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Places to Visit

Cornwall and Isles of Scilly

Sand, surf and geodesic domes

It’s not hard to see why thousands of visitors flock to Cornwall every year. It has just about everything – wild moorland landscapes, glorious river valley scenery, picturesque villages and miles of breathtaking coastline. It has long been acknowledged as one of Britain’s top holiday destinations. With more than 80 surfing spots, and plenty of sporting enthusiasts who make their way here to enjoy other similar coastal activities, such as wave-surfing, kite surfing and blokarting, the county is an internationally famous surfing hot spot. In recent years new or restored visitor attractions have attracted even more visitors to the region; the Eden Project is famous for its giant geodesic domes housing exotic plants from different parts of the globe, while nearby the Lost Gardens of Heligan has impressive kitchen gardens and a wildlife hide.



There’s an enormous pride in being Cornish and you can’t disagree with that impulse – this is a place where giants have walked, King Arthur ruled and smugglers made fortunes overnight. It has a mythical edge quite unlike anywhere else and it’s addictive too. Whether you come for a week or a weekend, you’ll be back, for sure. Getting here’s the easy bit; persuading yourself to holiday in any other part of the UK in the future is the struggle.

Recommended in Cornwall

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Atlantic Hotel

A glamorous art-deco hotel with sweeping ocean views.
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Camilla House

Relax and enjoy the sea views from many of the comfortable rooms.
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Padstow Touring Park

A peaceful and relaxing site above the quaint fishing town of Padstow.