Plan a Visit to Cornwall This Winter

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Cornwall is a beautiful, picturesque place with an array of stunning coastline, gorgeous countryside, and historical attractions. There are plenty of holiday resorts dotted around the coast, offering their own unique experience. Along with these beautiful resorts, there are also many beautiful towns and villages to visit. Knowing where to start planning a visit can be difficult with so many famous places to see in Cornwall in winter. Here are a few tips for planning your visit:

1. Book a Hotel

If you plan to stay in Cornwall for a few nights, then one of the first things to consider will be where you will stay. Many hotels dotted along the coastline offer great locations, comfortable rooms, and delicious meals - who could ask for more? Some of these hotels also offer spa treatments and other facilities, so you can relax and unwind during your stay. There are plenty of hotels in Cornwall, from luxury resorts to family-run B&Bs. Whether you're looking for a quiet retreat in Perran Sands or somewhere livelier, there is sure to be a resort suited to your tastes and requirements. It will allow you to have a base from which you can explore the area and come back to relax after a busy day.

2. Book a Car 

Cars are a great way to travel around Cornwall in winter. There are a variety of different roads and routes all over the area; by booking a car, you will be able to explore out-of-the-way places and the major tourist attractions. A hotel could also have parking facilities, meaning you wouldn't need to worry about finding somewhere to park your car. A car will also give you the flexibility to explore all that Cornwall has to offer. There are some great scenic routes and plenty of attractions that are accessible only by car.

3. Check the Weather Beforehand

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According to records, beaches, fishing harbours, historic sites, and rural towns are the main tourist attractions in Cornwall. Cornwall is a beautiful tourist spot to visit all year round, but the weather can be unpredictable. It's always good to analyse the forecast before you pack your luggage. The winter months in Cornwall can be chilly, but they are also very sunny. If you're looking for a relaxing sunny break, then Cornwall is a great place to visit in the winter.

4. Ask About Local Eating Options

A news article by Business Cornwall reported that hotels, leisure, and tourism contribute up to 25 per cent of the country's economy. One of the best parts about vacations is trying local food and drink. Cornwall has a great selection of local pubs and restaurants which offer traditional Cornish fare. You can find an insanely good Sunday Roast at the Sloth and Sparrow in Falmouth, vegan options at the Beet Box in Newquay and the best ever vegan prawn sandwich at the Samphire Brasserie in Plymouth. There is something for everyone, so try some local food during your visit. Cornwall has some of the best teas in the UK, and there are plenty of places to try them.

5. Know About the Popular Attractions

Cornwall has a beautiful array of attractions and scenery to explore, so why not go and enjoy this? You can take a walk around the field or climb hills. You can also visit some of Cornwall's many National Parks, where you will find stunning coastlines, fantastic views, and many opportunities for adventure. Cornwall is often referred to as the gateway to England and has many historic towns and villages that offer plenty of sightseeing opportunities. You can wander through cobbled streets, explore local museums, or go shopping at one of the many markets. There is something for everyone in Cornwall. With these essential tips, you will be able to start planning your perfect visit to Cornwall this winter. There are lots to see in the area!

P.S. Another way of travelling whilst remaining in the country is housesitting (yeh, also very middle class but there's less wage labour involved at least!). was kind enough to provide us and our readers with a 10% discount -- click on the link to use it!

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We overland. We eat plants and fungi. We live outside as much as possible. We are all connected. A female travel blogger overlanding and writing about ecotourism, ethical and sustainable travel, socially conscious travel and housesitting. An online travel magazine since 2015.


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