Want to go for a weekend break to Cornwall but not sure what to do? Don’t you worry, we have got you covered! We have made the perfect itinerary of things to do, where to eat and where to stay.
The Lost Gardens of Heligan is a must see location. Heligan is one of the most mysterious estates in England. Lost to the brambles of time since the outbreak of WW1, this Sleeping Beauty was re-awakened in 1990 to become Europe’s largest garden restoration project. Today Heligan’s 200 acres are a paradise for the explorer, wildlife, plant lover and garden romantic. The photogenic garden will provide the perfect opportunity to bring a camera along and get some stunning photographs. Will you dare to cross their famous rope bridge?
Food & Drink:
The Longstore Steaks & Seafood is set in a stunning location overlooking the harbour & bay in Charlestown, They are a bar and restaurant specialising in craft beers, local steaks and seafood. The restaurant has a beautiful interior with a cosy wood burning stove to keep you warm. Let’s not forget about their amazing high quality food.
YHA Eden Project accommodates up to 234 guests in 60 modern en-suite bedrooms made from shipping containers, in keeping with the Eden spirit of sustainable living and finding new uses for everyday items. These comfortable rooms are equipped with all the conveniences you expect from YHA and much more, including full air conditioning, making them a fantastic base for your holiday in Cornwall. With their clever use of space and high specification bathrooms, the rooms are perfect for families and individual travellers.
Hangloose is the home of SkyWire, the longest and fastest zip line / zip wire in England. Cruise head-first over the iconic Eden Project Biomes. And that’s not all. They also have Gravity, the Giant Swing. A truly breath taking experience. Skytrek, Cornwall’s newest and best Aerial Trekking Course, is great fun and allows you and your group to experience a high ropes course like no other. There’s also Big Air the giant air-bag jump.
After the thrilling start to your day, you can take a calmer walk through The Eden Project. The complex is dominated by two huge enclosures consisting of adjoining domes that house thousands of plant species, and each enclosure emulates a natural biome. The largest of the two biomes simulates a rainforest environment (and is the largest indoor rainforest in the world) and the second, a Mediterranean environment. The attraction also has an outside botanical garden which is home to many plants and wildlife native to Cornwall and the UK in general. It also has many plants that provide an important and interesting backstory, for example, those with a prehistoric heritage. You can buy a combination ticket which gives you access to The Lost Gardens of Heligan and The Eden Project.
Food & Drink:
Sams On The Beach is an amazing seafood restaurant built in an old RNLI lifeboat station before being restored sympathetically by Sam and Emma in 2009 with help from the local lifeboat men including Sam who was a volunteer for 10 years. With it’s custom-built wood burning pizza oven churning out artisan slices of heaven, combined with the exceptional fresh fish that is landed by the “Emperor” their fishing day boat, a plethora of fresh delicacies arrive at the door each day. Shellfish arrives straight from St Austell Bay, lobsters, mussels and scallops are abundant.