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Wherever you choose to spend your holiday in Cornwall, you'll find no shortage of fascinating places to visit. The brief descriptions given below are just a taste of the unique places which is Cornwall.

 

 

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CADGWITH (Penzance)

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Minuscule fishing village on east coast of Lizard Peninsula. Two small shingle beaches, and cluster of pastel-washed thatched cottages. Fleet once landed record 1,798,000 pilchards over four days in 1904. Devil's Frying Pan collapsed sea cave.

 

CALLINGTON

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Market town nestling between Tamar and Lynher rivers. 15thC chapel encloses Dupath Well, with reputation for curing whooping cough. Mural Project displays the area's heritage, landscape and industry on walls of town's buildings. Kit Hill Country Park to north, with nature trails and spectacular views of Bodmin Moor and Dartmoor. Nearby Tamar Valley Donkey Park.

 

CALSTOCK (Gunnislake)

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Notable for views of Tamar Valley, rail viaduct, and skeletal remains of tin and copper mines. Cotehele House and Mill(NT), notable former home of Edgcumbe family, lies around bend in river. Tamar canoe expeditions. Scenic rail link to Plymouth along Tamar Valley Line.

 

CAMBORNE

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Heart of former mining industry, now a busy town centre with a range of shops. A Town Trail guides visitors around the many historic buildings. Home of engineer Richard Trevithick, honoured each April with Trevithick Day festival. School of Mines Geological Museum & Art Gallery. Mineral Tramways Discovery Centre at nearby Pool. Cornish Mines & Engines (NT) includes Industrial Discovery Centre and working beam engines.

 

THE CAMEL ESTUARY

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An outstandingly beautiful estuary with golden sands on either side is crowned on one side by the old and attractive fishing town of Padstow with its little winding street and picturesque harbour, whilst on the other the most popular select village of Rock, with its expensive bungalows and open sandy countryside.

 

CAMELFORD

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Historic town, good walking centre. Close to Bodmin Moor and Slaughter Bridge, legendary site of King Arthur's last battle. Museum, gallery, Indian King Arts Centre, British Cycling Museum. Nearby Crowdy Reservoir for trout fishing and Moorland Flying Club at Davidstow.

 

CAPE CORNWALL (Penzance)

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Only cape (NT) in England and Wales. Chimney on summit from Cape Cornwall mine, abandoned in 1870. Fine walking country. Off-shore, Brisons reef has macabre record for shipwrecks.

 

CARBIS BAY (St Ives)

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Mile east of St Ives, and a resort in its own right. Sheltered beach, ideal for children, windsurfing and water-skiing. Rosamunde Pilcher associations.

 

CARDINHAM (Bodmin)

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Three mile northeast of Bodmin and midway between the north and south coasts. Cardinham lies between Bodmin Moor and the lovely wooded valley of the River Fowey. The earthworks of the old castle, once belonging to the Earls of Cornwall, commands the steep valleys leading to the village.

 

CARLYON BAY (St Austell)

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Crinnis beach south-east of St Austell. Neighbouring Polgaver is only accredited naturist beach in Cornwall. 18-hole parkland golf course.

 

CARNMENELLIS (Redruth)

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The parish of Carnmenellis was created by Act of Parliament, and was gazetted on 9th January 1846. It was created from part of Wendron parish to meet the requirements of increasing population. The the parish is named after the Cornish for a rocky hill 'Carn' plus an unknown word.

 

CAWSAND (Torpoint)

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With neighbouring Kingsand, this tiny village once operated one of the largest smuggling fleets in the West Country. Now yacht anchorage at mouth of Tamar. Wide bay beneath wooded heights of Penlee. Mount Edgcumbe Country Park nearby. Start of Cornwall section of SW Coast Path.

 

CHACEWATER (Truro)

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Chacewater is in the Deanery of Powder. The parish was created in 1828 from part of Kea parish. The parish is named after the 'English Chase' or hunting ground near to a stream, or other water, feature. James Watt (1736-1819) used to stay at Chacewater during the erection of his famous engine at the Chacewater mine, since known as Wheal Busy. The populous village of Chacewater owed its existence in the early 19th century solely to the surrounding mines. On Creegbraws downs is a valuable quarry of an elvan, similar in colour to the famed Pentewan stone. Chacewater was long distinguished by possessing one of the largest and ugliest churches in Cornwall.

 

CHAPEL AMBLE (Wadebridge)

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Chapel Amble is a small unspoilt attractive village at the head of a once tidal stream in the Parish of St Kew. It has a post office stores and a very good local pub. Two miles upstream, nestled in a wooded valley, is St Kew with its 16th Century church, Georgian Vicarage and Inn. Wadebridge is four miles away and both villages are ideally situated for the sandy beaches on the Camel Estuary.

 

CHAPEL PORTH (St. Agnes)

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Magnificent beach, approached through fold in cliffs, close to St Agnes on north coast. Administered by National Trust. Best access at low tide.

