Cornwall Bank Holiday Weekend
AU4EACIf you love a taste of Cornwall, you're really going to enjoy this fabulous, great value Cornish bank holiday weekend break away. You'll stay in the comfortable and friendly Ship & Castle Hotel set in an unbeatable location in St Mawes, overlooking the village’s picture-postcard harbour, ideal for exploring.
Spend time just soaking up the atmosphere and doing your own thing. Maybe take a boat trip, explore St Mawes Castle, one of the best-preserved of Henry VIII's coastal artillery fortresses, enjoy an authentic Cornish pasty or some local seafood or simply appreciate the delights of this beautiful fishing village.
You can have the choice of spending all of your time in and around St Mawes or heading out on our included excursion as we make a leisurely journey along the coast to the attractive village of Mevagissey where you can take a wander around the pretty harbour or cute shops in the labyrinth of streets. We then head to the historic city of Truro, where you'll have time to enjoy a stroll and explore the town’s attractions, including the magnificent Neo-Gothic cathedral with its soaring spires and eye-catching elegant beauty.
An ideal choice for:
* Lovers of everything Cornwall
* Anyone looking for a great value bank holiday weekend break
* People who love the natural beauty of our great island
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 1Join your coach this morning and head south west towards the beautiful county of Cornwall, and the fishing village of St Mawes. On arrival at your comfortable hotel you will have time to settle in and relax, perhaps enjoying a drink in the bar or taking a stroll around the picturesque harbour before your first tasty evening meal.
Days 2 & 3
Start each day of your break in Cornwall with a hearty breakfast. Your comfortable central hotel allows you to make the most of your free time to explore your lovely resort and its beautiful location on the south Cornish coast. Don't miss your INCLUDED excursion to the beautiful coastal Cornish town of Mevagissey and the county town of Truro. Return to your hotel every evening for dinner and the opportunity to swap stories with your fellow travellers. Entertainment is included on at least one evening, giving you the opportunity to step out and sample St Mawes by night on other evenings.
Day 4After a final hearty Cornish breakfast it is time to say farewell to Cornwall today, heading homewards with time to relax on your comfortable coach with fond memories of your lovely weekend break.
St MawesINCLUDED Visitor DestinationSt Mawes is a traditional South Cornwall fishing village, bustling with waterfront activities and boasts the perfect-picture postcard retreat. Once a fishing port, narrow streets and cottages help to give this pretty village a quaint feel, albeit with all the modern facilities you could need. There’s a treasure trove of beaches, coves, and creeks all along the Roseland Heritage Coast, including beaches that are perfect for swimming and sunbathing. You can take leisurely strolls along the coast, spend time relaxing on the beach or enjoy serene boat trips. If you are more active you can make the most of the wonderful walking trails and maybe take part in any of the water sport activities available. You can also find St Mawes Castle, among the best-preserved of Henry VIII’s coastal artillery fortresses, and the most elaborately decorated of them all.
Image credit Adam Gibbard
Mevagissey & TruroINCLUDED Visitor DestinationNarrow streets and steep valley sides lead down to the centre of the old Mevagissey where the distinctive twin harbour provides a safe haven for the many fishing boats that land their daily catch of skate, lobster, plaice and sole. In typical picture postcard style, pubs, cafes, galleries and shops cluster around the harbour walls and line the pretty streets. Named after two Irish saints, St Meva and St Issey, the village dates back to at least 1313 and during the 1800s Mevagissey prospered on the back of the abundant source of pilchards out to sea. Around the maze of streets you’ll find plenty of seafood restaurants that the village is renowned for and there is nothing more sublimely Cornish than tucking into some local scallops and mackerel!
Cornwall's only city has everything you'd expect from a modern, well connected city but on a human scale - great shopping, great entertainment and a blossoming food and drink scene. Truro's heritage is evident in historic architecture, delightful parks and public spaces but at the same time is contemporary, quirky and unique. Here vibrant, local independent shops and market traders rub shoulders with the usual national retailers in an eclectic mix with a creative vibe. Truro has a criss-cross of cobbled roads, browsable streets and magical mews, always rewarding for the curious and the unhurried. Rising above it all is the iconic architecture of the cathedral's three spires which is well worth a visit.
- 3 nights night hotel with English breakfast & evening meals
- Evening entertainment on at least 1 night
- Free time to explore St Mawes
- Excursion to Mevagissey & Truro
- Direct Coach Travel
- Net Zero Carbon Offset Certificate
Ship and Castle Hotel St Mawes, CornwallThe Ship and Castle Hotel is located on the pretty quay in this traditional South Cornwall fishing village, where the open sea meets the Fal and Percuil rivers. St Mawes is bustling with waterfront activities or alternatively, put your feet up and watch it all from the comfort of the hotel which is just a few metres from the water’s edge. The hotel offers a bar, lounge and restaurant with picturesque views. There is free Wi-Fi in public areas of the building. You can unwind with a drink in the lounge and bar. There are 55 well-appointed bedrooms, each with all of the essential amenities that you need for a comfortable stay including a private bathroom, hairdryer, TV and tea/coffee making facilities.
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