Cornwall, like London stole my heart. It’s that simple. It’s to point that it’s been 3 months since we were in England and the longer it’s been the more willingly I want to go back. I could stay in Cornwall for at least a week next time and make one long vacation, never seeing another part of England.
Below is the top 5 things you have to do when you’re there. Looking for more? See my post on our Epic 4 days in Cornwall .
St Michael’s Mount
This was my boyfriend’s favorite thing in Cornwall. It’s honestly so easy for it to be a top spot. I mean, it’s a Castle on an Island that when the tide is out, you can walk to. It honestly doesn’t get any better than that. There are a bunch of cute little restaurants too with perfect views while you sip some tea or have a Cornish Pastey (or maybe both!)
This was my favorite thing we did in Cornwall because it reminded me so much of Poldark — a book series that I fell in love with about two years ago. I was so excited when we started walking the cliffs to see the first of the mines. It’s so worth it, especially if you’ve read Poldark or been watching the TV show. It’s also full of beaches on those warm summer days.
The southernmost point of England, Lands End is a hiker of cliffs dreams. Smaller than the Cliffs of Mohr but no less amazing, Lands End is a must see
Pendennis Castle, like St Michael’s Mount is a must. Situated on the coast, the Castle has been around for ages and has been used for everything, even barracks during the World Wars. If you want history, you’ll find it here.
Walk Around a Town
Honestly, the towns in Cornwall are so picturesque I had to add it to my top 5 (even though I loved Porthtowan Beach which could have been in my top 5). Whether you walk around Bodim, Port Isaac or Truro, you’ll feel like you’re walking back in time. Also — make sure to try a Cornish Pasteys in any of these towns!
Those are my 5 Musts when in Cornwall. But in all honesty, enjoy it — relax and just breathe, it’s seriously the perfect getaway from the hectic city life or just life in general.