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Glamping in Cornwall
When it comes to glamping, planning a holiday in Cornwall is like being a child in a sweet shop. There are so many options and each looks just as exciting as the last. Tipis, bell tents, pods, yurts, safari tents... the list goes on. And, in recent years, Cornish glamping sites have branched into even more innovative accommodation forms, whether its treehouses, converted horse-boxes or beach huts that have been transformed into miniature seaside homes. If you're after luxury, Cornwall certainly has you covered but, of course, glamping here isn't all about the type of bed your sleeping on or whether a hot tub is included in the price. No, the true appeal of a holiday in Cornwall is less about the glamping site itself and more about the location. The views, the proximity to the nearest beach, the old smugglers' pub, the picture-perfect villages and the overgrown tin mines that form the beautiful back-drop to your Sunday walk. This is a place for beach breaks, foodie weekends, walking holidays and much more besides. All you need to do is browse our Cool Camping collection of the very best places to stay in the county. Then book online, pack your car and head for the beautiful south west of England. Clotted cream ice cream anyone?
There is no one distinct type of glamping accommodation that populates the Cornish countryside. Bell tents are certainly popular, while safari tents are ideal for families who want extra space and the chance to divide parents from children. Yurts are also great for families – there's ample space, though most are not divided into rooms – while, outside of the summer months, glampers generally look for more sturdy year-round options. Insulated pods offer safe winter accommodation, while shepherd's huts have a similar warmth and also have a great sense of heritage about them, harking back to sheep farming of yesteryear. Not all glamping sites stick to these categories of accommodation though, and, within the world of glamping, you'll quickly discover that imaginations run riot. Across the UK, we've seen everything from double-decker buses and converted fire engines, to ex-RAF helicopters and multi-storey treehouses, and Cornwall is no different. Whatever you're after, we're confident that we'll know a glamping site in Cornwall that fits your needs. Browse our collection now, who knows what adventure awaits?
Cornwall's Vibrant Past: History
Cornwall’s identity has evolved from a history dating back some 3000 years and can lay claim to one of the most unique and independent cultures in all of England. With its own distinct dialect, foods and traditions, it is a vibrant and intriguing county in the country’s most south-westerly corner, where, today, this history lives on through the sites and scenery found throughout the region. Cornwall has international recognition from UNESCO for no fewer than ten industrial landscape areas – now all World Heritage Sites – that represent its mining past. It’s not all tin mines and sheep farming, though. Unsurprisingly, the dynamic Cornwall coast has shaped much of its history, with the fishing industry at the core of every harbour town that dots the coastline. Here, too, you’ll find the exciting tales of shipwrecks, smugglers coves and undiscovered booty. Discover it all by exploring the museums and mines, castles and coves, the ancestral houses and the Cornish Mining World Heritage Sites, that today draw the crowds every single summer.
Top 10 Things To Do In Cornwall
– Enjoy locally made clotted cream ice-cream on the beach.
– Walk between the bays on the renowned South West Coast Path.
– Step back in time and explore one of Cornwall's Mining World Heritage Sites.
– Catch an evening play at the outdoor Minack Theatre.
– Loose yourself in the leaves of the incredible Eden Project.
– Learn to surf on one of the UK's best surfing beaches.
– Step foot on the fairytale island of St Michael’s Mount.
– Hear tales of King Arthur at Tintagel Castle.
– Catch a ferry or plane for a weekend away on the Scilly Isles.
– Eat the freshest fish and chips on a local harbour front.
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