On the western most tip of England is the county of Cornwall or the ancient Kingdom of Kernow this amazing county has its own distinctive character at one time only Cornish was spoken here. A land of mystery folklore and Arthurian legends as well as once home to smugglers and wreckers the place is full of history and romance.
Cornwall is the perfect holiday destination for a beach holiday and is jam packed with things to do, from the wild moors to the postcard perfect fishing village, to the fantastic beaches and of course the good weather and sea food. In the past Cornwall was known for its production of tin and copper the remains of mines can still be seen today.
Cornwall is full of places to visit like Newquay a mecca for surfers and wild untamed Bodmin moor. Tintagel castle is popular for those interested in the Arthurian legends, but there are also several great days out to be had in the numerous pretty villages and towns.
The Newlyn School of artists was attracted to this area as well as several famous writers including Daphne du Maurer and Sir John Betjeman. Cornwall has many interesting local customs and traditions such as the Padstow hobby Oss, Helstons floral day.
The county town is Truro which has a triple spired cathedral, Lemon Street has many grand Victorian and Edwardian mansions once belonging to wealthy mine owners.
Towns in Cornwall
Activities in Cornwall
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