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01305 833103

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01305 773233

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01305 837010

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  • What is Cornwall Famous For?

    26 / June / 2024

    If you’re thinking of visiting Cornwall you might be surprised to discover exactly what it is that keeps hoards of tourists and staycationers returning to this fascinating coastal hamlet year after year. What is Cornwall famous for? What is the secret of its eternal appeal for families, couples, artisans and foodies?

    Curious about what makes this celebrated coastal town so special? Keep reading!

    Here are a few of the most noteworthy features that have helped to place Cornwall firmly on the holidaymaker’s map. 

    Historical Sites

    Cornwall is teeming with ancient historical sites that illustrate its fascinating past. Historians, students, and families in search of educational days out will find Bronze Age stone circles, Iron Age villages, and a diverse range of other ancient landmarks in Cornwall. Each one offers a glimpse into the region’s rich and mysterious history.

    Castles and Folklore

    Cornwall is also known for its fairy tale castles and folklore. Visit the legendary Tintagel Castle, believed to be the birthplace of King Arthur and steeped in cultural mythology. 

    Entertain the family with tales of Morgawr, the Cornish cousin of the Loch Ness monster, or grab your binoculars and scope out the Beast of Bodmin, an equally elusive phantom wildcat, also said to inhabit the county.

    Cream Teas

    Cornish cream teas, featuring scones with clotted cream and jam, are a beloved tradition, offering a delightfully scrummy taste of local hospitality. And of course, as every good Cornish native knows, in this part of the West Country at least, it’s jam first, followed by lashings of delicious, locally sourced clotted cream! 

    Land’s End

    Cornwall is the location of Land’s End, the southwesternmost tip of mainland Britain. The spot offers stunning coastal views and rugged landscapes, making it a must-visit landmark for tourists and locals alike.

    Pirates of Penzance

    Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic opera, The Pirates of Penzance, is set in the picturesque Cornish town of the same name. Although written in 1879—most likely inspired by the region’s notorious reputation for piracy during the 18th and early 19th centuries—this popular romp, which blends humour with Cornwall’s history of pirate lore, remains popular today.

    Dawn French

    Beloved comedian and actress Dawn French lives in Cornwall, bringing a touch of celebrity charm to the region with her notable presence and local community involvement.

    Cornish Pasties

    This culinary icon, a savoury pastry filled with meat and vegetables, was originally created as a convenient meal for miners. With a mind-boggling array of award-winning restaurants and a particular local pride in this much-loved delicacy, you’re never too far from a pasty in this foodie’s paradise. 

    The Eden Project

    The Eden Project features two massive biomes—a rainforest biome and a Mediterranean biome. Each of these incredible recreations of the natural world houses a diverse range of plant species. This creates a uniquely immersive ecological experience that attracts visitors from around the world.


    Cornwall’s extensive coastline is perfect for watersports such as sailing, kayaking, surfing and paddleboarding, offering thrilling activities for adrenaline junkies and marine adventurers of all descriptions.

    Tate St Ives Gallery

    Tate St Ives showcases modern and contemporary art, celebrating the region’s artistic heritage and influence on British and international artists.

    Daphne Du Maurier

    Famed novelist Daphne Du Maurier, known for such works as Rebecca, spent a great deal of her childhood in Cornwall. As a result, she drew inspiration from its dramatic landscapes, adding literary prestige to the region.


    Cornwall produces excellent beer, with numerous local breweries crafting distinctive ales that reflect the area’s unique character and flavours.

    Doc Martin

    The popular TV series Doc Martin was filmed in the picturesque village of Port Isaac, drawing fans to explore its charming streets and striking coastal setting.

    Fish and Seafood

    Cornish fish and seafood are known for their freshness and quality. The region boasts several award-winning seafood restaurants that serve freshly caught fish from local sources.

    Falmouth University

    Falmouth University is the go-to place of study for several creative industries, attracting a highly engaged cohort of international students to its innovative programs and vibrant campus.

    Family Holidays

    In a 2023 Premier Inn survey, Cornwall was named the best family staycation location. 

    With its stunning coastline, sandy beaches, family-friendly attractions, and endless outdoor activities, it remains among the top UK holiday destinations for families.

    Marine Wildlife

    The Cornish coast is a sanctuary for marine wildlife, including seals, dolphins, basking sharks, and even the occasional orca, providing unique opportunities for wildlife watching.

    Gourmet Fish & Chips

    Cornwall is famed for its gourmet fish and chips, combining fresh local fish with high-quality ingredients for a delicious take on this British classic.

    Blue Flag Beaches

    Cornwall’s numerous Blue Flag beaches are recognised for their clean, safe, and environmentally friendly conditions, making them ideal for family outings and seaside fun.

    So, What is Cornwall Famous For? 

    In a nutshell, fun, feasting, beaches, delightful discoveries and tons of holiday adventures!

    Where to Stay in Cornwall

    Looking for the perfect family-friendly holiday park experience in Cornwall? Join us at our award-winning Tregoad Holiday Park.

    Give your family the holiday of a lifetime when you stay in one of our luxury static caravan holiday homes, quaint cottages or luxury lodges.

    Book a last-minute break and you’ll be in the perfect spot to enjoy all that fabulous Cornwall is most famous for!

    Have a question?

    Give us a call and we'll answer any questions you have quickly and easily.

    Bowleaze Cove

    01305 833103

    Chesil Beach

    01305 773233

    Osmington Mills

    01305 837010


    01503 262718

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