Travel Tuesday: Places to Visit in Cornwall

Holidaying in England provides a haven for some families who don't want to spend lots on travel, stay closer to home and to see more of the country they live in. Cornwall, located in the South of England, leads the way in holiday destinations with...

Holidaying in England provides a haven for some families who don't want to spend lots on travel, stay closer to home and to see more of the country they live in. Cornwall, located in the South of England, leads the way in holiday destinations with many breathtaking views and unique villages to visit alongside the beautiful beaches and the wide open sea. Many places in Cornwall are perfect to visit, however, take a look at our top 5 and see how many you can manage to visit. St Ives The first, must-visit, in Cornwall is St Ives. An idyllic town in which the visitor can sit looking out over the bay whilst enjoying an ice cream or pasty. Masses of shops including those selling trinkets, food and beautiful paintings of many different parts of Cornwall line the pedestrianised streets. Visitors can take a more cultured look at Cornwall in the The Tate St Ives, visit the home of sculptor Barbara Hepworth in a museum of her work, or step just outside of St Ives and visit Paradise Park, the Wildlife centre, perfect for families. Gwithian and Godrevy Gwithian, situated just outside of Hayle, is home to a picturesque landscape. Just across the bay from St Ives, Gwithian boasts a long stretch of golden sand, fully life guarded - a hotspot for boarders and surfers alike. The lighthouse, located offshore on Godrevy Island is the pinnacle of the area. Its presence helps to display the beauty of the seaside village and surrounding area. Car parks and cafes are just a short walk from the beach. Land's End The most westerly point of mainland England is Land's End. Here, families are expected, and activities lend themselves to this. 'Arthur's Quest', 4D Film Experiences and Air Sea Rescue Shows, among others, provide entertainment for families with young children. There is opportunity to take a stroll on the paths that run along the edge of the cliff, fill your desire for retail therapy with the shopping outlets and take a pitstop in the many great eating places. Mousehole Mousehole is a place preserved with its original charm and beauty, a must-see attractive tourist destination. The most interesting part of Mousehole is its unique harbour that creates a serene dock for boats. The sandy beach is popular with families that have small children, due to its quiet and secluded nature, however old and young are seen to enjoy it. Make sure to take a walk along the streets of Mousehole to visit shops selling Cornish souvenirs and beautiful paintings. Penzance Penzance, a shopping town, is home to two must-see attractions in Cornwall. The first, St Michael's Mount, located off Marazion Beach, is a stunning island home to the Castle. St Michael's Mount can be reached at low tide by walking across the Giant's Causeway or by ferry. There are only two shops on the island, however, the breathtaking views of the mainland whilst on the island are something not to be missed. The second place to be visited is The Minack Theatre. Seats are made from the granite cliffs looking down onto the stage, which fronts a beautiful view of the sea. Plays are put on all Summer, from both local and national theatre companies. Either book to see a play or take a walk around the grounds to witness the breathtaking views. If you've visited Cornwall, tell us about where you think is essential to visit... and whether you agree with any of our recommendations.

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