Perfect winter days in Cornwall

20th November 2019

 

Whether you like to cosy up by a roaring fire with a glass of wine and a book, or don your hiking gear and get out and about for wintry adventures, Cornwall has something to offer everyone.

 

All the fun of the fair…

 

Food fairs, craft fairs, Christmas fairs…now is the time to browse, admire, stock up on bargains and make the most of the wealth of talent and produce in Cornwall.

It’s amazing what you can find at these events – sometimes you can even pick up a new skill!

The Made in Cornwall Christmas Fair takes place on Lemon Quay in Truro and runs from 10am on Friday, November 27 until Sunday, December 1.

You can wander round the stands and admire everything from calendars to candles and pottery to puzzles – not forgetting the handmade chocolates and local ales.

Check out the website for more details: Truro Christmas fair.

Take some time to explore Truro – it grew from an iron age settlement but its heyday was in the 18th and 19th centuries when wealthy mine owners and merchants built grand townhouses.

Truro offered entertainment in the form of plays and balls at the Assembly Rooms as well as educational lectures and exhibitions.

Famous people who come from Cornwall’s only city include explorers Richard and John Lander, who discovered the source of the River Niger; actor and playwright Samuel Foote; painter Henry Bone; Queen drummer Roger Taylor; and professional rower Helen Glover MBE.

 

Adventurous days out.

 

There’s nothing more wintry than ice skating. Eden boasts the only indoor rink in Cornwall and is open until February 23. For more details see the website: Eden Project.

And of course there’s more to do at Eden from art exhibitions to zip wiring!

 

For a dramatic day out, you could always try storm watching. There are few things more breath taking than watching huge waves crashing against a cliff or smashing against rocks.

With 300 miles of coastline, you’re never more than 16 miles from the ocean.

Check out the storm watching blog from our sister venue: Lewinnick Lodge.

 

Step back in time…

 

Cornwall is steeped in history so why not take time when there are no crowds to visit an historical site.

The National Trust has beaches, walks and of course several historic houses including Trerice and Trelissik.

For more information, see the website: National Trust

 

And there are castles and ancient villages to explore as well.

English Heritage sites like Tintagel Castle offer a wealth of history not to mention spectacular views and spots for photo opportunities.

See the website for details: English Heritage.

 

Warm up…

 

After a long day of adventuring, head back to The Plume and relax with one of our winter warmers.

We have Wassail mulled cider and pomegranate liquer; hot spiced gin; hazelnut hot chocolate; and so many more!

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