West Cornwall holidays… a region of stunning landscapes
Enjoy West Cornwall holidays and step into another world. This more remote region of Cornwall is an area steeped in history, myth and legend, where the county reveals its more individual and enchanting side. Take a step into the heart of West Cornwall and you leave behind the busy tourist destinations and instead discover the many tiny fishing villages and small settlements dotted around the coast. Explore the farthest reaches of the UK mainland, where in some cases you have to leave the car behind and travel on foot to reach your destination.
This quieter part of Cornwall epitomises peace and tranquillity; here you can get used to a slower pace of life. In West Cornwall you can escape the hustle and bustle; you will feel like you have truly gotten away from it all. From long walks on beautiful beaches and cliff-top strolls overlooking breathtaking scenery, to travelling to the end of the UK mainland at Land’s End – there’s something for everyone.
Check out the fantastic video, below, produced by the county’s official tourism body VisitCornwall, highlighting just some of the reasons to choose West Cornwall holidays.
West Cornwall holidays – places to visit during your stay…
And to help inspire you further, we have put together a list of our top 5 things you should do on West Cornwall holidays at Kenegie Manor.
Visit Geevor and Botallack Tin Mines: You may not know it but a visit to these mines is a visit to Poldark country! Botallack was used extensively as the scene for Poldark’s Wheal Leisure tin mine in the BBC’s recent adaptation. These mines are well worth a visit, as they cling to the cliff face on the north coast. Views of mines clinging to a cliff face is THE iconic image of Cornwall.
Visit Sennen Cove: This small hamlet with its spectacular sandy beach is a must for visitors to West Cornwall. Look out to the Atlantic Ocean as you wander along this long stretch of beach as the waves roll in and try to spot dolphins and basking sharks in the warm Summer months. It’s also a great place for fish and chips on a summer’s evening!
Visit Porthcurno: If you’re a fan of picturesque coves, turquoise waters and sandy beaches then Porthcurno is for you! This tiny little village is also home to the Telegraph Museum, which shines a light on the history of this small settlement as a major international submarine communications cable station.
See a play at the Minack Theatre: There are few more stunning backdrops to watch a theatre production than the Minack Theatre. Watch plays like A Midsummer Night’s Dream at this open air theatre at Porthcurno, with the sound of the waves breaking all around.
Visit St Ives and Penzance: The largest and most popular tourist towns in West Cornwall, Penzance and St Ives are well worth exploring. St Ives, with its narrow streets, art galleries and stunning sea front proves extremely popular with tourists. It is easily accessible by train, with its own branch line off the main Penzance to London line. Penzance is a vibrant town and there is so much to see and do. With its busy shops, bars and restaurants to its promenade.
These are just some of the many attractions and destinations we feel make West Cornwall holidays memorable, but there is much more to see and do. For other ideas and inspiration, take a look at Visit Cornwall’s website
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