November in Cornwall is an atmospheric mix of misty mornings, slightly chillier days, and storm-tossed seas. It’s the perfect time to enjoy the delights of the season as autumn slowly gives way to winter.
Here are our top picks for November breaks in Cornwall.
The beginning of November means on thing – Bonfire Night! There’s a variety of firework displays around the county to choose from – we think there’s nothing quite like watching fireworks over the water.
Polperro is one of our favourite places to enjoy Bonfire Night. Head down to the harbour to watch the impressive annual firework display over Peak Rock (2017 date TBC). There’s also a competition for the best Guy, and, tide permitting, a bonfire on the beach.
The Blue Bar will also be putting on a family friendly fireworks display from the sand dunes (2017 date TBC). It’s sure to be a spectacular display, as the sound echoes off the cliffs and the fireworks light up the water. Entry’s free, and there’s hot chocolate and mulled cider on offer, plus live music.
There’s simply nothing better than walking through the woods, crunching through crisp autumn leaves, search for conkers and sweet chestnuts. We’re lucky enough to have our own small woodland, but for adventures on a larger scale, head to Cardinham Woods or explore Tehidy.
The weather’s often unpredictable at this time of year. When it gets wild, wrap up warm and head to the coast to go wave watching. Whether you prefer a bracing walk followed by a warming hot chocolate, or to hole up in a cosy café, the choice is yours.
Towards the end of November, a variety of festive markets start popping up across the country. It’s a great chance to get into the festive spirit and pick up a few unusual gifts for your loved ones – or a little treat for yourself.
Try the Made in Cornwall Christmas Fayre (2017 dates TBC) in Truro and pick up some genuine Cornish gifts and delicious local produce. The Bedruthan Christmas Craft Fair (2017 dates TBC) is one of Cornwall’s best craft fairs. There are over 50 stalls with handmade textiles, wood, glass, ceramics, illustrations and much more, plus the chance to see live demonstrations or try your hand at one of their creative workshops.
Festivals and events
Cornwall Film Festival takes place in November each year (2017 dates TBC). Events take place in a range of venues across Cornwall, including The Poly Arts Centre in Falmouth and Newlyn Filmhouse. It’s a great chance to see short films from up-and-coming Cornish filmmakers, plus a selection of critically acclaimed films and all-time classics.
November breaks at Bosinver
Tempted? Take a look at our availability calendar and start planning your November break in Cornwall.
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