Cornwall has long been one of the most popular destinations for UK holiday makers, and for good reason. Cornwall is blessed with some of the warmest climates in the UK, as well as long stunning coast lines, beautiful natural scenery, and hearty Celtic food. If you want to travel like a local in the UK, then a trip to the Cornish seaside is a definite must.
The Most Southernly Point, And The Other Most Southernly Point
Land’s End is the most southernly point in the UK, and being so also sports the obligatory signpost showing distances to major cities across the world. Walking along this area will reveal dramatic and rough coastlines, many different sea saves and arches, and the rocky coast line for which the UK is famous. Land’s End is also the starting point for the famous Land’s End to John O’ Groats journey which takes those up to the challenge from Britain’s most southernly point, to it’s most northernly.
Lizard Point even further south than Land’s End is Lizards point. Which technically makes Lizard’s point the most southernly point…. but hey, why not cover your bases and visit them both.
A Bit Of Culture
For those wanting to relax their bodies but exercise their minds, there are several worthwhile cultural attractions in Cornwall. The first and most obvious destination is the Tate St. Ives. Located at Porthmeor beach, the Tate St Ives is one of the regional Tate modern locations. However the location is just as stunning as the art works, so make sure budget some time to explore the grounds and perhaps even enjoy a snack at the cafe on the top floor, overlooking the beach and the sea.
For those interested in flora and different climatic zones, then a visit to the Eden Project is in order. The Eden Project is a world renowned educational centre and is the largest greenhouse in the world. A trip here will allow you to explore all the world’s biomes, without even leaving the UK.
And for a bit of quirky history and cultural fun, schedule a stop in at the Museum of Witchcraft in Boscastle, which houses with world’s largest collection of all things witchy.
Cornwall is famous for some of it’s hearty and delicious foods. Although they may not help you shed any pounds during your holiday, they are still an integral part of the Cornwall experience. Some must try foods are:
Cornish Pasty – a moon shaped pastry filled with meat and root vegetables. A hearty snack or lunch.
Cornish Cream Tea – Make sure you order a Cornish cream tea at your tea break. Then instead of just a plain old pot of tea, you will also get a scone with some jam and clotted cream to go with it.
Cornish Ice Cream – The thing that makes this ice cream so rich is the buttermilk it is produced with.
Seafood – fairly obvious since we are at the seaside.
Cheese – The traditional cheese of the region are Yarg, a semi hard cows milk cheese, and Gevrik, a soft goats milk cheese.