English Tourism Week: Cornwall is calling
As specialists in travel PR, English Tourism Week is a fitting opportunity to celebrate the fantastic destination brands that we’re lucky enough to work with. We’ve handpicked a selection of gems set in the Cornish crown of staycations. A trip to the country’s tourism heartland wouldn’t be complete without checking some of the below off your holiday bucket list.
Beach Retreats specialises in contemporary coastal holiday lettings, with an exclusive portfolio of properties in outstanding Cornish locations. From historic beach cottages to penthouse apartments, each retreat is chosen for its stylish and comfortable interior and beautiful beachside setting.
Overlooking Carne Beach on the beautiful Roseland Peninsula, The Nare Hotel offers classic luxury on the Cornish coast. This country house hotel, steeped in quintessential charm, is family-owned and run, and nothing is too much trouble for its friendly and attentive staff.
The Duchy of Cornwall Nursery is one of the southwest’s largest and best-respected nurseries. Established in 1974, it is situated in the beautiful Fowey River Valley and supplies gardens across the UK, including Highgrove and other Royal Estates. The Nursery provides new and experienced gardeners alike with an exceptional choice of the best garden plants available, including rare varieties, and unrivalled knowledge and service.
An absolute must for your bucket list is this world-famous and iconic educational and environmental charity with an agenda-changing culture. Cornwall’s biggest visitor attraction, Eden houses the world’s largest indoor rainforest, the glorious Med Biome, and spectacular outside gardens. Eden also hosts events, exhibitions, festivals and concerts throughout the year.
The ultimate British beach escape, Watergate Bay Hotel overlooks one of Cornwall’s most popular surfing beaches. Stylish, contemporary rooms and a world-class active Swim Club provide the perfect chill out by the sea. The Extreme Academy and rugged Atlantic coastline offer plenty of opportunity for adventure. A place for food discovery, guests can enjoy a choice of five restaurants, including beach-side hang out The Beach Hut, and Jamie Oliver’s social enterprise restaurant, Fifteen Cornwall, just a short walk away.
Utterly unspoilt and with a relaxed pace of life, Tresco Island offers the ultimate retreat from modern life. Situated less than 30 miles off the Cornish coast, this breath-taking, family-owned island enchants visitors with its white sand beaches, clear azure waters, beautiful sub-tropical gardens and world-class hospitality.
Hell Bay Hotel
Hell Bay is Britain’s most westerly hotel, tucked into a secluded cove on the tiny, rugged neighbour to Tresco – the island of Bryher,. The only hotel on this wildly beautiful Scilly Isle, Hell Bay has 25 luxurious suites, an award-winning restaurant – offering local, seasonal food – a spa, a children’s games room and play area, and even a nine-hole golf course. If the panoramic Atlantic views were not enough, the hotel’s walls are hung with work by some of Cornwall’s leading artists.
Visitors to Tresco and Hell Bay Hotel will soon be able to choose a new travel route: plans for a replacement heliport in Penzance are underway. The proposed £2 million investment into west Cornwall will see the reinstatement of the popular scheduled helicopter service between Penzance and the Isles of Scilly.
The Greenbank Hotel in Falmouth is a beautiful 4-star hotel perched elegantly on the waterfront in the historic harbour town of Falmouth. Newly refurbished, the 400-year old Greenbank is the only hotel in the southwest to boast its own private pontoons – meaning guests can travel, quite literally, from boat to bed.