A Guide for people visiting the County of Cornwall
Cornwall is an area of 3,559 square kilometres, situated in the far South West of the UK mainland. It boasts the longest (697 km) and one of the most spectacular coastlines in the whole British Isles. Nowhere in Cornwall are you more than 16 miles from the sea. It is a land of beauty, myth and legend with a history spanning over 6,000 years from Neolithic man to the world famous Eden Project.
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|This website has been created for the benefit of the millions of people who visit the county each year. It is not intended to be complete and, although it continues to grow (now well over 2000 pages), we intend to continue adding new information and removing what has become redundant for many years to come.
During the last twelve years this website has averaged over 6,350 visitors per month (see our web statistics).
Up to the end of February 2016, we have had over one million visitors, from more than 100 different countries across all 5 inhabited continents.
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Free Index UK Directory
Accommodation Listings (6 Sub Directories - Updated regularly)
Includes hotels, self catering, touring caravan parks, Static Caravan and Chalet Parks, guest houses, bed and breakfast and holiday parks
Art Galleries (25 Different Locations)
Charities in Cornwall (RNLI, Cornwall Air Ambulance and more)
Coastal Features (Beach Guides - north & south coasts: Beach Safety: Surf Schools: Surfboard & Wetsuit Repairs: Cornish Lighthouses: Cornish Lifeboat Stations: Lifeboat Books: Surf & Weather Forecasts)
Cornish Directories & Indexes
Cornish Locations used for Films (Chronological listing from 1899 to now)
Cornish Locations used for Television programs (Chronological listing of television films and programs from 1956 to now)
Food & Drink (Cafes, Cornish Pasties, Hotels serving food or drink to non-residents, Public Houses, Restaurants, Takeaways and on-line food & drink)
Famous People of Cornwall (Around 100 people both historical and current)
Geographical Links (26 Sub Directories)
Local Media (Magazines, Newspapers, Radio, Television and Broadband)
Night-clubs (12 Different Locations)
Nurseries & Garden Centres
Places of Worship
Shopping for Gifts (Includes On-line Cornish shops plus Cornish books, Cornish music CDs, Cornish Toys DVDs and other gifts at Amazon)
Sport & Leisure (24 different sports for watching or partaking)
Tourist Attractions (Castles, Craft & Pottery, Gardens & Country Houses, Industrial Heritage, Maritime, Markets, Museums, Prehistoric & Medieval sites, Theme Parks & Adventure Attractions, Wildlife and Other Attractions)
Transport (Air, Bus & Coach, Ferries, Trains, Car Hire & Taxis, Best Fuel Prices)
Tourist Information Centres
General Information (Maps, Surf, Tide & Weather, Cornish Dialling Codes and Local Authorities)
Giveaways (Freebies & discounted offers)
What's On In Cornwall
Calendar of Events - 2017
(We welcome details of your events for 2018 - see calendar)
Read about Visiting Cornwall & see our contact details
2003 - 2017 Web Stats
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|Tourism Awards for Cornwall|
2008 British Travel Awards: Cornwall received the Bronze award in the Best UK Holiday County or Region category.
2009 British Travel Awards: Cornwall received the Gold award in the Best UK Holiday County or Region category.
Cornwall took first place in the Favourite UK Country Escape in the Sunday Times Travel Magazine’s Reader Awards 2010. 2011
At the British Travel Awards 2011 Cornwall was voted the Best UK Holiday County or Region for the third year running.
The section of the South West Coast Path between Tintagel and Crackington Haven was voted Number 1 in a poll of Britain’s top 50 walks.
The 2014 Telegraph Family Friendly Museum Award was won by the National Maritime Museum Cornwall.
The 2014 Cornwall Today Awards named the National Maritime Museum Cornwall as Cornwall’s Best Museum.
The Eden Project came second in a poll of favourite places in England funded by the National Lottery.
Cornwall is the Best UK Holiday Destination in the British Travel Awards for the sixth consecutive year. The Eden Project retainined its gold title as the Best UK Leisure Attraction category for the fourth year running. The National Maritime Museum Cornwall won silver for Best UK Heritage Attraction for a second year. Bude took bronze for Best UK Coastal Resort.
Google UK searches for holidays in 2014 showed Cornwall in 6th place and the only UK destination in the top 10.
Trip Advisor Traveller's Choice Top 25 UK Beaches 2014: 3rd - Porthminster Beach, St Ives; 5th - Perranporth Beach; 8th - Fistral Beach, Newquay; 18th - Godrevy Head, Hayle.
Trip Advisor Traveller's Choice Top 25 UK Beaches 2015: 5th - Porthminster Beach, St Ives; 6th - Perranporth Beach; 7th - Fistral Beach, Newquay.
Trip Advisor Traveller's Choice Top 10 UK Islands 2015: 9th - St Mary's, Isles of Scilly
Trip Advisor Traveller's Choice Top 25 UK Small Hotels 2015: 5th - The Tide House, St Ives
Trip Advisor Traveller's Choice Top 25 UK B & B's and Inns 2015: 14th - West By Five Guest House, St Ives, 17th - Newmoor Park, Launceston
British Travel Awards 2015: Cornwall has held onto its crown as the Best UK Holiday Destination in the British Travel Awards for the seventh consecutive year.
The Eden Project also triumphed by retaining its gold title in the Best UK Leisure Attraction category for the fifth year running.
Bude improved on their third place in 2014 year by taking the first place for Best UK Coastal Resort.
Caerhays Estate, near St Austell, has been honoured by the Historic Houses Association with the 2016 Garden of the Year Award.
VisitEngland national tourism awards – Awards for Excellence 2016:
Self Catering Holiday Provider of the Year for Treworgey Cottages in Looe,
Bed & Breakfast: Gold for Trevose Harbour House in St Ives,
Sustainable Tourism: Gold for Railholiday in Saltash.
British Travel Awards 2016: Cornwall has held onto its crown as the Best UK Holiday Destination in the British Travel Awards for the eighth consecutive year.
The Lost Gardens of Heligan gained the gold award in the Best UK Leisure Attraction category with the Eden Project dropping to the silver award after holding the gold award for five consecutive years.
Bude retained the gold award for Best UK Coastal Resort for the second tear running.
National Geographic Traveller Reader Awards 2016
The Eden Project has been voted their UK Attraction of the Year.
Sunday Times Beach of the Year 2017 is Lusty Glaze in Newquay
Many more accolades have been bestowed on Cornwall and Cornish places. Details can be found on our dedicated Tourism Awards page.
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