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Cornwall lies at the far end of Englands south west peninsula. It offers the visitor more miles of rugged, unspoilt coastline than any other county in England along with expanses of rolling open countryside, wooded river valleys, wild moorland and over a million years of heritage. Dotted along the coast are famous resorts and traditional unspoilt fishing villages, whilst inland lie ancient villages, historic market towns and the Cathedral city of Truro, Cornwalls capital.

 

For lovers of the sea, a holiday in Cornwall means you are never more than a few miles from the coast. And with over 300 beaches to choose from ranging from the smallest cove that disappears at high tide to huge resort beaches with lots of action like Fistral at Newquay, you are spoilt for choice.

There are a multitude of things to occupy your time if you are so inclined, from finding a quiet beach to relax and enjoy a book to learning to surf the Atlantic rollers. Perhaps a spot of watercolour painting is more your style, or enjoying the spectacular scenery on offer from the South West Coast Path.

Cornwall also has plenty of heritage and culture, such as stone circles older than Stonehenge, the relics of tin mining engine houses, historic houses such as Pencarrow, Lanhydrock and Trerice. The county is also famed for its artistic and literary connections. St Ives attracted and inspired the likes of Stanhope Forbes and Barbara Hepworth whose works are celebrated in the towns Tate Gallery. Writers such as Daphne du Maurier, Rosamunde Pilcher and John Betjeman made Cornwall their home and drew deeply from their surroundings to write truly inspiring pieces of literature.

 

Locations within Cornwall:

Altarnun
Antony
Blisland
Bodmin
Boscastle
Botallack
Boyton
Braddock
Breage
Bude
Budock Water
Bugle
Callington
Camborne
Camelford
Carbis Bay
Cardinham
Carleen
Carnbrea
Chacewater
Charlestown
Constantine
Coverack
Crantock
Creed
Crowan
Cubert
Cury
Davidstow
Delabole
Dobwalls
Doublebois
Duloe
Dunterton
East Looe
Egloshayle
Egloskerry
Falmouth
Flushing
Forrabury
Fowey
Germoe
Gerrans
Golant
Grade
Grampound
Gulval
Gunnislake
Gunwalloe
Gweek
Gwennap
Gwinear
Gwithian
Hayle
Helford
Helland
Helston
Henwood
Hugh Town
Illogan
Jacobstow
Kea
Kenwyn
Kilkhampton
Ladock
Landewednack
Landrake
Lanivet
Lanlivery
Lanreath
Lansallos
Lanteglos
Launceston
Lawhitton
Leedstown
Lerryn
Lewannick
Lezant
Linkinhorne
Liskeard
Little Petherick
Lizard
Lostwithiel
Lower Boscaswell
Ludgvan
Luxulian
Madron
Manaccan
Marazion
Marhamchurch
Mawgan
Menheniot
Merrymeet
Michaelstow
Middlehill
Mitchell
Morvah
Morval
Morwenstow
Mullion
Nancekuke
Newlyn
Newlyn East
Newquay
North Hill
North Petherwin
North Tamerton
Otterham
Padstow
Par
Paul
Pelynt
Penryn
Pensilva
Penzance
Perranporth
Perranuthnoe
Perranwell
Perranzabuloe
Phillack
Philleigh
Pillaton
Polperro
Pool
Porkellis
Porthallow
Porthcurno
Porthscatho
Poughill
Poundstock
Praze an Beeble
Probus
Quethiock
Redruth
Roche
Ruan Lanihorne
Ruan Major
Saint Agnes
Saint Allen
Saint Anthony
Saint Austell
Saint Blazey
Saint Breward
Saint Buryan
Saint Cleer
Saint Clement
Saint Clether
Saint Columb Major
Saint Columb Minor
Saint Day
Saint Dennis
Saint Dominick
Saint Endellion
Saint Enoder
Saint Erme
Saint Erth
Saint Ervan
Saint Eval
Saint Ewe
Saint Gennys
Saint Germans
Saint Goran
Saint Hilary
Saint Issey
Saint Ives
Saint Just
Saint Just in Roseland
Saint Keverne
Saint Kew
Saint Keyne
Saint Mabyn
Saint Martin
Saint Martins Green
Saint Mawes
Saint Mawgan
Saint Mellion
Saint Merryn
Saint Minver
Saint Neot
Saint Stephen
Saint Teath
Saint Tudy
Saint Veep
Saint Winnow
Saltash
Sancreed
Sandplace
Scorrier
Sennen
Sennen Cove
Sheviock
South Hill
South Petherwin
Stithians
Stoke Climsland
Stratton
Temple
Torpoint
Towednack
Treen
Tregoney
Tremaine
Treneglos
Tresmeer
Trevilley
Trewen
Truro
Tuckingmill
Tywardreath
Uny Lelant
Upton
Veryan
Wadebridge
Warbstow
Warleggan
Week Saint Mary
Wendron
Werrington
West Looe
Withiel
Zelah
Zennor


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Status: Ceremonial & (smaller) Non-metropolitan county
Region: South West England
Area: 3,563 sq. km
Admin HQ: Truro
ISO 3166-2: GB-CON
ONS code: 15
NUTS 3: UKK30
Population: 519,400 (2005 est.)
Council: Cornwall County Council

 
     
 
   

 
 
   
 
 
 
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