Cornwall is full of places to explore be it a charming little village on the moor or a harbour town with the days fish being hauled in, here are the towns and villages around us that we’d recommend a visit to. Some for the History surrounding the area like Wadebridge and Fowey whilst others are a fun visit if you enjoy Poldark or Doc Martin.
|Wadebridge||Approximately 20 minutes & 9 miles.||Wadebridge is a quaint town situated on the estuary of the River Camel. With the Camel Trail stretching out towards Padstow or Bodmin as well as small quirky shops, great pubs, cafes & restaurants and walks along the river it makes a fab family day out.|
|Bodmin||Approximately 25 minutes & 8 miles.||Bodmin is the closest town to us with fantastic Supermarket locations including an Asda, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s and Lidl. Not ideal for a town center day out. For a different sort of day out with tweens and teens it’s worth a trip to Bodmin Jail which is mentioned regularly in the Poldark Series.|
|Port Isaac||Approximately 25 minutes & 9 miles.||A picturesque fishing village on the North Cornwall Coast, Port Isaac is where Doc Martin is filmed as well as being associated with Poldark. With magnificient views, coastal walks as well as a rich history makes Port Isaac a lovely afternoon stop off with tweens and teens.|
|Lostwithiel||Approximately 35 minutes & 15 miles.||
Lostwithiel is a lovely day out if you’re looking to explore somewhere full of history, you can spend your afternoon exploring the antique shops in the cellars of old buildings or wandering around Restormel Castle where the Earl of Cornwall would reside.
|Padstow||Approximately 35 minutes & 17 miles.||A lovely working fishing harbour town Padstow is a lovely seaside day out for the whole family. Enjoy some of Rick Stein’s Fish and Chips whilst crabbing off of one of the many slipways or cycle to Wadebridge along the beautiful Camel Trail.|
|Bude||Approximately 35 minutes & 23 miles.||Bude is a fantastic town to explore with two beaches, that you can walk between at low tide, as well as a sea pool, sea lock, crazy golf, pedallos along the canal, fabulous views along the many coastal paths along the cliff top and Bude Castle built on the sand by Sir Goldsworthy Gurney.|
|Minions||Approximately 40 minutes & 19 miles.||
Minions is a wonderful little village to explore, the highest village in Cornwall there’s lots of moorland to explore in the area and the Hurlers Stone Circle. Minions is also one of the many places in the area that was used as a filming location for the latest Poldark series’.
|Fowey||Approximately 45 minutes & 20 miles.||
Set amidst an area of outstanding natural beauty, Fowey is a quaint little harbour town full of character. With a vibrant maritime history why not take a beautiful harbour tour by boat or wander the streets taking in the Georgian and Mediaeval buildings decorating the town plenty of delicious treats to be found in the takeaways and restaurants.
|Newquay||Approximately 45 minutes & 25 miles.||Newquay is jampacked with so much so see and do, with the Zoo, Blue Reef Aquarium, Arcades, Beaches – including world famous Fistral beach and Watergate Bay – as well as a wide selection of cafes, pubs and restaurants – including Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Cornwal and a Rick Stein restaurant – the whole family could spend all day exploring and having fun from Babies and Toddlers all the way through to grandparents.|
|Looe||Approximately 26 miles and 50 minutes||Looe is a beautiful harbour town which is still a busy fishing village, if you arrive early enough you might even see the fish being auctioned off on the quay. A wonderful place for crabbing or fishing as well as a lovely beach to relax on with plenty of indepentant shops full of souvinirs and restaurants and takeaways to fill hungry tummies!|
|Truro||Approximately 33 miles and 50 minutes||Truro is Cornwall’s only city, and is packed full of exciting activities to enjoy on a day out. With lots of small local business and big name brands there’s something to catch everyone’s eye. Truro cathedral’s gothic towers dominate the skyline of this most southerly city in the UK.|
|Plymouth||Approximately 39 miles and 1 hour and 10 minutes||Plymouth is just over the border in Devon, with a rich maritime history there’s so much to see and do to make a full day of it in Plymouth. Wander along the Hoe to explore the beautiful lighthouse or take a splash in the Art Deco Lido. Otherwise you could explore Drake’s Circus Shopping Center, Plymouth Gin’s Distillery, the National Marine Aquarium and much more!|
|St Mawes||Approximately 42 miles and 1 hour and 10 minutes||St Mawes is a beautiful harbour town set on the Roseland Peninsula, with one of Henry the VIII’s best preserved Coastal Fortresses overlooking the Estuary. There’s two beautiful beaches, making it a great place for watersports and lots of fab cafes and pubs to pop in for a bite to eat after wearing yourself out exploring.|
|Falmouth||Approximately 44 miles and 1 hour and 10 minutes||Falmouth is a wonderful harbour town that really gives off a creative flair with lots of art galleries and independent shops. With plenty of beaches and the harbour side to explore outdoors there’s also the National Maritime Museum for some fantastic experiences for wet weather days.|
|Mousehole||Approximately 60 miles and 1 hour 25 mins||A tiny fishing village in South Cornwall, Mousehole retains much of it’s quaint charm and beauty from a bygone era. With narrow streets leading to it’s picturesque harbour it’s a lovely place to spend the afternoon paddling in the family friendly harbour beach. Visiting at Christmas is a must with their fantastic displays throughout the harbour town and clifftops.|