Cornwall Travel Guide

Cornwall Travel Guide

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Use our Cornwall Travel Guide to plan a memorable Cornwall getaway in 2024

Our Cornwall Travel Guide includes… Places to stay, things to do and walks in Cornwall

Cornwall is the epitome of magnificent English landscapes: think dramatic coastline; rugged cliffs; crisp, blue waters; soft, sandy beaches; luscious, green countryside and sleepy villages scattered throughout. Combine these factors with a lovely, mild climate and you have a holiday destination that’s hard to beat.

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Located on the Atlantic coast, Cornwall has a breathtaking shoreline. For years, the magnificent granite cliffs of Land’s End and picturesque harbours along Cornwall’s north coast have endeared the county to tourists.

Cornwall’s rich cultural legacy has left an everlasting imprint on the landscape. There is so much buried culture and history to discover, from old stones to the ghosts of the mining industry.

Whether your passions lie with surfing, wildlife, sightseeing, culinary delights, scenic walks, adventure sports or simply kicking back and relaxing with a good book, there is something for everyone to appreciate during the Cornwall holidays.

Choose Newquay or St Ives for the ultimate beach haven, Truro has a fantastic shopping scene and jaw-dropping architecture, be spoilt for choice by freshly-caught seafood along the fascinating harbours of Falmouth, Padstow and Fowey and for adventurous treks and scenic Cornish walking trails, stay near the Lizard Peninsula, the region’s most southerly point.

Frequently Asked Questions about Cornwall

Do you have any burning questions about Cornwall? We’ve investigated what users are searching for and found some of the most commonly asked questions about Cornwall across the internet.

Is Cornwall a UK County? 


Yes, Cornwall is a ceremonial county and historic county in England.


Where is Cornwall? 


The county of Cornwall is situated in the far southwest of England, on a peninsula sprawling into the Celtic Sea.


Is Plymouth in Cornwall? 


No, Plymouth is situated on Devon’s southern coast. However, it is very close to Cornwall’s eastern border, being a short boat ride over the River Tamar to the Cornish town of Torpoint.


Are Cornwall beaches safe? 


Many of Cornwall’s beaches are safe to swim in and are great for family outings. Whilst there isn’t an exact number out there, we have compiled together a guide to the best family-friendly beaches in the county.


Are Cornwall beaches dog-friendly? 


Out of Cornwall’s 225 beaches, approximately 148 welcome dogs throughout the year and a further 73 have seasonal restrictions in place. Only four of the county’s beaches do not allow dogs. If you want to uncover some of the best sets of sands for your pooch, explore our guide to the best dog-friendly beaches in Cornwall.


How big is Cornwall in miles? 


Cornwall is the 16th-largest UK county, at 1,376 square miles, with the southernmost point of the county being Lizard Point, and the westernmost being Land’s End.


What is Cornwall famous for?


One of Cornwall’s best-known features is its stunning beaches, with several achieving Blue Flag status. We’ve found some of the best, must-visit Cornwall beaches and also have a guide featuring over 100 of the county’s shores for you to uncover.


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