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Great days out in Cornwall

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About the region of Cornwall

Nestled in the southwest of England, Cornwall is a picturesque county known for its rugged coastlines, quaint fishing villages, and rich Celtic history.

This magnificent peninsula juts out into the Atlantic Ocean, giving it a mild climate perfect for enjoying the outdoors.

Today, it is a top destination for travellers seeking stunning vistas, delicious seafood, and a taste of traditional English culture.

Some of the major towns and cities in Cornwall include Truro, the county capital; Falmouth, a popular port town; Penzance, a harbour town overlooked by the famous St. Michael’s Mount; and Newquay, the surfing capital of the UK.

Each town has its own unique charms, from riverside walks in Truro to seaside strolls in Penzance.

No matter where you go in Cornwall, you’ll find winding country lanes, stone cottages draped in flowers, and endless ocean views.

The natural geography of Cornwall is one of its biggest draws.

The county occupies a peninsula surrounded on three sides by the sea, giving it hundreds of miles of stunning coastline. Weathered cliffs, secluded coves, and long stretches of beach are plentiful here. The ocean has carved the shoreline into dramatic formations like the towering sea stacks at Bedruthan Steps.

Inland, Cornwall is home to Bodmin Moor, a wild and windswept landscape dotted with remnants of the Bronze Age.

From the golden dunes of Kynance Cove to the rolling farmland around Launceston, Cornwall’s landscapes are unforgettable.

With its enviable location, Cornwall has become a world-class destination for water sports like surfing, sailing, and scuba diving.

Newquay’s beaches in particular are renowned for excellent waves and vibrant surf culture. Landlubbers will also find plenty to do in Cornwall, whether it’s admiring artistic masterpieces at the Tate St. Ives, wandering around the Eden Project’s rainforest biomes, or exploring Arthurian legends at Tintagel Castle.

A visit to Cornwall is guaranteed to be an unforgettable adventure.