Places to visit on your Cornish staycation

January 18th, 2017

It may not come as a surprise to many of you, but Cornwall has once again been found as the top spot for staycation holidays in 2017.

Visitors from all over the world flock to the South West to enjoy the beauty of Cornwall, but British holidaymakers have selected Cornwall as their favourite place to visit, according to new research from Trainline.

The region remains popular amongst tourists as the atmosphere and the beaches make them feel like they are abroad but without the hassle associated with a foreign holiday.

If you are looking to visit the region for yourself on your own staycation, why not enjoy one of our luxury family holidays in Cornwall?

If you are unsure of what you can do whilst in the area, we have taken a look at some places you should visit below on your trip, so you can make the most of your time. We have also included a rough estimate of how long it will take you to travel to the locations (from our location at Carnon Downs), should you wish to take our advice:

St Ives – 40 minutes travel

Although people are attracted to Cornwall for its foreign holiday feel, St Ives offers a more quintessentially English holiday. Take a day trip here to enjoy an afternoon tea or sample some Cornish ice-cream – perfect at any time of the year!

Bedruthan Steps (pictured at top) – 45 minutes travel

The Bedruthan Steps are stacks of stones located between Padstow and Newquay, which have been separated from the mainland by sea erosion. According to ancient legend, these stacks were used as stepping stones for a giant, as a shortcut across the bay.

Botallack Mine – 1-hour travel

If you are a fan of the television series Poldark, Botallack Mine is bound to be high up on your list of places to visit. This former mining area has rapidly become one of the top attractions in Cornwall thanks to the success of the series, and features abandoned mines which will take you back to the industrial past of the county.

Land’s End – 1-hour travel

The furthest south you can travel in England is Land’s End, and it is well worth the trip. You will be able to enjoy stunning natural beauty, from Sennen Cove to the clifftops. With a range of cafes, restaurants and shops, it can be the perfect day out for the whole family.

Porthcurno – 1 hour 5 minutes travel

If you are seeking a more Mediterranean feel to your holiday, then Porthcurno will likely be one of the destinations. This small valley has a beautiful white beach with clear blue waters which is very easy on the eye but also has a rather interesting history.

The valley played a rather crucial part in submarine communications during the Second World War. A number of tunnels were built to protect the cable station – a major communication hub – from attack, and can still be visited to this day.

St Loy – 1 hour 5 minutes travel

If you are wanting to enjoy the beautiful scenery of Britain, then visiting St Loy and hiking across the valley is perfect. Along the route you will find historical monuments, beautiful woodlands and stunning views from Logan Rock – don’t forget your camera!