In North Cornwall, in the South - West of England, you can find the village and castle of Tintagel, where according to one of the most famous chronicles of England (Geoffrey of Monmouth) this was the geographical origin of the famous King Arthur, a fact that means that today it is a very popular place. The castle, or rather, its ruins, are located on a a kind of mountainous peninsula jutting out of the sea, where the views and sunset are spectacular ... But be careful with the wind as it is very strong there and many have died by falling off the cliffs. It is truly a beautiful place that evokes the time of a legend. As usual, Cornwall has something special, which seems more like Wales or Scotland than England (including its own dialect- Cornish).
The Eden Project is the largest greenhouse in the world and it's a project open to visitors, offering rides, tours, activities and courses. Opened in 2001, these domes provide examples of species around the world, each dome emulating a different biome. Each dome is built out of hexagonal plastic panels and views from far away might give the impression that it is a giant beehive. This greenhouse is a very cheap attraction if tickets are purchased in advance on the web. They cost between 36 and 39 pounds a day.
What incredible landscapes and experiences! Cornwall has a charm that tourists love, allowing them to explore its many beaches, valleys, villages and pubs. On the second day of our journey through southern England, the morning welocmed us with this beautiful setting. It is the perfect example of how humans create the framework for creating masterpieces.
I had the great opportunity of exploring Cornwall by car and I went equipped with a tent in the rainy season. It rained practically every day and I completely forgot what it was like to feel "dry". However, there is a cold and intense wind from the open sea which makes the landscape a delight for your eyes and the full force of the senses. In the summer months - despite the rains, farmers open their fields in the first row by the sea for those who need a camping spot. I guarantee probably the best views and utter desolation.
Walking through the sleepy village Mousehole makes me think that it is isolated from time. It is not because of the time to take a nap nor that people really sleep in this country, however everything seems to shut down or just close, but it is inconvenient! Clearly this port town is a fishing village. There are huge boats with nets lying dormant on the ground as if there weren't a lot to do. The harbor is beautiful and shows a lot of rust caused by the sea and storms that really pay a homage to the fame of rough seas and the brave sailor Cornwall County.
Treen is a village situated on the western tip of Cornwall. From the entire sea front there is a complete panoramic view and on all sides you can see beautiful sandy beaches protected by towering cliffs. On the road from the village, which is very narrow, to the coast there is a camp site that I recommend. The land is owned by a farmer and his cows, and it is open during the summer only for tents (but not for caravans). There I found what I call true campers with tents before the many gadgets were invented. It is also very quiet and cheap. On the headland you can see rock "Logan" ("The Logan Rock") that has balanced there for years without being falling to the depths of the sea.
I arrived in Redruth on the day of the race and flower festival. Totally unexpected, I was able to see a different side to this town, which was once the mining capital of the region of Cornwall in Britain. The people are very elegant and the houses are big. The 'pubs' indicate the boom in the mining industry and the fortune of the late 18th Century. However, during the month of August is the race that glitters at its maximum and the celebrations in their environment are fun. From sailors singers, street bands and a parade of masks. And after several 'pints', there is lots of dancing.
Land's End, where the land ends. It was once believed that this was the absolute end of our planet and, as you look over the stormy sea and the boundless horizon, you may be tempted to think so. To visit this area you should drive to Sennen Cove, a tiny village dominated by a 3km white sandy beach. From here, continue along the beautiful path by the sea, passing through flowery meadows and heather to the sign announcing your arrival at this legendary destination. There is a questionable amusement park, too. The round trip takes about an hour and a half.
The Tintagel Old Post Office is a historic monument in Cornwall. The building was built in the 14th century as a house and was turned into a post office during the 19th century in order to improve the service in a remote region such as Tintagel. The building was purchased by the National Trust in 1903 and is now a public museum. A medieval house with a stone exterior, the interior has been carefully restored and furnished with furniture and tools from its original period. Rooms include the kitchen, bedrooms, the central hall and a room with the old Victorian post office. It's conveniently located near the famous Tintagel Castle, a site visited by 45,000 people a year.
Boscastle is a remote village in North Cornwall, situated in an idyllic location surrounded by lush green landscapes, mountain cottages, pastures, and a deep fjord, which makes it a natural harbor. It seems like a typical Irish landscape in the heart of England. The picturesque village is built around the harbor, with beautiful houses that have been transformed into souvenir shops, restaurants, and bed and breakfasts. The recent devastating floods of 2004 virtually leveled the city, which has been slowly rebuilt and returned to its past glory. In the museum, it is possible to relive all the stages of the disaster and learn exactly what happened to the town. Thanks to its central location, Boscastle is a perfect base for exploring the southwest of England, and in particular, the beautiful counties of Devon and Cornwall.
Zennor is a small village on the north coast of Cornwall. After visiting the peaceful coffee shop for breakfast a short walk down a well hidden track took us out onto the coast path. With cliffs towering over 200 ft above the ocean below, it really was a breathe taking sight.
It is believed a hazardous walk traversing a waterfall could lead out on to near untouched beach, but this wasn't recommend for the average tourist. Although from above views of sunken wreaks can be made out sitting in the shallow waters. Probably not a place to take the push chairs.
The Minack Theater is built in open air out of cliffs looking out so see! Unfortunately we didn't visit the Telegraph Museum, the theater was however an awesome sight! Regrettably we did not see the opera, but rather took in the shear beauty and presence of such a stunning building.