When you think about the UK, most people picture London, in all of its glory, however Cornwall and Devon also have a lot to see and do, and the region is brimming with sandy beaches, excellent shopping, good bars, and fine dining.
Here are five reasons why you should visit Cornwall and Devon:
1. The Surfing
Whether you’re a surfer, you like to watch them, or you like to ignore them and lay on the beach, Cornwall has over 300 beaches for you to explore, and the Cornwall and Devon region has more than 200,000 surfers. If you’ve been meaning to learn to surf, or would like to try surfing one of the 25ft waves, this is the right place.
2. The Food
Cornwall is the place where you’ll find Stargazy pie, which celebrates brave local fisherman Tom Bawcock.
Speaking of pastries, Devon is famous for tis Custard and Creamed Rice Pudding, which has been based in Lifton since 1917. The Cornish clotted cream is actually so special that it’s protected by EU Law, and can’t be made anywhere else.
3. The Festivals
This region is one of the best in the world when it comes to festivals, and you’ll find Looe Music Festival, Eden Sessions, Rock Oyster Festival, NewQuay Fish Festival, as well as plenty of others like the two VW Festivals, including Plymouth Volksfest and Devon Dub fest.
4. The Weather
The average summer temperatures in Cornwall and Devon prove why it’s a favourite for Brits during their summer holidays. Neither too hot or too cold, Both Cornwall and Devon have an average of 22º during July, perfect for wandering the markets or chilling at the beach.
5. The Tourist Spots
Visit the Eden Project, where you’ll find some of the most gorgeous global gardens, or Tintagel Castle, which has a long association with some Arthurian Legends, and has been described as the place of Arthur’s Conception. There are also plenty of other must-sees, including Buckfast Abbey, Plymouth, Truro, and Newquay.
If you’re after a holiday with a difference, try Blue Chip Holidays, and for more information about Cornwall and Devon, take a look at our handy infographic: