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10 Things we love about Cornwall

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Cornwall is a great place to visit on holiday, thousands of people do every year. It’s also a pretty awesome place to live, so here is what we love about Cornwall!

1. The beaches – golden sand perfect for sandcastle building, rock pools to explore and great surf to do water sports.

2. The rugged coastline – with over 300 miles of coastline which provides plenty of walks along the cliff tops. The Cornish coast boasts some spectacular views that have inspired many romantic novels, and have fired up the imaginations of the young and old of by-gone tales of Pirates and smuggling.

3. The delicious food and drink – what’s better than a homemade Cornish Pasty, Davidstow Cheese, Cornish Yarg, Roskillys Ice Cream, local cider, Ales, Wines, Kernow Chocolate or a proper Cornish Cream Tea with Cornish Clotted Cream (just remember, it’s Jam first then the Clotted Cream!)

4. Amazing Sunsets – after a gorgeous sunny day, the skies turn a brilliant red/ orange colour. On the other hand, even after a storm, I’ve known the sunsets to be purple red which are equally as amazing.

5.The Engine Houses – dotted all across the landscape and a lovely reminder of Cornwall’s former Tin Mining Industry. Great to explore and a glimpse into history.

6. The Culture – We have plenty of it, from the Tate Gallery in St Ives, the Falmouth School of Art to The Minack Theatre. From the Hall for Cornwall to many local Theatre Productions, to several Festivals of Music, Art, Food and Drink. Not to mention both the Maritime Museum and the Royal Cornwall Museums in Truro.

7. The beautiful diversity of landscapes – In Cornwall, we have it all, from the stunning coastline and the beaches to the vast and rugged Bodmin Moor. The shopping experience of Truro with its breathtaking Cathedral to the quaint little fishing villages of Padstow and Mevagissey. No matter where you are in Cornwall, from the Lizard to Launceston, there is always something different to see and enjoy.

8. The Wildlife – The advantages of having such diversity in the landscape, is the diversity it creates for wildlife. The Cornish lobster and the Cornish sucker fish, to the seals bobbing their head out the water around the coast. If bird watching is your thing then we have the Peregrine, the Isles of Scilly Puffin and the Cornish Chough. We also have the Moorland ponies, rare butterflies and dragonflies.

9. The Cornish Locations – used to bring stories alive! Plenty of locations around Cornwall have helped inspire or bring alive books, T.V series and Films to life. ‘The Wind and the Willows’ in 1995 was filmed on the Camel Estuary and even parts of ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ (and you thought we were going to say Penzance!) were filmed in St Ives. Let’s not forget the hugely popular Doc Martin in Port Isaac and the brooding Poldark in Charlestown and Botallack.

10. The Cornish relaxed way of life – you know what they say, ‘Cornishmen do it dreckly!’ We suggest you head to Cornwall and see for yourself…

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