Cornwall - A county on the rugged southwestern tip of England. A peninsula of superlatives. There are rugged cliffs contrasted by picturesque harbour villages. Beautiful sandy beaches next to idyllic landscapes as well as houses and castles that have plenty of history.
Tintagle Castle – Track Down King Arthur's Past
A place where history and legend meet. The imposing majestic castle ruins on the northwest coast of Cornwall are, according to legend, the birthplace of King Arthur. On the peninsula you will find not only ruins but also the mystical Gallos statue and, on a clear day, a fabulous view of the never-ending northwest coast of Cornwall. At low tide, a short descent to the beach is also very worthwhile.
Tintagel Old Post Office
One thing that should not be missed during a stay in Tintagel is a visit to the old Tintagel post office. The stone house was built as early as the 14th century and is actually a manor house. Old Post Office is the name of the house, since it briefly held the license to be a post office for the district in Victorian times. The rooms of the house are mostly furnished with pieces of furniture from the 16th century and the surrounding garden invites you to linger.
St. Michael’s Mount
The impressive tidal island on the southwestern tip of England lies off the village of Marazion. It can be reached by ferry or even on foot at low tide. Discover the castle, the terraced colorful gardens and immerse yourself in the many legends and myths that surround the island. For example, it is said that you can still feel the heartbeat of a giant under your feet there.
Newquay - The California of Cornwall
The vibrant beach resort on the north coast of Cornwall offers plenty for everyone. In the English surfer mecca, you'll find pubs and nightclubs as well as quiet corners, hip cafes, and flower-filled parks and gardens. The nearby Newquay Zoo, the Blue Reef Aquarium or the Holywell Bay Fun Park offer fun for the whole family. If you want to escape the hustle and bustle, strap on your walking boots and head out to explore the trails along Newquay's coastline.
If you like it mystical, Bodmin Moor is the right place for you. The best way to discover the mysterious stone circles from the Bronze Age is on foot. Inside the bog lies the Jamaica Inn, a guesthouse from the 18th century. The house once served as a warehouse for contraband stolen from ships. In addition to a restaurant and hotel business, the Jamaica Inn also includes a smuggling museum.
Shipwreck Treasure Museum
A place where you can discover voyages past with over 8'000 artifacts from over a hundred shipwrecks. See the only intact coin barrel ever recovered from a wreck. Feel the weight of a cannonball and imagine the incredible power of the devastation it may have once wrought.
The Lost Gardens of Heligan
This is one of the most famous gardens in England, located eight kilometres south of St. Austell. Here you can admire the over 200-year-old ornamental garden with crystal grotto, wishing well, ponds and pavilions. Also discover the working garden with more than 300 varieties of fruits and vegetables, the jungle with its countless subtropical plants and the lost valley with avenues of oaks and beeches.
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