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WEST COUNTRY, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM - TRAVEL GUIDE:
for Fun Days out In Cornwall, UK by Sean Revell
Self-Catering Properties in Cornwall
Cornwall has a long, rich
history that includes Celtic worship sites, quaint villages that are nestled
into the landscape and castles that lay strewn across the countryside.
This storied land attracts travelers from around the world to enjoy its
heritage and culture. There's a spark of adventure that awaits those on
holiday who come here to appreciate the scenic beauty. But, there's more
to Cornwall than a beautiful landscape. Below, we'll give you a few ideas
that you can use to enjoy fun days out in Cornwall during your next visit.
Going To the Theatre
|Remarkably etched into the
cliffs of Cornwall in the 1930's, Minack Theatre, Porthcurno offers open
air theatre from May through September. You can enjoy professional stage
work during the day or experience the stage illuminated by the stars during
the evening. If you're visiting with children, this can be a fun experience
for your entire family.
What Is The Eden Project?
The massive biodomes on display
at the Eden Project house an extraordinary collection of tropical vegetation.
These are, in effect, the largest greenhouses on the planet and are home
to rainforests, wild plants and crops that flourish under the domes. You
and your family can observe workshops that describe the importance of preserving
nature as our world continues to evolve.
Appreciating Modern Art
Though modern art can be
an acquired taste for many people, those who relish the opportunity to
learn of new artists and their pieces will delight in visiting the Tate
at St Ives. It's located directly above a sprawling beach and features
exhibits and galleries that present collections of paintings, sculptures
and archive material devoted to the pursuit of modern art.
When you're ready to leave
the theatre, biodomes and art behind, you'll have a range of fun, wet activities
to enjoy in Cornwall. You can sail or surf along the gorgeous coasts. Or,
join a few of the local fishermen on their outings. If you need something
with a faster pace, consider wakeboarding or kite surfing. It's an opportunity
to feel your adrenaline rush while you immerse yourself in Cornwall's beautiful
|Walking and Cycling
Cornwall is also home to
many of the most picturesque walking trails in the world. For example,
the South West Coast Path National Trail provides over 600 miles of coastal
trails to explore. Or, you can rent a bike and explore the serene lanes
by the shores or throughout the countryside.
There are dozens of opportunities
for you and your family to enjoy fun days out in Cornwall. From the theatre
to modern art and from massive biodomes at the Eden Project to activities
that will have your pulse racing, Cornwall offers the chance to relax and
enjoy one of the most scenic places on earth. It's time for you to experience
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|About the Author -
This article was written on behalf of Isles of Scilly Travel, Days
out in Cornwall and Day Trip in Cornwall.
Travel Hotspots by Tuks Engineer and Ashley Gilmour
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It was a gentleman called
Geoffrey of Monmouth who in 1150 started the legendary belief that the
little town of Tintagel was the birthplace of the great King Arthur. This
belief has been attached to Tintagel ever since, and indeed visitors still
flock here still to catch a glimpse of the place where King Arthur may
have been born. The remains of Tintagel Castle are quite spectacular -
set upon the steep cliffs overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. It's believed
that King Arthur was born here while Merlin stood famously in a cave beneath
the castle. This is Merlin's Cave and visitors can view it when the tide
is not high. Aside from these ancient remains Tintagel has a 14th Century
Post Office that represents an interesting side-visit for travellers. After
you're done visiting the castle and post office, the town has a sleuth
of tea rooms, pubs and souvenir shops to cater for the many visitors who
come (mostly in summer).
|This magical little corner
of Cornwall offers wonderful, sandy beaches, narrow cobbled streets and
a delightful harbour area - an absolute joy for those wanting to discover
"Classic Old England". St Ives also has very strong historical ties to
the arts community - and testament to this can be found at the Barbara
Hepworth Museum & Sculpture Garden. Just a few of the famous 20th century
artists from St Ives include Barbara Hepworth, John Wells and Ben Nicholson.
Those interested in art will also want to check out the Tate St Ives museum.
Art aside there's plenty for the general tourist too - fine, sandy beaches
and a myriad of wonderful shops and restaurants makes this a first class
destination for those wanting to see the very best that Cornwall has to
offer. As you would expect, the good stretches of beach here makes it another
popular location for surfers, Porthmeor being the pick of the bunch.
