Unforgettable adventures await in Cornwall. Whether seeking total relaxation or adrenaline-filled days out, we promise Cornwall has something for you. Discover more and plan your dream escape today.
The door is wide open as the warmest of welcomes awaits in Cornwall. This is where the personal touch comes as standard. Trendy, charmingly traditional or something in-between, you can be assured that guest houses in Cornwall come with a large dose of individuality and Cornish charm, be they on the harbourside, tucked away in the countryside or conveniently in town.View all
Holiday parks & Camping
Sleeping under the stars, barbeques, getting back to nature...sounds idyllic doesn’t it? Camping in Cornwall offers a laidback holiday style. Enjoy the simple pleasure of being part of the great outdoors, spending time with friends or family and wake under canvas.View all
Top quality service, amazingly comfy beds, to-die-for bathrooms and delicious Cornish breakfasts. Sounds good, doesn’t it? Whether you’re looking for a large, everything-thought-of hotel to a small boutique number with a personal touch, we’ve got some fantastic hotels to tempt you.View all
Self-Catering & Resorts
We all love a bit of freedom when on holiday and by going self-catering in Cornwall you can enjoy it by the bucket load. Bring the whole family and rent a sprawling apartment complete with all the mod cons and better-than-at-home touches, or pick an intimate fisherman's cottage perched on the harbourside for the ultimate romantic hideaway.View all
Camping but with a quirky twist, glamping in Cornwall is seriously special. Funky airstreamers, enormous safari tents, cute shepherd huts, uber cool campers, luxury yurts – we have them all in Cornwall.Find out more
Experience the rustic and unique charm of a farm stay in Cornwall. Detach from everyday life as you unwind in the Cornish countryside, surrounded by beautiful landscapes and nature.Find out more
Inns & Pubs
Mix with the locals and taste Cornish culture by staying at a pub or inn. This is where great food meets comfy beds and a hearty Cornish welcome – oh, and a chance to try some of the local good stuff! Wonderfully rural or in a town or village with the hustle and bustle of Cornish life on your doorstep, take your pick.Find out more
Enjoy 2024 for less in Cornwall
From late availability to money-off discounts, we have an offer to suit everyone. Start 2024 with a saving on your next Cornish escape.
Whether you're in need of a last-minute getaway or whether you're simply looking for a saving for your next adventure, we have an offer for you. From last-minute trips to early bird discounts, a quick weekend away to savvy savings on your family break; discover more of Cornwall for less.
Everything you need to know to plan your perfect Cornish getaway.View all
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Dogs are restricted on the designated beaches at the times listed below Cornwall Council enforces restrictions at the following beaches which are all part of a Public Spaces Protection Order. Other privately owned beaches may have their own local restrictions in force.
Please note: Blue Flag and Seaside Award beaches have longer restrictions due to the requirements of the Award status. In addition there are three protected wildlife areas that are subject to individual restrictions.
That all depends on what you are looking for? North Cornwall tends to be wilder, rugged cliffs, long sandy windswept beaches, a land of myth's and legends...
The south coast is gentler, historic fishing villages, small sheltered coves and green fields running down to the water's edge.
Whichever coast you choose, you will receive a warm welcome, and if you do get bored, it's never much more than an hour's drive from one side to the other.
Travel to Cornwall by car
It takes less than five hours to get from London or Birmingham to the heart of Cornwall by car.
Drive along the M4 motorway from London, or M6 from Manchester, and then the M5 to Exeter and finally either the A30, that is mostly dual carriageway, or the A38 passing Plymouth and Saltash into South East Cornwall.
Alternatively if you enter Cornwall from North Devon, there is the scenic A39 Atlantic Highway running through Bude, which you can join from Junction 27 on the M5.
Due to the high volume of traffic on Cornwall's roads during the summer months the main routes can become congested especially at weekends. Travelling overnight or outside peak rush hours is recommended to avoid long delays.
- To plan your journey use the AA Route Planner for a tailor made travel plan with timings and mileage
- For information on possible delays or roadwork's throughout the UK or in Cornwall visit Traffic Watch
- Travelling to Cornwall with a caravan? Check out our Caravan Towing guide
PLEASE BE AWARE. Sat-Navs can lead you to some wonderful places in Cornwall, many of them down narrow country lanes with high hedges and few reversing points. If you are not sure...don't go on. Better to turn around and find another route than end up lost in the middle of nowhere.
Travel to Cornwall by coach and bus
Coach travel times from London or Birmingham to the city of Truro are around 7-8 hours
Many tour operators offer coach holidays to Cornwall, contact your local travel agent for details.
For information on public transport, including local bus timetables, once you are in Cornwall, Click here.
To plan your journey in advance, journey planning websites such as Traveline South West can be useful.
If you are bringing a coach to Cornwall, did you know Cornwall Council now offers a weekly coach rover ticket. This is available for all car parks where coaches are permitted and costs £15 for 24 hours or £50 for 7 days and £35 for 4 days. These can be obtained by creating an account to use the ZatPermit system.
There's a well-known saying that Devon is close to perfection, perfection being Cornwall!
You won't get a real Cornish pasty in Devon, and they don't know how to make a proper cream tea.....
What more do we need to say?
Yes, Truro is Cornwall's only city. It has a population of around 21,000 people and is famous for it's gothic architecture and paved streets. A pleasant place to spend the day shopping or visiting the Royal Cornwall Museum. In the evening there are plenty of bars and restaurants, a cinema and the Hall for Cornwall theatre.
You can always tell a holiday maker by the way they pronounce certain Cornish placenames... Tintagel, Launceston, Mevagissey, Mousehole.... but probably the most common mispronunciation is Fowey.
It rhymes with toy, not cow, so say Foy and you won't be far wrong!
The name comes from the old Cornish word for Beech Tree, and is taken from the name of the river rather than the town.
Cornwall has been consistently voted one of Britain’s top tourist destinations. As the official tourist board, it is Visit Cornwall’s mission to build on this success and seize every opportunity to continue to make Cornwall a quality destination of choice.
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Long sandy beaches, hidden coves, rugged moorland, quaint fishing villages, deep wooded valleys, bustling seaside resorts, industrial heritage, rocky headlands, colourful gardens, idyllic rivers and a bijou city, Cornwall has a bit of everything for those who want to explore.
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