A few little tips for overseas visitors from UrlaubCornwall to make you holiday in Cornwall more enjoyable!
Your holiday in Cornwall will be full of happy memories and we’d like to give you a few tips to help you make it as enjoyable and stress free as possible.
When arriving at Heathrow or one of London’s other airports don’t underestimate the time it takes to drive to Cornwall. If you arrive in the afternoon it’s advisable to break your journey on the first night en route to Cornwall. Traffic on the M25 around London can be very congested so allow plenty of time.
Why not fly to one of Great Britain’s regional airports Exeter, Newquay, Bristol or Southampton…..less busy and often more convenient.
Friday evenings between 7pm-9pm and Saturdays, the main changeover day for holiday rentals, are the most popular times for people to arrive in Cornwall so to start your tour off on the right note try and avoid these times. The rush from London to holiday homes in the South West produces traffic jams at places like Stonehenge on the A303 and as you come in to Cornwall there are several stretches of roads that reduce to one lane and this leads to very long traffic tailbacks.
Cornwall gets more sunshine than any other part of Great Britain, but even in the summer be prepared for all kinds of weather! The air in Cornwall is free from the pollution and the sun can be strong so don’t forget to pack you sunscreen.
Don’t forget to pack and adapter for you electrical appliances. The electricity in England is 240V AC, with 3 square pins.
Most businesses will accept Mastercard and Visa, but some small hotels and B&Bs may charge a surcharge for credit cards or require payment in cash. Banks are open 9.30 am – 4.30pm Mon- Friday and some in larger towns like Truro open on Saturday mornings. Cash machines (ATMs) are widely available.
Just a few to bear in mind when planning your holiday or tour of Cornwall.