Cork Airport

Destination of the month

Welcome to Newquay

The surfing mecca of Newquay, while a destination in itself, is also the gateway to Cornwall, a place unlike any other in Britain with its famously rugged coastline and a landscape steeped in history.

Flights to Newquay, Cornwall from Cork Airport

May 8 - September 14, 2019
May 8 - September 14, 2019

Things to do here

Cornwall is one of England’s most extraordinary counties. From the ruins of Tintagel Castle with its role in Arthurian legend to the tin and copper mines that fuelled the early industrial revolution, it’s a place of dynamic living history that marries seamlessly with Cornwall’s reputation today as one of the world’s best surfing destinations in addition to its role as one of Britain’s food hotspots with Padstow in particular, home to some of the country’s leading chefs, most notably Rick Stein.

To Eat

  1. The Boathouse - Located on the harbour in Newquay, this restaurant is all about utilising the freshest seasonal ingredients from the local area.
  2. Paul Ainsworth At No 6 - This Michelin starred restaurant in Padstow focuses on creating modern British food using only the best Cornish products.

To Stay

  1. Fistral Beach and Spa Hotel - Overlooking the famous surfing beach of the same name, the 71 room Fistral Beach and Spa Hotel lays claim to the title of the hippest hotel in Newquay. Crisp contemporary design and lots of fun at any time of the year. 
  2. The Alverton - Truro is the county town of Cornwall and its only city. Its famous Gothic-revival cathedral was completed in 1910. The award winning four-star Alverton is the perfect introduction to the pleasures of this very picturesque city.

St. Michael’s Mount Tour

Linked to the mainland by a man-made causeway of granite, this small island boasts a rich history since it was taken over in the 12th century by the monks of its sister isle Mont St Michel in Normandy.

St. Ives Culture

Home to the mildest climate in Britain, St. Ives has attracted artists, including JW Turner, since the 18th century and is today home to a branch of the Tate Museum. 


Eden Project Tour

The Eden Project with its Rainforest and Mediterranean biomes is home to plants from around the world. The rainforest canopy walk offers a unique perspective for visitors.  

Poldark Mine Tour

The only complete tin mine in Cornwall that is open for guided underground tours. Located on the Lizard Peninsula, the mine was also the location for the underground sequences in both adaptions of the popular Poldark series by the BBC.