Where is the scariest place in Cornwall

At the latest since Rosamunde Pilcher Romans is the county of Cornwall in the south-west of England on everyone's lips. Above all, its picturesque bays, the rough rock faces and the kilometers-long beaches of the peninsula stand for romance, relaxation and pure seclusion. Compared to most parts of England, the weather in Cornwall is mostly sunny and mild. If you want to have a good time, you can stroll along the beach, enjoy a tea time in the afternoon and end the evening in one of the rustic pubs. That Cornwall but also has rough, exciting sides, only very few know.

I'll take you on a little road trip through southern England's outermost corner and prove to you that Cornwall definitely doesn't just provide material for romance novels. On a round trip you have the chance to discover all the highlights - so it's best to grab a rental car and drive with me through England's most beautiful county.

Cornwall tips

Tintagel | St. Ives | Land’s End & Scilly Islands | Falmouth | Bodmin

Overview of the round trip

History and moss-covered waterfalls - Tintagel

I want to start my little round trip in the north-west of Cornwall, in a town that can only be reached by yours historical background can be described as a little jewel: we're talking about Tintagel.

The connection to England's history can be seen in the not far away Tintagel Castle make out, which is considered to be the place of birth of the famous King Arthur. The palace complex can only be reached via a relatively narrow path and steep stairs. Sturdy shoes are therefore a must! You will be rewarded on the way with rushing waterfalls, moss-covered slopes and the breaking of the waves on Cornwall's rugged cliffs.

If you are visiting Tintagel during the low tide, you should make a detour to the beach below the castle after the descent. There you will head towards the entrance Merlin’s Cave the cave in which the infant Arthur was brought to safety by the magician Merlin. If you haven't had enough of the saga about King Arthur, you should too King Arthur’s Great Halls pay a visit. After that, at the latest, you should be on your way again, because St. Ives is already waiting.


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Art and Culture - St. Ives

In St. Ives, travelers and artists alike will find an Eldorado. Tourists appreciate the extensive beaches with their fine, white sand, the wonderful view and the maritime location.

White sand and crystal clear water on the beaches of St. Ives

The Porthminster Beach and the Porthmeor Beach are two of the most famous and popular destinations. Crystal clear water attracts both people and animals, so that you have to look a little longer for a place when the weather is good. The beaches are framed by imposing villas in the background and by dense greenery and rough rocks on the sides.

The artistic streak of St. Ives is exemplified by the Tate Gallery St. Ives, an offshoot of the famous gallery of the same name in London, or through the many craft and gift shops. You can buy works of art by local painters as well as unusual chocolate creations.

If after all the water and the art you feel like a change and you are one of the less terrifying fellows, you should meet up with the after dusk Shanty Baba storyteller make an appointment to listen to a gruesomely beautiful ghost story by the lantern light and the sound of the surf. A shiver runs down my spine today ...


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tip: The village is on the way between St. Ives and Land’s End Pending. This is particularly interesting for adventure seekers, as you can get a smell of the miner's air in the Geevor Tin Mine. The mine, which has been converted into a visitor mine, lets you walk through an interesting museum as well as through a section of the mine. Unfortunately, you are no longer allowed to dismantle.

Between wrecks and seals - Scilly Islands & Land’s End

On the main island of Great Britain, Land’s End is the westernmost point, while the nearby Isles of Scilly mark the westernmost point of England. Both Land’s End and the Scilly Islands are one Paradise for the divers between you.

Shipwrecks can be explored at Land’s End

You will find numerous untouched ones off the coast of Land’s End Shipwrecksthat should definitely be explored by you. Open your eyes, you treasure hunters! In the cliffs around the village, walkers among you will also find the opportunity to take a closer look at such a wreck. The best known among them is probably the RMS Mühlheim.

For animal fans and water lovers, a trip to the Isles of Scilly is recommended because you are there Scilly Seal Snorkelling, that is, snorkeling with seals. If you have successfully taken off your wetsuits after your excursion, the further tour takes you to the flowery port city Falmouth.

Historic port city - Falmouth

Maritime flair can be sniffed in the village of Falmouth. It is known above all for its harbor, which was often both the starting and destination point for circumnavigators, and for its green oases, such as the Trebah Garden or the Glendurgan Garden. The former impresses with its high number of subtropical plants, which find ideal growth conditions due to the mild climate of the Gulf Stream. Trebah Garden is the place to be tropical palm trees and down-to-earth rhododendrons frolic in one place.

If you are more interested in the water than the land, you will find yourself in the National Maritime Museum Cornwall Find some interesting information about Cornwall’s maritime heritage and marvel at numerous boat models.

Once you've sniffed enough sea air, stop by one of Falmouth’s pubs or bars to end the day with a delicious pint Cider orale to let it fade away. Cheers! Fresh and cheerful you start the last stage of your journey: Bodmin.


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From Adel and Moore - Bodmin

Aristocratic air and Victorian flair can be found in Bodmin, more precisely in Lanhydrock House and Garden experience. The house offers you an insight into the splendid life of the Victorian aristocracy, while the garden invites you to stroll through its variety of plants. After your tour you should definitely take a break to enjoy freshly baked scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam.

By the way, braver hikers are in Bodmin Moor better off. With rubber boots in your luggage you go on fog-covered paths, at the end of which should be the cheesewring, a rock group formed by weathering that is guaranteed to remind you of the nearby Stonehenge.

If you come home thirsty from all the hikes, you should definitely visit the Haywood Farm stop by and see the production of the traditional cider, of the cider. After so much effort, you've definitely earned a glass (or two)!


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Overview of the tour of Cornwall

The map gives you an overview of my top destinations for a Cornwall round trip with some great sights:

This ends my journey and mine too Cornwall tips. Anyone who is still convinced that the county can do no more than provide a backdrop for heartbreak novels should take a detour and get to know Cornwall's rough side. Even more inspiration for your next trip you get in my travel magazine.


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