Why Devon and Cornwall are perfect for a winter break

11 Oct 2015

The southwest is a great place to visit this autumn or winter. With National Parks, colourful harbours and the South West Coast Path all offering year-round appeal, there's no excuse for writing the region off as just a warm-weather destination. In order to persuade you that we’re right about this, we’ve put together a list of five reasons you should be adding Cornwall and Devon to your winter wish list. And if all that doesn't persuade you, perhaps this selection of deals for hotels in the southwest will…

The South West Coast Path 

The South West Coast Path covers 630 miles of pathway, stretching from Minehead in Somerset all the way round to Poole Harbour in Dorset. We’re not suggesting you walk the whole way – just enough to take in views like the one below, and earn yourself a stiff drink in front of a crackling fire as darkness falls.

Photo: Robert Pittman

It’s the best time to eat oysters

They say you should only eat shellfish during months with an “r” in the name. Perhaps that’s just folklore – either way, we see it as a good excuse to head west and order another dozen.

Photo: Jeffrey Bary

Dartmoor looks incredible – whatever the season

As you can see, we’re not lying about this:

Photo: Harry Lawford

You can warm up at the Eden Project

Feeling the chill? Head for the Eden Project (near St Austell), step inside the world’s largest indoor rainforest and banish winter instantly.

Photo: Airwolfhound

Pretty Cornish fishing villages are still pretty Cornish villages

Take Fowey, for instance: this is how it looks in the colder months:

Photo: Robert Pittman

Not bad, huh? So as you can see, it’s definitely worth considering a break in the westcountry this autumn or winter. If you're feeling inspired, allow us to steer you in the direction of these deals on Devon breaks & these deals on Cornwall breaks.

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