Places of interest

From vibrant coastal resorts to quiet, hidden villages… there are so many destinations in Cornwall just waiting for you to discover.

Our location in mid Cornwall means we’re perfectly situated for you to explore some of the county’s must-see towns and villages – east, west, north or south.

Whether you’re looking for fantastic family days out but don’t want to spend hours locked in the car (or stuck in traffic jams) then take a look at our handy guide to just some of our favourite places nearby.

Padstow has seen an explosion in popularity over the years, not only because it is one of the county’s most picturesque harbour towns, but also because it is known as the home town of celebrity chef Rick Stein. Enjoy a bite to eat at one of the many top restaurants in the town, including Rick’s own seafood restaurant, and sample the fresh local produce and fish. Padstow is also the start/finish point of the popular Camel Trail.

Wadebridge is a quiet market town that straddles the River Camel, located further inland than its more popular neighbour in Padstow. But whereas Padstow is awash with tourists in the summer months, Wadebridge is quieter and has a different feel. This town is thriving and is crammed full of successful independent shops, cafes and restaurants. It’s a brilliant place to begin your journey along the Camel Trail – hiring a bike here is a easy.

You may know Port Isaac by its on-screen name of Portwenn. Made famous as the location for TV’s Doc Martin, this traditional fishing village has a small working harbour and is perfect if you love exploring narrow streets, which are home to an array of tightly-packed cottages. Visit the many local shops, grab a bite to eat in the cafes and restaurants or just sit back and watch the fishermen go about their daily business.

Newquay is a place that needs little introduction. Known as the surfing capital of the UK and with a reputation as the party town of Cornwall, Newquay is probably one of the liveliest places in the county. Home to the iconic Fistral Beach and, with six others around the town, it’s a surfer’s paradise. Newquay’s population swells massively during the summer months and this busy town is home to a host of various pubs, clubs, cafes and restaurants as well as attractions such as Blue Reef Aquarium and Newquay Zoo.

Cornwall may only have one city but it is rather special. Truro is the UK’s most southerly city is and is Cornwall’s administrative hub. Home to the county council and the home of Cornwall’s main hospital, Truro is also a vibrant centre of shopping, culture and impressive architecture. At the city’s centre is its magnificent cathedral, which dominates the skyline and is well worth a visit. Truro is arguably the place to come if you like to indulge in a little retail therapy, with a mix of national and independent shops and regular markets and festivals.

A little further away from our park than those mentioned above, St Ives is well worth the extra effort. Like Newquay, St Ives is a real draw for visitors, who flock here in their thousands – but don’t let that put you off! The town has won showcase of national awards, including being crowned one of the 10 best European beach destinations. Take in the numerous art galleries, visit the main quirky and independent shops, enjoy a stroll on the beach, or enjoy some of the best fish and chips in the county!

Prepare to be wowed by the beauty of Fowey. Clinging to the hill-side above the estuary, Fowey is a picture-postcard destination if ever there was one. Wander around the narrow streets where medieval and Georgian buildings intertwine, explore the extensive maritime history of the town or visit the many independent shops selling artwork, clothing and unusual gifts. If you consider yourself something of a foodie, then you really will be spoilt for choice in Fowey….

Cornwall's attractions

We may not be able to guarantee the weather for your stay with us but we can say with some degree of certainty that you won't get bored, with so many top class attractions nearby...


Beautiful beaches

Explore Cornwall's famous coastline and discover secret coves and hidden beaches. Whether you want to sunbathe, surf or build sandcastles, there's a beach nearby for you...


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