About Cornwall

Not just for summer!

Warmed by the Gulf Stream, south Cornwall has been dubbed ‘The Cornish Riviera’. Spring, summer, autumn or winter, there’s always something to see and do, making it perfect for year-round escapes.

St Mawes

Get away from it all and explore this ancient land where myths and legends run side by side with a heritage of seafaring and mining. Explore hidden wonders, beautiful sub-tropical gardens, secret beaches and coves or wild moorland.

Aidan Turner as Poldark

Uncover an ancient history, rich with tales of giants, King Arthur and mischievous piskies. Fall in love with the tales of mariners and the lure of the sea. Discover what life was like for Poldark and the legacy of Cornish mines.

Wheal Coates

There really is a beach for every day of the year in Cornwall! Hidden coves, wide golden beaches, or secluded bays, visit them all!

Spectacular cliff top scenery contrasts with wild moorlands and a landscape dotted with man made mine mountains.

flowers at Porthcurno

Wind down the narrow roads to quaint harbours and fishing villages to discover artisan shops, café’s and first class restaurants. Food is a big part of Cornwall!

A pasty is a must have and they come in all flavours as does Cornish home made ice-cream. A clotted cream tea (jam first, cream on top please) is best washed down with Cornish grown tea. However, if wine or beer is your preference, they’re all made in Cornwall.

little girl eating pasty

Cornwall’s fantastic natural larder has attracted top TV chefs such as Rick Stein, Paul Ainsworth, Nathan Outlaw and Jamie Oliver. Michelin starred, accoladed or just plain cool, there’s a fantastic range of seafood joints, bistros and country inns to sample.

Along with food comes celebration. Cornwall loves the arts and festivals are a big part of the Cornish calendar. The county has produced famous authors, poets and musicians and has a strong history of the arts.

Giant's head

Throughout the year artists and artisans of every kind gather together to celebrate ancient traditions and yearly events, often with music, dance and food involved!

In Cornwall you may see a parade of giant puppets, take part in the ‘hurling of the silver ball’, celebrate the start or end of the oyster dredging season or be inspired at a festival of literature.

Consistently voted Britain’s top tourist attraction, visit the world famous Eden Project, just down the road from Green Acres Cottages. Another award winner, The Lost Gardens of Heligan is also close by. In fact the south coast is a haven for wonderful flora and fauna and Cornwall has a range of diverse attractions. You’ll definitely be spoilt for choice.

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