Cornwall - Hotels - Self Catering - Attractions
Cornwall Accommodation - Attractions - Activities - Sailing & Weddings.
Cornwall is as popular as ever, and if your looking for a perfect holiday in the UK, winter or summer, visit Cornwall!
Visit cornwallscottages.co.uk for luxury holiday cottages Cornwall.
Visit cornwallscottages.co.uk for dog friendly cottages Cornwall.
Cornwall has always been a popular holiday destination, but over the last 15 years tourism in Cornwall has really boomed. The increase in quality accommodation, attractions and marketing has no doubt contributed greatly. Cornwall is now not only popular with holiday makers from the UK but also has seen an increase in the number of tourists from Europe and America and other parts of the globe.
Cornwall enjoys an excellent climate with very mild winters and summers that are almost Mediterranean in nature which has made villages such as St Mawes famous.. This climate has in turn helped with the growth and development of a wealth of botanical gardens in Cornwall that have become renown worldwide. Should however the climate not be warm enough, then artificial environments such as the Eden Project near St Austell have been created to show off even more diverse equatorial plant life. Of course theres always an opportunity for a poker game in Cornwall if the weather's not great, if you enjoy the odd poker tournament!
Self Catering Accommodation
Self catering holiday homes have become extremely popular in the UK and nowhere more so than in Devon and Cornwall. Self Catering Holiday homes offer a relatively secure investment option and give a steady income when let out to paying guests. The number and quality of self catering holiday homes has increased dramatically over the last ten years and can now be found all over Cornwall. Self catering is particularly popular with those who have large families or wish to share their holiday with friends, the greater the number, the more cost effective they become. Although no official rating exists for self catering holiday homes in Cornwall it is in the owners interest to make them as comfortable and of as higher quality as possible to ensure holiday makers return year after year and due to the number this has become quite a competitive area of tourism in Cornwall.
Surfing in Cornwall
[ibimage==1893==1_MAIN==none==self==ibimage_align_right]The name Cornwall has become synonymous with Surfing and is known throughout the world as one of the best areas to surf in Europe. Fistral Beach in Newquay on the North Coast of Cornwall hosts many surfing competitions in the Summer months and is certainly the Surf capital of the UK. Experienced and beginner surfers will find all manner of facilities in Cornwall geared up to surfing from specialized surf lodges to shops and surf schools.
The health conscious can be assured that the waters around Cornwall are remarkably clean and continue to improve year on year, despite the odd shipping incident! Clean, quality beaches are given a blue flag rating and currently Cornwall has several including Carbis Bay, Crooklets, Gyllyngvase, Marazion, Polzeath, Porthmeor, Porthminster, Porthtowan and Sennen Cove.
Cornwalls Industry - Fishing, Tin Mining, China Clay
[ibimage==1871==1_MAIN==none==self==ibimage_align_left]Cornwall was once better known not for its tourism industry but its output of Tin from its array of Tin Mines. Mining and fishing were at one point the two main industries in Cornwall and whilst the mines have all since been closed down the fishing industry continues to flourish around Cornwalls Coast although perhaps not to the extent of past decades. Newlyn on the South Coast of Cornwall is a major fishing port with a thriving commercial fish market and a host of all types of fishing vessels from small crab boats to large beam trawlers. Nearly all the coastal villages and towns in Cornwall have a fishing background and at some point would have been the staple food of those in the immediate area. While the fishing has stopped or been significantly reduced in many of these village they have not lost their Fishing Village charm with small windy cobbled streets and quirky harbourside cottages. Mousehole near Penzance is a good example of such a place. Bodmin Moor is also well worth a visit.
To achieve a better understanding of the past mining industry in Cornwall many mines such as Geevor and Poldark tin mines have been reopened as a tourist attraction. Visitors can now travel deep into these mines to get a glimpse of what life was like for the miners involved.
Restaurants and Pubs
Cornwall has also been put on the map helped by the number and quality of food and drink outlets, both as suppliers to restaurants and eateries throughout the UK and local restaurants. Much of the food in Cornish Restaurants, in fact most, is sourced from the region both inland and out at sea and has caught the imagination of various celebrity chefs who have even opened their own restaurants down here. Naturally fish restaurants are in abundance in Cornwall and offer very fresh fish at reasonable prices, but if you would prefer to cook in your holiday home then drop in to one of the many fish mongers in the region.
Watersports - Sailing
As one might imagine Sailing, Wind surfing and all manner of watersports are incredibly popular in Cornwall and the southwest has some of the best waters for such activities in the UK. There are a number of regattas in Cornwall each year ranging from the large to not so large such as Falmouth Week, and Fowey Regatta. Sailing clubs are also dotted about everywhere.
Golf in probably something you wouldn't naturally associate with Cornwall but in fact there a a large number number of good quality golf courses throughout Cornwall.
This website has been setup with two goals in mind. Firstly to provide information, primarily holiday information, to potential visitors of Cornwall, and secondly to provide a point of FREE advertising for those in Cornwall involved in the tourist trade. As such we welcome any comments and suggestions, good or bad, that you think would improve the functionality and usefulness of the site.
If you cant find what your looking for, let us know!
If you are visiting London on either business or pleasure, look no further that one of our sister sites for your best London holiday apartments.