Out & About: Cornwall

Our guide to the best of Cornwall

Explore the best of Cornwall, from subtropical gardens and grand houses on the southern coast, to the rugged and wild Atlantic coast, where sandy beaches are favoured by surfers and bathers, or the majestic coastline of The Lizard, dotted with spectacular coves and fishing villages, and the wild Penwith peninsula, an area steeped in legend, with tales of shipwrecks and smugglers.


Food & Drink

Check out the cool beachside cafes following a day on the beach, tour the brewery that brewed your favourite pint, or the distillery that produced your tipple of gin, visit the shop on the farm that reared your delicious Sunday roast beef and seek out the markets, deli's and artisan producers that supplied the treats on the inn's menu, then enjoy them at home.


Walks & Nature

Stroll through lush, subtropical gardens to secluded coves on the sheltered south coast, or spend an invigorating day walking the South West Coast Path, from wild and challenging sections on the breezy north coast, to the clifftops and fishing coves on The Lizard, and more gentle south coast rambles around sheltered estuaries.


Culture & Heritage

Take a journey through time, exploring ancient settlements in West Penwith, Elizabethan manor houses, tin mines on the rugged coast, an iconic priory-cum-mansion capping a rocky island in Mounts Bay, and a stunning open-air theatre carved into the cliffs above Porthcurno Beach. No visit to the Cornwall is complete without strolling around quaint fishing villages - Cadgwith and Port Isaac - set in secluded coves.


Activities & Days Out

Escape to the seaside, go rock pooling with the kids, explore breezy coastal trails, or simply enjoy the beach, building sandcastles, flying a kite or strolling through the surf following an invigorating dip. Away from the beach, take a trip on a steam railway, hire a bike and pedal the Camel Trail, tour a cyder farm on a vintage tractor, or enjoy a wildlife cruise in search of whales and dolphins.


Great Places to Stay

Escape to Cornwall and treat yourself to a night or two at one of these brilliant foodie inns. Hunker down by blazing fires in beamed bars and rest and refuel having explored local towns and fishing villages, or a stately pile, or following an invigorating coast path walk. Expect to find a comfortable room with cosseting extras and smart bathrooms, imaginative menus brimming with local produce, a cosy bar serving tip-top beers and eclectic wines, and great walks from the front door. Explore our Cornwall Collection below.

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