Cornwall is one of the most beautiful places to visit in the UK. Cornish tourism attracts thousands of visitors every year, who all flock to the region to delight in the many pristine beaches and scenic views. But Cornwall isn’t just golden sands and clear blue water; it also has a rich and fascinating heritage which can be discovered in the many places and sites of interest which are dotted around the county. If you’re planning a trip to Cornwall this year, you would be well advised to do some research before your holiday. With so much to do and see, you wouldn’t want to miss a thing.
Staying in Cornwall
Before you decide whereabouts you want to visit in Cornwall, it’s important that you decide where you want to stay. There are plenty of choices for intrepid travellers, ranging from budget hostels to beautiful hotels, rough-and-ready campsites to fully equipped holiday cottages.
Cornwall is known for its beaches and much of its coastline is suitable for day trips. It doesn’t matter if you’re a family looking for a relaxing day out or a lone surfer who’s looking for a thrill; there’s a little something for everyone. Head to the north coast to experience the majestic swells of Perranporth, or head to Kynance Cove for a day in the sun on a beach which has often been described as one of the most spectacular in the world.
Cornwall, or ‘Kernow’ as it’s known to the locals, has a strong, rich history which can be experienced through its many historical sites of interest. Pendennis Castle in Falmouth was built by Henry VIII to protect the country from invasion, and Launceston Castle dates back to the 13th century. There is also a classic air force museum in Newquay, the preserved Geevor tin min in Penzance and the Royal Cornwall Museum in Truro, as well as many more historical sites of interest which are sure to delight and entertain.
Flora and Fauna
Much of Cornwall’s beauty lies in its dazzling array of flora and fauna. Boasting sub-tropical temperatures in summer, this country truly is England’s paradise. Stop off at Trebah Garden for a stroll through vegetation so luscious you’ll think you’ve been transported to a paradise island. Take a trip out to Lizard point to catch a glimpse of the Cornish chough, and make sure you make time to fit in a spot of seal watching.