South West region of Britain containing fabulous beaches and stunning villages
Cornwall Tours with Great British Trips
The mighty cliffs and crashing wave, the glorious sandy beaches, the wild moorlands and peaceful woodlands make Cornwall one of the favourite UK destinations. Situated in the South West of England, this region has never formally been integrated into England, which is why some still believe that Cornwall is a separate country! It is known to have the strongest national identity in the UK, in fact Cornwall has had an identity distinct from the English for centuries as is evidenced by the existence of the Cornish language as a mother tongue up until the early 19th century. Cornwall has two coastlines: the Atlantic coast famous for its surfing beaches and huge expanses of golden sand, and the English Channel coast which is gentler with hidden coves and tranquil creeks. In fact, 80% of Cornwall is surrounded by water and the region hosts more than 300 beaches! It's no surprise that you will plenty of tourist activities to suit everyone from walking or bird watching to the extremes of kite surfing and coasteering.
Want to visit Cornwall?
Region: South West England
Time to spend here: 1 day - 1 week
More Information: visitcornwall..com
What's nearby? Cornwall
What transport do you recommend? A train goes to Newquay and local buses serve the region but a vehicle is needed to really explore the area.
Did you know? Cornwall was originally part of the kingdom of Dumnonia that may well predate the Roman occupation.
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What can I see in and around Cornwall?
Cornwall is such a large area that we have included some attractions below as well as wonderful towns and fishing villages which are more than worthy of a visit.