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Explore Cornwall

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Our Inspire and Explore articles have been created in association with a host of Cornwall experts to offer the ultimate guide to holidays in the Cornwall. Find things to do for the family, the best places to go, things to do, a host of fine dining recommendations and a few surprises.

The South West Coast Path

The South West Coast Path National Trail is a 630-mile adventure around the coastline of the South West peninsula, from Minehead in Somerset to the shores of Poole Harbour in Dorset. Almost half of its length (approximately 300 miles) takes in the entire Cornwall coast, from the wild and rugged Atlantic cliff tops as seen in the popular TV series of Poldark, to the fishing ports and harbours typical of the south coast.

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Best Beaches

In the far south west of Britain, the county of Cornwall is blessed with the longest stretch of coastline in the UK...and literally hundreds of beautiful beaches. To the north, golden sands are dominated by cliffs and Atlantic rollers, whilst the south coast enjoys calmer coves, harbours and estuaries.

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Fine Dining

Gorgeous scenery, local culture and fine weather are always important in a destination, and Cornwall offers them all. Today though, more and more people are looking to add great food to that list of essential holiday ingredients. So, how does this popular corner of England measure up?

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Finest Festivals

There’s nothing the people of Cornwall like better than a good old fashioned festival. And we’re not talking about fairy wings and legal highs here – Cornish festivals are a riot of tradition, culture, music, dancing, food and drink, making them some of the most colourful events on the British summer calendar.

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Family Friendly Activities in Cornwall

It’s sometimes hard to believe that Cornwall is part of Britain. It’s warmer than the rest of the country; it has nicer beaches than anywhere else in England; and the food is in a league of its own. Yet it’s just a few hours’ drive from your front door.

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Cultural Cornwall

World-renowned for sand, surf and summer holidays, Cornwall also enjoys a fantastically thriving, international arts scene which can happily be enjoyed, whatever the weather.

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Wild Swimming

Along Cornwall’s dramatic coastline, sandy coves and smugglers’ inlets are set amid rugged scenery. The south coast is gentle with several meandering estuaries while the north is wilder and bears the full brunt of south-westerly swells. The region, which has inspired writers and artists from Daphne du Maurier to Barbara Hepworth, has become very popular, but there are plenty of secret places if you want to escape the crowds.

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