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Things to do in Cornwall at night

Although it may feel as though winter has been around for some time, it’s actually only been here for just over a week! With Christmas out of the way and the promise of a new year just around the corner, you’re probably making plans to spend more time with your family and doing things that you enjoy.

If one of your resolutions is to start living your life to the full, you may consider making more time for mini staycations. Holiday cottages in Cornwall are a great way to spend some time with your loved ones and get away from the stress of it all without having to worry about everything that comes with travelling far and wide.

Visit An Official Dark Sky Location

St Agnes and Chapel Porth, as well as Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps, are both official ‘dark sky’ locations. This means that they are considered to be two of the best stargazing locations in the UK because they are not affected by light pollution. Make up a flask, wrap up warm and go stargazing one night; in order to gain the status, you have to be able to view the Milky Way from the area!

Go On a Moonlight Walk

Walking is a great way to keep warm in the evenings, and you can visit a number of night walk hotspots. If you choose to stroll along the beach at dusk, you’ll be welcomed by the soft sound of waves lapping at the sand. There are also a number of places to visit a bit further afield that you can drive to so that you can warm up inside the car either side of your stroll.

Two recommended evening walk locations are Goldolphin Hill in Heston where you can see 360 degree views and Carne Beacon in Veryan, where you’ll find one of the largest ancient Bronze Age burial mounds in Britain. We also recommend a walk along the Heritage Coast at St Agnes – the ruined engine houses and crashing seas below are all the more dramatic under moonlight.

Watch A Firework Display

Don’t forget that there’ll be a number of firework displays this week in order to welcome in the New Year! On December 31st there will be fireworks lighting up the sky in Newquay.

The area is set to come alive with a carnival atmosphere as people will be in fancy dress, fireworks will be by the harbour, and there’ll be a countdown to midnight at the central square!

Now you know some of the fun things you can do during the winter evenings in Cornwall, it’s time to think about the accommodation! For more information about the range of self-catering accommodation that we offer at Duchy Holidays, please don’t hesitate to contact a member of our friendly team by calling 01872 572 971.

Image: Visit Cornwall

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