Why visit Cornwall

Cornwall is a place that every respectable traveller should visit at least once in their lifetime.

I might be biased… in fact I probably most certainly am, but to me, Cornwall is one of the most beautiful places on earth. With breathtaking views of endless beauty, accompanied by the sounds of thundering waves crashing against the rocky cliff edges, as seagulls cry out, circling the skies above. It is the perfect place to become one with yourself and release your inner wanderer.

There is a constant force of nature, in this wondrous land, that is not to be reckoned with, and yet at the same time a peace and tranquillity in everything you see. It is a place ruled by mother nature, as most of the land is still untouched or (mostly) left to its own devices. It is this unkempt wilderness that makes Cornwall so unique to anywhere else.

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But Cornwall is not merely a land of moors and cliff tops, it is also home to small quaint country villages and rolling fields – filled with sweet-smelling flowers and freshly harvested hay. A place of traditional festivals and ancient Celtic culture. There is so much to see and explore, from old castle ruins and Celtic stones to beautiful babbling brooks running through majestic woods.

In all my years of travelling and exploring, I have never been to a place that has felt so magical. And when I say this I mean it in the most literal sense – it quite literally feels like any minute a pixie or an elf could wander past you or a mermaid could wave its fish scaled tale in the local harbour! There is a constant mystery that shrouds Cornwall making all these fairy tales and mythical creatures seem plausible. Cornwall, or Kernow as the locals call it, is a place left in time, frozen in its simplicity and beauty.

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In Kernow, time is not a key factor, everything happens in its own time at its own pace, or as the Cornish call it ‘D’reckly time’. There is no pressure or demands, it is simply a place to just be. This may be slightly hard to adjust to at first, however, once you breathe in the salty sea air and engross your self in the sounds of nature you will soon become a D’reckly doer yourself. Quite simply there is no way to hurry Cornwall…or if there is, no one has discovered it yet – but that is what makes it so very special.

As you can probably tell, I have a deep love for this beautiful part of the world. I have spent many a happy hour strolling its meadows and collecting seashells off its beaches. Wading in the lush clear waters, whilst watching the fishing boats set off for the day. Smelling the aroma of pure perfection that fills the air whilst homemade pasties cook in the ovens! As I’m sure you know, Cornwall is famous for its pastry heaven known as the pasty. There have been songs, poems and even stories written about pasties. Family recipes have been handed down through generation to generation, there are even competitions held in honour of the pasty!

So if you find your travelling legs have brought you to Cornwall, then it is an absolute must to try a pasty! And there is no better place to eat one then in a quaint little fishing village surrounded by lush golden sand and the sound of lapping waves. Though do watch the skies above for the seagulls, they love pasties almost as much as the Cornish and aren’t too shy to try take a bite!

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Putting pasty eating seagulls aside…There is a wonderful poem about Cornwall written by the Cornish poet Clive Blake, I personally think it sums Kernow up perfectly:

Cornwall Explored

Coastline, rocky, rugged, proud, crumbling cliffs in ozone shrouds, sun-kissed drifts of desert sand, golden frame of a sea cradled land.

fishing village, atmospheric hub, brass band playing. outside quaint old pub, boats, all sizes, rest near harbour wall, wading birds sift through tide-filled pool.

foliage explosion of a Cornish hedge, country lanes snake, and young birds fledge, ruminants, punctuating, quilted hill, buzzards soar and wise hares are still. 

tine mine engine house, towering stack, roof caved in, gorse and bracken’s back, white clay peak, geometrical and sleek, earths riches gouged, canyon deep.

moor-land, open, untamed, granite-strewn, wild ponies dance to a skylark’s tune, tor and beacon, barrow and mound, you’re in God’s own country when you walk this ground.

– Clive Blake 

All in all, Kernow is a wondrous place and I don’t think I could ever do it true justice with words. It is somewhere you must come and experience for yourself. So I fully encourage you to pack your wellington boots and immerse yourself in the true beauty that is Cornwall! Come walk the cobbled streets of Truro, wade in the waters of Marazion, feel the wind on your face as you stand on the clifftops at the lizard and explore as much as humanly possible the wild beauty of this stunning land.

