Have you ever thought about coming to experience the wonderful atmosphere of
Cornwall in the winter time? Cornwall takes on a very different personality at
this time of the year, but one that is just as special as in the spring or summer.
Many of our guests tell us that this is their favourite time to visit. So here
are five good reasons to join them this year…
1. It’s SO peaceful
You can enjoy the wonderful scenery and coastline without
any crowds, seeing the Cornish landscape at its natural, unspoilt best. The
roads are so quiet that this is the ideal time of year for exploring more of
this beautiful county, when it is much easier to get around and park wherever
you want. Many of our famous attractions stay open for much of the winter but
with one big difference – no queues.
2. The mildest winters
in the UK
Due to its southerly position and the influence of the warm
waters from the Gulf Stream, Cornwall typically has much milder winters than
the rest of the country. Heavy snow is very rare in this part of the world,
especially in the coastal areas. Spending time in a milder climate at this time
of year can really help to recharge your batteries. You may even see daffodils
blooming in December…
3. Nature and the
local wildlife are stunning
See the trees in their changing colours against the backdrop
of some stunning winter sunsets. Winter in Cornwall is a paradise for
bird-watchers, with everything from rare migrating birds to night time owls.
The coastline can be full of surprises, with inquisitive seals popping their
heads out of the water and pods of dolphins following fishing boats home to
harbour. Many of our famous gardens stay open through the winter months,
including Trebah, Lanhydrock, The Lost Gardens of Heligan, and the amazing Eden
4. Cornwall is a
great place to get active
Blow away those winter cobwebs and enjoy a fantastic
playground with all kinds of outdoor activities. Hike the stunning coast path.
Cycle the famous Camel Trail. Play on some of the most beautiful golf courses
in the country, including our brand new all-weather course The Famous Nine. Go fishing. Take a boat trip. Enjoy dog-walking on glorious unspoilt
beaches. And believe it or not, our surfing friends tell us that the waves at
this time of year are at their cleanest and most exciting (wetsuit required, of
5. Wonderful food and
After some fresh air and exercise, you’ll love some hearty
local food. Treat yourself to a delicious Cornish Pasty, some fabulous fish and
chips or locally-caught seafood, or relax over a classic Cornish cream tea.
Unwind with a sumptuous meal at a cosy countryside pub. Or sample one of our
many famous restaurants – at a time of year when it is much easier to reserve a
Whatever reasons tempt you to take a winter break in
Cornwall this year, we are willing to bet that it won’t be your last.
And if you are quick, you can grab 25% off winter breaks!