 

CHARLESTOWN (St Austell)

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Familiar TV location for Poldark and The Onedin Line. Shipwreck and Heritage Centre. Built in 1801 for import of coal and export of China Clay. Remains a Georgian time capsule. Now provides permanent berth for square riggers.

 

CHURCH COVE (St Austell)

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Church Cove is a tiny hamlet in Cornwall, England. Its nearest town is Helston, which lies approximately 10.1 miles north-west. The parish is notable for being the most southern point on British mainland.

 

COLAN (Newquay)

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The parish of Colan has sometimes been called Little Colan or St Colan; it is situated in the deanery and Hundred of Pydar. It is bounded on the north and west by St Columb Minor, on the east by St Columb Major, and on the south by St Enoder and Newlyn East. The parish, which is located towards the north Cornwall coast, is named after its patron: Saint Colanus. The principal villages are Besoan, Melancoose, and Mountjoy.

 

COOMBE (Bude)

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A small and quiet hamlet of thatched cottages and a mill. Once a thriving village based on the wood and corn mill. Located between Bude and Morwenstow, near Duck Pool Beach.

 

CONSTANTINE BAY (Padstow)

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The road climbs steeply up the hill among winding byways of cottages with flower filled gardens to a church that has looked out for 500 years on the glorious landscape of the Helford River area and its romantic hideaway creeks. On the hill, in a hollow, lies the traditional farming village of Constantine. A charming unspoilt corner of the County with its woods, wild flowers, historic quays, National Trust gardens and land and yet within half a dozen miles of some splendid sandy beaches.

 

CORNELLY (Tregony, Truro)

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The parish of Cornelly is situated in the deanery and Hundred of Powder. It is bounded on the north by Probus, on the east by Cuby, Tregony St James, Veryan and Ruan Lanihorne, on the south by Lamorran creek, and on the west by Lamorran. The parish is thought to be named after its patron: St Cornelly, or possibly taken from an unknown local word. This is a sparsely-populated parish which, for civil purposes, was absorbed by Tregony in 1934. There is no village of Cornelly and the little church of St Cornelius is tucked away down a lane off a byroad between Probus and Tregony. Cornelly has within it the hamlets of Penvose, Trelasker, Trewarthenick, Killiow, Freewater, Grogarth and is bounded on the east by the river Fal.

 

COVERACK (Helston)

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Old smugglers' haunt and fishing village with large sheltered beach. Small harbour, inn, cafe, shops and art gallery. Former RNLI station, close to feared Manacles reef. Ancient megaliths, the Giant's Quoits, at nearby Rosenithon.

 

CRACKINGTON HAVEN (Bude)

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On the north coast of Cornwall, at the bottom of a steep sided, gorse-clad valley, the hamlet grew up round a small bathing cove. Protected by the towering cliffs, the beach could be used to launch fishing boats. Much of the area is owned by the National Trust. Strangles Beach is overlooked by High Cliff, at 731 feet the highest sea cliff in Cornwall. These cliffs are covered in loose stones and can be very dangerous. Tiny St Genny's church has rare altar tabernacle.

 

CRANTOCK (Newquay)

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The parish of Crantock is situated in the deanery and Hundred of Pydar. It is bounded on the north and west by the sea and St. Columb Minor, on the east by Newlyn East, and on the south by Cubert. Crantock was founded by St.Carantacus in the 5th century.

 

CREMYLL (Torpoint)

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A port on Plymouth Sound, this is where the passenger ferry from Devon first lads you on Cornish soil. It has a well known boat building yard and a waterfront pub.

 

CROWAN (Helston)

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The parish of Crowan is situated in the deanery and Hundred of Penwith. It is bounded on the north by Camborne, on the west by Wendron, on the south by Sithney and Breage, and on the west by St Erth and Gwinear. The parish is named after its patron, St Carwenna. The manor of Clowance was in this parish. The house was the main residence of the St Aubyn family; it is now a county club and holiday establishment. In the past, like neighbouring Camborne, the parish was the home to much mining activity. The chief villages besides the Churchtown, are Leedstown, Praze-an-Beeble, Nancegollan, Townsend, Curgenwen,  Trethannas, Trevoole and Releath.

 

CUBERT (Newquay)

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Cubert (St Cuthbert) is situated in the deanery and Hundred of Pydar. It is bounded on the north by Crantock, on the east by Crantock and Newlyn East, on the south by Perranzabuloe, and on the west by the sea.

 

CURY (Helston)

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An anciently called Corantyn, is situated in the Meneage district on the Lizard; it is in the deanery and Hundred of Kerrier. It is bounded on the north and west by Mawgan-in-Meneage, on the east by Ruan Minor and on the south by Mullion and Gunwallow. The parish is named after its patron, Saint Corentin. The parish is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086 as 'Chori'. The principal villages of the parish, besides the Churchtown, are Cross Lanes, White Cross and Nantirret. The parish is primarily an agricultural one, with many farms.

 

 

       

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