Whether you’re holiday with the little ones, or planing a romantic get-a-way, Cornwall has all of the ingredients for the perfect break away. Here are our top five reasons to visit England’s southwestern tip.
- In no particular order, we have the Cornish food delicacies coming in at number one, including the infamous Cornish Pasty, and Cornish Cream Teas. Did you know, a team of bakers from Bodmin, hold the record for baking the biggest Cornish pasty – it weighed 1900 pounds and had a whopping 1,750,000 calories – think you can take it on?
- Cornwall boasts the longest coastline in Great Britain, extending 433 miles and is the most Southwest’erly county of Great Britain, extending into the sea as a peninsula. The Cornish coast and stunning beaches attract more than 5 million visitors each year, and are blessed with significantly better weather than many other English seaside towns (especially here in the North East!)
- Truro is actually the only city in Cornwall, it is famous for its cobbled and narrow streets, but actually got its name from nearby rivers. It is also one of the smallest UK cities, with a population of less than 20,00 recorded in 2011. Two other towns across the world has been named after Truro, in America and in Canda.
- Cornwall has a vibrant and exciting folk music tradition, with festivals such as the Cornwall Folk Festival in Wadebridge attracts visitors far and wide, showcasing Cornwall to the world. Many other music events take place across Cornwall including the traditional music sessions on Saint Piran’s Day!
- Last but certainly by no means least, did you know Cornwall is home to the largest collection of plant species in the British Isles!? They can thank the Eden Project for this, where plants that have been collected from all over the world can be found. The Eden Project is one of the top indoor attractions in Cornwall, with guaranteed temperatures of 28 degrees – I know where we are heading!!
It’s no surprise Cornwall is set for the UK’s highest rise in staycation visitors thanks to Brexit (according to Cornwall Live). Are you a frequent visitor? Let us know your favourite parts and if you have any interesting facts we might not know about!