Throughout West Cornwall, there are a wealth of activities for all the family. Steeped in history and tradition there are also many festivals and events held throughout the year in the towns and villages. Below are some of the main towns to visit in West Cornwall. For more information on the many other towns and villages situated in Cornwall, click on the following link which will re direct you to the CARBIS BAY HOLIDAYS website.


The bustling Cathedral City of Truro is the centre for administration, commerce and tourism for the County of Cornwall. You may be visiting to weave in and out of the doorways of the many shops that jostle for your attention or just idle away hours people watching on Lemon Quay? The Farmers market is a regular Saturday event.


Padstow is a town on the north coast of Cornwall. The town is situated on the west bank of the River Camel estuary. Traditionally a fishing port, Padstow is now a popular tourist destination. Although some of its former fishing fleet remains, it is mainly a yachting haven on a dramatic coastline with few easily navigable harbours. The influence of restaurateur Rick Stein can be seen in the port, and tourists travel from long distances to eat at his restaurant or cafes.


Penzance is situated in the shelter of Mount's Bay. The town faces south east onto the English Channel and is bordered to the west by the fishing port of Newlyn and to the east by the civil parish of Ludgvan. The town's location gives it a temperate climate, warmer than most of the rest of Britain.

Lands End

Land's End is the most westerly point in mainland Britain, and one of the most visited outdoor tourist attractions in Cornwall. Lots for all the family to see and do. Land's End has rugged wave-lashed cliffs and stunning views with the Longships Lighthouse and Wolf Rock off-shore and the Isles of Scilly in the distance.