Note: Slow Travel Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly is, we believe, the world’s first ‘a-book’ travel guide available to the public. Visit https://www.bradtguides.com/cornwall-live for full details of the research project behind this, and how to access that content – free of charge – if you have an Android device and your copy of the book. This new, thoroughly updated edition of Bradt’s Slow Travel Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly remains the only dedicated guide to this perennially popular part of Britain.
Offering in-depth exploration of both frequently visited and less-well-known destinations that will be of interest as much to locals as to newcomers, it is written in a friendly, engaging style and includes up-to-date listings of the best (and sometimes least obvious) places to eat, drink and sleep, appealing to all budgets. Long popular with discerning travellers, Cornwall is now enjoying an increased popularity as the ‘Poldark effect’ has raised awareness of its lovely land- and seascapes to even greater heights. Few places can offer such geographical diversity – the rugged, storm-lashed north coast and wide, sandy beaches favoured by surfers are rarely more than a few miles from the sheltered creeks and coves and exotic gardens of the southern coast.
Wild moorland is dotted with neolithic standing stones and awe-inspiring relics of Cornwall’s mining heritage. And, just 28 miles from Land’s End, the Isles of Scilly offer an exhilarating blend of exoticism and wild isolation. Cornwall possesses an enduring appeal as a holiday destination for visitors of all ages.
But with such popularity, it’s all too easy to overlook the diverse character of the county and its less obvious highlights. Whether it’s exploring the ‘Cornish Alps’, the lonely Rame peninsula, a secret beach or a stone circle lost in wild moorland, listening to world-class musicians playing in tiny rural churches, seeing where Cornwall’s emblematic bird, the chough, is making a comeback, or discovering where oysters are still harvested in the traditional way and where the best Cornish ice creams, pasties and cider are made, Bradt’s Slow Travel Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly is the ideal companion for a visit to the region and an invitation to a rich, diverse and hugely enjoyable feast.