Come vacations, and its the right time to trip Cornwall, a ceremonial county in the southern tip of England. Such is the beauty of the place, that even those going for short trips are deeply smitten by the beauty and ethnicity of the county. ‘Must-see Cornwall sites’- often considered a difficult decision for most – owing to the myriads of tourist spots in the place – make it quite tough to sort out the top spots in the place. The county is a blend of everything. Walk past vacuous meadows, tantalizing terrains or picturesque landscapes, and you are bound to get awed by its comeliness. All you can do here is get engrossed in its beauty, may it be the blue seas with beautiful beaches, or dramatic scenic beauty, further adorned by the pellucid water of the meandering rivers. With everything in the store, the must-see places in Cornwall are excellent destinations to relax or tuck yourself in a lodge situated in some corner of the county. And while your adventurous partners are busy hiking, trekking or surfing, you can always find enough time to check out the market places or the shops — that unlike the usual glitter, have a charm of their own.
The county — I would always say — is a perfect place to sojourn for weeks without being disturbed by the hustle of the cities. Most interesting — as you should always know — is the historical connections the must-see places in Cornwall have. Ask about coasts, and the locals would point you towards all directions. Obviously, there is no dearth of coastal fun in Cornwall — being surrounded by the Celtic Sea and the Atlantic Sea on its three sides. What more! You can even enjoy surfing, swimming, multiple water sports or can just bask in the sun to relax. Though a car is always a necessity here, yet a walk will be more fun, if you cross the Fistral Beach, and stroll till the beautiful coasts of Holywell and Perranporth. On your way, tarry at the Old Albion to enjoy a drink or two and relax. For the Northern coasts, there’s the Bedruththen Step, situated North of Newquay – often considered a must-see Cornwall site. For those looking for further exploration can even stretch till the St. Agnes — the ruined mines — or the St. Just and the Minack theater. Similarly, the southern coast is equally enchanting. Here, either hike the St. Michael’s Mount to get spectacular views or quench your wanderlust by walking through the Lost Garden of Heligan.
Fun, activities and adventure are not all the place has. For the less active tourists, the county is best suited if explored on grounds of history and culture. No matter whether it is the story of Merlin’s magic in Tintagel, Pendennis and Arthurian Lore or nature’s blessings in the Monkey Sanctuary must-see Cornwall site are absolutely stunning for its beauty and history. Overlooking all, I would even advice you to drop by the National Seal Sanctuary — a noble action by England to save the endangered seals. Looking for more? The museums and the salubrious environment of the botanical gardens are perfect to cherish and saunter. The Maritime Museum – a major tourist destination in Cornwall, spurts excitement among all for the rare exhibits on ship sailing. Come across various levels of information regarding ships and spend time understanding the vagaries of the sea. Don’t miss to capture the wide-angle view of the botanical gardens, galore with plants of different species, and the cool surrounding within. Trengwainton Garden near Heamoor, Lanhydrock House and Gardens at Bodmin, Trebah Garden at Falmouth, Japanese Gardens and Bonsai Nursery at Newquay are some you may always give a shot.
And finally, while you are still left with time, or if others have given up on their energy to ramble further, the wondrous Blue Reef Aquarium, the Fairy Tale Castle or even a short visit to Saltash to enjoy shopping — will surely bring a smile in your face before you depart. List of must-see Cornwall sightseeings:
- Blue Reef Aquarium
- Fairy Tale Castle
- Trengwainton Garden near Heamoor
- Lanhydrock House and Gardens at Bodmin
- Trebah Garden at Falmouth
- Japanese Gardens and Bonsai Nursery at Newquay
- The Maritime Museum
- Tintagel, Pendennis and Arthurian Lore
- Monkey Sanctuary
- National Seal Sanctuary
- Lost Garden of Heligan
- St. Michael’s Mount
- St. Just
- Mimack Theater
- St. Agnes — the ruined mines
- Fistral Beach
- Holywell and Perrinporth Beaches
- Bedruththen Step