My Top 5 Things To Do In Cornwall

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Minnack Theatre

Ok so here goes this is my personal top 5 things to do if you visit Cornwall.

1. Minnack Theatre evenings - The Minnack is a stunning theatre built into the cliffs by a lady called Rowena Cade, she worked on it from a young age all the way up until she died, in her 90's I believe. Amazing. I will add a picture in but it really has to be seen to be believed. The beach that the theatre over looks is also one of the most stunning in Cornwall, Porthcurno.

2. Walk the Coastal Path - This coastal path stretches over 250miles so it would be quite a feat to do it all. I have not done it all yet by a long shot, my current favourite bit is from Porthleven (where I live) to Lamorna Cove this could be done over 2 days with a stop off at either Praa Sands or Marazion.

Cornish Pasty
On the way, there are lots of beautiful beaches, St Michael's Mount and a few small towns to walk through. Is truly beautiful especially if you get a nice day for it.

3. Dartmoor Natational Park - It is not actually in Cornwall, it is in south Devon however it is so lovely that it gets included in this list. The park has some quite challenging walks and terrain but to be honest you can make it as hard or as easy as you like. Is a beautiful place in gorgeous weather and a relatively hostile exciting place when the mist rolls in but it should all be experienced.

4. Have a Surf, Eat a pasty and have a cream tea in one of many small beach cafe's or pasty shops - You cannot come to Cornwall and not eat a pasty, origionally made for the miners, they used to have the traditional filling (meat, turnip, onion, potato) in one end and a desert filling of Jam in the other end and as the miners had so many bad chemicals on their hands they would hold it by the crust, eat the fillings and then throw the crust away.

Eden Project
.. Thankfully now we can eat the whole thing as the crust is lovely. There are better places to surf than Newquay, Gwithian, Porthleven (if you are good) and Porthmeor to name but a few, personally unless it is out of season Newquay is too busy and full of emits who have never surfed before, if you want a good uninteruptid surf seek out the smaller beaches.

5. A Visit to the Eden Project. Much hyped and most visited Cornish attraction is not a dissapointment, not to me anyway. Try to visit out of season as it is too busy in the summer. In the winter they have an indoor ice rink which is great and you get free entry in the Biomes.

This is not a definitive list far from it, but it is my of my personal experience. If anyone has anything else to add I would love to hear it.

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Minnack Theatre
Minnack Theatre
Cornish Pasty
Cornish Pasty
Eden Project
Eden Project
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Gwithian Surf
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