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Cornwall

Tourist Information Centres

VisitCornwall, Pydar House,
Pydar Street, Truro, Cornwall TR1 1EA
enquiries@visitcornwall.com
www.visitcornwall.com

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Julia Hughes
julia.hughes@visitcornwall.com
www.visitcornwall.com

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Destination

One of Britain’s most spectacular destinations, offering a unique holiday experience based on a strong and vibrant culture and distinctive traditions. Thanks to a unique position on the South West peninsula, Cornwall is almost surrounded by sea, giving it the longest stretch of coastline in the UK and a mild climate.

What's on Offer

Amenities

Cornwall has over 300 beaches varying from small secluded coves to large expanses of golden sands. The larger beaches, popular among families, have full facilities with lifeguards, toilets, cafes, slipways for boat launching, disabled access and water-based activities.

Places to Visit

Art galleries and museums
Historic castles
Stately homes
Stone circles and Iron Age villages
Eden Project
Small and beautiful to large and lush gardens
Steam railways
Mining heritage sites
Boat trips
Vineyards
Theme parks

Entertainment

Cornwall has a variety of indoor and outdoor theatrical venues in spectacular locations across the county, such as the Hall for Cornwall or the world famous clifftop Minack Theatre. Cornwall's live music scene is also alive and kicking with everything from fantastic local bands playing in pubs to the legendary Eden Sessions.

Shopping

Cornwall’s narrow alleyways and cobbled streets hide a maze of shops perfect for hunting down holiday souvenirs. Small art & craft and antique shops stand next to big name chain stores and local surf and beachwear outlets.

Eating Out

Well and truly on the international foodie-map, Cornwall boasts a list of Michelin-starred and celebrity-owned restuarants as well as the more traditional shops selling Cornish cream teas and pasties.

Recreation & Sport

From surfing in Newquay to walking the coastal path and horse-riding across the moors, Cornwall has something for every sport-lover!

Holiday & Activity Centres

Cornwall is THE place to get active and have a go at trying new things and, with activity providers for almost every type of activity, you can imagine it couldn’t be easier!

Conference & Business Facilities

Business becomes pleasure in Cornwall. Hold meetings in inspiring locations or motivate teams with fun activities, just let Corporate Cornwall show you how! Visit www.visitcornwall.com/conferences or call 01872 322910.

Accommodation

In Cornwall you will find everything from designer boutiques and large hotels to country cottages and well equipped campsites. For help finding the perfect place to stay visit www.visitcornwall.com/accommodation or call 01872 322900.

Getting There

Road

The M4, M5 and M6 motorways have made travel to Cornwall simple and straightforward. Follow the M5 to Exeter and take either the A30 or A38. If you enter Cornwall via North Devon, there is the Atlantic Highway, the A39, which you join at Junction 27 on the M5.

Rail

Great Western and Virgin Trains run services to Cornwall. There are main line stations at Liskeard, Bodmin Parkway, Lostwithiel, Par, St Austell, Truro, Redruth, Camborne, St Erth & Penzance. Contact 08457 484950 for further information.

Sea

The ports of Falmouth and Fowey are stop-off points for cruise liners.

Air

Newquay Airport has a direct link with London Gatwick and other major UK airports so is accessible from anywhere in the world! To check the latest destinations served to and from Newquay Airport visit www.newquaycornwallairport.com