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Cornwall Travel Guide

Places to Visit in Cornwall

Boscastle

Sitting in the shelter of a valley, Boscastle is an unusual medieval harbour town - a quiet, quaint place with its 15th century slate cottages and jetty. An excellent base for walking, bird spotting and other outdoor pursuits, Boscastle also boasts the Boscastle Museum of Withcraft and the Boscastle Blowhole.

8 out of 10 stars (4 votes)

Camelford

An ancient market town, Camelford is often considered to be the legendary Camelot which is said to lie beneath its foundations. Camelford lies just outside Bodmin Moor and a mere five miles from the spectacular coastline of Cornwall.

Fowey

Boasting a magnificent natural harbour, Fowey is one of England's busiest ports. A quaint township overlooks the water and across to Polruan. Short walks out of town take you to St Catherine's Castle and the lovely Readymoney Cove.

9 out of 10 stars (2 votes)

Launceston

A traditional market town with a formidable hill-top fortress, Launceston is the gateway to Cornwall. Just one mile from the Devon border, Launcestion is ideally situated for exploring Dartmoor and Bodmin Moors and walking or taking excursions to the dramatic scenery along the Atlantic coast.

10 out of 10 stars (1 vote)

Lostwithiel

The ancient capital of Cornwall, Lostwithiel is now a somewhat sleepy centre for antiques and collectibles. This market town also boasts the 13th century Restormel Castle and its circular shell keep.

9 out of 10 stars (3 votes)

Mevagissey

Mevagissey is a picturesque fishing village which has retained its medieval town plan. Just 6 miles from St. Austell, Mevagissey's winding streets lead to busy Mevagissey Harbour with its sailing yachts and fishing boats.

Newquay

An excellent holiday destination, Newquay boasts seven miles of gorgeous golden sands. Perfect for families and kids with all weather attractions in the vicinity, Newquay is also the surfing capital of Cornwall.

10 out of 10 stars (5 votes)

St Mawes

Capital of the Roseland Peninsula, St Mawes is a quaint village with a busy yachting harbour. Two beaches and gardens in the vicinity, a well preserved Tudor Castle combined with ferry access to Falmouth all make St Mawes a great, relaxing holiday destination.

St. Neot

An absolute charm in the heart of Cornwall, St. Neot is a wee but wonderful place. Winner of the Village of the Year, St. Neot has a reputation for friendliness. The greatest attractions here are the Parish Church of St. Neot with its spectacular stained glass windows and St. Neot's Well, a holy well reputed to have curative powers.

10 out of 10 stars (1 vote)

Tintagel

Tintagel lies at the heart of the legend of King Arthur for it is here at Tintagel Castle that England's great hero was conceived. Sitting on top of a rugged cliff, Tintagel and its surrounds offer spectacular coastal scenery. Tintagel also boasts the Old Post Office, a fantastic 14th century Cornish longhouse.

6 out of 10 stars (3 votes)