Cornwall in the UK is best known for its Cornish Pasty and more than 400 miles of coastline that is bathed by the warm and pristine waters of the North Atlantic. Each year, Cornwall plays host to more than 5 million beachgoers, historical site tourists, and gastronomic guests under the warm and sunny Cornish sky. But what you perhaps do not know is that there are more than a hundred wonderful sights to see in this peninsula jutting out in the southwest corner of the British Isles. Want to know some of these magnificent sights? Read on.
If you are a fan of Arthurian legends, the Tintagel Castle is a must-visit. Known as the birthplace of Englands legendary king, King Arthur, Tintagel is beautifully perched atop a cliff overlooking the surf down below, pecked with wheeling gulls, to provide you with one of the most spectacular views one can ever find. While the castle itself as the birthplace of Arthurian legend is tenuous at best, its marvellous location provides a rare glimpse of how castles look in a fairy tale setting. There are many wonderful places to stay in the part of Cornwall, including campsites and other accommodation options.
Fancy nature and wildlife housed in the largest greenhouse on Earth? The Eden Project should be on your list. The bubble-shaped biomes of Eden are complete miniature eco-systems that characterise the beautiful harmony of plant and animal life in their natural habitats or ecosystems. So, if you want to check whats up in a lush tropical rainforest ecosystem, all you have to do is to enter the Rainforest Biome. Afterwards, if you are entertaining the idea of looking at the different ecosystems that line Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, then you just have to go to Edens Mediterranean Biome. Considered the wet dreams of ecology students, the Eden Project is simply one of the must-visit places in Cornwall. As Cornwalls best known attraction, its natural that a range of holiday accommodation options have sprung up around the Eden Project including boutique hotels, luxury apartments and clamping (posh camping) sites.
Located in the scenic town of Fowey, St. Catherines Castle has attracted thousands of visitors to marvel at its two-gun battery overlooking the famed harbour of Fowey. Revisit the old glory of this English coastal defences as King Henry VIII had to protect the homeland against possible Continental invasion after breaking away from the Catholic Church in Europe. Fowey itself is a picturesque inlet on the Fowey estuary and a great place for sightseeing in Cornwall. Among the many great places to stay include camping sites, guest houses, holiday apartments and cottages in Fowey.
If you are wondering how people work in mines, Geevor Tin Mine can provide you with an up-close-and-personal approach to understanding how Cornwalls skilled miners toiled through sweat and tears just to give the world one of its valuable metals. Visitors can be taken on a guided tour of some of the mines underground shafts. If you are claustrophobic, then you can always stay topside and check out the miners dressing floors. You can also check the rusty machinery and equipment the mine had used in its heyday. Anyone interested in visiting this tin mine, would do well to choose hotels, bed and breakfasts or cottages accommodation at St Ives or Penzance.
Need something you will never really forget? Try going to Cornwalls abbey-crowned island, St Micahels Mount, jutting from the cool waters of Mounts Bay and you will understand why a lot of visitors consider this place as one of the best places to be. The island boasts of a 5th century monastery, rebuilt in the 12th century by the Benedictine monks, and a 14th century church with a surrounding that is blanketed by lush greeneries and a truly spectacular clifftop garden. There are some great hotels and holiday cottages to rent in the area, including many just onshore from the island at Marazion.
These are just five of the most interesting places to see in Cornwall. If youre thinking of where to spend the next holiday, why not make Cornwall your next travel destination?
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