My staycations around the UK finally took me to Cornwall! I braved the 7 hour journey (which turned into an 11 hour one because of traffic) which took me to this county in the very Southwest of England, famous for its amazing coastline, colourful harbour towns, seaside resorts and sandy beaches. For me, I think one of the main reasons this place is such a tourist hotspot in England is because Cornwall didn’t even feel like it was in England – once again the UK proving that you don’t need to visit an airport to find adventure.
Here are my top 5 favourite places from Cornwall!
the minack theatre
Accidentally stepped into Greece.
Must have passed the lamp from Narnia because I legit felt like I had stepped into a different country.
The Minack Theatre is Cornwall’s world famous open-air theatre overlooking the spectacular panorama of Porthcurno Bay. Imagine sitting here and watching a performance – wow. If you followed my stories, you’ll know just how beautiful this place is because as usual photos don’t do justice.
▪️You must pre-book tickets due to Covid regulations.
▪️Last entry is at 5pm
▪️There are several parking places but keeping driving upwards (you’ll know what I mean) to reach the closest one to the theatre
You can also cover Land’s End on the way here or back since it’s only a 10-15 min drive
St Michael’s Mount
St Michael’s Mount is a historic castle, garden and island community found off the coast of Marazion in Cornwall. Still home to the St Aubyn family as well as a small community, this iconic rocky island is crowned by a medieval church and castle – with the oldest buildings dating from the 12th century.
During high tide you can take a short boat trip to the island, or at low tide, you can walk across the causeway. Just imagine walking towards this towering castle with the sea on either side of you. We took a boat trip on the way there and managed to capture a few shots of the causeway on our return.
Once you’re on the island itself you can explore the harbour village, shops, lawns and takeaway outlets on the island.
However, to get the perfect photos with the castle in the background check out all the side streets while walking from the car park to the boats.
St Michael’s Mount is operating on a ticket only basis. All ticket holders can walk across to the island, but at high tide, visitors will need to book a boat. There is no access onto the Mount without a ticket, not even the harbour area. So please pre-book tickets to avoid any disappointment!
The Lost Gardens of Heligan
Like I said, Cornwall doesn’t even feel like England. The Lost Gardens of Heligan literally felt like they’d just lifted a piece of Bali and put it in England.
Winner of several tourism awards including the British Travel Awards 2017, 2018 and 2018, the Lost Gardens of Heligan were nothing like any garden I’ve visited in England.
Initially I wasn’t sure how unique this place would be mainly because I had been to so many gardens and most of them look pretty similar after a point. But filled with intimate pathways edged with sub-tropical plantings, watercourses, a kind of scary rope bridge, bamboo tunnels and a Giant’s Head, Mud Maid and Grey Lady – this place is definitely different to others.
You must pre-book tickets for entry due to Covid regulations (and please book early because it’s such a famous place the tickets disappear like that). There’s plenty of food options inside but please do take water and a snack maybe since it’s a pretty long walk!
It’ll take you about 2-3 hours to see the full place but ofcourse that depends on how much you want to see!
the eden project
Did you know this place is dubbed the Eighth Wonder of the World?
The Eden Project is a global garden housed in tropical biomes that nestle in a crater the size of 30 football pitches and is recognised by the British Travel Awards as the Best UK Leisure Attraction five years running!
You will literally about 4-5 hours to see the entire place and there’s plenty of walking involved just going from one greenhouse to another.
- Park near the entrance to the Eden Project otherwise the walk from the car park to the entrance itself will tire you out.
- It’s really warm inside the greenhouses so take a bottle of water
I covered this place on the way back (I travelled from the North). So this is something you can consider if you’re finding it difficult to fit the Eden Project into your itinerary
Kynance Cove is situated at the very bottom of Cornwall, on the southeast coast ear the tip of the Lizard peninsula. We stayed at Lizard Point Holiday park which was only 10minutes away from Kynance Cove so basically we decided to cover this just before sunset. Even though Cornwall is famous for it’s coastal scenery and beaches, my favourite by far was Kynance Cove. There was something so gentle and peaceful about the place. There’s something special about visiting a place later in the day without the hustle and bustle of people around you.
I remember thinking that if I was more into geography and geology, the formation of the rocks itself would have been so fascinating. But ofcourse, I was there for the scenery. Do you blame me though?
Cornwall is such a huge area it’s impossible to cover everything unless you’re staying there for weeks. Aside from the above I also visited: Tintagel, St Ives and Falmouth. I really regret missing some of the coastal towns which I know are stunning so maybe there needs to be a second trip to Cornwall? Atleast next time I won’t completely underestimate how big Cornwall is….
Such a lovely post! I live in Cornwall and could never live anywhere else! Well done for braving the traffic to get in and see the beautiful sights. I’m pretty sure it’s never a quick drive to get in OR out! You really made the most of your time here and saw so many amazing things! Lovely photos and stunning outfits too. xx
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Thank you so much love! I’m so jealous, you live in such a beautiful place, if I lived in Cornwall I would never want to leave!
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Aww😍 my favorite 💞😍
Always you looking so much pretty 🥺🥺💞💞😍😍😍😍😍
Always be happy 💞
Aww😍My favorite 🥰
Always you looking so much pretty 🥺🥺🥰💞💞💞
Very nice, thanks!
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