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1. Posted by guiny (Full Member 143 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Hello! Everyone!
My partner and I are planning our honeymoon for next year. We thought about Cornwall. We are unsure though if it is worth it. The place and attractions seem very interesting and worth seeing but we wonder how expensise it would be for six nights in Cornwall.
We are planning to go by car from Swansea to Cornwall and we have found a nice bed and breakfast in Ladock for £30 a night with 20% discount in the total price if we stay more than five nights.
We are still planning and we would like a little help to aid us in our decision.
How expensive is Cornwall? Meals, petrol, etc,...?
How is the weather in August/September?
What are the best places to visit?
How much should we take with us for one week in Cornwall?
I am looking forward for any advice or/and suggestions that might be given. Thanks a lot!:)

2. Posted by TOBY TYKE (Budding Member 86 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Hi Audrey Cornwall is a nice place to stay, and can be expensive but it just depends on what you want to do? if you like walking its free, and there are some excellent walks around the coastline. The £30 a night is about the going rate for B/B in Cornwall, petrol at the moment down here is around 95p-97p litre so almost £1. The price of meals are not too bad you can get two meals and a couple of drinks for around £20, my wife and i had a two meals in a pub with a couple of drinks on Sun in Truro and payed £12 which is good value in England. I wish i could tell you what the weather will be in Aug/Sep this summer has been the worse i have known since moving to Cornwall 34 years ago, April was warm and sunny, May,June,July,wet, lots of cloud and winds mainly from the north,keeping temps down,Aug this year has not been too bad and Sep so far has been good,saying that its wet and windy today!!!! Places to visit there are so many, St Ives, Tintagel with the old castle,the Eden Project,the Minack,an open air theatre built into the side of the cliffs with the backdrop being the sea,they perform shakespearean plays all through the summer,St Michaels Mount which is cut off twice a day by the tide but can walk across at low tide via the causeway, there is so much to see and do, but it does make a difference if the sun is shining,its got to be better next summer!! hope it all makes sense and is some help in anyway,and if you need any more help or info please give me a shout, cheers Allan

3. Posted by guiny (Full Member 143 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Thank you very much!

4. Posted by Sam2000 (Inactive 121 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

I'm a lover of the south coast and know it pretty well now!

I agree with Toby Tyke really.

Cornwall is the Rivera of Britain because it is stuck on the Gulf Stream, it is the best weather in Britain. This summer was wet but it was wet everywhere but we had some really good days, up to about 24 degrees (centegrade).

Eden Project is a MUST visit, its really incredible. It was expensive but if you Gift Aid your entrance fee you get free entry for a year.

Minack Open Air Theatre - a woman and her gardener basically built the theatre into the cliff side. Its INCREDIBLE. Its just totally amazing views. My advice - bring a cushion, granite seats get uncomfortable after a while. One of my photographs:


We saw the Tempest (an appropriate play) and the actors were incredible, really good. Its a must.

Geevor Tin Mine - an interesting experience, there is a good exhibition followed by a trip down the mines.

Various NT houses worth visiting.

Getting a small airoplane flight off Lands End is cool - really worth seeing it from the sky!

Another of my photographs!

As for price. We ate at a couple of really cheap, good pubs. On Sunday we went to a carvery, decent sized portions (all you can eat) for a fiver each.

Edit: Ok photographs don't work...Sorry!

[ Edit: Edited on Sep 18, 2007, at 9:30 AM by Sam2000 ]

5. Posted by guiny (Full Member 143 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

If you can tell me places to go to eat or places to stay it will be really handy.
We are thinking about a B&B. We think it is the best option.
Which is the best location we can stay to visit The Eden Project, Lost Gardens, etc,...? Which cities around do you recommend?

[ Edit: Edited on Sep 18, 2007, at 3:16 PM by audry79 ]

6. Posted by TOBY TYKE (Budding Member 86 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Hi Audry,have sent you a PM let me know if you are intrested at all, as regards to cities we only have one city which is Truro,but it is not the size of your average city,it is very small, and i am sure you will know that the £30 for B/B is per person and not room which can bump your holiday costs up cheers toby tyke