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Cornwall has the longest coastline of any county in the UK. The north coast is known for a great place to surf. It is lined with towering cliffs and seaside resorts like Newquay which is highly popular. There are 5 popular areas in Cornwall, some you may have heard of before. St Ives, Newquay, Penzance, Truro and Falmouth. In my travel guide, I will discuss and give you some insights on Cornwall, and why Cornwall should be worth a visit!

What is Cornwall famous for?

Cornwall is a popular tourist spot, not only for British holidaymakers but for visitors to England. Many British holidaymakers in fact actually opted for this as an ideal holiday destination (not leaving Britain) due to the stunning natural landscapes and atmosphere, it made them feel as if they were abroad. Cornwall is known well for its pastries (a pastry/pie containing some sort of meat), Cornish Ice cream and let’s not forget the Cornish clotted cream which belongs on scones!

What is the oldest town in Cornwall?

Bodmin is one of the oldest towns, located in Cornwall. It is a very historic place, due to the Bodmin Jail which was built in 1779. It closed in 1972, and is now a tourist attraction, so it would be worth a visit. It is famous due to Bodmin town, being the only Cornish large settlement recorded in the Domesday Book in 1086.

Does Cornwall have a beach?

Cornwall has a coastline that stretches over 400 miles. Cornwall beaches are famous for the quality of its beaches. Regardless of the weather, taking a walk across one of many Cornwall beaches will provide you will natural scenery that you may not have potentially seen before in England. The north coast, the beaches provide very good surfing conditions, making it a surfer hotspot.

Is there a train from London to Cornwall?

Taking a train from Paddington station (Located in London) will be the train you use to go from London to Cornwall. The train journey is approximately 4.5 hours. This is a popular route, and the journey is just under 5 hours, so you have plenty of time to sit back, get your holiday going whilst embracing the views from your train out to the landscape.

What is the nicest beach in Cornwall?

To be honest, Cornwall is known for its variety and high-quality beaches. Some of the nicest beaches I will list down below, but bear in mind, each beach has its own personality so it will amaze you in different ways.

Kynance Cove, The Lizard Peninsula

Porth Joke Beach, Newquay

Gyllyngvase Beach, Falmouth

Porthcurno Beach

Whitsand Bay, Torpoint

What is the best time to visit Cornwall?

You can choose to visit during the warmer season without it being too busy which in that case would be June. September where it is also quieter. Your ideal preference may be to visit during more of a busier time which would be around July-August (if you want warmer weather).

Where should I stay in Cornwall?

All the towns in Cornwall are lovely and each town has its own characteristics. St Ives, which is known for its glorious coastal walks and galleries. Truro is a town which is best for shopping as well as sightseeing. I could name many more towns on where you should stay. It depends on your preferences. If you enjoy more of a shop around town, maybe Truro is the place to stay. Who is to say that you could visit most towns, on your days out and explore? After all, Cornwall is full of lovely towns with different features and characteristics.

How many days do you need in Cornwall?

Again this is your preference. Over a weekend might be just enough for you bearing in mind the long walks you will be doing and the sight-seeing. 3 days, or even a week depending on how much you want to explore Cornwall.

Can you get around Cornwall without a car?

The good news is that you sure can! You are able to get around Cornwall without a car, but it might just take some extra time planning on the places you want to visit. Cornwall has bus and train maps, so purchasing a map, might make it a little easier to navigate places you want to go to.

What are the top attractions to visit in Cornwall?

Cornwall has a long list of exciting things you can do whilst visiting. Whether it be visiting the Eden Project, or visiting the Lost Gardens whatever you choose to do, regardless of the weather you are sure to make some life long memories. Below I will list a couple of the many attractions you can visit in Cornwall.

The Long Gardens, Heligan

Land’s End Landmark Attraction

Eden Project

Bude Tunnel

Cornish Coastal Path

Bude Sea Pool

I hope you have found the travel guide helpful, whether you live in the United Kingdom or whether you are from across the globe. Cornwall is a great place to visit in your lifetime!
For now, take care,
Talia x