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 restored one-bedroom cottage-next to the world's oldest surviving wireless station-offering dramatic panoramas of Housel Bay's craggy shoreline.

Restaurants in Cornwall + the West

The Isles of Scilly, the gorgeous vacation spot in southwestern England, are well worth the journey from Cornwall—a two-and-a-half-hour ferry trip (or a mere 20 minutes by helicopter) from Penzance to St. Mary’s, and then 20 minutes by private boat.

Things to do in Cornwall + the West

An indoor skating rink designed like a 1970's commissary, the staff here wear outfits that look as if they were left over from some failed Scandinavian attempt to host the Winter Games.