Cornwall Tourist Information & Visitor Guide

recommended places to visit and explore in Cornwall


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picturesque harbour town, the centre of Cornwall's pre-war art scene, now home to a branch of the Tate Museum

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Britain's surfing capital with excellent sandy beaches, spectacular cliffs, restaurants, shops and lively nightlife

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on one of the world's deepest natural harbours, with major maritime museum, choice of beaches and numerous bars and restaurants

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offering a rare combination of seascapes, golden beaches, crystal clear sea and quiet, green corners inland

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former fishing port, now a cosmopolitan seaside resort, made famous by chef Rick Stein, offering some of the country's best seafood restaurants

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historic seaport, close to Lands End and overlooking Mounts Bay, with wide choice of accommodation, shops and restaurants

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Cornwall's busy, commercial, capital city is centred around the 19th century cathedral. Numerous shops offer a wide variety of quality goods

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a popular seaside destination since the early 19th Century retaining the period buildings set along narrow streets and passageways with lovely outlooks across the harbour

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this ancient market town and port offer safe bathing and good windsurfing. The romantic island of St Michael's Mount is just off-shore

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popular tourist destination, a charming, simple fishing village with great character, a refurbished aquarium and a model railway museum

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this picturesque, fishing village found recent fame as Portwenn, home of Doc Martin, the popular TV series starring Martin Clunes

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the nearest town to Land’s End. It has an ideal situation for visitors to the far west of Cornwall as it is situated on the edge of the moors and close to the beautiful north coast

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only two miles away from The Eden Project and within easy reach of the coast. China clay was mined here for nearly two hundred years and the white spoil heaps are still visible

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seaside town with several major beaches suitable for both bucket-and-spades and surfing

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Cornwall's largest area of high moorland with wild countryside, deep, wooded valleys and reservoirs resembling natural lakes

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picturesque with a long maritime history; the bustling streets offer quality shopping, pubs with a seafaring atmosphere and good restaurants

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peppered with twisting narrow alleyways full of independent merchants and eateries, just the place to head to if you want to pick up an antique or two

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one of the most popular places in Cornwall, the village of Polperro is undoubtedly one of the prettiest

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village with pubs and shops, close to spectacular cliff-top castle, supposed birthplace of King Arthur

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within easy reach of Bodmin Moor and Dartmoor and well placed for exploring Cornwall and nearby North and West Devon

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