Increasing numbers of people are adding Britain to their travel bucket lists, however, the majority only really intend to head for London, the capital city. Now, this is understandable. London is a bustling major city and has more tourist attractions than anyone could ever hope to get through in a single trip. But that’s not to say that it’s the only place in Britain that you might want to visit. So, let’s take a look at Cornwall, a gem of a county tucked away in the Southwestern tip of the U.K!

Why Cornwall?

Taking a trip around Britain would be an extensive task. Just take a look at Easy Car’s project, Every Road on Earth in One Straight Line. This exemplifies how driving the length of every road in Britain would take you further than if you were to drive to the moon! So when you’re planning your trips, you’re going to have to be a little more picky about where you want to go. Cornwall springs to the forefront of our minds when we think of a region that has a whole lot to offer the casual visitor. It has beaches, greenery galore, which offer a refreshing break from the smoke of the big cities that tend to attract more visitors. Read on for a more in-depth look at them!


Cornwall is perhaps best known for its beaches. But you can’t put a broad label on the type of beaches that it has to offer like you might with other locations. If you’re looking for the choppy waters that allow you to surf, you might be attracted to Newquay beaches, or Godrevy Beach which stretches from Hayle to Godrevy Head (though you should always take precautions in any uncalm waters). If you want soft, powder sands, you should head to St Ives or Porthcurno Beach. If you’re looking for pebbles, visit Marazion. No matter what type of beach you’re looking for, Cornwall is bound to have it somewhere. You might just have to do a little searching!

The Eden Project & The Lost Gardens of Heligan

Cornwall’s beaches are irrefutably stunning, but f you want to delve into the greener side of nature then your needs can easily be catered to as well! Cornwall is home to both the Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan, which almost serve as pilgrimage sites for those dedicated to horticulture and botanics. The Eden Project is home to the largest captive rainforest. Its dome is home to stunning plants, exhibitions, and even hosts a concert every now and again. The Lost Gardens of Heligan, on the other hand, are a world-renowned restoration of the Tremayne family estate. The land has stunning greenery, figures, and there are also often activities on for little ones should you have any children with you!

As you can see, Cornwall has a whole to offer to those who want an alternative to the city breaks that Britain is so often associated with!


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