10 THINGS TO DO IN CORNWALL
We were in Cornwall to celebrate my father’s 70th, and my family (eight of us!) stayed in a splendid Victorian house on the Lizard Peninsula. The views over Kynance Cove were breathtaking, and we enjoyed a gorgeous sunset each evening. As did the badger who walked past our kitchen window every night.
I love Cornwall, especially Mevagissey, Polperro and Looe. However, for this post I’m going to stick to the west. So here are a few things to do in Cornwall.
1. Tea and homemade fruit cake at the little tearoom on Kynance Cove.
2. Losing an hour in the Barbara Hepworth Sculpture Garden at St Ives. I think the sculptures look their best when they’re covered in raindrops.
3. Strolling along the cobbled causeway to St Michael’s Mount.
4. Indulging in a cream tea at lunchtime, because when you’re on holiday mealtime rules are there to be broken.
5. Enjoying plenty of walking, wildlife spotting and wildflowers, and discovering beautiful old tin mines.
6. Escaping to the peaceful and idyllic fishing port of Mousehole. It’s my favouite place in Cornwall, and if you ever visit you’ll see why.
7. Taking in the views from the world famous Minack Theatre.
8. Collecting a Cornish Pasty from Ann’s shop, which is so popular you have to order in advance!
9. Making the most of the limited wi-fi and phone signal, it’s always good to get some head space.
And finally, I’d recommend joining the National Trust before your trip. We found most visitor attractions and car parks were run by the trust, and so it was worth joining in advance.
I love visiting new places, so if there’s anywhere in West Cornwall that you’d recommend please note it in the comments.