8 exciting things to do during your next visit to Cornwall
Why not try something new on your next trip to Cornwall. Cycle, walk or fly and learn more about Cornwall’s past and present. We have collected a few ideas for you.
Cycle the Camel Trail
For nature lovers cycling along the Camel Trail is an experience not to be missed. From Wadebridge (15 miles from the hotel) you either cycle towards either Padstow or Bodmin. The Padstow route will lead you along the picturesque Camel estuary overlooking Rock Beach and Daymer Bay. Padstow is a beautiful, small fishing town with many bars and cafes and is also home to Rick Stein’s famous fish restaurant.
If you take the scenic route towards Bodmin you will be cycling past winding streams, woodlands and the Camel Valley winery where you can sample their famous wines. The historic town of Bodmin is also worth a visit and has a number of pubs and restaurants that are perfect for a cream tea or lunch.
Fly at the Eden Project
Adrenaline Junkies will love the 660 metres long SkyWire at the Eden Project. The longest ZipWire in England allows you to travel at a speed of up to 60 mph! Not for the faint hearted. Tickets are £18 and you can either book online or pay when you get there.
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Walk the South Coast Path
630 miles of rugged coast line will give you plenty of options to explore Cornwall’s beautiful coast and be amazed by stunning views, blooming flowers and the diverse wildlife. Walk for an hour, half a day or make it a day trip and reward yourself with a sea view picnic. Free maps with walking routes of different length and for various abilities can be found here.
Watch Dolphins play in the sea
Watch the Cornish wildlife from close and embark on a sea safari from Newquay . Meet and greet the seals in the harbour, some even have names, and as the boat moves further off shore you might spot dolphins, Basking sharks, Sunfish, Harbour Porpoise and of course, a large number of sea birds. Read more.
Learn about Smugglers and Pirates at the Jamaica Inn
Visit the world famous Jamaica Inn and soak up the historic and mysterious atmosphere of the 300 year old coaching house. If you are interested in smugglers and pirates this will be right up your street. Enjoy a pint at the rustic pub and learn more about the history of the Jamaica Inn at their “Smugglers Museum”. If you are feeling brave, take part one of their guided ghost tours which are offered several times a month. Learn more.
Pan for riches at Cornwall Gold
In the beginning of the year historic Togus Tin Mill at Cornwall Gold was reopened to the public. Now a working mill again you can learn everything about the history of tin mining and watch the whole process of tin streaming and how tin ore is recovered from the stream that runs through the site. Visitors are also invited to have a go at stream panning. There is also a café and restaurant, lots of activities for children and the adjoining Cornwall Gold offers a range of beautiful Cornish Jewellery with traditional and contemporary styles. A lovely souvenir to take home. See more here.
Sample local beverages at Healey’s Cornish Cider Farm
Only a short drive from Sands you will find the Healey’s Cider Farm. Book a tour to see the production facilities, visit the Orchards and learn everything about the art of Cider making. They also have an onsite restaurant where you can not only sample their cider but also delicious home made jams, preserves and chutneys. Find out more.
Get spooked at the Witchcraft Museum in Boscastle
Combine your trip to Tintagel and Boscastle with a visit of the querky Witchcraft museum, home to the largest collection of witchcraft related artefacts and regalia. Read more.