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Want to know what is new in tourism in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly and the businesses and projects to watch in the coming year.

English Spirit:


English Spirit are gearing up to open the doors of their new state-of-the-art distillery, on Friday 1st October.

west kernow way:

new cycle route

Unlock the fascinating history and breathtaking beauty of the ancient kingdom of Kernow on this 230km adventure ride around the tip of Cornwall

Scenic new trail takes cyclists, walkers and horse riders

through historic mining landscape

A new off- road trail has opened near Portreath as part of a project to open up links between the town and Redruth and to encourage active travel.

Rick Steins:


Following a busy summer, Rick Stein Restaurants is to unveil five cosy Shepherd Huts on the hills above Padstow Harbour.

English Spirit:


 Visitors are now able to book Tour & Tasting experiences at English Spirit’s brand new distillery at Treguddick Manor, Launceston, when it opens in October.

una st ives

new villas june 2021

Following Cornwall having welcomed world leaders to the previously unknown seaside town of Carbis Bay for this year’s G7 summit, the luxury Una St Ives is set to extend their world-class welcome with the launch of a collection of exclusive villas.

paul ainsworths

travelling feast

Introducing Paul Ainsworth’s Travelling Feast. The ultimate food lovers road trip, staycation and festival.

headland hotel

new aqua club 2021

The Headland Hotel in Newquay launched their new 10 million Aqua Club.

the nare:

new whittington suites

Loved for its quintessential charm and traditional hospitality, The Nare – a privately owned country house hotel by the sea in Cornwall – offers a standard of luxury unrivalled in the South West. The highest rated hotel in Cornwall for over 30 years, The Nare is one of the most beautifully situated hotels in the British Isles standing alone in its own bay above a beautiful long sandy beach on the Roseland Peninsula. This is a five-star sanctuary where genuine comfort and service blend in perfect harmony.

New for 2021 the five-star AA hotel has introduced four new master suites, thought to be the largest sea-view hotel suites in Britain. Now ready to welcome the first guests when guidelines allow, the Whittington Suites are exceedingly comfortable and spacious. The largest suite has four rooms and in total measures 132m2. Stunning coastal and sea views across Carne Beach and Gerrans Bay, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, flood through the generous windows to create a place where couples can enjoy the luxury of space and seclusion and where multigenerational families or groups of friends can come together and enjoy the serenity.

Beach Retreats:

new properties

Part of the Watergate Bay Hotel group, Beach Retreats specialise in self-catering holidays within walking distance of a good beach across Cornwall. Beautifully designed and meticulously finished interiors, all in the right locations within easy reach of an amazing array of places to eat, drink, play, relax and shop.

Beach Retreats has a number of brand-new properties for 2021 including Skyfall, an incredible penthouse apartment overlooking the blue waters of Gyllyngvase beach in Falmouth, and eco-friendly Watergate Lodge complete with solar panels, air-source heating, and a mechanical ventilation system, not to mention seriously stylish designer interiors and a location just a stone’s throw from legendary Watergate Bay beach.

Via ferrata cornwall

launch new activities for 2021

The South West’s premier Adrenaline centre, Via Ferrata Cornwall, will be launching a range of new activities for the 2021 season. The 60-acre site, which opened last summer near Penryn providing the ultimate high-wire and climbing route around a disused granite quarry, is set to broaden its offering to include kayaking, canoeing and stand-up paddle boarding as well as coasteering and archery. Via Ferrata Cornwall is the first of its kind in the south of England and only the third in the UK.

Groups can book in for up to 6 persons or 2 x separate households together on activities from 3rd April. The café reopens from 17thMay.

bodmin jail


The Bodmin Jail Hotel is a brand-new luxury hotel with an incredible 160-year history (opens 17th May).

Sensitively restored and painstakingly preserved, The Bodmin Jail Hotel has been transformed from the walls of an 18th century prison into a 4-star boutique hotel and is the showpiece of a £60 million project.

Perfectly positioned in the heart of Cornwall, just moments from both coasts, the unique destination hotel seamlessly blends old and new and gives Cornish heritage a luxurious twist. The 70 bedrooms – each with their own unique story to tell – have been created by combining three former cells and retain many authentic features. Behind original cell doors, guests will discover free-standing baths, walk-in showers and indulgent bedding, all set to the backdrop of weathered stone walls.

watergate bay hotel:

seven new beach lofts

Watergate Bay Hotel is set on the doorstep of a two-mile spectacular surfing beach on the north Cornwall coast and is the ideal destination for a contemporary beach holiday. The hotel’s Swim Club connects to the outside elements with views of the Atlantic Ocean and a boardwalk straight to the beach. Here it is all about the balance in life – being active, getting amongst the elements, eating and drinking well, chilling out and getting cosy. Most of all, it’s about having a good time.

New for 2021 Watergate Bay Hotel is introducing seven new beach lofts with a ‘surf in, surf out’ style, giving guests the opportunity to stay closer to the water than has ever been possible in the Bay (open 17th May). The Bay is also welcoming Emily Scott Food with a new oceanside restaurant, as well as a number of beach food pop-ups with everything from artisan pizzas to ice-cream and seriously good coffee – all hyper local and top notch quality.

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