Other good beaches in St
Ives include Porthgwidden, Porth Kidney Sands, Windasea and Porthminster.
St Ives is a good base for a Cornwall holiday - there are lots of accommodation
options to suit the budgets of all holidaymakers.
In South West Cornwall is
the town of Penzance - like St Ives, Penzance also has a reputation for
having been an artists haven (in the 19th century) and still boasts an
interesting art gallery. The climate in Penzance is wonderfully mild -
you'll see palm trees and other sub-tropical plant life in the beautiful
Morrab Gardens (well worth a visit). It's also possible to catch views
of St Michaels Mount from this busy harbour town. There are some nice shops
and restaurants near the harbour and some other points of interest in Penzance
include the Penlee House Gallery & Museum and the Trinity House National
Lighthouse Centre. Also worth a look is the interesting 19th century building
that is Egyptian House.
There is no shortage of affordable
lodging if you're looking to stay for a night or two in Penzance - there
are many bed & breakfasts and Cottages in Cornwall offering a fair
stay for reasonable fees or you could stay in one or two of the higher
end places such as the Abbey hotel.
Some two miles from Penzance
is the pretty village of Mousehole - Many believe it to be one of the most
attractive fishing villages to be found anywhere in Cornwall. One of the
famous (if eccentric) dishes that mousehole is famous for is "Stargazy
Pie" - a fish pie made with whole fish (and the heads sticking out of the
pastry). Also very close to Penzance is Newlyn - a little town that (aside
from being a pleasant fishing port) is known best for art. Newlyn started
to be a hub for artists towards the late 18th century and it was a little
later that the Newlyn School of Art was opened.
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SELF-CATERING OPTIONS IN THE WEST COUNTRY, ENGLAND, UK:
for more self-catering options in The West Country, UK and other locations
View Falmouth (Ref: 60386)
Self catering apartment
in falmouth, United Kingdom
Luxury 2 bed 2 bath apartment
with sea views in Falmouth, Cornwall. Fantastic location, 1 min walk to
town, patio overlooking the water for alfresco dining. No 8 Estuary View
is the ground floor 2 bedroom flat of a beautiful, listed period building
in a great location for the town centre minutes away from all the action,
restaurants, maritime museum, bars and beaches. The property has been refurbished
to a very high standard, contemporary and yet cosy with fastidious attention
to detail. Light and airy with a seaside atmosphere this is beach chic
at its best! Ideal for a family break or romantic get away for couples.
Cottage, Combe Martin (Ref: 64433)
Self catering village
house in Combe Martin, United Kingdom
This cottage like terraced
house is extremely well designed to provide maximum comfort for up to four
people. Both of the bedrooms have en-suite facilities and comfortable pocket
sprung beds. There is a downstairs toilet and the kitchen is very well
equipped for all catering needs. The lounge has two comfortable leather
two seater sofas and a dining table. The patio just outside is a sun trap
and is adorned with an attractive patio table, chairs and parasol. Guests
have free use of the gas barbeque with gas provided. For entertainment
there is a 26" HD ready LCD TV with a digital tuner and freeview, along
with a panasonic DVD player and recorder and iPod speakers with integrated
radio. Sleeps 4.
Cottage (Ref: 47958)
Self catering cottage
in Sheviock., United Kingdom
Beautiful 600 year old cottage
set in large tranquil garden close to nearby beaches, golf clubs and country
walks. Ideal for the perfect family holiday. Polscoe Cottage is a
lovely four bedroomed cottage located in Sheviock in the relatively unspoilt,
beautiful and quiet corner of S.E. Cornwall. It is set in a large rambling
garden with off road parking just five minutes drive from the beach, golf
course and local shops. Polscoe is situated in what is also known
as the Rame Peninsular where you will also find Whitsand Bay - a 3 mile
stretch of sandy beach, which is popular for surfing, Polperro, Portwinkle,
Looe, Kingsand and Cawsand - all lovely typical seaside fishing towns,
Rame Head and the National Trust sites Mount Edgcumbe and Antony House.