Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

  • New Fodors vBulletin Forum
  • coming soon -- discuss!
View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Trip Report US : AOL Tec*h SUPP0RT CONTACT ☎ 1:888:482 :3831 AOL MAIL 24*7
  2. 2 Avoid Europcar!
  3. 3 Plitvace Lake 1 day or 2?
  4. 4 [Needed Recs] Cheap, widely available, good wine in Italy?
  5. 5 Ideas for change in our Italian itinerary please
  6. 6 Changing Planes at Fiumicino
  7. 7 Trip Report Naples + Walking Tour
  8. 8 Trip Report Trip Report- UK Gardens in May
  9. 9 16 days in France and Italy
  10. 10 Paris for children
  11. 11 Madrid food advice needed
  12. 12 Best areas of Porto to stay
  13. 13 Burgundy or Languedoc-Rousillon
  14. 14 Germany/Switzerland Help
  15. 15 Trip Report Couscous
  16. 16 Please Help! Day Trips to Bern, Thun, Castles, and MORE!
  17. 17 Euro Travel & Trivia Quiz - Memorial Day Special
  18. 18 Visiting Plitvice - base location/lodging
  19. 19 IWM
  20. 20 Southern Italy Help - Part 2
  21. 21 Trip Report A week all around Sicily - May 2017
  22. 22 3 weeks with Kids - Austria Itinerary help
  23. 23 One July night in Verona - help!
  24. 24 A couple last minute questions before my first trip to Barcelona
  25. 25 Do I need a Swiss rail pass?
View next 25 » Back to the top

Trip to Cornwall with senior - logistics assistance please?

Jump to last reply

I recently received wonderful feedback on two topics: 1) visiting Scotland and Cornwall in the same trip, and 2) finding more accessible sights/accommodation in Cornwall. The accessibility issue still applies, but now Mom and I are thinking of skipping Scotland and having a slower, more relaxed visit to Cornwall.

We're planning to travel in early May 2016, and will probably have 15 nights, so 14 days on the ground. We'd like to start our trip with a visit to Highclere Castle (I already have a handle on pre-booking tickets, getting to Newbury, where to stay, etc), and have considered ending the trip in Windsor for 2 nights to relax for a day and easily get back to Heathrow, although I'm open to suggestions. That would leave us with 11 nights.

My first question is, should we drive to/from Cornwall, or take the train and hire a car there? My main concern is Mom's comfort. She's been having back issues that make walking uphill or long distances uncomfortable, but sitting and walking for short distances seem to be okay. She also requires assistance with luggage, and I'm not sure how that would work getting on/off trains.

Secondly, we're trying to decide between renting a cottage for a week in west Cornwall (which would require us to book earlier rather than later!), or split our time between a couple of bases and stay in B&B's. We really want some relaxing, unstructured time on this trip, but for us that means flexibility in choosing what we want to do each day - not just sitting around. We're both interested in visiting gardens, villages with character, castles & grand houses (e.g. Pendennis and Lanhydrock,), and easy coastal walks for mom.

30 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement