Winter in cornwall
Cornwall in winter
Visiting Cornwall in winter is still an ideal holiday destination – abet with a slower pace of life.
The Cornish weather is described as the 3 Ws – warm, wet and windy; with fast winds and rugged coastline Cornwall is described as one of the best storms watching areas anywhere.
A winter visit in Cornwall is a romantic trip. Bracing walks across picturesque coast lines and large people free beaches then back for a cosy pint in an open log fire.
Festivals and events
Mousehole Harbour lights
Padstow Christmas festival
Montol festival Penzance
Some places to visit in winter
St mawes castle
St mawes castle was built in the 1540s to a clover leaf design, facing Pendennis Castle on the opposite headland across Carrick roads – built for Henry VIII to deter a perceived threat from the sea from France and Spain.
Fantastic views across the fal estuary
National maritime Museum Falmouth
Falmouth was the first port of call in England for centuries. Falmouth was a deep natural harbour and was the home port of the famous packet ships which carried mail across the British empire.
Falmouth became the ideal location for the national maritime Museum . there are over 100 static boats on display – it is also home to the national small boat collection with all craft less than 30 ft long.
For younger audiences there are themed play areas. There are lots of strange looking whales , fishes and weird monsters on display- as well as Cornish trading history of pilchards
There is a café and mini boating lake for children to enjoy some remote control action .
Lands end has over 100 acres of unspoilt countryside being the last landfall in the UK, with new York being 3,000 miles away.
It is the national designation of natural flora and fauna and it is an are a very important plant area .
As well as lands ends natural beaty there are 4 attractions for the public . please check for availability for openings during winter in Cornwall.
- A grand day out – ardmans Wallace and gromit in a great experience.
- Return to the lost world – 4 D sensory film adventure
- Arthur’s quest
- Greeb farm – step back into time to a working 200 year old farm
- There is a fascinating exhibition about people making the journey from lands end to john o groats over 800 miles away. no visit would be complete without a picture by the famous signpost.
The winter weather in Cornwall is when nature puts on its most spectacular shows. the coastline takes the brunt of the winter storms 70 mph winds and large 50 ft waves combined with a stunning coastline make it a very stormy abet romantic place to be