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County Town: Truro
Population: 501,267
Area: 3,544 square km - 1382 s
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Haunted Britain:
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Tredethy, Trevail, and a Thai Princess
Cultural Britain:
The Artists of St Ives
The Cornwall of Du Maurier
Lore & legend:
Corineus King of Cornwall
Dandos Dogs - St Germans
The Legend of King Arthur
Veryan’s Devil-Free Roundhouses
Natural Britain:
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Camel Estuary
Camel Valley
Cape Cornwall
Carbis Bay
Dodman Point
Helford River
Pentire Point and the Rumps
Rame Peninsula
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St Anthony Head
Tamar Valley
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Events

January
Seniors Special

February
Seniors Special

March
Annual Art Exhibition & Sale
FAMILIES - Minnows’ Tales
Spring Festival

April
Easter at Heligan
Porthleven Food and Music Festival
Spring Celebration Bulb Festival
St Agnes Bolster Festival
Trereife Easter Food and Craft Fair

May
'Obby 'Oss Celebrations
Celtic RallyFest
Cornish Asparagus Festival
Cornish Food and Craft Fair
Dive Fest
Furry Dance
Red Stripe British Longboard Championships
Rhododendron & Camellia Celebration
Run to the Sun
Spring Celebration
St Ives Food & Drink Festival
The Outdoor Screening Season - Pride and Prejudice

June
Bristol to Lands End Cycling Holiday
Charity Concert
Cornish Midsummer Bonfires
Liskeard Carnival
Mevagissey Fest Week
Murdoch Day
Polperro Festival
Royal Cornwall Show
The Eden Sessions
The Outdoor Screening Season - Master and Commander
Trereife Folk Festival

July
Bodmin Riding & Heritage Day
Camborne Show
Delabole Carnival
Grade Ruan Vintage Rally
Liskeard Agricultural Show
Padstow Vintage Rally and Country Fair
Perranporth Carnival
Port Eliot Festival
Porthleven Lifeboat Day
Rock Oyster Festival
St Endellion Music Festival
St Mawes Social Club Regatta
Stithians Show
The Eden Sessions
Wadebridge Carnival
Wadebridge Wheels

August
Bude Carnival
Bude Horticultural Show
Camel Sailing Week
Camelford Agricultural Show
Cornish Country Fair
Cornish Food and Craft Fair
Cornwall Design Fair
Cornwall Folk Festival
Crying the Neck
Delabole Wind Fair
Dragon Boat Race
Falmouth Tall Ships Regatta
Falmouth Week
Fowey Royal Regatta
Goonfest
Hayle Festival
King Arthur & Merlin
Looe Lions Carnival Week
Mount Edgcumbe Classic Car Rally & Fayre
Mount Edgcumbe Military History Weekend
Newlyn Fish Festival
Newlyn Fish Festival
Padstow Carnival
Padstow Lifeboat Day
Party in the Park
Pasty Day festival
Pendeen Band week
Pentillie Festival of Speed
Relentless Boardmasters
Rip Curl Newquay Boardmasters
Scrapheap Challenge!
Scrapheap Challenge!
St Agnes Carnival
St Agnes Steam Rally
St Keverne Ox Roast
The Outdoor Screening Season
Trereife Country Fair
Trereife Summer Festival
West of England Steam Engine Society Rally

September
Annual Exhibition
Bude Jazz Festival
Cornwall Food & Drink Festival
Cornwall Walk
Heritage Open Days
Newquay Fish Festival
St Ives September Festival
Trewidden Gardens Open Weekend

October
Falmouth Oyster Festival
Lowender Peran Celtic Festival
St Just Feast

November
Cornwall Film Festival
Fowey Christmas Market
Penzance Charity Fireworks Extravaganza
Trereife Christmas Gifts Fair

December
Bodmin Christmas Gift Fair
Cornish Christmas Evenings
Pantomime
Saltash Christmas Festival
Tom Bawcock's Eve

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Principal Towns: St Austell, Truro, Newquay, Penzance, Falmouth

