Discover Cornwall: Essential info for travellers

Discover Cornwall: Essential info for travellers


Discover Cornwall - The next Cornwall's neighbour to the West is North America. Being almost an island, Cornwall is separated from the rest of England by the River Tamar. The coastal scenery is what is most impressive about Cornwall: rugged cliffs, sandy beaches and waves crushing on the shore. Find out what you can do and see in Cornwall with airGads.com and then book flights, car rental, and hotels in England using our site's easy system.


Cornwall's location has resulted in an incredible diversity of wildlife and flora. Warmed by the Gulf Stream, palms, bamboo and even banana trees grow in the wild, seals live around the Cornish coast, and the area is a bird-lovers paradise. The Lizard peninsular is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and the South West Coastal Path winds its way around the peninsular, the most southerly point of England, the Lizard has a windswept grandeur.  


Discover Cornwall

If castle, churches and manor houses are your "things", you can explore Cornwall's real past in the castles and famous country houses scattered pretty much evenly across the whole county. If you follow the coastal path, "The Cornish Coastal Path" runs all the way round the coast from Bude in the north to Plymouth in the south, you will pass through all of Cornwall's past, from Tintagel and Arthur right through to the modern seaside resorts and the romantic ruins of mines round St Agnes and St Just.

9 Best Places to Visit in Cornwall (England):

1. Truro

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This wonderful cathedral city has it all: ribbons of three rivers, picturesque streets, old town houses, and above all, the magnificent Victorian Cathedral that dominates the city. In Truro, there is something for everyone. 

Truro derives its name from Cornish Tri-veru, which means three rivers, and has been developed as a tin port between the Truro River and the Kenwyn and Allen rivers. Today, Truro has evolved into an important tourism center in Cornwall. It's her unique past that makes her so special.

2. Bude

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Bude is famous for its sandy beaches, tidal swimming pools, spectacular cliff scenery and walks. It is also a "surfer's heaven" in the UK.

3. Isles of Scilly

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The Scilly Islands is a group of small granite islands located in the clear blue Atlantic Ocean about 28 miles southwest of the Land's End in the United Kingdom.

4. Newquay

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Newquay is Cornwall's most popular and livliest resort with fine beaches. It is also a major centre for surfing and other watersports. Apart from the coast, there are also many attraction: Water World, Blue Reef Aquarium, Trenance Leisure Park, Zoo, Golf Course and many bars, clubs and restaurants.

5. Eden Project

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Eden is a truly unique experience, in the heart of Cornwall's Clay Mining - a place to explore the amazing relationship that exists between humans.

 A visit to Eden could be a very demanding experience as far as your fitness is concerned. A great deal of walking, often up and down sloping terraces, is required.

6. Sunset over Lands End

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Mainland Britain's most westerly point. Awsome cliff scenery, views to Isles of Scilly, 28 miles to the West.

7. Minack Open Air Theatre

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Minack Theatre is Britain's most famous outdoor theatre, perhaps in the world from above, it seems as if some wandering Greeks, 2,000 years ago, had carved a theatre in the granite cliffs of Borthcorno, Cornwall.

8. St. Ives

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Magnificenlty situated overlooking crescent of beaches. Picturesque fishing village with cosy cottages and cobbled alleys. Artists' colony for almost a hundred years! Famous Tate Gallery in this little town.

9. Inland Cornwall 

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Inland Cornwall is equally fascinating as its perhaps more popular coastal parts. Bodmin Moor and the Tamar valley, the china clay pits near St Austell, or many tourist attractions are certain to keep you entertained and occupied by this wonderful part of the world. The millennium project for the giant greenhouse (you could get 3 football stadiums inside it) is one of the newest attractions and it has already proven to be an enormous success.