There’s few better ways to impress your partner than whisking them away for a weekend break, but in this current economic climate this luxury has become even more difficult to both afford and to justify.
A Weekend Break in Cornwall
One easy solution to this is to take a weekend break within the British Isles, an option that is becoming increasingly popular, and it’s easy to see why. Without the need to book flights, arrange travel insurance and spend your hard earned on pesky phrase books, the cost of your break will be significantly cut – and there is no better destination in Britain for a relaxed weekend of great weather and beautiful scenery than Cornwall.
If you think a weekend away in the most southerly county in England is for you, then perhaps consider the Cornish south coast town of Falmouth. Falmouth is the rising star of Cornwall’s holiday destinations, combining a great atmosphere and lots to do for all the family, with beautiful scenery and a position then lends itself ideally to exploring the Cornish countryside and coastline.
Weekend Breaks in Cornwall
Begin your weekend away with a lounge on one of Falmouth’s 3 local beaches. Take in the beautiful scenery and sandy beaches of Gyllyngvase beach, a Blue Flag registered beach that is only a short walk from the town centre. When you are fully tanned and relaxed you can hop over to the Gylly Beach Caféthat overlooks the sand, serving a great mix of food made with fresh local ingredients and a full range of tea, coffee, wine and beer.
Take a short walk up the sea-front, up and around the famous Pendennis point and you will be able to see the magnificent Pendennis Castle, a mighty fortress built by Henry VIII to defend the country against invasion from the sea. The castle is open to visitors with regular guided tours to provide you with all the information on the castle you could ever need.
If you find that you are still eager to learn, then take another short walk back into Falmouth town centre, where you can visit the National Maritime Museum. Perfect for kids and adults alike the museum hosts a staggering array of historical nautical items, alongside interactive displays and regular exhibitions, workshops and special events.
As the day begins to draw to a close, stroll into the town centre and check out one of Falmouth’s many pubs and bars. For the true Cornish experience and friendly atmosphere, visit the Star and Garter public house on the town’s old high street. Stocked with a great selection of Cornish ales and blessed with incredible views over Falmouth harbour, the Star and Garter is a great place to take the weight off your feet after a hard days exploring.
To finish the day, visit every shellfish lover’s dream – The Wheel House – nestled down a tiny side street in Falmouth’s town centre. Although this restaurant has only been open for a year, it has already become Falmouth’s most talked about eateries. With a simple menu of the very freshest, straight of the quay shellfish, in a friendly ‘living room style’ surrounding, you will be sure to leave a very satisfied customer. Be sure to book your table at The Wheelhouse in advance, as waiting times for a table are often measured in months, not weeks or days.
Photo Credits: Tim Green & Darren Shilson
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