Are you ready for a holiday but don’t have the funds to travel abroad? Why not consider a staycation?
A staycation is a holiday that you take in your home country. There is so much to see and do in Great Britain, making it the perfect place for a staycation! Travelling in your home country keeps the costs of your holiday down, and it will give you a chance to see areas you’ve never been to.
So where should you go for your very first staycation? I think Cornwall should be your destination of choice. Its rugged countryside and cute villages and towns are the perfect location for a relaxing few nights away. Here are five great reasons you should visit Cornwall now.
The Cornish countryside is some of England’s prettiest and the villages always look picture-perfect. Staying in a village in Cornwall will place you in stunning scenery. There will also be plenty of fantastic outdoor activities on your doorstep. Many hiking and mountain biking trails snake through the countryside. Not only that, but the Cornish coast is well-known for great surfing. To stay right by the sea, think about booking a B&B in beautiful looe.
Cornwall has a fantastic reputation for food. One of its most famous delicacies is its Cornish Pasties. These pastry pouches are filled with a hearty mixture of meat, vegetables and gravy. You can buy them all over Britain, but ones in Cornwall are, of course, the best you’ll find! Once you’ve finished your pasty, it’s time for dessert. Cream teas are popular in Cornwall, thanks to clotted cream. This super-thick cream comes from this county and really takes scones to another level!
It’s not all bucolic bliss, though! You can get stuck into some fresh modern art, too. St. Ives is home to Tate St. Ives, a contemporary art gallery. You’ll find the renowned Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden here as well. Once you’ve looked around the gallery, you can go on one of the gallery’s Ben Nicholson tours. These walks lead you through the town and take you to places that were important in the artist’s life.
One of Cornwall’s biggest tourist attractions, the Eden Project is made up of two biomes. These are full of plants and flowers from many different and diverse climates. If you want more excitement than just looking at the pretty plants, you can take a ride on the zipline or take part in a freefall jump. There are also lots of family friendly activities you can enjoy. Kids will enjoy climbing and swinging around in the exciting outdoor play area.
Cornwall is a favourite holiday destination of many famous people, including the Royal family! Especially the village of Rock, located in the north of the county. Prince Harry has been spotted a few times in the area! One of the best locations for sighting celebrity holidaymakers is in the fancy Tides Restaurant.
So what are you waiting for? Book your holiday to Cornwall today!