Few destinations included in your itinerary are as suited to romantic holidays as the wild coastline of Cornwall. This remote spot was all but completely culturally separated from the rest of England until a couple of centuries ago. It boasted its own language, some words of which are still widely used, and a thrilling connection with smuggling. The dramatic, rocky coastline is the perfect place for a couple to enjoy romantic holidays. With the opportunity to stay in a cozy Cornish cottage and to pick up some one-of-a-kind souvenirs, Cornwall is the very definition of a romantic getaway.Romantic Holidays in Cornwall
The best way to ensure a romantic escape is by choosing the perfect accommodations, and a good place to start is with the essentials. Fortunately, Cornwall features numerous lodging options, and none of them could be considered ordinary. Many working farms offer cottages that were designed with lovers in mind. Guests enjoy as much privacy as they wish while cuddling in front of a fireplace or soaking in a Jacuzzi tub. Outside the cottage are spectacular views of the rolling fields or the ocean along with plenty of walking trails for intimate rambles through the wilderness.
Among Cornwall’s best attractions are its beaches. Try Portwrinkle or Porthgwarra for picturesque views and a lack of crowding. These are some of the best places to enjoy a picnic or a leisurely stroll hand-in-hand.
It’s no secret why couples love to visit the Port Eliot House and Garden at St. Germans. Once a monastery dating back to the third or fourth century, the structure underwent extensive renovations during the 18th century by owner Sir John Sloane. The gorgeously decorated house is only the beginning of the attractions. The stunning gardens are highlighted by rhododendrons that are greater than a century old. They provide the ideal spot for a lovely picnic. The many summerhouses and the secret maze garden are also of particular interest for those with an eye toward romance.
Of course, Cornwall’s most romantic setting just might be Tintagel, which legend says was King Arthur’s birthplace. There’s no better place for lovers to imagine themselves as a knight errant and lady fair as they traverse the castle ruins and gaze into the mysterious Merlin’s Cave. A stop at the nearby village is a must for seeking out a crystal ball or magic wand.
Couples will also adore one of Cornwall’s many artists’ colonies, like St. Ives. The village boasts a beautiful beach, unrivaled scenery and fantastic light, which is probably why so many artists have settled here. Visitors wander the winding cobblestone streets at will searching gallery offerings for a unique treasure to take home.
With so many romantic experiences available, it’s no surprise that Cornwall is one of the best spots in the world for romantic holidays.
I would love to get into a vivid description of the many ways this October was wonderful, but I have a head cold (thankfully not the Head Cold From Hell ), so I will be brief: Mike and I both turned 30! I ate everything delicious in Vegas! The leaves turned golden in Seattle! I ate everything delicious in Austin!
It was a busy month and November is going to be even busier: Mike is headed to San Francisco for two weeks, while I’ll be hitting up the San Juan Islands, Hong Kong and Sri Lanka. Then we’ll both head down to Portland for Turkey Day, and lastly my dear Dad is coming to visit! I’m tired just thinking about all of it. Good thing I’m getting my cold out of the way now… right?
Happiness of Pursuit Contest Winner: reader, Rachel Rovere! Thanks to everyone who entered.My Writing
What I do when I’m not here:
Five Foods You Must Try in San Francisco- Conde Nast Johansens (yes- my first CN publication!)
How to Survive a Long Haul Flight- RoamRight
A Simple Guide to Argentinean Steak- RoamRight
The Creepiest Cemeteries in the World- RoamRight
6 Ways to Earn Miles That Don’t Require a Credit Card- The Kay Days- Great practical advice from our own Kay Rodriguez.
Why You Should Read Fiction Instead of Non-Fiction While Traveling- Candice Does the World- I always do this!
7 Things They Don’t Tell You about Overlanding East Africa- GQTrippin- Not sure if this makes me want to go to East Africa per say- but it is interesting!
How I Got Bitten By a Snake in Thailand- Global Help Swap- Ouch!
Pooping Abroad: How to Find the Cleanest Toilets When You’re Traveling- HostelWorld- Glamorous? No. Useful? Yes!
Eating my Way Through Pisa- Cultural Xplorer- Think the food in Pisa sucks? Think again.What’s the Best Thing You Read in October?
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