If you’re planning a holiday and thinking to head overseas, you may be making a mistake. Cornwall is one of England’s most popular holiday destinations and for good reason: it has a lot to offer. There are castles, historic houses, museums and even a shipwreck heritage center. It doesn’t matter if you’re traveling as a family, a couple, or a group of friends, you’ll fall in love with Cornwall and only wonder why you didn’t visit earlier! Interested in learning more about Cornwall? Check out this curated list of top things to do in this cool region by holiday cottage specialists Blue Chip Holidays:
1. The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic
Not only is this a comprehensive museum of witchcraft and magic, it’s actually the largest collection of pieces relating to witchcraft in the entire world. If you’re a fan of magic, witchcraft, Harry Potter and that kind of thing then you’ll both delighted and captivated by this collection. First established over 55 years ago, this independent museum has quickly become one of the most popular museums in all of Cornwall.
2. The Shipwreck and Heritage Center
This is a wonderful place to head if you’re interested in learning more about the Cornwall coastline or more about famous shipwrecks. The museum is home to numerous artifacts from over 150 shipwrecks, as well as numerous exhibitions. The exhibitions do change, but some of the constant exhibitions include the history of Charlestown, the old China Clay industry and even one on village life! There’s also an expansive diving equipment exhibition, which showcases suits used to dive for treasure, wrecks, and other naval missions.
3. Eden Project
Do you have a green thumb in the family? Or maybe you fancy yourself quite talented with gardening. Well, if you’re interested in plants, chances are you’re going to love the Eden Project. The Eden Project is filled with weird and exotic plants, with two giant domes each housing very different environments and plant species. There’s one that emulates a natural rainforest environment and the other is a Mediterranian environment. You’ll feel like you’ve been whisked away to plant paradise, but along the way, you can also learn a lot including about the interconnected relationship between humans and plants. This is a wonderful educational activity that will delight all visitors of all ages!
4. Fistral beach
If I’m honest, a holiday doesn’t really feel like a holiday to me if I’ve not stepped foot on a beach, or at least swum in a pool. I love to go on beach holidays and I find they’re one of the most inexpensive holidays because there’s so much you can do when the weather’s good and the water temperature isn’t too cold. At Fistral beach you’ll be spoiled for options if you’re into water sports, you can try surfing, paddle boarding, body boarding – whatever takes your fancy. Fistral beach is often regarded as England’s surf beach, so if good waves are important to you, then there’s nowhere better to visit! There’s also a number of lovely cafes and restaurants nearby, ensuring you’ll be able to get a good meal after your action-packed day.
You don’t have to head overseas in order to have a wonderful holiday. Heading to Cornwall makes a lot of sense because the money you save on long-haul flights can be better spend on fun activities to make incredible family memories!