16th August 2020
5 Autumn Adventures in Falmouth
Glorious gastronomy and dazzling displays of nature make this a gorgeous time of year to beat a retreat to the South Cornwall coast.
Here is our top recommendations of Autumn Adventures you can enjoy during your stay at The Royal Duchy Hotel.
1. Celebrate Cornish Seafood
It’s oyster dredging season which means an abundance of native Fal oysters (among other Cornish delicacies). Falmouth’s annual Oyster Festival in October is a packed four-day celebration of seafood, music, arts and crafts. Merrymaking takes the form of a working boat race, a grand oyster parade and a shucking competition.
2. Discover Seasonal Sips
Mellow misty evenings call for richer dishes and matching wines. Our resident wine expert will help you find the perfect vintage to match the delicious slow-cooked and roasted dishes served in our restaurant.
3. Red all about it
Autumn brings with it a dazzling palette of seasonal colour and Cornwall’s woodlands are ablaze with reds, russets and yellow at this time of the year. Stride out in Tehidy or Carwinion Woods or journey to the Eden Project which is famous for its fiery foliage – why not hire some skates and have a go on the ice rink while you’re there?
4. Wallow in watery bliss
Immerse yourself in a sensual cocktail of organic Neal's Yard oils and skincare in massages, facials and beauty treatments offered by our luxurious sanctum and spa, The Retreat.
As the air begins to sharpen there are many ways to stay toasty: allow warmth to seep into your limbs on a heated ceramic bed, indulge in a spot of thermal therapy in our cedar sauna or just kick back with a magazine on one of the comfy loungers by the heated indoor swimming pool.
5. Taste local tipples
The English wine revolution has seen vineyards sprouting up on south-facing slopes across Cornwall over the past couple of decades. Take a trip to Camel Valley or Polgoon and get a fascinating insight into grape growing in the county while sampling the latest vintage. Tutored tasting tours are also on offer at Cornish breweries such as Skinner’s, St Austell and Sharp’s, which offer a unique opportunity to get a glimpse into the world of brewing.
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