The coastline is dotted with picturesque harbour villages such as Fowley, Falmouth and Mousehole. Many have historic links to smuggling, while the interior is made up of wild moorland featured by writers such as Daphne de Maurier in her books such as Jamaica Inn. The landmass of Cornwall is very ancient and there are great opportunities was walking and hiking.
Cornwall is the most south western county of Britain. This gives Cornwall warmer weather than some other parts of Britain and it is a favourite holiday destination for residents and visitors alike. Cornwall is made up of a peninsula of land which provides visitors with a rugged coastline, great sandy beaches and good surfing.
Cornwall has established itself as an artistic and culinary county. The Tate Gallery - a branch in St Ives - exhibits work by modern British artists with links to the area. Many British artists have chosen to live in Cornwall, enjoying the fantastic light and rugged landscape. The sculptor Barbara Hepworth made her home in St Ives and her studio can be visited. There are also many contemporary artists living and working in the area and art galleries are plentiful.
Internationally renowned chefs such as Michael Caines and Rick Stein have restaurants and gastro pubs based in Cornwall. There are several Rick Stein restaurants in Padstow serving local produce including very good fish. Not forgetting Cornish Cream Teas and Cornish Pasties.
Cornwall is full of attractions for all the family including The Eden Project (an amazing global garden housed in tropical biomes), The Lost Garden of Heligan, the Tin Mines at Geevor and not forgetting St Austell Brewery - beer the Cornish are very proud of.
There are also more traditional historic sites to be enjoyed including the Gothic Revival Truro Cathedral, St Michael's Mount and various National Trust properties including Lanhydrock garden and estate, Pentire coastline and the Elizabethan manor house of Trerire. It is unsurprising that Cornwall is so popular with residents and visitors alike.