Picture resort: from sandy beaches to stunning art galleries in St Ives

The Tate St Ives extension gives art lovers a perfect excuse to revisit this beguiling town

Five of the best scenic bike rides in the West Country of England

These cycle routes, taking in Dorset, Devon and Cornwall, come from a new book, Lost Lanes West, which reveals some of England’s less-well-known, but no-less-exciting, byways

Take the kids to … Lappa Valley Steam Railway, Cornwall

With miniature steam engines, a special Santa train, a lake and maze, this charming small attraction near Newquay is a great day out for families with younger children

Beautiful places to visit in Cornwall – chosen by local artists

As Tate St Ives reopens with a £20m extension, six of Cornwall’s leading artists describe the spectacular and atmospheric landscapes that inspire them.

UK road trip: Dorset to Cornwall

It’s golden beaches, epic views and fine seafood all the way along this lazy week-long route from the Jurassic Coast to foodie Falmouth

Take the kids to … Eden Project, near St Austell, Cornwall

The world’s largest indoor rainforest certainly delivers the wow factor, but the focus on fun and educational activities, sustainability and healthy food also helps to create a great family-friendly excursion

Top 10 budget restaurants and cafes in Newquay

Catching the waves in Cornwall – or just enjoying the coast – requires regular refuelling, and with Newquay’s food scene welcoming several new arrivals there’s a greater selection than ever to choose from