Cornwall Living 2017

The insiders’ guide to a Cornish Christmas

From harbour swims to hearty food, Cornwall promises to deliver the ultimate Christmas by the sea.

Well, here it is again – the nights have drawn in, the summer crowds have dissipated and Christmas is ready to greet us warmly like an oversized alpine jumper. The lights are already up here in Porthleven, and nothing gets us more in the mood for Christmas than watching them twinkle away in the harbour; the gentle aroma of wood smoke filling the air, as families and friends get cosy around the log burner, catching up over roasted chestnuts and their tipple of choice.

As the excitement mounts, in search of the authentic experience, we’ve asked friends and personalities across Cornwall to share their vision of the ultimate Christmas – everything from family days out to making the best gravy. We have covered all bases… the big lunch, drinks, presents, things to do, decorations and much more. So, whether you’re lucky enough to live here, or are simply visiting friends or family, rest assured that a Christmas in Cornwall promises to be a truly unique and enchanting experience.

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