All about Autumn in Cornwall

Japanese Maple | Autumn | Cornwall

As the countryside mellows into the colours of autumn, Cornwall takes on a golden glow and eases itself out of summer to pick up a much more sedate pace. If we’re lucky, and most years we usually are, summer tends to linger on a bit longer this far south, and September can be a knock out month with brilliant sunshine warming up the countryside.

Garden lovers
With the kids back at school you’ll find there’s a little more room, too and with most attractions fully open until October, there’s still plenty to do. Head for Cornwall’s glorious gardens to get the full picture of what nature has on offer with exotic plants like Japanese maples, Australian Incense Bushes and Asian Ginger Lilies providing vibrant flashes of colour.

History buffs
Get a taste of Cornwall’s heritage with a visit to a mediaeval castle, Tudor fort or an opulent Victorian mansion. Delve further back in time by standing in the middle of a prehistoric stone circle or strolling around an Iron Age village.

Adrenaline junkies
Water sports are still very much on the agenda and along the coast you can choose from a whole list of exciting activities including surfing, paddle boarding, kite surfing, sailing and deep sea fishing.

For foodies, you can experience some of the finest cuisine this side of London with Cornwall’s gourmet reputation showcased in swish eateries all over the county.

It’s a really romantic time of year, too. So get all loved up as you stroll around the narrow streets of a fishing village popping into a seafood restaurant for an intimate meal or how about an exhilarating walk together across the wild and passionate moor or simply enjoy a few drinks overlooking the ocean from a beach-side bar watching fishing boats return to harbour at dusk.

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