Embarking on a Cornwall holiday is one of the most popular getaway options within the UK, throughout the year.
And if you love to learn new things whilst away, Cornwall is booming with a rich history that spans SO many years, just waiting for you to uncover.
If you’re looking for an educational holiday in Cornwall, then here’s a quick guide to your next historical holiday.
- Ancient legends
If you love an ancient legend, then Cornwall is the place to go to, so you can take these stories back home and fascinate your loved ones!
One of the biggest ancient legends that you’ll be sure to hear of when you visit is the one that surrounds the famous Tintagel Castle – which is said to have tales linked to King Arthur and his birth.
Not only is the castle amazing to visit, as it’s perched on the rugged coastline, but you can learn some incredible stories too!
And along with many other Cornish legends to explore, what new stories will you hear when you visit?
- Gardens and estates
Another huge part of Cornwall’s history lies within the beautiful gardens and estates that surround the county.
A great place to visit to show much of Cornwall’s beauty is The Lost Gardens of Heligan, which was once abandoned but then restored to showcase Victorian gardening techniques.
Another excellent location to visit is Trebah Garden, which has a variety of exotic plants to discover, and a history that dates back to Word War II – you can find beauty, whilst learning something new!
You’ll find plenty of other gardens and estates where you’ll be amazed at the sights that are in front of you, so why not begin researching the options that are available to you?
- Historic towns and villages
Each part of Cornwall is steeped in its unique history – for example, there’s Port Isaac that’s known for its fishing heritage and also a filming location for the popular TV show Doc Martin.
You also have another area of Cornwall called Padstow with a medieval harbour that you can seek and Penzance which has architectural gems to discover.
These aren’t the only historic places in Cornwall – you could even make a bucket list of the different towns and villages you’d like to visit whilst on holiday.
- A foodie history
During all of this exploring, you’ll likely build up an appetite…
And you’ll be glad to know that there are plenty of Cornish food options that are steeped in decades of history.
There are over 60 varieties of cheese produced in Cornwall, but the most famous one is the Cornish Yarg, which has been enjoyed since the 13th century!
And of course, it wouldn’t be a Cornish trip without trying out the variety of Cornish pasties here. Did you know that only pasties produced in Cornwall can be recognised as Cornish pasties? So, why not try them freshly made on your next Cornwall trip?
There are many historical sights to behold in Cornwall, and with more to discover, use this short guide to help you plan the best getaway yet!