When you arrive at a place called Land’s End
in the county of Cornwall, England
, you know you have come a long way to get here. At least that’s how it feels looking out across the Atlantic Ocean from one of the United Kingdom’s most westerly points. Seemingly standing at the edge of the world, Cornwall is far more than just 300 miles of spectacular coastline with breathtaking views atop vertical cliffs and extensive stretches of golden sand beaches. It’s a county with a rich history, a diverse geological past, and a modern outlook.
In a single day, visit the remains of Tintagel Castle
, legendary birthplace of the mythical King Arthur; Bodmin Moor
, part of the Cornubian Batholith, and the Eden Project
, a futuristic greenhouse complex.
There is so much to do and see in do in Cornwall, though, you won’t want to stay for just a day. Check out Owner Direct Vacation Rentals and choose from a variety of accommodations including vacation rental homes, apartment rentals, condo rentals, and charming thatched-roof cottages all in Cornwall, one of Britain’s most breathtakingly beautiful counties
Located on the peninsula in the far west of Great Britain, Cornwall has a temperate Oceanic climate. Thanks to its southerly latitude and the influence of the Gulf Stream, the county boasts the mildest and sunniest climate in all of the United Kingdom
. The weather (and the waves!) is also the attraction for surfers. The town of Newquay
on the North Atlantic coast is regarded as the surf capital of the United Kingdom. Rent your boards for the week while staying here at your vacation rental home or apartment rental.
The Isles of Scilly
, an archipelago of islands off the coast of Land’s End, are served by fixed-wing airplane from Newquay-Cornwall International Airport. Accommodations in hotels, cottages, apartment rentals, and historic 18th century vacation rental homes are available here as well. Travel between the islands can be achieved by ferry or chartering your own sailboat, a favored pastime of locals and tourists.
While plotting out your Cornish adventure, be sure to include a trip to Truro
, Cornwall’s only big city. Accommodation offerings throughout Truro are plentiful as this is a popular destination for eateries and nightlife with many bars, clubs and restaurants. Book an apartment rental or condo rental here today and don’t forget to sample Cornwall’s finest delicacy: the Cornish pasty
– a pastry made with a filling of beef steak, onion, potato and rutabaga.
Four times daily from Truro, a fleet of river ferries travels down the Rivers Truro and Fal with a final stop in the harbour town of Falmouth
on the southern English Channel coast. Lodging choices here also range from beach homes to apartment rentals.
Where ever you go in Cornwall, you can’t go wrong. With 958 square kilometers considered part of the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
, it is truly a beautiful land. Find accommodations for your trip to Cornwall today on Owner Direct Vacation Rentals.