Is there a better family holiday than one by the coast? Britain’s coast is excellent, and there’ll be plenty to do besides playing on the beach. Cornwall has an extensive coastline and a plethora of beaches. There’s no wonder many families head there in the summer! If you still aren’t decided on where to head this year, I can heartily recommend Cornwall. Here are five reasons why.
Cornwall has fantastic regional specialities and traditional dishes. It’s the home of the famous Cornish pasty. This large pastry pocket is full of veggies and chunks of steak; all smothered in a rich gravy. It’s a great option for lunch, although some people like to enjoy their pasty as a hearty snack! And don’t forget cream teas either. These are found all over Britain, but in Cornwall, you can enjoy clotted cream with your scones! There are also many excellent restaurants, hotels and pubs around the county including The old bridge house.
Ok, so I can’t write a guide to Cornwall without mentioning the beach! The sea off Cornwall offers some of the best surfing opportunities in the whole of Britain. Throughout the summer, you can often spot many surfers bobbing up on the waves. If your kids want to try it out, you’ll find plenty of surf schools on the beaches. That is if you can drag them away from their sandcastles!
The Eden Project
While you’re in Cornwall, it is well worth spending a day at the Eden Project. No matter where in the county you are staying, the journey there will certainly be worth it. The project’s giant biodomes mimic different climates from across the globe. The biodomes include a Mediterranean and tropical one. Different plants from this areas are housed inside the giant domes. Throughout the summer, the Eden Project hosts many concerts in its outdoor area.
Cornwall also has a good selection of castles that the kids will love exploring! The 13th-century Launceston Castle is situated on top of a large natural mound. The castle houses a large exhibition which goes back through 1,000 years of history. Tintagel Castle has a coastal location in the north of Cornwall. According to legend, it is the birthplace of King Arthur. Before you head there, bear in mind that you will have to climb some steep steps to access the castle.
The tin mining industry was huge in Cornwall in the 1th Century. Now you can head underground to experience life as a miner at the Geevor Tin Mine.Visitors can take a tour down in the depths of the mine. Once you resurface, be sure to check out the interactive exhibitions in the rock museum. There are also many abandoned buildings on the site that visitors can explore. The mine is close to the coast, so once you’re finished look round, you can take a stroll to the beach!
Hopefully, I’ve sold Cornwall to you! Once you get there, you’ll agree just how great it is!