After visiting London and seeing a few castles there is no need to travel on to another destination to find fun and relaxation. There is a secret in the south west corner of England that is overlooked by many. Cornwall boasts an amazing array of activities and fun in a relaxed atmosphere away from the huge crowds of more well-known destinations where you can enjoy theme parks, fishing, museums, auto racing, and the beach as well as some of the most breath taking vistas and sights in all of Europe.
After a morning trek along the amazing cliffs overlooking the sea spend the afternoon watching from another angle on a sea kayak tour looking up the cliffs from the surf. The evening can include dinner in any number of harbor pubs and fine restaurants or simply or touring the vessels of the Maritime Trust where working classic ships over a century old are docked.
A different sort of activity can be saved for another day when visiting King Arthurs Great Halls and for the adventurous a day in the witchcraft museum to relive history long past. If a family day is what you are looking for several theme parks, a pirate adventure cruise, a zoo, and the Blue Reef Aquarium are all in close proximity.
Many of the attractions in the area boast indoor venues so rain will not spoil a day and the moderate climate and sea breezes of Southern England is a relief from the heat found in many vacation spots. Tours of castles and museums provide great photo opportunities though be warned your children will no longer be as impressed with the castle at Disney after visiting the real thing!
Accommodations are plentiful and affordable in the Cornwall area but if you are looking to just relax in the country a good choice is to rent one of the beautiful English country cottages found throughout the area. They allow a more relaxed place for family and large family vacations with ample bedrooms and space as opposed to crowding into a hotel room. You can book Cornwall holiday cottages with Helpful Holidays – an agency with many listings available for every budget.
If you want a vacation that includes something for everybody and has far less crowds and long lines than many tourist stops it is hard to do better than Cornwall. Getting all of that in the comfort of a cottage that allows families to actually enjoy their time together will be a vacation to remember.