Cornwall enjoys a prime location on the stunning South coast of England amidst natural wonders and rich historical architecture. The rich agricultural and maritime heritage of the town inspires many of it's intriguing tourist attractions, which include everything from vibrant amusement parks and conservation centres to Tudor mansions and steam railways.
Surrender to Serenity in St Ives
The enchanting fishing village of St Ives is built on a picturesque peninsula shrouded in extraordinarily clear light. The harbour radiates tranquil beauty and the labyrinth of cobbled streets in the village feature traditional fishermen's cottages and evidence of a rich artistic heritage. Spend the bright morning wandering the luminescent sands of the Porthminister Beach, absorbing the crystal clarity of the turquoise waters. Next, enter the iconic circular entrance vestibule of the The Tate St Ives, a revered gallery that exhibits both contemporary and classic artwork, particularly emphasising work from painters of the St Ives School of Art. Continue to explore the villages rich artistic heritage with a visit to the Barbara Hepworth Sculpture Garden, verdant expanses filled with abstract sculptures by St Ives' most influential artist. Break for lunch in one of England's most famous beach café by returning to the sandy shores of Porthminister Beach Café; the award winning café is renowned for it's sumptuously fresh seafood and stunning views of St. Ives Bay and the beautiful harbour.
The Garden of Eden
Undoubtedly one of Cornwall's most alluring attractions, the kaleidoscopic flowers and unique atmosphere of the Eden Project are testament to why the world's largest rainforest captivity entices millions of visitors every year. The giant biomes are architectural delights in themselves and inside they house even more beautiful treasures; travel the world by experiencing different climates and habitats, wander through the rainforest amidst waterfalls and butterflies, visit gardens bursting with colourful blooms and enjoy a freshly ground coffee in the charming culinary centre.
The Magnificent St Micheal's Mount and the Trebah Gardens
Return from the remarkable rainforest to enjoy a stunning slice of Cornwall's Medieval heritage at St. Micheal's Mount; the former medieval monastery exemplifies the finest features of Gothic architecture and houses sublime stained glass windows and seaward gardens that provide a rejuvenating refuge from the demanding duress of every day life. The fascinating visitor centre reveals how ancient families lived on the secluded mount in bygone days and provides an interesting insight into Cornwall's maritime history. For dinner, enjoy the abundance of fresh produce in the area by dining on the simple yet stunning fare of The Victoria Inn; located in the pretty seaside village of Perranuthnoe, the warm and welcoming gastropub serves mouth watering mains such as wild mushrooms and vegetable risotto and pork cheek topped with poached eggs, crispy bacon and truffle oil. Conclude your captivating Cornish day with a pint of locally brewed ale and rich desert covered in Cornish clotted cream.