10 Great Reasons to Spend Your 2016 Holiday in Cornwall
Cornwall is a land of all-seasons, where each month contrasts with the one before to give unrivalled experiences and awe inspiring scenery. From colourful spring walks along the coastline, to bucket and spade holidays in the summer or storm watching in the winter, Cornwall combines a rich heritage with a modern, thriving present-day to make it the perfect destination for holidays all year round. Whether you are looking for a short break with friends, or family holidays for all ages, Glynn Barton Holiday Cottages are set up to cater for your perfect holiday in Cornwall.
Beaches – Sea air, salty hair and sandy toes
Cornwall is famous for its beautiful golden sands and turquoise water, and it’s not hard to see why. On a sunny day the views could be easily mistaken for somewhere in the Caribbean. Cornwall’s life guards make sure that you can feel safe whilst spending time relaxing, or playing, on the beach. In the evenings you get to see the most amazing sunsets…the perfect excuse for a post-beach drink in one of Cornwall’s beachside restaurants.
Delicious foodie treats
Cream Teas, Yarg, Fudge and Pasties have always been synonymous with Cornwall, but the modern Cornwall offers so much in the realm of fine dining and delicious foodie treats – have a look at some of our top restaurant recommendations here.
So much to see and do
Cornwall has so much to offer visitors and locals alike; where else could you visit quaint fishing villages, taste local cheeses and wines, cycle from coast to coast, learn to surf and explore the tropical treetops of the rainforest biome in just a few days?
Cornwall has some great family attractions on offer, visit the tin mines, support endangered species at the Zoo, take part in child friendly activities at the Lost Gardens of Heligan or famous Eden Project or just spend lazy days on the beach. Whatever you choose to do, your kids will have the time of their life on your family holidays.
Get out and explore Cornwall’s amazing cycle trails while discovering wildlife, heritage and parts of Cornwall you never knew existed. The nearby Cardinham Woods offers a number of cycle trails for all ages and abilities – for those with a little more skill and courage, try the Bodmin Beast Cycle Trail and explore 12km of the Cardinham Valley with exhilarating climbs and exciting technical tests. Also nearby, Lanhydrock offers an excellent range of family cycle trails. For a leisurely day out, try the Camel Trail with 18 miles of lovely, flat trails – perfect for smaller children!
A rich, cultural heritage
Cornwall has a constant plethora of creative and cultural events and opportunities throughout the year. From contemporary theatre and modern art through to festivals and events, Cornwall’s cultural diary is buzzing and is supported by a vibrant tourism industry. For more information on what’s on when, visit cornwall365.org.uk to plan your cultural trip to Cornwall.
Cornwall has a great range of fantastic coastal and inland walks – the South West Coast Path alone is 630 miles long. With fresh air and amazing views, there’s nothing like a coastal walk to truly relax and inspire the mind. Various routes for walks that cater for all abilities can be found on the South West Coast Path website.
Enjoying the warmth of the Gulf Stream, Cornwall’s magical gardens are home to some of the most exciting, rare and beautiful plants and trees in the British Isles. And it’s even official that spring starts earlier in Cornwall. In 2015, the first flowering Magnolia campbellii was recorded on 12st January, more than a full month before the official start of spring in England on the 3rd March.
Ease of travelling with children
By holidaying in Cornwall you can cut your travel time quite substantially, leaving less time answering ‘are we there yet?’ and more time relaxing and enjoying each other’s company. The mild climate in Cornwall will also allow you and your family to relax and enjoy the Summer in more comfortable temperatures without having to worry about heatstroke or other heat related illnesses.
From bird-watching to seal-spotting, Cornwall is a great place to get closer to nature. Step off the beaten track and explore on foot, by kayak or boat.
And that’s just the basics, for a more in-depth exploration of Cornwall you will have to come down and see if for yourself!