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holidaying in cornwall, england

King Arthur's Cornwall! Thinking of booking your holidays in Cornwall this year? Then you made a terrific choice. Situated on England's south west peninsula to the west of the River Tamar lies the ancient, magical and deeply romantic county of Cornwall, its administrative centre based in the picturesque Cathedral town of Truro – a marvellous central base for visits to King Arthur's castle at Tintagel in North Cornwall, the Eden Project, Land's End, The Lizard, Pendennis Castle, Polperro, St Michael's Mount. Steeped in myth and legend, Cornwall offers an enviable range of beaches and resorts including Newquay, Penzance, St Ives and Falmouth – as popular with the dedicated surfing crowd as it is with families, many of its seafront bars and restaurants adding a modern and progressive twist. Although wedged in the popular imagination for its plethora of pirates, smugglers, tin mines and steep, precipitous bays and coves Cornish towns like Falmouth and St Ives are bursting with antique shops, clubs, boutique shops, galleries, independent cinemas and pubs. After drawing painters and poets for the best part of a 100 years, the region now plays host to a variety of artistic events, including art exhibitions, theatrical productions, a poetry festival, musical performances, comedy evenings and film shows.

Falmouth ~ Cornwall

Falmouth’s maritime heritage is second to none. Henry VIII based his sea defences here and it was at Pendennis Castle that the Spanish Armada was first glimpsed. Guest holidaying here today will find a truly cosmopolitan resort with a dedicated café culture ~ Falmouth

Liskeard ~ Cornwall

Liskeard is a bustling market town on the South Cornish coast benefitting from the rugged beauty of Bodmin Moor to the North and proximity to all the major coves and resorts of neighbouring towns and villages ~ Liskeard

Newquay ~ Cornwall

The surfing capital of Great Britain and very popular with singles and young families, owing to its busy, vibrant nightlife and miscellany of zoos, aquariums, beaches, swimming pools, fun parks, boating lakes and golf courses. It even has its own airport ~ Newquay

Penzance ~ Cornwall

Frequently raided by Turkish pirates, Penzance is the legendary smugglers capital and sits in Saint Mounts Bay facing South East into the English Channel and ideal for trips to the UK's most extreme south-westerly point - Lands End ~ Penzance

St Austell ~ Cornwall

Popularly referred to as the capital of the Cornish Alps - a picturesque yet slightly surreal area of the Hensbarrow Downs. A bustling market town, St Austell is home to the Eden Project, The Lost Gardens of Heligan, China Clay Country Park ~ St Austell

St Ives ~ Cornwall

Small yet perfectly formed and teeming with all manner of curiosity shops, art galleries and bars. Memorable for the cobbled labyrinths of the town centre and the fisherman's cottages that spill out onto the harbour ~ St Ives

Truro ~ Cornwall

Situated at the confluence of the rivers Kenwyn and Allen, which combine to form the Truro River, this bustling market town boasts a range of speciality shops and restaurants and best known for its gothic 'three spire' Cathedral ~ Truro

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