Hey everyone! Welcome back to my blog :) I’m almost up on my year abroad, what a whirlwind it has become. I’ve been lucky enough to live in Cornwall for the last month, and wanted to share the top 9 things to do when you’re here!
#1 Sailing in Cornwall
I had the amazing opportunity to go sailing while I was on the west coast on England in the county of Cornwall. Cornwall is known as the county with tons of coastline! There are over 400 MILES of coastline just in this county alone. If you don’t see Cornwall from the sea, you are missing out.
#2 Cornish Cream Tea
This is an absolute must have when in Cornwall. This classic treat is the perfect afternoon snack consisting of 2 scones, clotted cream, and strawberry jam. I can tell you now, after your first one you’ll be ADDICTED. There is a debate between counties Cornwall and Devon which comes first… the cream or the jam. But who cares, its delish.
#3 The Cornish North Coast
The north coast of Cornwall is known for it’s beautiful beaches, surfing and rugged coast line. I would recommend going to Perranporth, as it is a stunning beach where you can walk for kilometers across the white sand dunes. Also has a cute town with lot’s of nice shops and cafes!
#4 The Eden Project
The Eden Project is located close to St Austell in an old quarry that has been turned into 2 bio domes, to show that regeneration of land is possible on a deserted site! The price of one ticket allows you access to the facility for an ENTIRE YEAR. So it’s well worth to go a few times on your trip.!
For more info: https://www.edenproject.com/
#5 the Minack Theatre
This was by far one of my favourite places. This open air theatre is literally dug into the rocky cliff of the north coast, near Land’s End. It may look like an ancient Roman Theatre, but it was actually constructed in the last 20 years to promote local plays and playwrights. You can purchase a ticket for a short visit, or you can see a play as well!
For more info: https://www.minack.com/
#6 St Michael’s Mount
St Michael’s mount is a castle located on the south coast of Cornwall, about a kilometer from the mainland! You can access the Mount by walking a low tide, or taking a boat taxi at high tide. It is twinned with Mont St Michel on the north coast of Brittany.
For more info: https://www.stmichaelsmount.co.uk/
#7 Land’s End
Land’s end is quite and impressive place. Located right at the very very end of the UK, the most southern point. The town itself isn’t the nicest, but the views and the feeling you get by being there are well worth it. I also had a cream tea at a really nice cafe right on the end and made the experience much more enjoyable :)
For more info: https://www.landsend-landmark.co.uk/
#8 Trebah Garden
Located not too far from Falmouth, Trebah Garden is a little paradise full of 1000’s of species of plants! It is a beautiful oasis of native and imported flowers and trees. It also has the nicest cafe, with a beautiful design.
For more info: http://www.trebahgarden.co.uk/
#9 Eat a Cornish Pasty
This is BY FAR the most important thing to do while in Cornwall! The classic pasty is a pastry filled with a savory filling such as beef, or onion and cheese. mmmmm!
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xo Katy Bird