Cornwall is rich in scenery, history and culture and is wonderfully diverse

Cornwall is probably most renowned for its beaches and coastal scenery, which are spectacular and yet Cornwall has far more to offer than just wonderful coastlines. The richness and diversity on offer across Cornwall is in our view, unrivalled across Great Britain. The county's natural beauty is certainly staggering, with over 30% of Cornwall now classified as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

An old mine in Cornwall on the coast.
Wheal Coates - a disused mine and now one of Cornwall's many World Heritage Site

However as a place, Cornwall is also full of culture and history at every turn. Cornwall has also been a pioneer for many things including the first aircraft flight (yes before the Wright brothers in 1903) and the earliest telephone communications.

Cornwall also boasts more ancient monuments than anywhere else in Great Britain. Historic castles and churches built in the middle ages sit alongside quaint fishing harbours and pretty, idyllic villages with the backdrop of stunning rural and coastal landscapes.

Pendennis Castle overlooking Falmouth Bay.
Pendennis Castle on the banks of the Fal River

Finally, and perhaps more importantly, Cornwall also enjoys more hours of sunshine than any other county of England. No wonder it is a great place to discover. Click the link below for an overview of what one can discover whilst in Cornwall, or alternatively watch a tour of Cornwall from the air.

A girl on her dad's shoulders looks at a champion magnolia in bloom.


Cornwall's Spring Story - the moment Cornish Magnolias flower, spring has arrived in England - was founded by The Nare Hotel in partnership with the Great Gardens of Cornwall.


The country house hotel by the sea