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8 reasons to visit Cornwall in spring


Ahhh…we made it! Winter has finally bid adieu, the hedgerows and fields are a carnival of gorse and daffodil yellow, and the lighter mornings and evenings are finally encouraging us to get up, get out, and enjoy everything that’s on offer.

Spring presents a heady dose of the sublime after winter’s hibernation vibe, and nowhere celebrates the season quite like Cornwall, where both a schedule of events – and the great outdoors – allows visitors to explore the far southwest in style.

Here are just a few of the many reasons to come to Cornwall in the springtime…

1. Beat the crowds


Though it is an all-year round destination (our subtropical palm trees remain perennially in-tact), spring is an altogether quieter time to visit and guarantees those secret or sparsely populated beauty spots remain covetably so.

2. Festival time


There’s always something happening in Cornwall, but spring signifies a definite shift to carnival mode, where food, music, art and literature festivals are staged at some truly special locations.

3. Alfresco eating


World-famed for its food, visitors to Cornwall in spring can tuck into something uber delicious (at a restaurant, vineyard, tea plantation…or beach!) while also indulging their senses with the type of sunshine, sea views and rural escapism to-die-for.

4. A rambler’s paradise


Taking an amble along beach, coastal path, woodland, World Heritage Mining landscape or moorland in spring means less storm watching and more sunbathing as walkers can lavish in more meteorologically welcoming – and endlessly scenic – surrounds.

5. Must-do events


From spring flower shows, walking weeks and art exhibitions to the annual and utterly Cornish centric, World Pasty Championships, Trevithick Day, May Day, Flora Day and St Piran’s Day – there’s a jam-packed and eclectic schedule of entertainment and events across the county.

6. Outside theatrics


Cornwall boasts some top-notch outdoor theatre companies and spaces including The Minack, Kneehigh Asylum, Miracle Theatre, Penlee Park Open Air Theatre, Pentillie Castle, Rogue Theatre and Trebah Garden to name but a fantastic few.

7. Gardens galore


From world-renowned Eden Project and Lost Gardens of Heligan to a smattering of gorgeous National Trust gardens – Cornwall is home to a plethora of green spaces to explore in every idyllic corner.

8. A relic wonderland


Spring is a particularly enchanting time to encounter some of Cornwall’s most iconic attractions and historical sites, from Poldark’s World Heritage Mining to standing stones such as Lanyon Quoit and the Merry Maidens, and castles like Tintagel, Pendennis, St Mawes and St Michael’s Mount.

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