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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.

Things to do in Fowey

A scenic setting on the south coast not only makes the estuary town of Fowey an unbelievably beautiful Cornish holiday destination, but it has also made it an incredibly important trading port throughout the years, with a fascinating and colourful history to explore.

Whether you're seeking seaside scenery, amazing attractions or an exploration of British history, you will find all kinds of holiday fun. Here are a few recommendations for the best things to do in and around Fowey.

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Things to do in Mevagissey and Charlestown

Cornwall’s south coast offers an incredible seaside setting, filled with incredible scenery and amazing attractions. Between Mevagissey and Charlestown, you will find some of Cornwall’s finest activities with something for everyone to enjoy.

Find out some of the best things to see and do in and around Mevagissey and Charlestown, with seasonal events, activities and much more to enjoy.

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Golf Courses in Cornwall

Golf in Cornwall is an absolute delight. Not only do you have grand sea views and gorgeous green links but there are also plenty of inland courses to hone your skills.

With plenty of other attractions to enjoy, including some of Britain's best pubs and restaurants to review the day's play, there's everything for experts and keen amateurs.

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What to do in Cornwall when it's raining

With so much to see and do, Cornwall allows you to plan your holiday perfectly. There are beautiful beaches, amazing activities and so many things to do that you won't possibly fit them in to a single break.

But the one thing you can't control is the weather! Despite having the mildest and sunniest climate in the UK, when the heavens do open in Cornwall they can put a dampener on visiting some of its most iconic sights.

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Cycling in Cornwall

Cycling in Cornwall is a delight. The region's rural beauty and its network of cycle trails offer plenty for experienced riders or families looking to stretch their legs in the countryside.

There are coastal routes, woodland trails, peaks, valleys and everything in-between. In fact there's something to meet the needs of every single cyclist – regardless of age and ability.

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Surfing Cornwall - The best beaches for boarding

Cornwall was made for surfing. The full force of the Atlantic bears down on this rugged coastline all year round, unleashing epic waves that rank among Europe's best. But couple these wild conditions with a mild climate, grand coastal scenery and pristine beaches and you have something truly special - a breathtakingly beautiful location where everyone can find a surfing spot to match their skill.

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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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