Picture this: cosy fireplaces in quaint cottages or luxurious manors, a walk along a stunning coastline, surfing lessons, shopping, and dining and entertainment options galore. A lot of us have been dreaming of getting away for a while.
If you are now eagerly anticipating your weekend break, whether it’s with your friends or family or special someone, there is one location and destination that will never, ever disappoint: Cornwall. Cornwall is famous for a reason (well, a good number of reasons, in fact), and its attraction doesn’t just lie in its beautiful setting. It has the perfect character and charm that has wowed visitors for centuries, and it’s the perfect weekend break destination all year round!
But why else is Cornwall the best destination for your next weekend break? Here are the answers to your top questions.
In the spring
If you visit Cornwall during the spring, traffic tends to be lighter, and the crowds will often be smaller as well. There is so much history in Cornwall aside from its remarkable beauty and charm, and even if you have been there several times before, some places are worth another glimpse – be it Tintagel Castle, the Lost Gardens of Heligan, or the Eden Project. Even if you aren’t too keen on gardens, you could go the opposite route with a visit to Bodmin Jail or immerse yourself in an outdoor theatre performance.
In the summer
Without a doubt, summer is a busy time in Cornwall, and the influx of visitors can start as early as May and move on towards the middle of September. But the remarkable aspect about the area is that it’s used to a lot of visitors. With plenty of road enhancements in the past decade, it can accommodate numerous people (and their vehicles). Of course, just like the spring season, summer offers plenty of outdoor and indoor attractions that are ideal for various lifestyles and budgets, and there are loads of events and festivals you can take part in, along with excursions. Don’t forget to check out the Charlestown Regatta and visit the Padstow Vintage and County Fair! And once you’re done for the day, some of the best accommodations you can take advantage of are big houses for rent in the area, with everything to offer from vast pools to hot tubs to tennis courts and even disco halls – all with that perfect sea view.
In the autumn
Autumn also has a lot in store for visitors to Cornwall, what with cider festivals that start from the latter part of September to October, including Oktoberfest, the Great Cornish Food Festival, and the Looe Music Festival. If you’re a foodie, you can’t miss these. One distinct advantage of the autumn season in Cornwall is that the temperature is still mild, and fewer people are crowding the streets.
In the winter
Winter can have its share of pleasant surprises if you visit Cornwall at this time, and even if by November’s end and the early part of December, the festivals and attractions are over, you can still enjoy a lovely weekend break and spend time at the ice rink. You can also have a great time at Cornish Pasty Week, and walks along the coast and surfing are fun activities you can enjoy.