Check out our climate diagram to find the perfect month for your vacation. The highest average temperatures are in the month of July. On the other hand, you could have temperatures dropping under 4° in February. The rainiest month is December while the driest month is April.
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If you travel with your pet, you can easily find a pet-friendly accommodation in Cornwall. If this is a top requirement for you, check the house rentals in Cornwall. It is the most pet-friendly type of accommodation there. A few of the pet-friendly rentals (0) are located less than 2 kilometres away from the city centre.
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Choose a Cornwall vacation rental to explore Britain's dramatic coast
In recent years, Cornwall has become one of the most popular travel destinations in the United Kingdom. It boasts idyllic beaches, beautiful countryside and a unique culture that appeals to holidaymakers all over the world.
Located in the most south westerly point of England, Cornwall is unusual in that it has just one single city, Truro. However, the charm of such a rural landscape is clear, with large stretches of Cornwall's coastline protected as Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The most popular accommodation type for a Cornwall vacation rental is a cottage. With hundreds to choose from, it will be easy to find your dream accommodation. The most common areas to rent are along the North coast, in towns such as Newquay and Port Isaac. The real benefit of choosing a Cornwall vacation home is that it allows for a truly authentic Cornish experience. This is ideal for those who would prefer to organise their vacation independently.
Traveling to Cornwall
Despite its rural landscape, Cornwall is very accessible, as it is home to over 30 separate railway stations. There are various different options for reaching your Cornwall vacation home by train, including direct high-speed sleeper trains to Penzance from London that run frequently, and direct trains that run daily from Bath and Bristol. For those seeking a faster method of transportation, there are year-round flights daily to Newquay Airport from Manchester and London. You can also hire a car from locations all around the UK, for ultimate freedom on your trip.
What to eat in Cornwall
With a vast array of culinary delights available across Cornwall, it is most famous for its ice cream. Ice cream here is considered some of the finest in Britain. A particularly popular place to eat is the Jamie Oliver Fifteen restaurant overlooking Watergate Bay. The restaurant was set up to provide training for disadvantaged young people in the area with support from professional chefs, and has been widely praised for the quality of cuisine provided.
Regarded as Cornwall's national dish, the Cornish Pasty is a must-eat for all holidaymakers venturing to the region.
Weather in Cornwall
Cornwall is known for being amongst the sunniest places in the UK, experiencing the highest amount of sunshine per day in July. However, it also experiences a higher level of rainfall than the east of Britain, but experiences less rainfall than parts of the north. Although the weather in Cornwall can be particularly changeable, it is the ideal vacation destination all year round, as its winters are some of the warmest in the country.
Things to see in Cornwall
After significant rebranding schemes with funding from the National Lottery and the EU scheme Objective One, Cornwall has transformed itself into an area with some of the most unique sights in the world. To make the most of your Cornwall vacation rental, a visit to the Eden Project in Bodelva is a must. Opened in 2001, the Eden Project is an eco-park where artificial biomes are full of over 1,000 different plants from around the world. Its introduction improved the economy of Cornwall significantly and since its creation, visitors have flocked from all corners of the world. It is now one of the UK's top destinations. It is ideal for families that are looking for a fun day out that will prove educational and enjoyable for all ages. Another destination that has proved popular with families is the National Maritime Museum in the University town of Falmouth, known for its viking reconstructions and hands-on approach.
Art and culture in Cornwall
Cornwall now attracts a significant number of art lovers for the annual Du Maurier Festival in May. Named after author and playwrite Daphne du Maurier, the small town of Fowey hosts authors, musicians and broadcasters over a period of 11 days. Another culturally significant gallery is the Tate St Ives. Opened in 1993, this art gallery houses some famous works from sculptor Barbara Hepworth, and abstract artist Ben Nicholson, with occasional visiting exhibitions.
Overall, Cornwall's status as a place of historical and cultural significance within Britain can only be fully appreciated by those who experience it. A Cornwall vacation rental offers a wide range of opportunities for a therapeutic getaway with the family, a unique place where those who visit will only be wanting for an immediate return. If you are considering a sightseeing stay in any number of areas within Cornwall, then you will not regret it. The variety of activities and sights available do not disappoint. Cornwall vacation rentals are a must for those seeking to see a unique and beautiful part of the British Isles.
Cornwall – a treat for nature lovers
Porthcurno's open-air theater lies four miles from Land's End in Cornwall, and is one of the world's most spectacular theaters. Witness an opera or musical against the dramatic granite cliff setting.
Lanhydrock House and Garden
Set in 1,000 acres of wooded parkland, this grand country estate formerly housed the illustrious Robartes family. Visit the Long Gallery to play the Steinway piano.
The Lost Gardens of Heligan
Explore 200 acres of mystery and romance in the 9th-century Lost Gardens. Features such as bee hives, rope bridges, shire horses, charcoal kilns and wishing wells keep kids thoroughly entertained.
Screech Owl Sanctuary
Hosting hundreds of owls in aviaries arranged by species, the sanctuary nurses injured and sick owls. There are meerkats, emus, goats and ponies too.
Backed by high sand dunes, this large, clean beach is a favourite with surfers. Be sure to grab some delicious fish and chips at one of the seafront restaurants.
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