There are few better ways to discover a new place than on a road trip, and there are few better places for a road trip than Cornwall, in the southwest of England.
The most south westerly county in England boast some of the best weather in the UK, beautiful beaches, fascinating history, and delicious food so you are unlikely to find yourself lacking in places to pull over and explore. Pack up your car, a convertible suits rather well, and set off on an adventure with friends to discover what the slice of heaven called Cornwall has to offer.
Are you a history hound? Nature lover? Water baby? No matter what you love to do while on holiday you’ll find it in Cornwall.
The Eden Project
If you have an interest in the natural world you will absolutely love the Eden Project; a massive environmental project based in a disused Kaolinite mine near St. Austell, Cornwall.
Inside the project’s massive domed greenhouses, one of which is the biggest greenhouse in the world, you’ll feel as though you’ve travelled across the world and into the most beautiful forest.
This isn’t just a garden though, you’ll also learn all about the natural environment of the regions which are replicated in the biomes, as well as the environmental issues that face the regions.
Surfing in Newquay
Amazingly enough, the coast of Cornwall is a surfer’s paradise. The northern coast of Cornwall receives massive swells off of the Atlantic Ocean, which make towns like Newquay the premier surfing destinations in the UK.
Whether you’ve given surfing a go before doesn’t matter, there are innumerable surfing schools up and down the Cornish coast, all of which are ready to teach you the trade or just rent you equipment. If you happen to be travelling with your gear in tow, consider setting yourself up in a cottage in Cornwall, where you can safely store your kit while you’re exploring further afield and also have easy access to the beach for an early morning session.
St. Michael’s Mount
There are few places more intriguing than St. Michael’s Mount. Perched high above the Cornish waters of Mount’s Bay this tiny island and its 8th century monastery are just waiting to be discovered once the tide recedes to let you pass. Once the tide goes out a stone causeway is revealed, allowing you to walk the quarter mile from the mainland beach to the island’s National Trust property. Once you’re on the island you can learn about the history of this fascinating little island, including the tale of the Cornish giant named Cormoran, who is said to have once lived on the island and fed his massive appetite by stealing local cows and sheep.
There is no better way to explore the delights of Cornwall than on a relaxed road trip, with the tunes turned up and the top rolled down, stopping at anything and everything that catches your eye.
This is a guest post from a writer named Amanda.