Cornwall is an ancient land once visited never forgotten, it has a timeless quality and a laid back atmosphere that will charm the visitor into returning again and again.
There is an amazing depth and variety to Cornwall, high rugged cliffs, long white sandy beaches, estuaries, quaint fishing villages, Celtic Saints, Stone age monuments, the misty moors and beautiful woodlands, I could go on and on! There really is nowhere quite like it!!
Life isn’t all sleepy in Cornwall, it has a thriving tourism business offering a diverse range of quality accommodation. It is the surf capital of the UK, and has an amazing array of outdoor activities and pursuits.
If you like walking, Cornwall has the famous SW Coastpath and a great network of trails and footpaths, to suit all abilities. There are also some great Cycle trails both on and off road, so don’t forget to bring your bike as well!
If Gardens are your thing the great Cornish Gardens have been both nurtured and forgotten since Victorian times with the great plant hunters finding the mild cornish climate ideal for growing their rare specimens from around the world. With over 50 to choose from you could fill more than one holiday with just Gardens!
Art is also very important to Cornwall, with the influence of the 1930’s Art Movement St Ives has become a Mecca for Art lovers with many fine galleries and artists. This has lead to many towns and villages harbouring some great artists and plenty of galleries to browse at your leisure. There are some amazing spots to paint around Cornwall, why not try one of the Cornwall Painting Holidays where you will guided to some of the finest!!
Try a pint of scrumpy in a cosy pub
I have surfed from Fistral Beach, and bathed in the heroically
conceived blend of nature and artifice at the Eden Project. I have wondered at the inspired choice of the mother of future King Arthur to deliver the boy in a location such as Tintagel, whose raw beauty sears itself on the memory. And, at about the same time as I rediscovered the freshness and flavours of local food, Cornwall underwent a gastronomic renaissance too. So much more remains to be seen: I have yet to discover if the Roseland Peninsula is as fragrant as its name; and I must take the short and winding railway to Looe. I can't wait to be back
Simon Calder – Travel Writer
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