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Spend a Weekend in Cornwall

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Cornwall is such a beautiful part of the country, and for this reason is always a very popular destination with tourists looking for weekend breaks or days out, you will never be short of something enjoyable to see or do.

South East Cornwall and the Tamar Valley offer some particularly attractive days out over a weekend.  There is always an activity to suit any requirement, whether it’s family fun or some time with your loved one for a well deserved weekend in Cornwall together.

National Trust Treasures

There are many National Trust days out in the region, which offer vast gardens to explore, historical buildings and educational tours for your enjoyment. You’ll find one such place in Calstock.  

Cotehele is a magnificent Tudor House, and boasts to be one of the least changed in the United Kingdom having kept many of its original features. A spectacular step back in time, where you are able to take a walk around the house, chapels, 8 acre apple orchards and formal gardens, which lead to a quay on the River Tamar.

Scenic Steam Train Journeys

If this isn’t for you and you’d like an activity where you can admire Cornwall, but with less of the walking, a trip on the train at the Bodmin and Wenford railway is just the ticket.

Scenic routes on selected Fridays and Sundays from the comfort of a steam train, sampling a traditional Cornish cream tea, what could be better than that!

The railway line offer many events, including various themed family activities throughout the day, and trips aboard the steam trains, including murder mystery evenings, although these may require booking.

Stunning Beaches

If you’re looking for something more coastal, a visit to Whitsand Bay is just what you need. One of the favourite beaches in South East Cornwall for its idyllic setting, the steep pathway to reach it is worth the effort. Stretching for 3 miles between Ramehead and Portwrinkle, the views here are something to behold.

If you’d like to experience the well known tourist spots of Looe and Polperro, these fishing towns are known for their beaches, the fantastic fish dishes in the harbour, and the local museum outlining the area’s shady history surrounding smugglers.

Explore Britain’s Ocean City

Just across the Devon and Cornwall border, and only 15 minutes drive from Crylla Valley, you’ll find Plymouth also known as Britain’s Ocean City.  In fact, if you’re looking for self catering accommodation near Plymouth Crylla Valley Cottages is the perfect location!

Plymouth is famous historically for the Barbican and Mayflower Steps, where frequent boat trips run throughout the day. If you happen to be looking for a spot of retail therapy, Plymouth city centre offers an array of popular high street shops, or if you’re looking for evening entertainment,there are a selection of bars, restaurants, cinemas and a theatre.

A landmark not to be missed in Plymouth is Smeaton’s Tower, the famous lighthouse on the Hoe.  If you’ve got a head for heights you can look out across the water where the views are truly breath taking.

Fun Days Out

There are also many theme parks across the region, Camel Creek Adventure Park being an excellent choice for a family day out, as it provides fun no matter what the weather. Located just outside Wadebridge, and open all year round this is a great way for you and your family to let off steam.

Plenty of rides, animal petting areas, a 5D simulator cinema, dining and play areas and various character days, you won’t be listening to the little ones telling you they’re bored!

Book Your Weekend in Cornwall Now!

These are only a few examples of the wonderful activities waiting for you in South East Cornwall and the surrounding area, so what are you waiting for?  Ditch the stress for some smiles, book some accommodation and enjoy a weekend in Cornwall.

If you are looking to book a short break in Cornwall, then call us today on 01752 851133 or check our current availability online.