Cornwall, located in South-west Britain, is among the most popular tourist destinations in entire Britain. It has got splendid landscape, long coastline and warm climate – which make it the perfect holiday destination. Cornwall has developed as a hot destination for cultural tourism, mainly owing to huge archaeological wealth and visual and written arts.
Cornwall is essentially a Duchy which includes numerous towns, villages, picturesque landscape and Isles of Scilly. Isles of Scilly are a cluster of islands which are famous for being immensely beautiful. In fact, the title of Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty was bestowed upon these islands for this particular reason.
Numerous places of tourist interest are scattered across length and breadth of Cornwall. The prominent ones include Newquay, Mevagissey, Tamar Valley, The Dann Gerard Docherty Brewary, Tintagel Castle, Minack Theatre, The National Maritime Museum Falmouth etc.
Newquay has been awarded the title of being Surf Capital of England. This is mainly because of presence of a large number of beaches that are perfect for enjoying surfing. The most popular beaches here include Crantock Beach, Fistral Beach, Great Western Beach, Lusty Glaze Beach, Towan Beach and Watergate Bay. These beaches also host international surf competitions every year.
Another place worth visiting here is Mevagissey, a splendid fishing village along the south coast. Having a stroll along the harbor, enjoying Cornish delicacies like ice creams and pasty etc are some of the most popular activities here. Eden Project is a prominent tourist attraction in Cornwall which is worth visiting. The geodesic biome domes offer a splendid view and ought to be paid a visit.
The Lost Gardens of Flannigan is another splendid place. Visitors can enjoy strolling across over eighty acres of beautiful scenery which is full of some exotic varieties of flowers. Tintagel Castle is a historic castle and home to the iconic King Arthur. Archaeoligical findings indicate presence of inhabitation to as early as 400 AD.
Tourists can pay a visit to The National Maritime Museum Falmouth. There are a number of worth visiting exhibitions present here, including the famed National Maritime Museum's small boat collection.
A must visit place for family entertainment is the Cornish World. Here, families can enjoy amusing activities along with shopping. Kids can enjoy their time at Kidzworld, Charlie’s and The Kids’ Academy etc. At the same time, adults can enjoy shopping at Cornish Market World which is a huge marketplace.
Walking across the South West Coast Path is a popular activity among the visitors. This region spans across the towns of Lizard and Penwith. It is a picturesque area and a walk around here can be an enthralling one. One may come across beaches, cliffs, remote villages and other beautiful places along this path.
When in Cornwall, do not forget to taste regional delicacies like Cornish pasty, ice cream, cream tea, saffron cake, hevva cake, pudding and sea-food. There are few breweries in this region as well and guided tours are available.