10 things we love about Cornwall holidays

10 things we love about Cornwall holidays

We can see why Cornwall draws visitors in their droves...not only did it give us the gift of the brooding Ross Poldark but it's also home to beautiful beaches, sunsets that photos can't do justice to and good, good times. The local surf instructors promise to have you from novice to standing on the board within two hours, foodie celeb Rick Stein owns more eateries than you can shake a fish at, and life's all about lazy meals with a sea view. 

1. Poldark....enough said.

The heads of the nation turned towards Cornwall as Poldark galloped his way onto our screens this year, and you can still visit the very mine that inspired the story. Scenes for the series were even filmed inside, so this is a must for any Poldarkians visiting Cornwall.

2. You can see your feet when you paddle

You've got to love St Ives, and it's as famous for its clear waters as it is for its perfect light for painting. Expect beautiful little coves and beaches perfect for paddling, and a quaint resort with winding cobbled streets that just beg to be wandered.

3. They have an indoor rainforest

4. Beach bars mean dinner with a view

Let's be honest, one of the best moments of every trip to Cornwall is the first evening you get to sit back with a cocktail and watch the sun go down in the distance. Just pick your favourite beach bar and you're set for your stay.

5. You can fly above a disused quarry

Adrenalin Quarry's home to the longest, fastest and highest zipwire in the whole of the UK - and you and the kids can zoom through the air at 40mph! Cornwall looks even more gorgeous from high above, and you don't even need to book.

6. You can learn to surf in two hours

We all have to start somewhere, and the great news for all you would-be surfers is that most schools promise to have you standing on the board like a pro within just two hours in the water - hurrah! Just think how impressed they'll be at home...

7. Rick Steins yummy empire

You've got to hand it to Rick Stein, he may be one of the biggest celebrity chefs on the foodie scene but he didn't forget his roots. His newest venture is Rick Stein Fistral in Newquay, and it's all about laidback fish and chips served with style.

8. They make our dogs feel welcome

Aaaaaaw, isn't it special when you can take your dogs on a break with you? Cornwall's so friendly that dogs are welcome at many of the family attractions, so it's worth checking if you're unsure.

9. They make us believe in King Arthur again

They say that King Arthur was born at the windswept Tintagel Castle on the north coast of Cornwall, and it's got such a magical feel to it that even the most most steadfast non believer might just waver during a visit to the ruins.

10. Theres a theatre in a cliff face

If you've never watched a performance from a cliff face ampitheatre then you haven't lived. The Minack Theatre perches high above the Atlantic, and it's one of the most dramatic theatres in the world.
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