Cornwall has over 400 miles out of the 11,073 miles of coastline along the U.K in total, meaning you will never be short of adventure when on holiday in Cornwall.
Cornwall also didn’t used to speak the English language but instead had their own Celtic Cornish language which is still used today. The Cornish language is classed as a minority language in the U.K but has started to gain popularity because of the importance to Cornish culture, identity and history. Organisations such as ‘Kowethas an Yeth Kernewek’ are keeping the Cornish language alive by writing monthly magazines, books, diaries and producing merchandise like tea towels, mugs and t-shirts. Many Cornish language groups organise activities where learning the language is less about studying from a book and more about diving into the culture, for example the coastal walks which conversation is only spoken in Cornish or dance and music events which are all Cornish based.
As well as a love of rugby in common, Wales is home to some beautiful coastlines very similar to the views you find here in Cornwall. Wales is also the first country in the world to create a footpath that follows the whole coastline, an 870-mile-long coastal path from Chepstow to Queensferry.
Scotland is home to John o’Groats, the furthest away point to Cornwall’s Lands’ End. Cutting all the way down through the U.K, it is roughly 686 miles from one point to the other! One of the most challenging cycle routes you can do when on holiday in Cornwall.
Fancy a short break away? Getting to and from Ireland to your holiday in Cornwall is now easier than ever before, with direct flights from Dublin to Newquay. Make extra room in your hand luggage by packing light and staying in one of our decked-out Euro tents here at Trevornick. For more information about booking flights to Newquay, visit their website.
Did you know that Cornwall’s most famous landmark, St. Michael’s Mount has a counterpart in Brittany? St. Michael’s Mount is a tidal island with a population of just 30 people with a castle at the heart of the island, filled with Cornish heritage. Walk over the cobbled causeway at low tide or cross on a boat at high tide, St. Michaels Mount is a day out like no other in Cornwall. To find more information about guided tours of the island and when it’s best to visit when on holiday in Cornwall, head over to their website.
In Brittany, there is the Baie du Mont Saint Michel, a grand abbey located on an island just like St. Michael’s Mount here in Cornwall. Getting to the island is similar too. A walkway is accessible at low tide and a ferry you can catch over during high tide. The abbey has various shops and cafes for visitors to enjoy and guided hikes to make the most of the views out at sea. For more information about visiting Baie du Mont Saint Michel, head over to their website.
Contrary to popular belief, Cornwall isn’t all pasties and cream teas! We are an ever-growing food hot spot, including award-winning Italian restaurants.
Jamie Oliver’s Italian inspired Fifteen Cornwall serves bold, seasonal Italian dishes with a Cornish twist.
The restaurant has won numerous awards such as “Inclusive growth: creating jobs for the young generation”. Making it highly popular with locals and holidaymakers alike!
Some lesser known but still just as delicious Italian restaurants are:
- Little Italy, Newquay.
- Del Mar, Perranporth.
- Piero’s Pizzeria, Truro.
- Zucchini Italian Kitchen, Helston.
- Antonini’s Italian Eatery, Hayle.
We also have the less unique but trusty Ask Italian and Pizza Express. They are in several different locations including Truro, Falmouth and Newquay.
For more information about staying with us at Trevornick and making your #EverydayExtraordinary , call us on 01637 830531 or visit our website.