Discover Cornwall with its sweeping bays, picturesque ports, and ancient market towns. Browse our fantastic collection of luxury and discount hotels in Cornwall for your British seaside escape. Remember you can book a room up until 8pm and stay the same night.
This charming seaside resort with its golden beaches and safe swimming seawater pool was the sunniest place in the UK in 2013.
Lounge on beaches, ride the waves, explore the shops; and when the sun goes down hit the dance floor in this popular seaside resort.
Visit the Cornish village of Perranporth for a 3-mile stretch of golden sandy beach, great surf conditions and breath-taking coastal walks.
Landscapes, Legends and History
Discover ancient stone circles, rich maritime history, a working Victorian steam railway and historic Launceston Castle, in the market town of Launceston.
Visit ancient St Michael’s Mount, stroll down historic Chapel Street and experience spirited midsummer celebrations here, during Golowan Festival.
Unearth the legend of King Arthur at his reputed birthplace. Discover Merlin’s Cave, and medieval Tintagel Castle sat high on a rugged Cornish cliff.
Picturesque Ports and Harbour Towns
While away the hours in this bustling fishing port, surrounded by beautiful beaches. Dine at Celebrity Chef, Rick Stein’s seafood restaurant and join the Camel Cycle Trail.
Enjoy a boat trip to Looe Island nature reserve, lounge on East Looe Beach, walk Banjo Pier and tuck into a Cornish pasties at this picturesque harbour town.
Delve into thriving art galleries, lively seafood restaurants, a host of sailing events and the award-winning National Maritime Museum Cornwall in Falmouth.
Escape to Daphne du Maurier country
Cornwall offers some of the most dramatic and romantic coastlines in Britain, steeped in tales of smuggling and shipwrecks, but it has so much more to offer. Its home to Tate St Ives and the Barbara Hepworth Museum, and you can visit historic sites such as Tintagel, reputed home of King Arthur, the elegant 19th-century Lanhydrock House and Pendennis Castle. Take the family to attractions like Torquay Zoo, Blue Reef Aquarium, Newquay, and Crealy Great Adventure Park. Surf, swim and sunbathe.
Arts and culture
Tate St Ives hosts a changing series of displays and exhibitions in a seaside location with stunning sea views. Find out more about the group of artists who settled here in the 1940s and enjoy a drink and bite to eat on the roof terrace. Head around the corner to the Barbara Hepworth Museum, which was the former home of the sculptor, and which has a large collection of her work on display.
For a special night at the theatre, nothing beats the Minack Theatre, dramatically perched on the coast high above the waves. This open-air theatre stages a varied programme over the summer.
Things to see and do
Cornwall is an open invitation to explore, ideally on foot or on bike. Put on your boots and walk the coastal path to the southernmost point of Great Britain, Land's End. Explore the legacy of the tin mining industry in Cornwall. Ruined mines dot the coast and you can find out more and explore an 18th-century site at Poldark Mine. Or, travel to the tropics and beyond at the iconic Eden Project.
Step back in time at historic homes like Chysauster Ancient Village, a late Iron Age and Romano-British village, and Cotehele, a medieval manor house with Tudor additions. Or, rediscover the delights of steam travel; hop on board a train with the family for a trip along the Bodmin and Wenford Railway.
Eating and drinking
Cornwall offers a wide range of eating options from fish and chips on the seafront, to haute-cuisine. Sample tapas with an Aussie twist at The Porthmeor Café, St Ives, or tuck into wood-fired pizzas at Sam's on the Beach, an old lifeboat station at Polkerris. For a traditional pub, step into The Tinners Arms in Zennor, or the Pandora Inn, in Mylor, which both date back to the 13th-century.
The best nightlife in Cornwall can be found in Torquay. Start off the evening with a cocktail at the SOHO Bar before moving on to Bohemia for award winning R&B.