The county of Cornwall lies at the far south-western point of Britain. It includes the Scilly Isles, which lie 28 miles off its coast. The mainland part of Cornwall stretches from the River Tamar in the East, to the infamous Land's End at its Western point. Cornwall has its own language (Cornish), which is derived from the Brythonic language used by the original Brythonic Celts who inhabited what is considered by many scholars to be one of the six Celtic nations. Originally separate from England, the Cornish are proud of their heritage and many still wish for more autonomy for Cornwall. In the Cornish tongue the county is known as Kernow. One of Cornwall's great attractions is its ruggedly beautiful landscape. Cornwall benefits from probably the highest ratio of coastline to inland area of any county in England. There is also a notable difference between its North and South coasts, which adds to the sheer variety that Cornwall has to offer. The North coast tends to be a little wilder due to its being more exposed to the worst of the weather. However, it still has many fine sandy beaches which attract large numbers of tourists to the northern coast. The South coast of Cornwall is more sheltered and is in direct line of the warming Gulf Stream and so enjoys a milder climate as a result. As a rule the beaches on the southern coast enjoy some of the finest weather that England has to offer. The inland areas are particularly noted for their expanses of wild moorland. The earliest known writings about the people of Cornwall come from a Greek historian Diodurus Siculus (c90-30BC), who is believed to have been echoing words from Pytheas, a geographer who visited Cornwall at some time around the fourth century BC. He noted that the Cornish people were civilised in their way of life and possessed great skill in the mining and preparation of the tin, which they traded with visiting merchants who many believe to be Phoenicians. The tin trade has historically been a mainstay of the Cornish economy, but fell into decline during the mid 1800s. The remains of this long-standing industry are a particular draw for Archaeologists. Now, with the price of metals reaching new heights, the mining of tin and copper from Cornwall is once again being considered. After the departure of the Romans , the area was returned to Celtic control. It then remained under the reign of the Celtic chieftains until it came into conflict with the Kingdom of Wessex (controlled by the Anglo Saxons). It is unclear exactly when Cornwall was absorbed into England, but it was certainly under English control by the reign of Edward the Confessor (1042-1066). There is only one city in the whole of the county, Truro , the cathedral city is also the administrative centre of the county. There are, however, many fine towns and picturesque villages which all help to make up the special charm of Cornwall. Cornwall is one of the poorest counties in England and, since the decline of the tin industry, it relies heavily on the tourist trade for income. Thankfully, Cornwall has masses to offer potential visitors to the county. The rugged and open landscapes in Cornwall, together with the combination of magnificent beaches and rocky coastlines, make the county an ideal place for an activity and outdoor pursuit style holiday. Cornwall offers Horseriding , Walking , Watersports , Cycling , Golf , Fishing , Extreme Sports and Sailing . Surfing is big in Cornwall due to the mix of quality beaches and good quality surf rolling in from the Atlantic ocean. Should you require something a little more relaxing, Cornwall offers miles of magnificent sandy beaches and some of the country's best weather for simply stretching out in the sun. Among the fine beaches on offer are those at St Ives , Newquay , Bude and Watergate Bay - although there are many others! For those wishing to experience the calm, wild nature of the moorlands in Cornwall, Bodmin Moor offers the perfect chance to escape from the modern world and enjoy its beauty. Land's End is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Cornwall. Land's End is the most westerly point of the English Mainland. It is popular with tourists whop flock from all over the world in order to be pictured next to its famous sign. In addition nearby Lizard Point offers a chance to visit the most southerly point of the English Mainland. Cornwall is also known for its smuggling history, very much a part of Cornish culture and evident in many public house names. Many of the traditional fishing villages of Cornwall also have a history of smuggling. The landscape offered the opportunity and the poverty of the fishing communities, together with high taxes created the necessity. The 13th century fishing village of Polperro is a fine example of a Cornish fishing village renowned for its connections with the smuggling trade. The village is very popular with tourists today who can explore the many inlets and secluded beaches that would have been used by the smugglers in days gone by. On the north coast you can visit Tintagel . The ruined castle perched on the rugged cliffs there is believed by many to be King Arthur's legendary castle 'Camelot', whilst the so-called Merlin's Cave can be found on the nearby beach.

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