5 days in Cornwall Itinerary

5 days in Cornwall Itinerary

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St Austell
— 1 day
— 4 nights


St Austell

— 1 day
St Austell is a civil parish and major town in Cornwall, England, UK. It is situated on the south coast, approximately south of Bodmin and west of the border with Devon.St Austell is one of the largest towns in Cornwall; in the 2011 Census, St Austell civil parish had a population of 19,958, with a total of 34,700 living in the wider area comprising several other civil parishes.HistoryNamed after Saint Austol (Saint Austell is mostly unrelated), one of the earliest references to the village of St Austell is in John Leland's Itinerary, where he says "At S. Austelles is nothing notable but the paroch chirch".Not long after William Cookworthy discovered china clay at Tregonning hill in west Cornwall, the same mineral was found in greater quantity in Hensbarrow downs north of St Austell. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): contemplate the long history of The Lost Gardens of Heligan and then take in nature's colorful creations at Eden Project.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the St Austell travel planning app.

London to St Austell is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Newquay.

Things to do in St Austell

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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— 4 nights

Surf Capital of the UK

Known as the Surf Capital of the UK, Newquay is a vibrant city with youthful energy.
Family-friendly places like Fistral Beach Bar and Newquay Zoo will thrill your kids. Explore Newquay's surroundings by going to Woolacombe (Borough Farm Sheepdog and Falconry Displays & Woolacombe Beach), St. Michael's Mount (in Marazion) and Bude Tunnel (in Bude). There's still lots to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at Padstow Sealife Safaris, enjoy the sand and surf at Treyarnon Bay Beach, take an in-depth tour of Newquay Heritage Archive & Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Perranporth Beach.

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You can drive from St Austell to Newquay in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Newquay

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cornwall travel guide

Gardens · Beaches · Surfing, Windsurfing & Kitesurfing
Cornwall, or Kernow as the locals often call it, features the longest stretch of continuous coastline in Britain. No longer just a series of idyllic beaches and imposing cliffs, this rugged region has recently experienced a cultural and culinary revival that has turned it into one of the most vibrant parts of the country. Considered home of the legendary King Arthur, Cornwall is one of the more distinct parts of the UK, providing a vacation that will immerse you in its diverse Celtic heritage and an enormous wealth of archaeology. During your trip you will experience the many locals, fiercely protective of their Celtic roots, considering themselves more Cornish than British. Regardless of how they see themselves, the world regards the land of the proud Cornish as a captivating blend of ancient and new, where modern attractions stand right alongside historical mines and picturesque market towns.