Things to do in Cornwall

Things to do in Cornwall

If you are planning a trip to the UK, I beg you, try to visit at least one other place apart from London. There are many things to do in Cornwall! Get to the Cornwall coast and check out many Cornwall attractions including the walks in Cornwall.

Things to do in Cornwall

Things to do in Cornwall | Cornwall Destinations


I often had to pinch myself when walking the coast or wandering the winding streets of the towns. You really do have to see it to believe it.

Walk the Cornish coastal paths

Things to do in Cornwall | Cornwall Destinations


If you like walking and incredible breath-taking sea views then there is no better (in my opinion) place to walk than Cornwall. I love it so much I wrote a post about it, which you can read if you click here.

Indulge in the rich food

Things to do in Cornwall | Cornwall Destinations

Fish and Chips, Cornish Pasties and Cream Teas with Cornish Clotted cream. You haven’t really lived until you have sat in a quaint tea room in Cornwall. Sipping on your English Breakfast Tea, whilst tucking into a scone smothered in jam and clotted cream.

You don’t get much more British than that!

Visit the Eden Project

Things to do in Cornwall | Cornwall Destinations

If you get too cold don’t panic, just visit the Eden Project! It has the most incredible Rain Forest and a Mediterranean Biome where you can pretend you are somewhere a bit more tropical whilst warming up! The often have events such as Hot Yoga in the Biome or music concerts as part of Eden Sessions. I have been to several of the sessions and it really is out of this world!

Learn to surf in Cornwall

Things to do in Cornwall | Cornwall Destinations
Me prepping my board before an after-work surf..

Yes that’s right you heard me you can surf in England! And Cornwall is arguably one of the best places in the UK to learn.

There are surf schools in Cornwall at all the popular surfing beaches. Newquay is probably the most popular, it’s also the most crowded. So if you want to avoid the crowds I’d recommend venturing further south to Sennen Cove or Polzeath in the North of Cornwall.

Drink some Cornish Cider

It’s not just Somerset that makes good cider you know! There is always a Cornish Cider or Beer festival happening. Go carefully on the Rattler If traditional ale is your thing then make sure you drop into St Austell brewery for a taste of Proper Job.

You can step back in time

Close your eyes and think of England, not London, England.

Things to do in Cornwall | Cornwall Destinations

If you imagine rolling green hills, quaint cottages, and farm animals roaming around blocking the windy single-track roads, you have just pictured, Cornwall. Sometimes it feels like you are stepping back in time, in a good way.

Final Thoughts

Have I convinced you yet? I hope so. Having lived on the border of Devon and Cornwall for many years I really can’t recommend it enough. There are many Cornwall destinations to inspire days out in Cornwall. Hire a car or a camper van and take a road trip around Cornwall so you can drive from Looe or Boscastle to Lands End. One thing I can promise you is you won’t regret it. The only thing you will regret is not having more time there.

Have I inspired you to visit Cornwall? Have you already visited? I’d love to hear from you, so please do comment below! I love hearing about people’s experiences and views and I will always write back.

Here are some of my favorite boutique Hotels Cornwall

Tregatherall Lodge

Lugger Hotel ‘A Bespoke Hotel’

Things to do in Cornwall

Are you traveling in The United Kingdom? Be sure to check out my other blog posts:

Coastal Walking in Cornwall | Boscastle to Tintagel

7 reasons to visit Cornwall in the United Kingdom

7 reasons to visit Devon in the United Kingdom

How to spend a day in Bath, United Kingdom

Coastal Walking in Cornwall | Porthcurno to Gwennap Head

What’s in my Bag | Packing advice for Europe

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Book your trip now

Are you ready to book your trip?  To help you get the best deals and service here are the companies that I personally use to book all of my travel online. I always shop around before booking anything, but these are my tried and tested starting places.

  • Skyscanner – I’m a bit fan of Skyscanner, it is who I use to book all of my flights. I often will check other like Google Flights or Momodo, but I always go here first and it is who I book 99% of my flights with. 
  • – I LOVE especially when I can book and cancel free up until a certain point, mostly because my plans are forever changing. It’s easy to use and has one of the widest selections. 
  • Airbnb – I’m not a huge user of Airbnb, but sometimes I do like to use it, and I ALWAYS check it before I book anything else. You can get some really cool places to stay here, and it is especially good in places like Cuba. If you don’t have an account and you click on this link then you will get $36 off your first booking.
  • Hostelworld – If you are looking for hostels then this is a great place to check first. They often have additional places that you won’t find on
  • Agoda – Although I don’t use it as much as, Agonda is especially good if you are traveling in Asia as they really do dominate there. 
  • Worldpackers – If you want to travel on the cheap and save money on accommodation then you need Worldpackers in your life. You can read more about it here. If you click this link to sign up and use the code CLAIRESITCHYFEET then you can get a 40% discount on your membership! 
  • Book a Way – If you are traveling in Asia and want to pre-book your transportation then is a fantastic site to do so. They have buses, trains, and cars.
  • RentalCars – Looking to rent a. car while you are away? I always book through Rental Cars as they do a search of all of the big sites and find the best deals. 
  • Welcome Pickups – Very occasionally getting from the airport to my accommodation is a total pain in the butt, or I’m traveling in a group and it makes sense to arrange a pickup. When I do I use Welcome pickups.
  • World Nomads – If you are looking for flexible travel insurance then it’s World Nomads all the way. I wrote all about insurance here if you want a more thorough review. 
  • SafetyWing – AsI’m a Digital Nomad and not moving around quite so much anymore I personally use SafetyWing now for my health insurance. I wrote a full review here
  • Viatour – Sometimes it can be a little expensive, but I like Viatour for somethings, especially if you can get a discount code! It’s also great for inspiration. 
  • Klook – If you are traveling in Asia, then Klook is great! You can book all kinds of tours, activities, and train tickets, plus they even have sim cards and WiFi.

Claire Summers

Dancer, producer, traveller, photographer, cake maker, dog lover and knitter of Christmas scarfs.

This Post Has 2 Comments

    1. Claire Summers

      You really should! Such a beautiful part of the world ☺️

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