Here is Why Cornwall is the UK’s Best Holiday Destination

August 08th, 2017

At The Valley, we know just how special Cornwall is, and definitely think it is the best place to go for a family holiday. Thankfully we are not the only ones, as Cornwall is once again in the running to hold onto its title of “Best UK Holiday Destination” for the ninth year in a row. The award is part of the British Travel Awards 2017 and Cornwall could win again, with the help of the public!

If you need some convincing as to why Cornwall is the best holiday destination in the UK, maybe these facts will help!

Cornwall is a foodie haven, making 120 million pasties a year, home to a few restaurants with Michelin Stars and many fantastic food festivals; a favourite being the Falmouth Oyster Festival!

A visitors – and locals – favourite is the Cornish cream tea; a scone served with clotted cream and jam, but be sure to do it the traditional Cornish way of jam first then cream on top!

There is over 300 miles of stunning coast in Cornwall and over 300 beaches. Three have been voted amongst the top ten in the country: Fistral, Perranporth and Porthminister, and eight have been awarded Blue Flag status for 2017.

You are never more than 16 miles from the sea when you are visiting Cornwall. There is plenty to do along the Cornish coast too, from surfing, rock pooling, sun bathing and building spectacular sandcastles in the sand.

You can enjoy the spectacular scenery of Cornwall’s coast by walking along the South West Coast Path. The path takes you through picturesque fishing villages, along dramatic cliffs and passing by secret coves.

Dogs love Cornwall too, and 80% of the beaches are open to dogs and responsible owners all year round. The Valley is also dog-friendly, so your pet pooch is welcome here too!

30% of the Cornish landscape is recognised as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with Bodmin Moor being one of these stunning locations, with high granite tors and farms.

You can see much of Cornwall’s beautiful landscapes away from the coast on a bike. There are several cycle routes free from traffic, some close to The Valley cottages, which take you through the gorgeous countryside.

Many people also love to visit Cornwall for its heritage, and rightly so. There are more ancient monuments in the county than anywhere else in Britain, and there are many myths and legends that originate here.

There are ten World Heritage Sites in Cornwall that were established to celebrate the rich mining history of Cornwall. Today, you can visit some of the old mines, even heading underground to experience the miners’ work first hand.

Visitors can explore the heritage and history at various museums and castles in Cornwall. There is the Telegraph Museum, National Maritime Museum and the Royal Cornwall Museum, and Pendennis Castle, Restormel Castle and St Mawes Castle.

One of the best ways to celebrate everything Cornwall has to offer is at a festival. Cornwall loves a festival, and more and more pop up every year. There are food and drink festivals, literary and culture festivals, music festivals and festivals for the whole family.

You can enjoy the best Cornwall has to offer in our family resorts, Falmouth. Our holiday cottages in a secluded setting are perfect for exploring the local area and indulging in the best Cornwall has to offer!

If you want even more reasons why Cornwall is the best holiday destination, check out the incredible entries to our competition through #MyValleyMoment on Instagram, and don’t forget to snap your own entry for a chance to win a 4-night stay with us here at The Valley!


Image credit Edmund Shaw