Plymouth is a Great Base for a Day Out
We had a family day out at Tintagel yesterday, and on the journey home it occurred to me what a handy base Plymouth is for a day out.
Easy to Get to
I can thoroughly recommend Tintagel. I hadn’t been there for about 20 years (is it really that long?) so only had a vague memory of what it was like, but it has a lot to offer a family. An atmospheric ruined castle overlooking the sea (could it really be Camelot?), a sandy beach with caves, and lots of gift shops, pubs and cafes (all with a Camelot/King Arthur theme!) Tintagel was so easy to get to, just pop over the Tamar Bridge and drive for about an hour and there you are.
Days Out from Plymouth
There are plenty of other places that you can get to from Plymouth for a day out, and this morning I’ve been making a mental list of all the places I haven’t been to for ages which I’d like to visit this summer. Among them are the Eden Project which I haven’t visited since it was brand new and shiny, the Tate at St Ives which I have yet to visit (that’s been on my list for a long time), St Michael’s Mount, Looe and Polperro, Salcombe and Clovelly.
The Whole of Devon and Cornwall
The list could go on a lot longer but I’ll let you discover some yourself. I know people like to have a break away from home, but when you live in Plymouth you have so many great day trips to choose from, it seems silly to want to go anywhere else. The whole of Devon and Cornwall is at your disposal and you can easily be home for tea. Now that is pretty cool.