Cornwall is perhaps the most unique location in Great Britain, as well as one of the most historically rich. Renowned for its beautiful beaches, mining heritage and ancient settlements, Cornwall is a persistent favourite with tourists from around the globe. The Cornish language grants the area a sense of individuality and its Celtic roots give the location a tangible sense of history. Both within and outside England, a visit to this location grants visitors a foreign holiday without leaving the island. Many locals maintain that Cornwall is a Duchy, entirely separate from England, and the area has proved intent on sustaining its sense of individuality. Their strong sense of community is reflected in the Cornish motto Onen hag oll, or, One and All.


Cornwall is rich in historical attractions and boasts a tremendous collection of ancient ruins and settlements. Favourites include Men-an-Tol in Morvah, which dates back to prehistoric times and is thought to contain a stone with the power to heal those who touch it. The Arthurian Centre provides information regarding this famous national hero and the location of this museum is believed to be where Arthur fought his last battle against Mordred.

Cornwall is also famous for its beautiful beaches and ocean views. The [ National Maritime Museum Cornwall] provides an entertaining tribute to the area's maritime past. The new Endurance and Survival Exhibition honours famous explorers and survivors who have fought against the odds to achieve immense personal victories. The Museum houses many special and unique pieces of memorabilia which are sure to entertain all who visit.

Tourists will also enjoy learning about local animals at The National Lobster Hatchery which aims to nurture and raise many baby lobsters which could otherwise have been destroyed if left in their natural environment. All will enjoy the special opportunity to view these beautiful animals. The Blue Reef Aquarium provides patrons with the unique opportunity to catch a glimpse of ocean life from under the water. Many rare and stunning forms of marine life live in this collection; favourites include sharks, octopi and starfish.

The National Seal Sanctuary provides a home for many seals, sea lions and otters. Visitors should ensure that they visit at feeding time, when the animals are at their most active!

Cornwall's Crealy Great Adventure Park is the perfect day out for all the family. Many exciting rides will entertain visitors of all ages, as well as a collection of animals, an enchanted forest and a Wild Water Realm. Brocklands Adventure Park is another excellent, fun day out which is open all year regardless of the weather. [ Lappa Valley Steam Railway] is a two mile journey, which will show the beauties of the natural area to their best advantage.

[ The Eden Project] attracts visitors from all around the globe. An awe inspiring tropical garden is housed within an area accounting to the size of thirty football pitches; the Project is a beautiful, educational and unique testament to the importance of our natural landscape. Carnglaze Caverns provides the opportunity to view what beauties exist below ground level. This former slate mine consists of three caves which boast a stunning lake and immense examples of woodland.


Kernow Mill combines high street names with local produce and crafts. Located at Saltash, this shopping centre provides everything any visitor could need or desire. Those hoping to buy genuine Cornish produce should look out for the [ Made in Cornwall] scheme, which ensures that those items protected by the label cannot be purchased elsewhere. There are numerous markets waiting to be explored in Cornwall. Particular favourites include the Antique Flea Market and Craft Fayre at Penzance each Tuesday, Pool Market in Camborne each weekend and the local farmer's market at Lemon Quay Piazzo in Truro each Saturday.


Cornwall has a tremendous, irresistible natural larder. The nearby ocean provides fantastic seafood, although the area is perhaps most well known for its local delicacies; clotted cream, fudge, ice cream, and, of course, pasties. The area is full of such wonderful ingredients and a rich gastronomic history that Jamie Oliver recently selected Newquay as the perfect location for his second restaurant, Fifteen.

Numerous pubs are scattered around the area. One of the best is the award winning Fountain Inn, Serving traditional, heart warming dishes in homely surroundings, Fountain Inn has welcomed all to sample its delicious creations since 1889. No trip to Cornwall is complete without sampling the area's pub culture. The ideal place for a drink or evening out, these establishments boast locally produced drinks from the nearby St Austell brewery.

Producing possibly the best pasties in Cornwall, The Lizard Pasty Shop excels in producing these filling, delicious snacks. When visitors have purchased their pasty they should head towards the sea as this location boasts the most southerly point in the entire country.

Lusty Glaze Restaurant is located in a tucked away cove; an ideally scenic environment for a delicious meal. Innovative British dishes are served in beautiful, lively surroundings and the restaurant often has live music. Visitors should stop by here for a delicious meal in a relaxed environment. Cafe Fusion specialises in Mediterranean influenced dishes and boasts an extensive wine list. Russets Restaurant is perfect for those visiting with young families. Serving delicious seafood, Russets is perfect for a hassle free, relaxed meal.

Tourist Information

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Newquay Cornwall Airport is located only six miles from the centre of Newquay and thus puts visitors in a prime position for reaching any destination in Cornwall. Air South West serves cities such as Dublin, Cardiff and Manchester, as well as London Gatwick for those hoping to fly internationally. Ryanair flys to Stanstead each day and Aer Arann handles journeys to and from Luton. Evidently, Newquay Cornwall Airport can easily be accessed from most locations around Great Britain.

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