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Cornwall is undeniably one of the best places to go for a British summer holiday. But don't be fooled, the beautiful county can be enjoyed just as much during the winter. If you're heading down to our hotel in Fowey this winter, here's what you've got to look forward to. If you haven't booked yet, here's why you should:
Explore beautiful spots in Cornwall and have them all to yourself this Winter

The Peaceful Beaches

Cornish beaches are blissfully quiet in the winter, as the hordes of summer visitors make way for winter walkers, the odd surfer and perhaps a kite buggy. With over 300 to explore, the expansive sands will be all yours, like other beach dwellers, this time of year are few and far between.

Winter Walks

There is something quite romantic about a winter walk. When you are wrapped up against the cold, an invigorating walk is refreshing and feels like an achievement. With all the stunning coastline, picture-perfect villages and wild moors covered in frost, there are plenty of places to head for a winter walk. There is over 2400 miles of footpaths, plus all the beaches that you can explore at leisure with your loved one.

Christmas Markets

The Christmas markets in Cornwall are a must-visit, as stalls overflow with organic and local produce that makes for great hamper fillers. Then there are handcrafted gifts and trinkets that make for great stocking fillers and presents for loved ones. Get in the festive mood while indulging on the diverse range of street food present in most markets, from seasonal hot chocolate and mulled cider to biscuits and puddings. In addition to the markets, towns and villages are also lit up with dazzling lights, transforming quiet villages into winter wonderlands.

Storm Watching

You are never more than a short drive from the coast anywhere in Cornwall, and the miles of coastline makes the county are a playground for Mother Nature to let loose. Take a walk (stay safe too!) on the coast path and watch as the colossal waves crash into weathered cliff-sides and rocks below. After a bracing walk, head to a traditional Cornish pub, for a pint of local ale or cider and proper Cornish food to warm up.

Lower Costs

On a slightly less exciting but still highly relevant note, the hiked up prices of car-parking are all but a distant memory in the winter. Prices are lowered significantly, if not removed completely around several popular beaches. Accommodation costs are decent in winter too, though Christmas and New Year breaks can match summer for prices, but at The Cormorant Hotel, splashing out is worth it for a delicious New Year's dinner and Murder Mystery night!

Wrapping Up

Though the nights draw in, temperatures dip and the sun is rarely seen, the winter also means digging out those woolly jumpers, bobble hats and scarves, that are perfect for those countryside and clifftop walks. And Cornwall's southern location also means the climate is milder compared to the rest of the UK, so it is likely you may be shedding the hats and scarves sooner in the season than you may expect!

Swimming and Surfing

Leave your inhibitions on the shore, get on your wetsuit and dive headfirst into a refreshingly crisp blue ocean. You'll probably have the sea to yourself, but if you'd like some company feel free to join the foolhardy folk who like to make a splash on Christmas and New Year's Day. Also, winter is a great time for surfing; the waves are bigger and better, and the sea is less crowded. Your best gear will also keep you warm.

Eden Project Winter Festival

During your stay at our hotel in Fowey this December, it would be nothing short of a crime not to visit the Eden Project's Festival of Light and Sound winter festival, just a twenty minutes' drive away from our hotel. Here you can explore the festive plant displays in the biomes, ice skate for a few hours, and enjoy the light projections and soundscapes transforming the Project. The Eden Project is open every day in winter except Christmas Day and also stay open late on selected evenings.

If you fancy a quiet getaway this winter, don't hesitate to book a break at The Cormorant Hotel, where you can enjoy all there is Cornwall has to offer during the winter!


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