Unique Places in Cornwall

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    Eden Project (IV)

    by munki Written Apr 10, 2005

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    Don’t let the crowns, the restaurant, the huge souvenirs shop, toilets, cash machines put you off. It makes sense to avoid weekends and public holidays or at least to try to arrive at 10.00 am when the gates open.

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    Eden Project (I)

    by munki Updated Apr 10, 2005

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    Eden Project, a modern five start prison for plants, shrubs and trees, was constructed on an abandoned china clay pit. It is located at about six kilometres northeast of St. Austell.

    Eden Project

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    Cornish country lanes

    by evaanna Updated Feb 11, 2005

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    If you come to see Cornwall as a tourist for just a few days, you visit the seaside, the castles and all the major tourist attractions. What you often miss is the great Cornish countryside with its narrow lanes, lovely hills and valleys, old trees overgrown with ivy and an abundance of flowers and birds. As it was spring when I was there, my friend took me to see one of the country valleys, more like a ravine really, with masses of early spring flowers sheltered there from the cold wind. I took a photo of the old stone bridge that my friend says is called Polbrock Bridge, south of Wadebridge on the Camel Trail going towards Bodmin. She couldn't even describe how we got there it was so complicated, but she certainly knew her way as she drove at what for me was a terrifying speed on those narrow winding dirt roads. Anyway, you could try to find the valley and the bridge if I tell you that the nearest little village is Ruthernbridge. If not, just go and explore Cornwall - it is worth it. And don't miss their cream teas and Cornish pasties on the way!

    Polbrock Bridge, Cornwall
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    Crackington Haven

    by evaanna Written Jan 28, 2005

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    Crackington Haven in North Cornwall is Cornwall's highest coastal point, offering great views of the sea and the cliffs. The village lies very close to the sea here, separated from it only by the road. With lots of parking space, it makes a good starting point for scenic walks on the coastal footpath.

    On the way to Crackington Haven, Cornwall
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    The first radio signal across the ocean

    by Manara Updated Jan 19, 2005

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    When in Cornwall it may be interesting to visit the place where, for the first time, radio waves were sent across the Atlantic and received in Canada.
    Nowadays there is just a monument there to mark the place, but for several years the premises of the very first radio station, created by Guglielmo Marconi, were there.
    In order to reach it you can go by bus (from Helston) or by car to Poldhu Cove, and then walk the coastal path along beautiful cliffs, until you reach the monument.
    When I went there there was not much to see or to do, except enjoying the beauty of the sea coast, and reading the inscription that describes the historic event.
    Now, there is an information centre, built in 2001 to mark the centenary of the first transatlantic radio signal.

    The Marconi monument
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    Mount Edgecombe

    by freya_heaven Written Sep 15, 2004

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    Mount Edgecombe is a country park & a stately home built in 1547, by the Edgecombe family. It was sold to Plymouth & Cornwall Council in 1971.

    The House was bombed during the war & was gutted by fire, it has since been renovated. The House sits in 856 acres of beautiful coastal land, most of which is open to the public for free. This is a beautiful place to spend a relaxing day, try to come in the week when it is much quieter.

    The photo is the Orangery, built in 1760, which is now a restaurant & the Italian Garden. I felt the plants in the Italian Garden are reminicent of a council roundabout! Nice trees & statues though.

    Orangery
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    St Agnes

    by freya_heaven Updated Sep 15, 2004

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    St Agnes the only Tin streaming works in Cornwall still in operation, and has been for 100s of years.

    The beaches and coastline in this area are stunning. Again another are very popular with surfers. There are some wonderful cliff walks which takes you past ruined tin mines, to Perrenporth to the north and Porthtowen to the south. Ruins of old tin miles are very much part of the landscape here.

    St Agnes Coastline
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    RNAS Coldrose

    by freya_heaven Updated Sep 15, 2004

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    RNAS Coldrose is a Royal Navy Air Base not far from Helson in south west Cornwall.

    You obviously can not walk around the air base itself, but they do have a viewing area, where this photo was taken from.

    RNAS Coldrose
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    Priests Cove

    by freya_heaven Updated Sep 15, 2004

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    Priests Cove sits below the cliffs of Cape Cornwall. The headland you can see in the distance of the photo is Lands End, the most westerly point if the British mainland.

    This is a small, beautiful little cove, it is never very busy here, fishermen come & go, a wonderful place to get away from it all & watch the sun set. Much nicer & less commercial here than Lands End!

    Follow the road from St Just to get here.

    Priests Cove, Cape Cornwall
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    Geevor Museum

    by freya_heaven Written Sep 14, 2004

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    Geevor Tin Mine near Penzance, was a working mine until it shut in 1990. The mine reopened again in 1993 as a museum

    Today you can walk through 18th century tunnels, learn how we obtain tin and the lives of the miners through the centuries. The miners showers & locker rooms are as they were left 14 years ago. They have exhibitions, and interactive displays, something to keep everyone interested.

    The Museum is open daily, the underground tours are less frequent thoughout the day in the winter. Admission £6.50.

    Geevor Tin Mine
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    St Materiana's Church

    by freya_heaven Written Sep 14, 2004

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    St Materiana's Church was built in the 1000s, The church has a wonderfully atmospheric position on the cliff top above Tintagel Castle. All my churchyard sunsets photos on this page were taken here.

    It is believed that St Materiana's Church is the oldest surviving church in Cornwall. The old graveyard is a fantastic mix of Celtic & traditional christian gravestones, many leaning in different directions.

    St Materiana's Church, Tintagel
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    Hell's Mouth - in a beautiful way...

    by MISSQT Updated Mar 13, 2004

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    Behind Godrevy lie cliffs of dark slate and shale with enthralling names like Hell's Mouth and Deadman's Cove.

    Me and sisters/friend spent a lot of time mucking about in the caves, exploring and admiring it's beauty... I recall that we posed in the caves for a picture - just like Charlie's Angels - see my travelogue.

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    beaten path, there is nothing else!

    by AmyLL Written Sep 26, 2003

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    all of Cornwall is off of the beaten path except large towns such as plymouth and newquy.
    you can walk, cycle or run to your hearts delight in the most clean raw surroundings that Cornwall has to offer.
    i havent been to a more beautiful place in england.....................

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    Trebarwith Strand

    by Ash59 Written Feb 25, 2003

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    This picture is of a cove call Trebarwith Strand. It can be found north of Tintagel. If you are in the area and are looking for a place to rest and eat, you couldn't find better than the pub that you can see on the right of the picture.

    Cornwall, Trebarwith Strand
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    There are many great coastal...

    by angelis Written Aug 26, 2002

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    There are many great coastal walks, and also the National cycle network, in Cornwall. These can take you to small, untouristy towns and villages. You can also discover one of my favourite things about the UK, its beautiful and varied coastline.

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