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Mevagissey harbour  Visiting Cornwall Logo - background is part of Bodmin Moor as seen from Jamaica Inn at Altarnun. The road in the picture is the main A30 through Cornwall. Eden Project near St Austell 
 

Geographical Links throughout the County of Cornwall

 
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  These pages list most of the towns and villages in Cornwall.
Each entry is a brief pen picture of the place (up to 10 lines).
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click on the appropriate button at the end of the description.
This will open a new page containing information relevant to the town or village.
Places with names in bold letters within the description have their own entry in these pages.
 


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Lizard Light THE LIZARD (from the Cornish Lys-ardh probably meaning "high court") is at the southern-most point of the UK mainland and has the most southerly land-based lighthouse. Famous for it's serpentine rock - a very decorative form of granite, which is made into ashtrays, paperweights and other ornamental objects.
 
Polished Serpentine
Tintagel Post Office  (National Trust) TINTAGEL is on the north coast near Camelford. The post office is believed to be the oldest still standing in Britain. Tintagel Castle is reputed to have been King Arthur's home.

     
Tintagel Castle
Torpoint Chain Ferry to Devonport  TORPOINT (from olde English meaning "tail point") is a naval town on the Rame peninsula, across the River Tamar from Devonport (now a suburb of Plymouth). A car ferry runs across the river at regular intervals. It is a modern parish dating from 1873 although the parish church (St James) dates from 1819.

 
Map of Torpoint - Click to enlarge
  TREGONY (Pop. 606 in 1971) is a village (and parish) on the River Fal 6 miles North East of Truro. It is accessed via the A3078 from the A390 to St Mawes.  
  TRESCO (Isles of Scilly) is famous for it's tropical gardens. There is also the remains of Cromwell's Castle.  
  TRURO (in Cornish Truru - meaning unknown) is the county town and the only city in the county. It has a magnificent cathedral with an easily recognisable green copper roof.

   
 



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