Cornish Towns & Eden 5 Days - Eliot Hotel
Newquay is Cornwall's premier holiday resort boasting some of the finest coastline and beaches in Europe. Although well known as Britain's surfing capital, there are many other activities and the surrounding countryside has an endless wealth of fascinating places to visit. The town is an ancient one, dating from the fifteenth century when a new quay was constructed. The heart of the town is the old harbour but it spreads along the cliff tops which stand behind the eleven magnificent sandy beaches. Newquay offers wonderful cliff and beach walks, a picturesque harbour to explore and the variety of activities one associates with such a major resort, including swimming pools, golf, putting, squash, tennis, bowls, boating, shark fishing and horse riding. There are also the atmospheric smugglers' pubs which are a living reminder of the more colourful side of Cornwall's history!
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Day 1 - Outward Travel
Day 2 - Full Day - Eden Project & Charlestown
Discover the magnificent Eden Project - experience the sights, smells and scale of the rainforest in the Rainforest Biome, amble amongst the orange and lemon trees in the Mediterranean Biome and explore a wide variety of plants that flourish in the Cornish climate in the Outdoor Gardens. /nLater in the day we make our way to the historic harbour town of Charlestown. The Grade II listed, original harbour was used as a filming location for the popular BBC series Poldark. There are a selection of charming shops, quaint cafes and spectacular coastal views to be enjoyed here!/n
Day 3 - Day at Leisure
Day 4 - Full Day - Truro & Mevagissey
Truro is the main administrative and commercial town of the area, with a wide variety of shops and amenities. /nOpen most days (free entry, donations welcome), the neo-Gothic cathedral with its unusual three spires dominates the town./nCornwall's natural history, unique geology and celtic culture are explored at the Royal Cornwall Museum (entry fee applies)./nMevagissey is a small, unspoilt fishing village which has managed to retain much of its traditional character/nMevagissey has a small museum (free entry) dealing with fishing, the Mevagissey Bank, fine pottery and notable local characters./nOne point of interest is the public toilets, sited where the first public electricity generator in Cornwall once stood./n
Day 5 - Return Travel
The Eliot Hotel is very well situated close to Great Western and Tolcarne beaches, only a few yards from the sea front and within easy walking distance of the shops and harbour. The Eliot Hotel is a popular choice for holiday makers seeking invigorating coach holidays to Newquay. With 78 bedrooms, each with central heating and a bath or shower and WC. All rooms have tea/coffee making facilities, hair dryer and television with radio channels. There are three lovely airy lounges in which to relax, plus a bar lounge with dance floor where entertainment is provided most evenings and a games room. The lift serves most rooms although all floors are split level with some intermediate stairs.