Newquay (Quintrell Downs)
As the only city in Cornwall, Truro most definitely deserves a visit. Check out the three-spired cathedral, learn about local history at the Royal Cornwall Museum, admire the Georgian Mansions, and take your pick of places to fill up on tasty Cornish food.
Put on your walking shoes and hit Bodmin Moor. This Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is made up of peaks, heather moorland, medieval farms, ancient monuments, wildlife and myth.
At the Eden Project, ecosystems from around the world are cultivated and maintained in the biggest greenhouses on earth. Walk through rainforest treetops, gaze up at giant palm trees and smell some of the world’s most pungent plants all without leaving Cornwall.
11 beaches, 7 miles of gorgeous coast and a lively vibe put Newquay in the ranks of the UK’s best seaside town. It’s also a surfers paradise thanks to its great waves.
Go as far south west as you can, and you’ll end up at the Lizard Peninsula. With its picture-postcard villages, formidable rugged coastline, clear blue waters and sandy beaches, you’ll think you’re in heaven.