Cornwall

Atlantic West

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Overview

After exploring the King Arthur legend sweep down from the castle at Tintagel towards the bustling harbour at Padstow. Past the surfing mecca of Newquay you will find spectacular beaches at Perranporth, before heading inland towards Bodmin Moor, passing Lanhydrock en route.

Tintagel

Stunning scenery, myths, mystery and history – you’ll find it all at Tintagel on the rugged Cornwall coast.Discover the legend of King Arthur and Merlin, explore the castle ruins and the headland - be sure to take your camera to capture the dramatic views!

Pencarrow

Drive through the Iron Age fort and along the 1 mile driveway to visit the Pencarrow Estate and take a tour around the 50 bedroom Georgian mansion, home to the Molesworth-St. Aubyn family. Outside you can wander and explore the extensive gardens, lake, woodland and parkland.

Padstow

You’ll find sandy beaches, walks, amazing scenery and rugged coastline at the fishing village of Padstow.

Newquay

Newquay has a laid back vibe and golden sandy beaches galore all parcelled up in Cornwall’s Atlantic coast scenery. Try your hand at surfing at Fistral or Watergate Bay and catch a wave or may be just stroll the sands and grab an ice cream – everything is chilled here!

Perranporth

Life’s a beach – rolling surf and miles of golden sands offer visitors to Perranporth the chance to escape and relax.

Lanhydrock

Set in 1000 acres of wooded parkland, Lanhydrock is a classic Victorian mansion house. Take a tour of the 50 rooms and step back in time to explore the history of the house, whilst outside you can wander the spectacular gardens famed for their spring time colour.

Bodmin Moor

Explore the granite wilderness of World Heritage Site Bodmin Moor and take in the stunning vistas from the highest peaks of Rough Tor and Brown Willy.

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Overview

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Tintagel

2
6.9 miles

Pencarrow

3
18.7 miles

Padstow

4
16.7 miles

Newquay

5
8.5 miles

Perranporth

6
25.8 miles

Lanhydrock

7
12.8 miles

Bodmin Moor

What to see and do…

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Orca Sea Safaris

Transingove farm, Cury cross lanes, Helston, Cornwall, TR12 7QY

Puzzle Room

Puzzle Room, Mount Hawke Skate Park, Mount Hawke, Cornwall, TR4 8BQ

Cornish Seal Sanctuary

Cornish Seal Sanctuary, Rose Terrace, Gweek, Cornwall, TR12 6UG

Flambards

Clodgey Lane, Helston, Cornwall, TR13 0QA

The Elms Guest House

14 Penwinnick Road, St Austell, Cornwall, PL25 5DW

Hoseasons, Sea Acres Holiday Park, Cornwall

Sea Acres Holiday Park, The Lizard, Cornwall, TR12 7LT

Hoseasons Tencreek Holiday Park, Cornwall

Polperro Road, Looe, Cornwall, PL13 2JR

About the Atlantic West Trail

Distance:89 miles
Cities / Towns:7
Number Of Businesses:7

Revel in King Arthur’s legend at mystical Tintagel castle and Slaughterbridge site of the final battle.
Take in Pencarrow en route to the charming harbour at Padstow and marvel at the spectacular views across the River Camel and Tregirls beach.
The laid back nature of Newquay and beaches of Fistral and Watergate bay attracts surfers and tourists alike, whilst the tropical gardens provide a backdrop to Newquay Zoo.
Turn back inland from the beaches at Perranporth and pass Lanhydrock on your way to the granite landscape of Bodmin Moor.

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Coastal Castles

Explore Tintagel, shrouded in the myth and legend of King Arthur and Merlin. Walk amongst the castle ruins and visit Slaughterbridge, where King Arthur is said to have met Modred in the battle of Camlann leading to the end of the fellowship of the Round Table.

Bodmin Moor

One of the last great unspoilt landscapes of Britain, you can explore the nature and wildlife of Bodmin Moor in Cornwall’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Drink in the sweeping views and investigate the Bronze Age structures or more recently abandoned farmhouses and mining sites that dot the moorland landscape.

Beautiful Beaches

Cornwall it home to many fabulous beaches where you can relax and unwind. Soak up the sun, maybe join in a sandcastle competition or take to the surf. Places like Padstow, Newquay and Perranporth offer something for all the family to enjoy.

Also Nearby

Orca Sea Safaris

Transingove farm, Cury cross lanes, Helston, Cornwall, TR12 7QY

Puzzle Room

Puzzle Room, Mount Hawke Skate Park, Mount Hawke, Cornwall, TR4 8BQ

Cornish Seal Sanctuary

Cornish Seal Sanctuary, Rose Terrace, Gweek, Cornwall, TR12 6UG

Flambards

Clodgey Lane, Helston, Cornwall, TR13 0QA

The Elms Guest House

14 Penwinnick Road, St Austell, Cornwall, PL25 5DW

Hoseasons, Sea Acres Holiday Park, Cornwall

Sea Acres Holiday Park, The Lizard, Cornwall, TR12 7LT

Hoseasons Tencreek Holiday Park, Cornwall

Polperro Road, Looe, Cornwall, PL13 2JR