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Ten things to do in Cornwall this August bank holiday

The August bank holiday is nearly here, so now is the perfect time to plan your holiday. Discover our guide to all the fun things to do in Cornwall and our favourite places to explore...


Walk the South West Coast Path from St Agnes along the cliff tops to Perranporth and take in the breath-taking views and fresh sea air.


Head to St Ives on the train, a beautiful coast side journey with views across the far reaching seas and beach below.


Take a leisurely stroll into the heart of Truro, Cornwall’s only city, and join a tour of the magnificent cathedral.

📷: Great Scenic Railways


Book a paddleboard or surf lesson with our friends at Eskinzo Surf School in Porthtowan. Don a wetsuit and brave the high seas with an expert teacher.


With award-winning wine makers in Cornwall, discover the Camel Valley vineyard before wine tasting all afternoon – their sparkling wine is well worth trying.


It’s high time for high tea! Take afternoon tea on The Alverton terrace, with homemade sweet treats, freshly made sandwiches and a warming pot of Cornish tea.

📷: Eskinzo


Travel along the Fal River and hop off at St Mawes and visit the castle. Or stop at Trelissick and wander the gardens.


Build super sandcastles (you’re never too old!) and collect shells and seaglass on hidden beaches such as Rinsey Cove.


Spend the day at The Lost Garden of Heligan. Find exotic plants from around the world, walk the rope bridge and tuck into a meal made with fresh ingredients picked from the garden itself.


Visit the Minack Theatre – a wondrous and magical place whatever the weather. Pop to Porthcurno Beach afterwards – the sands are golden and the sea a turquoise blue.

Looking to stay in Cornwall?

The Alverton is the perfect base for any Cornish adventure, centrally located within the heart of Cornwall and near all major travel routes.


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