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Our Favourite Tourist Hot Spots

During the summer months Cornwall can get incredibly busy, but as the sun starts to shine, we get excited about visiting some of our favourite Cornish hotspots.

St Ives
St Ives has got to be at the top of the list and it’s easily one of Cornwall’s most popular tourist locations. The light touches the water beautifully and the scenery has been inspiring artists for years. There are plenty of places to eat or grab a coffee, while the sea front has plenty of benches for you to relax on while you watch the waves. Word of warning, don’t eat out in the open without being aware of the seagulls, they’ll steal food from your hands!

Falmouth’s only a short drive away from your Merchant House hotel base and there’s plenty to see and do there. Known as a creative hub with so many students attending the world renowned art university, there are plenty of galleries to enter and immerse yourself in the creative culture. There are also plenty of events like the annual oyster festival, which is a great opportunity to sample local fresh seafood in a sunny beautiful location! We’ve also got a great three-night break up for grabs which gives you complimentary tickets to visit Falmouth on an Enterprise Boats river cruise! Take a look, here.

Padstow is another popular day out in Cornwall with lots of beautiful beaches and a Rick Stein seafood restaurant. There’s plenty of rugged coastline for some scenic walks and lots of water sports on offer if you fancy getting in the water.

Although we love Mousehole at Christmas for the lights, this little harbour village is gorgeous in the summer too. Famous for being the inspiration for the book, the Mousehole Cat, this village is full of inspiration, history and stunning views!

We know we’re bias but we love a stroll around Truro in the summer. The air’s dry and the breeze fresh and there are plenty of shops to look in and cafés to cool off in. It’s such a central location in Cornwall that whether you’re after an exciting adventure weekend or a relaxing break, you’ll be in a perfect position to venture anywhere! All in all, Truro is pretty great!