3 days in Cornwall Itinerary

3 days in Cornwall Itinerary

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Padstow is a town, civil parish and fishing port on the north coast of Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): see exotic creatures in open habitats at Padstow Sealife Safaris, learn about all things military at Davidstow Airfield & Cornwall At War Museum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Collegiate Church of St Endellion. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Screech Owl Sanctuary and then take in nature's colorful creations at Eden Project.

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London to Padstow is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to St Ives.

Things to do in Padstow

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

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St Ives

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St Ives is a seaside town, civil parish and port in Cornwall. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): head off the coast to St. Michael's Mount, then admire the masterpieces at Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, and then kick back and relax at Porthminster Beach.

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You can drive from Padstow to St Ives in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in St Ives

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Beaches

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Cornwall travel guide

Cornwall, or Kernow as the locals often call it, features the longest stretch of continuous coastline in Britain. No longer just a series of idyllic beaches and imposing cliffs, this rugged region has recently experienced a cultural and culinary revival that has turned it into one of the most vibrant parts of the country. Considered home of the legendary King Arthur, Cornwall is one of the more distinct parts of the UK, providing a vacation that will immerse you in its diverse Celtic heritage and an enormous wealth of archaeology. During your trip you will experience the many locals, fiercely protective of their Celtic roots, considering themselves more Cornish than British. Regardless of how they see themselves, the world regards the land of the proud Cornish as a captivating blend of ancient and new, where modern attractions stand right alongside historical mines and picturesque market towns.