Holiday Brochures and Tourist Information for Cornwall

 

Cornwall Holiday Brochure

With endless beaches, dramatic cliffs and a unique heritage, culture and arts scene, one visit will turn into a life long affair. After all, one visit isn't enough for our wild landscapes, big skies and evocative legends.

Isles of Scilly

Outstandingly beautiful, uncrowded and unspoilt. The Isles of Scilly lie just off the coast of Cornwall but are a world apart in every way. From the minute you arrive, you'll fall in love with the islands and you’ll leave yearning to return.

Newquay Holiday Brochure

Newquay on Cornwall’s Atlantic Coast -voted “one of the nations favourite seaside towns” in the prestigious Which Holiday Survey, “best family holiday destination” by readers of COAST magazine and one of the UK's top ten beach destinations by Trip Advisor. Wait no longer - Visit Newquay this year!

St Ives Brochure

Situated on the edge of the Celtic Sea, St Ives once made its living from being a fishing village but nowadays is a centre for arts and culture, as well as its beautiful coastline.


Cornwall


Whether you are looking to spend some time on the waves, building sandcastles on the shore with the kids or relaxing with a loved one, Cornwall won't disappoint. Award winning restaurants, art galleries, heritage attractions and stunning gardens will keep the most demanding culture vulture content, whilst the coastline packed with beautiful beaches and rugged appeal can't fail to tempt the intrepid adventurer. The beach will keep kids happy for hours and attractions like Newquay Zoo, Crealy Adventure Park and the Eden Project help create the perfect family getaway.

The county of Cornwall is the southwestern extremity of England. Including the Isles of Scilly, it covers about 1,400 square miles and has a population of about half a million, which is vastly increased during the summer months. It isn't difficult to understand why people flock to the county for their holidays at any time of the year.

Cornwall has the mildest climate in Britain - spring comes early, and autumn lingers longer. Add to this its magnificent beaches and coastal scenery, and its continuing popularity with holidaymakers is not surprising. Gardens such as The Eden Project, The Lost Gardens of Heligan and the National Trust properties of Lanhydrock and Cotehele are perfect examples of exotic horticultural success stories in Cornwall.

The surf beaches and buzzing nightlife of Newquay and Bude attract surfies and the younger set whilst beautiful St. Ives, home of the Cornish branch of the Tate gallery, has art and surf. Smugglers coves and pretty fishing villages like Mousehole and Zennor, are a well loved feature of Cornwalls coast and Padstow, at the mouth of the river Camel has become a gourmet Mecca, thanks largely to celebrity chef Rick Steins Seafood Restaurant.

With Bodmin Moor at its heart, inland Cornwall can seem a wild and inhospitable landscape. In many places traces of the old tin and lead mining industries that once brought wealth to the County are seen. Four miles from St Austell one old clay pit has been reborn. At the Eden Project plants from the worlds jungles, deserts and savannahs occupy a series of gigantic domes, borrowing Cornish sunlight to supplement the microclimate created for them.

Cornwall's south coast is softer and greener. As in the north, it has its share of holiday beaches and picturesque harbours delightful places like Looe and Fowey. Rare plants flourish in the mild climate of the souths rugged Lizard peninsula - the most southerly point in Britain - but its exposed position means that it takes a battering from the Atlantic in winter. It makes for a bracing excursion for the more hardy tourists amongst us.

Further west, St. Michaels Mount rises like a fairytale castle from the sea at Marazion. Just along the beach at Penzance, ferries leave for the magic Isles of Scilly, pushing out into the Atlantic beyond Lands End. Walk along the coast from Penzance and you are met with the fishing village of Newlyn, home to artists for centuries, drawn in by the magical light of this part of the Cornish coast.

Bitesize Britain allows you to order free holiday brochures featuring Cornwall tourist information, things to do and see and places to stay – accommodation mostly inspected and graded by the Cornwall tourist board or similar organisation.