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Things to do in Cornwall this summer

22 June 2017
Touted as one of the top 5 staycation destinations in the UK, Cornwall has built a reputation for its beautiful coastline, secluded hideaways, great weather and tasty foods. As much as these are true and are the main lure of the county, there is so much more to explore that is Cornish: quirky music festivals, historical places and gardens, drama and theatre as well as great rural towns and markets. Although we cannot exhaust the depth of Cornish delights available in just one piece, we have selected 5 things and places we recommend you explore on your visit to Cornwall this summer.

1. Trelissick Garden – These beautiful gardens are unspoiled and picture-perfect for fun family days out. Sitting just above the estuary of the River Fal, Trelissick’s cultivated gardens, woodland walks and exotic plants – such as bluebells and rhododendrons are blossoming as the garden showcases its colours. They are definitely a sight for sore-eyes in the glorious Cornish sunshine.
Trelissick Garden

2. The historic town of Fowey is a small but busy port with a huge amount of commercial activity and a lovely harbour for leisure boats. Fowey is home to the Royal Regatta for one week every August and this popular event isn't just about spruced up sailboats - you can watch the Red Arrows put on a spectacular show right above your head in the harbour, join the party during the carnival parade or enjoy the fireworks display. Fowey Harbour itself is picturesque whatever season you visit. It is also worth taking the 15 minute walk up to St. Catherine's Castle from the cove for windswept views of the estuary from medieval battlements – certainly a must see.

3. The lovely seaside town of Looe is such a sprightly little place brimming with entertainment all year round from the annual Looe music festival to New Year celebration parties renowned as possibly one of the best New Year celebrations in the UK. At Looe, you are guaranteed a wonderful time!

4. Talland Bay beach is a beautiful spot not far away from the lively Town of Looe. It is actually nestled between Looe and Polperro and is well worth a visit. The village of Talland is small; comprising of a church, a farm and a few houses and cottages. This section of the Cornish coast is surprisingly well-preserved and has been sited both as an area of outstanding beauty and a Heritage Coast. The local war memorial also takes a commanding position -overlooking the sea from a headland.
Talland Bay

5. The Eden Project – Is a popular choice with so much variety and fun things to get stuck into – you have the massive biomes housing the largest rainforest in captivity, the stunning plants, exhibitions and a few lovely stories that serve as a backdrop to the striking contemporary gardens. If you time it right you could also attend a few summer concerts and other exciting all year-round family events.
The Eden Project

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