Cornwall + the West

Cornwall + the West Travel Guide

Articles about Cornwall + the West

By Tom Austin
In Cornwall, England, Port Eliot is the 1,000-year-old ancestral seat of the Earl and Countess of St. Germans, possibly the oldest continuously occupied house in the United Kingdom. Napoleon, sailing by the property, called Port Eliot the “most be...
By Travel + Leisure Staff

Medieval churches, cobblestoned streets, and endless olive groves: head to these small European towns to discover a country’s soul.

By Daphne Merkin
See Our Guide to Great Britain Night comes softly to St. Mawes in late July, like an illustration out of a children’s book. The sky is a dark navy, pinpointed with stars, and the moon hangs comically low, casting St. Mawes Castle—built by Henry V...
By Travel + Leisure Staff
By Valerie Waterhouse
The New Côte d’Azur: Cornwall, England A sun-starred crowd heads to Britain’s southwest coast for its golden sands and celebrity-chef-owned restaurants. Stay at the Scarlet Hotel (doubles from $423), an eco-lodge and spa where all 37 rooms have c...

Hotels in Cornwall + the West

 A detached house in the center of Poundbury; rooms with private bathrooms and a choice of continental or full English breakfast.

Restaurants in Cornwall + the West

For local steamed mussels, head to BBC chef Rick Stein’s Cornish Arms pub.

Things to do in Cornwall + the West

Reputed to be Weymouth's oldest tavern, the building dates to the 16th century. A visit to the bar, with its low-beamed ceiling and its pervasive scent of beer, is enough to conjure images of sailors and serving wenches merrily exchanging banter throughout the centuries.