cornwall is the flagship for many other mini-Eden Projects around the globe. 

Build your relationship with the natural world to benefit all living things and marvel at wonders you wouldn’t find anywhere else in the UK. 

St Michaels Mount

The National Trust protect much of Cornwall, but Saint Michaels Mount is perhaps one of the greatest. Set upon its own island, the ancient castle is home to the St Aubyn family’s rich history, dating back further than the 14th century. 

You can visit the castle itself, where every corner tells a story of incredible history, or the church, which was built in 1135. The mount has its own gorgeous terrace garden, as well as a harbour and village. 

Home to artwork and legend, Saint Michaels Mount is an unmissable Cornish adventure, standing the test of ‘tide and time’. 


You might think that everything’s better when the sun shines, and whilst this can be the case, as we’ve discovered – it doesn’t really matter in Cornwall! 

Despite this, there are plenty of things to do to truly soak up the sunshine in Cornwall. 


For the more adventurous among you, coasteering is a great way to feel at one with nature. Of course, always make sure you’re accompanied by a professional, and if climbing, swimming and jumping into the glistening water does take your fancy, then you could see Cornwall from a whole new perspective for under £50! 

Coastal and cliff walks

If a more chilled-out break is your cup of tea, there are plenty of coastal and cliff walks where you’ll find perfect picnic spots and adventure trails. 

Perhaps one of the most iconic of these is Land’s End, where you can take your photo with the famous signpost and enjoy the sea views, shopping and some great food. 

Aerosaurus Balloons

And last but definitely not least, you could take off into the Cornish skies and catch some rays from a hot air balloon. That’s right, you can see the patchwork countryside as the hills roll into the sea, from way up in the skies as you create some incredible memories with your loved ones. 

And even if heights aren’t quite your thing, the pure fact that you can visit the Cornish coast in a hot air balloon proves that there’s so much to explore – and Cornwall truly is one of the greatest holiday destinations. 

Of course, there are plenty of things to cater to all ages, with nature trails, activities and adventures for the youngsters, a bit of history for the fanatics amongst you, and even plenty of dog-friendly pubs and walks for you to take the scenic route with your four-legged pals. 

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