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Cornwall

 

A hugely popular UK tourist destination, Cornwall has been attracting thousands of tourist every year. The travelers come here looking for the beautiful beaches and coastline, the small fishing villages, the historic mines and last but not least, the world class surf.

Those wishing to get there can travel to Cornwall by car, bus or rail. Also offering connecting flights to Manchester and London's Gatwick and Stansted Airports is a small airport in Newquay.

 
   

 

Accommodation in Cornwall

 

As far as the accommodation is concerned, Cornwall offers quite a good range of options to choose from that include hotels, guest houses, self catering options, camping and caravan parks, and the ever popular bed and breakfasts. Apart from all this, those looking for a countryside experience can choose from the many holiday homes and cottages scattered about the little coastal villages. Cornwall has been in existence since the Stone Age.

The area is riddled with ancient archaeological sites and stone circles, not to mention the hundreds of mines and tunnels. Although it is a fishing community and has many little harbours, it is the mining industry that Cornwall received the majority of its income from. Heavy metals were the main production with copper and tin being the main exports.

Cornwall is now famed for its surf and associated lifestyle which has come up as a major source of income of the Cornwall Tourism Industry.

Shopping

Cornwall is basically a rural community and so the shopping experience is quite different from those of the big cities. However, Newquay, Penzance, Truro and Falmouth are small towns with lots of unique craft and clothes shops. As far as the small villages are concerned they mostly have convenience stores with an odd surf shop as well.

As already mentioned that Cornwall is a rural area, the traditional English pub is the most common sight for dining. However, those looking for international food can pay a visit to the towns of Truro and Newquay. Cornish pasties are world renowned and are a must if you are after a lip smacking quick snack or two.

Coastal Paths

The naturally beautiful coastal paths of Cornwall attract hundreds of walkers each year. Lands end is an impressive feature as it is the most southerly mainland point in Britain and looks out across the Atlantic Ocean.



 
   
 

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