• Ros Edwards

10 Romantic Things To Do In Cornwall

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Our suggestions for you of Romantic Things To Do in Cornwall.

Explore the gems and beauty of the South West, whichever season you choose there is plenty to appeal to the romantic spirit.

Escape and Get Away! Enjoy some special quality time together.

1. Treat yourselves - The Minack Theatre is a unique theatre

  • perched on the cliffs high above the Atlantic ocean.

  • it offers a full programme of drama, musicals and opera every summer, together with music, comedy and story-telling events.

  • the Minack is open to visit if no performance is taking place but check the visiting times

A visit here is on every list of romantic things to do in Cornwall.

  • tickets will be on sale for the 2020 season from Tuesday February 11.

  • to whet your appetite and for more information and the webcam view https://www.minack.com/gallery/

2. Picnics are fun, choose a dry day

  • find a spot on Marazion beach to put your picnic blanket and enjoy some tasty food

  • with stunning views of St Michael’s Mount. Gaze across to the magical castle on the island

  • walk across the cobbled causeway to the mount (or catch the boat if it’s high tide)

  • or take a stroll along the south west coast path towards Penzance

Alternatively, Cotehele National Trust has a timeless quality with its long history and has its own romantic appeal.

  • a picnic here, sitting by the quay - watching the boats and the world go by together

  • wander the formal gardens or the woodland pathways

  • breathe – slow down

3. Beach walks are exhilarating, thrilling and romantic, hold hands, blow the cobwebs away - and just the thing to work up an appetite!

  • Hot chocolate at the café on Poldu beach cannot be beaten! (open 364)

  • Set back form the dunes the National Trust Café at Godrevy beach serves the best pancakes and maple syrup breakfast, the tempting menu of hot and cold food and drink is served throughout the year

4. Enjoy a romantic adventure

  • walk Tintagel’s new pedestrian bridge

  • then on to the magical St Nectans Glen

  • go to our blog for all the detail

5. Catch the ferry which runs from Rock to Padstow (every 20 minutes)

  • while there why not spoil yourself with a romantic lunch or dinner at Rick Steins’

  • alternatively buy fish and chips from his takeaway restaurant to eat sitting on the harbour wall - how to kindle loving spirits!

6. Visit Clovelly– just over the border into North Devon.

  • it is worth the entrance charge as this picturesque fishing village is unique

  • from Elizabethan days Clovelly has been in private ownership, which has helped preserve its original atmosphere

  • it clings to a 400 foot cliff

  • it has no vehicular traffic, just donkeys and sledges

  • the steep, cobbled street tumbles its way down to the ancient fishing harbour and C14th quay

  • sturdy shoes are required.

  • take your time, stop for a drink at the Red Lion on the quayside

  • in the season there is a Land rover to carry visitors back up the hill.

  • we think Clovelly is best seen out of high season and we suggest parking at Brownsham farm National Trust car park and take the beautiful coastal footpath through the Clovelly estate (about 3 miles walk each way).

  • Clovelly is open all year round

7. Explore Golitha Falls - a famous beauty spot on the edge of Bodmin Moor

  • where the walker will discover an area of ancient woodlands that sit alongside the River Fowey

  • beautiful wooded scenery

  • the river cascading its way through a valley gorge and over a series of cascades into a quiet, tranquil pool at the end

  • the start of the walk is on fairly level ground and is suitable for all; however further along the valley, good boots are advised

  • a photographers paradise!

8. Rent bikes - Have fun and be carefree, cycle the Camel Trail!

  • a popular cycle-way which runs from Padstow to Wadebridge and then on to the foot of Bodmin Moor, following 17 miles of disused railway line

  • it runs through some of the South-West's most breath-taking countryside

  • the well-made paths make it a good choice for cyclists of all abilities

  • open 365 days a year and a great way to explore this beautiful Cornish countryside

  • bike hire is in plentiful supply in Wadebridge

9. Watch the sun go down. Bude in North Cornwall is a beautiful seaside town, facing the full force of the Atlantic ocean.

Sandymouth beach connects to the main beach at Bude when the tide is low

  • a lovely little spot to skim stones and watch the sun go down over the sea, with a fish and chip supper to follow?

10. Make bread together – at Launceston’s Artisan Sour dough bakery - Little Bakehouse

every loaf of award-winning sourdough bread is hand made and baked every day in the on-site bakery

  • as members of the "Real Bread Campaign" no artificial ingredients, improvers, raising agents or preservatives are used

  • winners of Tiptree World Bread Awards

  • Little Bakehouse offer a range of courses throughout the year

  • an ideal present for someone you love, or something to do that's both rewarding and tasty

  • learning, making and sharing

11. Stay home at Primrose Cottage B&B, walk the woods, listen to the river sounds, the birdsong, settle down together in your own suite and enjoy a bottle of wine - romance indeed!

I know, I know – we can’t count!

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