Weekend Breaks: Cornwall Main Attractions

Cornwall is one of the UK’s top destinations for a weekend break and it’s easy to see why. With a great variety of things to do and minimal distance to travel in between them, it’s very easy to see a number of Cornwall’s main attractions during a short weekend away. Whereas other destinations require a full week of free time, this isn’t the case in Cornwall. You’re able to see a lot of main attractions in Cornwall within a brief 48 hour window.

See Cornwall’s Main Attractions On Your Weekend Break

To see the best of what Cornwall has to offer, it’s best to see some of the top attractions. We have picked four of our favourites, each a bit different to ensure you get to experience a little of everything. Not only will you leave Cornwall feeling as though you really got the most out your weekend break, but you’ll be able to see four of Cornwall’s main attractions. Here’s how to fit Cornwall highlights into a brief 48 hours:

Healey’s Cyder Farm

Time Required: 3 – 4 Hours

Healey’s Cyder Farm is a great place to start your weekend break, as there’s a tonne of activities and a lot to see and do. Learn about the history of Cornish cider making on a guided tour & amble down to the beautiful orchards on a vintage tractor ride. Kids and adults alike will love meeting farm animals and kicking back in the restaurant & bar before picking up their favourite Cornish cider and gifts for the busy farm shop.

Fistral Beach

Time Required: Any

After you have spent the day exploring Healey’s Cyder Farm, head to Fistral Beach. Fistral Beach is one of Cornwall’s top beaches and it’s ideal for surfing, walking and relaxing. You’re free to spend as much time as you’d like at the beach, which is why it’s a great way to end your first day in Cornwall.

Eden Project

Time Required: 3 – 4 Hours

On your second day in Cornwall, we’d recommend heading to the Eden Project. The Eden Project is one of Cornwall’s main attractions and it’s a famous one at that. Explore the fantastic range of plants and flowers, finding out more about climates and nature as you go.

Lands End

Time Required: Any

Lands End is mainland Britain’s most south-westerly point and it’s a famous landmark. A visit to Lands End is a fantastic way to end a weekend in Cornwall and it’s only a 90 minute drive from the Eden Project, which makes it the ideal place to head next.


If you’re only spending one day in Cornwall, you’ll need to carefully plan what you’re going to do. At Healey’s Cyder Farm, we’d recommend popping in to see us and then heading off to Fistral Beach. Not only will you get the chance to see how a traditional Cornish farm works but you’ll also get to to experience the beautiful Cornish coastline, it’s the best of both worlds! To find out more about Healey’s Cyder Farm, get in touch.