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5th November 2015 | Regional News, UK Holidays

My Cornwall Bucket List: Top 6

With autumn upon us and winter just around the corner, my thoughts have turned to next summer.

Plans for my very first staycation next year have begun and I’ve been searching for new and exciting adventures I can embark on, with Cornwall as my first port of call. Having read every blog and website about holidays to Cornwall, here’s what’s going on my Cornish bucket list:                                                                                                                                                            

Get back to nature at the Eden project

The Eden Project is home to the largest indoor rainforest green house in the world, some call it the eighth wonder of the world. Growing up in the north east I spent most of my childhood in my grandfather’s allotment, helping him out in the greenhouse so I know I’m going to feel right at home here, I’m especially excited to see the waterfall!

Nearest park: White Acres Holiday Park or Looe Bay Holiday Park

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Try surfing at the world famous Fistral beach

Surfing is something I’ve wanted to try ever since I was small, so with Cornwall being one of the world’s top surfing destinations, this gives me the perfect opportunity to don a wet suit and try out some of these waves.

Fistral beach is home to all the big surf competitions in the UK, thankfully surfing lessons are available for all levels, including those of us who are uncoordinated and slightly clumsy at the best of times. I will definitely be taking a lesson!!

Nearest park: Newquay Holiday Park

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Visit the National Maritime Museum

My two secret guilty pleasures in life are history and boats. I blame my grandfather for all of the historical information he filled me with as a child and the magical annual family trips to tall ships, so I’m in for a treat!

The Maritime museum is home to many different exhibitions, historical displays and a large collection of maritime artifacts, you can even get hands-on in one of their activity workshops!

Nearest park; Looe Bay Holiday Park

 

Get a photo by the famous sign at Land’s End

You don’t often hear about a holiday to Cornwall without a visit to Land’s End. With tales of stunning views, unspoilt coastline, picturesque scenery and that iconic signpost, I have to see what the fuss is all about.

I can’t wait to roam the cliff tops and I’ll be sure to pack my walking boots and camera. Plus if I’m lucky maybe the resident basking sharks, seals and dolphins will put in an appearance!

Nearest park: Mullion Holiday Park

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Visit Trip Advisor’s number one attraction in Cornwall – The Minack Theatre

The Minack theatre is Cornwall’s most famous open air theatre. Nestled in the cliff tops of Porthcurno, the theatre has breath taking views of the bay below. With performances taking place from May to September I’m going to time my visit right for one of their famed Shakespearean productions!

Nearest park: Mullion Holiday Park

 

 

Visit the Bond film setting of Holywell Bay

The golden sands of Holywell Bay, Newquay were graced by Pierce Brosnan himself in the opening scene of Die Another Day. Who‘d have thought that a Cornish beach could be used as a convincing replica of the North Korean coastline? I have to see this for myself!

Nearest park: Holywell Bay Holiday Park

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What’s on your bucket list? Is there anything that I’m missing? Get in touch if you have a suggestion, I’d love to hear your recommendations.

Simone, Marketing Assistant

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