With Christmas and New Year out of the way, Valentine’s around the corner and Easter well on its way, you might be thinking that those summer holiday activities really need to get sorted out – and soon! Cornwall is always a huge tourist hot spot in the summer months, and for good reason. Between the sun, sea and sand, with great surf, adorable towns to explore and unique sites to visit, there’s no better reason to visit one of the UK’s most gorgeous counties. If you’re new to the area, take a look at our campsite Perran Springs Holiday Park for the perfect, central place to stay – allowing you easy access to some of the following historic sites you won’t want to miss.
Located just outside Falmouth on Cornwall’s south coast, Pendennis Castle was originally built as a fortification by Henry VIII around 1540 to help protect the coast from invasions by both France and the Holy Roman Empire. Eventually the castle had its fortifications enhanced and upgraded in the 1700s as worries about more invasions became commonplace. While the castle was used as a military fortification in both World Wars, it was
eventually decommissioned and eventually became open to the public. Visitors today can see extensive history of the use of the castle as a military stronghold, and as a result, it’s a great spot for those who love history as well as history of wars and the military. Guns are still displayed as well as different reenactments around the castle, making it a great day out for families and couples alike. Visit Pendennis Castle for a real treat when traversing the south
Tintagel and Boscastle
This unique and beautiful setting is home to the famed birthplace of the legendary King Arthur at Tintagel Castle – a ruined medieval castle set in the cliffside along the Atlantic coast of north Cornwall. Only an hour’s drive from Perran Springs Holiday Park, Tintagel is a great way to step back in time and explore the history of the area and the castle itself. Slightly to the north along the coast is the unique and picturesque town of Boscastle, set near a beautiful coastal path, ideal for those who love hiking and nature. Visit the Boscastle museum of witchcraft and magic for a look at the rich history of the practice in Cornwall, and beyond.
Not far from Tintagel or Boscastle is the eerie Bodmin Moor – home to one of the most famous Inns of all time – the Jamaica Inn. The site of Daphne DuMaurier’s best selling novel of the same name, Jamaica Inn is a unique, aged pub that encapsulates the feel of the area – from murder mysteries to shipwrecking and smuggling. Stay a night and spy a ghost, join a ghost weekend or just come for the hearty and delicious food and drink. Visit the museum which houses some of DuMaurier’s personal effects from her time at the inn, as well as information about the smuggling history and the Inn’s role in the illegal trade.
So if you’ve been thinking about reasons to come to Cornwall for a camping holiday, look no further. There are so many unique things to see and do, so you’ll never be bored. We look forward to welcoming you to one of the UK’s most loved areas for getting away from it all.