Cornwall has been a tourist destination since Victorian times, although in reality it remained isolated until the advent of the motorways in the 60s and 70s that made it much easier to reach this enchanted corner of England,
Since the 60s the county has grown steadily and managed to weather the storm of international tourism to remain a firm favourite with British and European visitors.
It is little wonder that Cornwall is a major English tourist destination given its extreme wealth of historic sights, stunning scenery as well as its rugged coastline and endless stunning clean beaches.
Cornwall has truly a huge amount to offer visitors of many types; it is a real playground of all kinds of amazing tourist attractions. One of its many offerings are its stunning towns and villages that seem to be lost in time and hark back to a more sedate time.
Destinations such as Newquay have appealed to a younger crowd of holidaymakers since the sixties offering lots of nightlife as well as great family fun. Cornwall offers some of the best surfing ion the world including the wild waves of Bude and Porthtowan.
The number of truly picture perfect villages is amazing with new surprises around every bend such as St Austell, Redruth, Camborne, St Ives and Padstow as well as many other must see destinations such as Port Isaac home to Doc Martin the highly popular TV series.
Those who like to explore ancient history will be spoilt for choice with mystical options such as King Arthur’s Tintagel, or any of the many other ancient dwellings such as the dramatic St Michael’s Mount, where you can walk across the causeway at low tide to take a look at this epic island.
The scenery of Cornwall is stunning and unspoilt, with rolling moors, tiny sheltered bays, rugged steep cliffs, sleepy river estuaries making the county an antidote to everyday modern life.
There are many other attractions that beckon tourists to Cornwall including Eden Project near St Austell, which is responsible for one in every eight of the visitors to the most Southern part of Britain.
Other attractions include the Wendron Mining District World Heritage Site or the former home of Sir Goldsworthy Gurney, Bude Castle Heritage Centre or the three beautiful valleys of Glendurgan Garden, not to mention Trebah which is a stunning 25-acre garden descending down a ravine to a secluded and private beach on the Helford River.
There is no other county in the UK that can offer the variety and quality of enticements for tourists that Cornwall offers to its visitors.