Places of Interest
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is the most southerly point on the British mainland and is both beautiful and unique. Small whitewashed villages hug the rugged coastline and colourful fishing boats, resting on the beaches are reminders that this region still depends largely on the sea for its livelihood. The area is rich in wildlife, including many rare species of animals and plants and the temperate climate ensures a year-round abundance of sub-tropical vegetation and floral colour.
is Cornwall’s premier tourist centre. Its eleven magnificent beaches, amongst the best in Europe, offer a range of activities from surfing to sunbathing. The town boasts all the amenities of a major resort, including swimming pools, golf, bowling and tennis, as well as excellent shops and atmospheric pubs.
Penzance and Land’s End
provide all the ingredients for a fascinating day out; stroll around the pretty harbour in Penzance then visit Land’s End, the ‘first and last point of England’, which is one of the country’s top tourist attractions.
Without doubt one of the most spectacular modern attractions in Britain, its striking architecture and its amazing collection of plants from around the world will enthral enthusiasts and non-gardeners alike.
A unique open-air theatre; its high quality performances are presented on an open stage against a stunning backdrop of rugged cliffs and turquoise skies.
With Italian, walled and water gardens, as well as a famous ‘Jungle’ Heligan attracts a record-breaking quarter of a million visitors every year.
St Michael’s Mount
Perched on a volcanic rock, this romantic castle/house dates from the 12th Century and features sub-tropical hanging gardens, some so steep that gardeners have to abseil down to tend to them!.
is one of the oldest towns in Britain, with origins dating back to the Roman occupation. Set on the shores of Mount’s Bay and separated from St Michael’s Mount by a causeway, its clean sandy beaches and breathtaking views towards the Lizard and Land’s End have established Marazion’s place on the tourist map.
Isles of Scilly
are easily accessible by ferry which leaves Penzance daily (crossing is just over 2½ hours). Key features of the islands, of which only five are inhabited, are crystal clear seas, dazzling white beaches, unspoilt marine scenery and an abundance of historical and archaeological remains.