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I hope you’ve enjoyed reading my little post about Cornwall and hopefully, it’s given you a new place to add to the travel list!

Thank you so much for reading and please don’t hesitate to get in contact if you have any questions, requests or simply just want to share an experience. Please feel free to follow my Blog too. You can also find me on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

All the very best from your wee Cornish blogger

Hermione x

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83 thoughts on “Why visit Cornwall

  1. I’m a fellow Cornwall lover and really enjoyed your post. It was the land of my childhood holidays and I’m still a regular visitor. I’m sure I leave with a little fairy dust each time I leave. It’s a magical place!

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    1. Hahaha Cornwall is probably one of the hidden gems of England, not many people outside the uk know where it is. It really is truly stunning though, I hope you’re able to come see it one day 😁

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  2. I absolutely love Cornwall and what you wrote about it was beautiful you can tell you’re passionate about it! My favourite place I’ve visited so far is St Ives but would love to go back soon and explore more!

    Jess // foundationsandfairytales.wordpress.com
    xx

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    1. Thank you so much! ☺️ glad to hear you’re a fellow cornwall lover! Ooo tough question, I love the lizard point but also the waterfall St Nectan’s Glen in Tintagel! Hope you get to come back soon 😁

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  3. Cornwall sounds and looks absolutely stunning! I’ve heard a lot of great things about it before and it’s been on my travel bucket list for a while now. Fingers crossed I’ll get to visit there soon! 🙂

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    1. Yay! so glad to hear you are a fellow Cornwall lover! Pasties are so amazingly delicious, but I never eat them outside of Cornwall, as no where makes them as good! haha Thank you so much for reading my lovely 🙂

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  4. aimsysantics

    Oh, Cornwall just looks beautiful! You have really sold the place to me, although it has always been on one of my places to visit! I think I will have to have a look at booking a little trip down to visit the beautiful places you mentioned. I love that you can be walking down the cobbled street, as well an exploring the cliff tops!

    Aimsy xoxo

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    1. Yay!! I’m so glad it hear it! 😁 Cornwall really is a special place and there are so many hidden gems to find and explore. It really is like living in a poldark episode 😂 I hope you get to visit soon and walk the cobble streets and cliff tops for yourself 😊

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  5. I went to Cornwall last year with my touring company and thought I’d have time to explore but we didn’t so unfortunately I had to settle with gazing at the rolling fields and distant sea horizons but I definitely want to go back there soon. Your photos are incredible.

    Emma x
    emmarollason.com

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    1. Awww what a shame! Though I’m glad you did get to see some rolling fields and the sea even if it was at a distance. I hope you get the chance to come back soon to go adventuring through the Cornish countryside! Thank you so much for reading 😁

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    1. Oh how wonderful! I actually think cornwall in October is perfect, the weather tends to be better too! I hope you have a wonderful trip when you come down and that the drive isn’t too bad for you 😊 thank you so much for reading 😁

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  6. I’ve went on quite a few holidays to Cornwall when I was younger and I absolutely loved the place. It’s gorgeous and so peaceful too. Your photography is stunning and reading this has made me want to visit this wonderful part of the UK again soon! Thank you for sharing Hermione 💖 xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

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    1. Aww thank you so very much! Cornwall is a stunning place, though it can be hard to fully appreciate when you’re young. I defo realised that when I moved away as a kid. I hope you get to visit again soon and see all the wonders for yourself 😁

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  7. Cornish Maid 87

    Love this post! You’ve included some of my favourite places and I love the pic of St Michael’s Mount! I also blog about Cornwall. Find me at cornishmaidblog.com 😀

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    1. Thank you so much for reading, I’m so happy you liked it! I feel like St Michaels mount is one of the most idyllic places to photograph! Will defo check out your blog my lovely, are you on twitter or Instagram? 😊

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