The coastal counties of Devon and Cornwall occupy the southeast corner of the UK, benefiting from warmer weather than the majority of the British Isles. Cornwall captivates tourists with its magnificent coastline, complex culture and network of quaint seaside villages, with Devon offering stunning scenery and historic buildings and ruins. Contact your personal travel manager and use their vast UK knowledge to help plan your perfect trip to the British Isles.
Experience Cornish Culture
Cornwall prides itself on pastry, championing the British staple – the famous Cornish pasty. Each September the county hosts a three-day annual Pasty Festival, celebrating the recognition of Redruth’s mines as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Filled with pasties, mining, music, theatre and culture, this festival will have you falling in love with the Cornish culture.
Out & About
Cornwall offers a truly unique attraction, tree surfing. No prior experience is required to participate in this exhilarating sport. The treetop eco-trail is made up of ladders, zip wires, rope bridges and precariously placed planks, allowing visitors to explore the ecosystem with relative freedom. Tree surfing gives visitor’s an unhindered bird’s eye view of the woodland.
North Devon is famous for it’s surfing beaches, with one of the most popular being Westward Ho – a small seaside town with a gigantic beach. The beach extends over 3km north of the town and experiences some of the best swell in Devonshire. If you’d prefer to stay on dry ground, plenty of beaches in South Devon offer meandering scenic coastal walks.
Sites to See
There are some wonderful historic sights in Cornwall including The Hurlers, a stone circle in the village of Minion which is in alignment with the stars. According to the legend, the rocks are villagers who were turned to stone for playing Hurling, a traditionally Gaelic game, instead of going to church. Just a short walk from the Hurlers is The Cheesewring, a tower of balanced stones. Superstition surrounds this rock formation, and it’s said that if you’re next to the rock at midnight and hear a crow, the top stone will rotate seven times.
Located on the edge of Exmoor in North Devon, Arlington Court has been a family estate of the Chichester family for over 500 years. Visitors are invited to walk through the house and experience it’s wonderful architecture and décor. Within the country house there’s a costume room, which is great for kids, where guests can try on clothes and play olde-worlde games.
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