A Guide To Your Cornish Holiday

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When it comes to choosing the perfect place to spend a holiday, it can be a bit of a daunting task to say the least. That’s why we’ve done all the legwork for you with this handy little guide to a great Cornish getaway – with or without children. Whether it’s your first time or your five hundredth time to the Cornish county, you might be surprised at what some people know about that others don’t, so give our guide a read – you never know what you may come across!

Where To Stay

Places to stay number in their hundreds – if not thousands – throughout the county, but not everywhere is central to everything you want to do. Many want to have a place close to beaches, shopping, restaurants and  the sites they want to see, but often don’t want to pay the prices that come with having a place of such a calibre. If you want somewhere just like this with everything under an hour’s drive away, check out Perran Springs Holiday Park with static caravans to rent in Cornwall – the perfect getaway for a couple who want something easy and affordable.

Perran Springs Holiday Park

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Things To Do

Cornwall is home to some of the most unique things to see and do and it can be daunting to see them all in a short period of time. If you’re travelling around Christmas time, be sure to check out Mousehole and their impressive Christmas light display in the harbour. If not, be sure to add Land’s End to your list – even if it’s a bit cheesy it’s still worth a look, especially if you like hiking. Speaking of hiking, head out to Cape Cornwall for some of the best hiking around. Kick back and relax on the numerous beaches or while away the hours strolling the seafront and quaint back alleys of St Ives where artists come in droves to paint the scenery.

Cool Sites

If you’re looking for two really interesting places to consider checking out while in Cornwall consider the ancient village of Chysauster. Now nothing more than some white stone walls in a field with some stunning views, Chysauster used to be a bustling village. In shoulder seasons, many people don’t bother with the village, so you can sometimes have the whole thing to yourself if the masses aren’t in Cornwall for their holidays, a truly unique experience.

Another really interesting place to check out is the Jamaica Inn on Bodmin Moor near Launceston and Bolventor. Home to a former deep tradition of smuggling, Daphne Du Maurier wrote her famous book Jamaica Inn based off her time spent at the inn. The hotel and accompanying bar are like something out of the days of pirates indeed, and a whole museum dedicated to both Du Maurier as well as smuggling history are available to visit. Murders and mystery surround the Inn, and if you’re brave enough, visit on a ghost weekend when tours of the building might result in seeing something a bit on the strange side.

So if you want something a bit new this year, why not consider one of these cool sites and things to do in Cornwall? While you might head back time and again to do the same favourite activities, there’s always room for something new and eccentric to try!

Top UK Destinations For Family Holidays

 

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Are you thinking of just what to do for the upcoming summer? Maybe you’ve played with the idea of heading abroad, but you aren’t quite sure the money is there this year. Never fear! There are great vacations to be had all over the UK in a number of different areas that are easy to get to from almost anywhere. Here are a couple of our top picks for great family or couples holidays in your own backyard for this summer and summers to come!

Snowdonia, North Wales

Snowdonia is a beautiful region in northern Wales, not far from the north coast. The inland National Park is home to some of the most quaint and beautiful villages such as the picturesque Betws-y-Coed and Beddgelert, you will have no trouble with finding something to do each and every day. The handy thing too is that there’s an inexpensive bus that connects many of the main villages from Betws-y-Coed to Llanberis, past many of the trailheads for Mount Snowdon, making it easy to go for a short hike around the mountain – or for climbing it if you’re so inclined!

Pembrokeshire, South Wales

Pembrokeshire is one of those locations where you want to stay forever. With quaint harbour villages set in valleys to the rocky cliffs where hiking is king, Pembrokeshire is an outdoor lovers’ dream. Check out Whitesands Bay near St David’s for a great day on the beach with its pristine sands and blue waters. Newgale, not far from St David’s is home to another sandy beach, great surf for bodyboarding and some unique rock formations along the cliff edges.

Cornwall

Cornwall is easily the most sought after destination for families across the UK during the summer holidays. With so many different things to see and do including exploring old copper mine chimneys, hiking rugged coastal trails, frolicking on white sand beaches or bodyboarding on some impressive surf in St Ives, there’s no end to excitement in Cornwall. Holiday parks in Cornwall make for a great place to stay and allow you a place to call your own while you unwind at the end of a busy day. For one of the best, check out

Perran Springs Holiday Park

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Wiltshire

Wiltshire is one of the lesser visited counties these days but has a whole lot to offer the family that is looking for something really cool and unique in terms of a holiday. From Salisbury with its impressive cathedral, old Charter Market dating back to the 1200s and historical pubs (honestly, check out the Haunch of Venison!) and neolithic old city to the White Horses of Wiltshire – ideal for a road trip idea – you will find no end to the possibilities of fun in Wiltshire. For a really cool holiday, consider renting a longboat and drifting up and down the Kennet and Avon canal, stopping off in idyllic villages to explore.

So there you have a couple of truly awesome holiday ideas for this coming summer that are all right in the UK! Who would have thought one country could have so many amazing things to see and do for all the family from ages eight to eighty?