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

On Cornwall’s rugged coast, the brightly painted hotel is situated along the ancient pilgrims’ route to Land’s End. Rooms are rustic in feel: wool blankets draped over beds, old books on the nightstands, and bathrooms stocked with locally made soaps.

Restaurants in Cornwall + the West

Things to do in Cornwall + the West

Much of Kingston Lacy's interior reflects the taste of a 19th-century Bankes descendant, a friend of Lord Byron who lived on the Continent to avoid prosecution for homosexuality and had all kinds of treasures shipped back to Dorset, including a gilded ceiling from a Venetian palazzo.