Cornwall

Cornwall is the most westerly of the English counties. It has an independence of character from the rest of the Country. The beauty of its coastline is unequalled.

 

Rugged granite cliffs face the might of the Atlantic Ocean, but on summer evenings, glow with the most beautiful of sunsets. Cornwall has picturesque coves and harbours and unspoilt fishing villages, hiding between glorious sandy beaches.

 

This is the land of King Arthur and the drowned city of Lyonesse, where history and legend are inseparable. Few more romantic locations exist than the ruins of King Arthur’s Castle on Tintagel Head.

 

No wonder the dramatic cliff scenery and bleak moors of Bodmin feature in Daphne Du Maurier’s romantic novels.

Places to visit in Cornwall

Towanroath Shaft Pumping Engine House, Wheal Coates Mine, St. Agnes

Wheal Coates Mine, St. Agnes, Cornwall

Wheal Coates Mine is the name given to this cluster of mine workings situated on the cliffs between St. Agnes and Porthtowan, North Cornwall, under the protection of the National Trust. The location is very pi...
North Gate, Inner Ward, Tintagel Castle, Tintagel

Tintagel, Cornwall

There are few places in England more romantic than Tintagel, where history and legend are completely interwoven. A place to experience the beauty and wildness of the Cornish coastline. A place to feel in touc...
Porthtowan Beach, Chapel Porth and St. Agnes Head, from cliff path, Porthtowan

Porthtowan Beach, Cornwall

Porthtowan is a small village on the Atlantic Coast in North Cornwall, close to St. Agnes and approximately ten miles from Newquay and Newquay Cornwall Airport. The name in Cornish, means "cove of sand du...
Sunset, Chapel Rock and surfer, Perranporth

Perranporth, Cornwall

Perranporth is a popular seaside resort, six miles south-west of Newquay. It is much quieter than Newquay and has a three mile long sandy beach facing the Atlantic Ocean. It takes its name from Saint Piran, m...
Cumulonimbus clouds, near Jamaica Inn, Launceston, Bodmin Moor

Bodmin Moor, Cornwall

Bodmin Moor forms part of the Cornish Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is a plateau generally over 800 feet high, but dominated by dramatic granite tors. Brown Willy (1,375 feet), the highest point and ...
St Ives from Malakoff Gardens

St Ives, Cornwall

St Ives, near Penzance, is one of the most popular Cornish holiday resorts. It has breathtaking coastal scenery, with four white sandy beaches which have been awarded European Blue Flag clean water status. Port...
Wheal Coates Mine, from Chapel Porth

Chapel Porth, St. Agnes

Chapel Porth is a small cove, just two miles from St. Agnes. This north Cornish cove is renowned for the great surf which can be enjoyed here. At low tide, the white sandy beach stretches from the caves below W...
Daymer Bay and Greenaway, Camel Estuary, Rock

Camel Estuary, Rock

Rock is a small village situated on the north-east bank of the River Camel estuary in North Cornwall. It has gained a reputation as being the holiday playground for the affluent and upper classes. Prince Harry,...
Bedruthan Steps

Bedruthan Steps, Cornwall

Bedruthan Steps is now generally the name given to the beach and the spectacular stacks of detached cliff on the coast at Bedruthan, north of Watergate Bay, near Newquay. They are formed from a type of hard sla...
Kerris, artist studio, Polkerris

Polkerris

Polkerris is a small picturesque village on the south coast of Cornwall, near Fowey. There is a single steep road leading down to the harbour and small sandy beach. The village is part of the Rashleigh Estate, ...
River Fowey, Fowey

Fowey

Fowey is a thriving commercial seaport and holiday destination, situated on the west banks of the River Fowey (pronounced foy, as in joy) on the south coast of Cornwall, between Looe and Mevagissey. It is a hav...
Harbour and village, Coverack

Coverack

Coverack is a small picturesque fishing village on the southern edge of the Lizard Peninsula, which retains much of its original charm and character. It faces east away from the prevailing westerly winds. There...
East Wharf, Inner Harbour, Mevagissey

Mevagissey

Mevagissey is a popular Cornish fishing village, thronged with tourists in the summer. Whilst, now, it is said its main industry could be tourism, it remains a working fishing village with an inner and outer ha...