Visit Cornwall on a wonderful tailor-made trip planned with Tourlane. Located at the southwesterly tip of England, Cornwall enchants visitors with its beautiful beaches, rugged moorland, and independent spirit. Surrounded by the ocean on three sides and boasting 400 miles of coastline, there is something unique about the secluded peninsula that is Cornwall—it revels in its own remoteness, and locals see Cornwall as a country within a country! Plan a multi-stop tour of this charming part of England with the help of a local Tourlane Travel Expert. They will craft your trip based on their expertise, and your travel tastes and preferences.
Opened in 2001, the Eden Project has developed into Cornwall’s premier tourist attraction. This spectacular botanical garden features two distinctive domes, that house an impressive array of plants from a range of climates and environments. It is the largest rainforest in captivity, and hosts a range of fascinating exhibitions. In the summer months, check the Eden Project calendar for outdoor summer concerts, which are a real highlight.
If you love surfing, Cornwall is a great destination for you, as the country boasts a staggering 400 miles of coastline, and no inland area in Cornwall is more than 20 miles from the ocean. One of the best places to visit for surfing is Newquay, which is located on Cornwall’s northern coast. Fistral Beach delights visitors with its excellent Atlantic waves. There are also surf schools here for beginners. Another highly recommended surfing destination is Bude, which has fantastic beaches for surfing as well as surf schools.
The aptly named Land’s End is located at the very southwesterly tip of Great Britain, at the same latitude as Frankfurt! Enjoy Cornish cream tea while looking out at the vast ocean, or if you’re feeling outdoorsy, don your hiking shoes and take to the many hiking trails in this area. There are also various beaches worth visiting in this part of Cornwall; ask your Tourlane Travel Expert for insider tips and off-the-beaten-path recommendations.
Famous for its deep harbor (the third deepest natural harbor in the world), Falmouth is proud of its rich maritime culture, which is presented at the town’s National Maritime Museum. If you’re interested in history, learn about Cornwall’s connection to the sea, and how it has shaped the county’s identity. Those with an interest in medieval history should visit Falmouth’s Pendennis Castle. Built by Henry VIII, this is one of the most impressive coastal castles in Europe. Less
The best way to get to Cornwall from the USA is to fly to London, and then rent a car.
The route between London and Cornwall is roughly 250 miles and takes about five hours, although expect this to be longer during the busy summer months.
If you're driving, follow the M3 motorway from London, before joining the A303 highway and finally the A30. Alternatively, there are trains from London to Cornwall, including a direct overnight train to Penzance.
We recommend spending at least four days and nights in Cornwall.