Cornwall

Cornwall is a maritime county in the extreme south-west of England, bounded on the north-east by Devonshire, on all other sides by the sea.

It is divided from Devonshire chiefly by the river Tamar, and washed along the north-west coast by the Bristol Channel, along the south-east coast by the English Channel. The area has 1376 square miles, including the Isles of Scilly, located 28 miles offshore.

Cornwall’s North Cliffs at GwithianCornwall has the mildest climate in Britain, spring comes early and autumn lingers longer.

It is the homeland of the Cornish people and is also considered one of the six “Celtic nations”. Winters are mild, and frost and snow are uncommon away from the central upland areas.

The chronology of English expansion into Cornwall is unclear, but it had been absorbed into England by the reign of Edward the Confessor. Cornwall is the only county in England to have a border with only one country, Devon.

The coastline is composed mainly of resistant rocks that give rise in many places to impressive cliffs. Its north coast has a wilder nature, there are two river estuaries: Hayle estuary and the estuary of the River Camel. Its south coast or also known as “riviera” is more sheltered and there are several broad estuaries like Falmouth and Fowey.

Cornwall is one of the most important mining areas in Europe until the early 20th century. Alteration of the granite also gave rise to extensive deposits of China Clay, and the extraction of this remains an important industry.

The Cornish Heath, a rare plant, has been adopted as the country flower. By other hand, one of the lower plants is the Reindeer lichen, which has been made a priority for protection under the national UK Biodiversity Action Plan.

Cornwall offers to visitors much more than just fabulous scenery and beautiful beaches. Its history is rich and vivid, thus relax and unwind with us, just enjoy our Cornish beaches.

In addition the towns and villages that date back hundreds of years, with stories of wreckers and legends of old are there to be imagined when walking through narrow winding streets down to the harbour. And bring you bang up to date there are modern art galleries to discover plus fantastic shopping with high street stores and unique boutiques and craft shops cheek by jowl.

Tourism therefore forms a significant part of the local economy; however Cornwall is one of the poorest areas in the United Kingdom. Cornwall has played a special part in many a movie and TV series with production crews immortalising many Cornish location for the world to see.

Whilst visiting Cornwall no matter what your interests are, everybody will find an activity to make their stay unforgettable. Cornwall has all, from coastal path walks to tours of historic tin mines, lazing on the beaches to bike riding on the “Camel Trail”.

There is stunning historical sites, such as Lanhydrock House and Pendennis Castle, and for children to let off steam try Crealy Great Adventure Park or Dairy Land Farm World.

In addition Cornwall has some of the best gardens due to Cornwall’s mild climate, the internationally renowned Eden Project; and the national galleries and museums such as The Tate St Ives and the National Maritime Museum Cornwall at Falmouth. And with its coastal location, marine attractions such as the National Seal Sanctuary at Gweek and Blue Reef Aquarium at Newquay are well worth a visit.

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