Places to visit in Cornwall
Get ready to explore! Away from the beaches and the attractions, Cornwall is home to a huge number of must-visit destinations. From vibrant resorts to quaint fishing villages, there are so many places that you simply have to visit during your stay with us.
Take a look at our mini guide to some of the most popular destinations nearby…
St Agnes (3 miles away)
This picturesque village on the north coast of Cornwall is steeped in mining history. The town church is worth a visit to see its unusual poor box, and the village retains a traditional friendly Cornish atmosphere full of cafés, restaurants, craft shops and galleries.
Truro (5 miles away)
Truro is Cornwall’s only city and, as such, is the unofficial ‘capital’ of the county. However, it’s much more than just an admin hub. It’s small but perfectly formed, with old cobbled streets and a fantastic retail offering and a beautiful cathedral at its heart.
Roseland Peninsula (10 miles away)
The Roseland offers fabulous coastal and inland walks all year round. Few places in Cornwall can compare with the Roseland, its’ scenic cliffs and beaches make it one of the most picturesque and unspoilt parts of the British Isles.
Newquay (11 miles away)
One of Cornwall’s most popular resorts, Newquay is a busy, buzzing and vibrant town. With a reputation as a surfer’s seaside paradise, Newquay is a hive of activity in the summer months. It is home seven magnificent beaches plus endless cafes, bars and restaurants.
Helford Passage (12 miles away)
The Helford is an idylic mixture of isolated woodland, secluded creeks, rich farmland and semi-tropical gardens. The river provides an excellent base for water sports including kayaking, sailing and snorkelling. Daphne Du Maurier fans will relish exploring Frenchman’s Creek whether on foot or drifting on the tide.
Falmouth (13 miles away)
Positioned next to Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty along the Helford and Fal Rivers; Falmouth has a fascinating maritime heritage and is famous for its creative buzz with many art galleries. With a wide range of eateries and things to do, a trip to Falmouth is worth a visit.
St Ives (20 miles away)
One of Cornwall’s most popular resorts, St Ives is regarded as one of the Europe’s best beach holiday destinations. This is a seemingly subtropical oasis with white golden sandy beaches. It is packed full of shops, art galleries and restaurants – well worth a visit!
Lizard Peninsula (22 miles away)
If you love walking and exploring then you simply have to visit the Lizard Peninsula. The UK’s most southerly point, this large land mass juts out into the English channel. The villages are picture book perfect with tiny thatched cottages clinging together on the cliffs.
Penzance & West Cornwall (22 miles away)
West Cornwall has a unique feel all of its own. Quieter and, almost, detached from the rest of the county, the most westerly reaches of Cornwall like a journey back in time. As you slip off the edge of the map into rocky gorges where tiny fishing villages face a wild ocean it’s as if you have slipped off the edge of time.
Mevagissey (22 miles away)
Once the centre of Cornwall’s pilchard fishery, Mevagissey still boasts a working harbour. In the narrow maze of streets are many gift shops, craft workshops, galleries, cafés and pubs. There are also many opportunities for sea angling in the area, and a spectacular coastline worth exploring.
Padstow (26 miles away)
Padstow is a charming working fishing port that’s surrounded by glorious sandy beaches, located at the head of the River Camel. It’s working harbour is at the heart of this town but it’s also garnered a reputation as food lover’s paradise, as the home of celebrity chef Rick Stein.