Top 5 must-see sights in Cornwall
Cornwall is a majestic area. It is actually a peninsula situated in the south-western edge of the country. The unique culture of Cornwall, the wonderful natural jewels and the pleasant climate make this place an important tourist destination. From beaches to fishing villages, from castles to churches, from gardens to monuments, Cornwall has it all. Whatever your preferences are, Cornwall will surely please you! There are innumerable visitor attractions here. If you find this description convincing and you would like to make visit the area, you have to read this guide. Below I will present you the top 5 must-see sights in Cornwall. I hope it will help you make a good decision.
The Eden Project
One of the most significant tourist attractions of Cornwall is the Eden Project. It consists of artificial biomes which are homes to thousands of plants. One of the domes includes tropical plants, while the other one contains Mediterranean plants. The Eden is usually open from 10:00 until 18:00, during summer season it is open until 20:00. (June 2013)
The medieval fortress’ ruins, the Tintangel Castle is another great visitor attraction of Cornwall. Located near the village of Tintangel, the castle is considered to be the place of King Arthur’s conception. The ruined castle drags numerous visitors each year. It offers stunning views over the surrounding area and over the sea.
St. Michael’s Mount
St. Michael’s Mount is actually an offshore island which is accessible via a causeway or by boat. It is with no doubt a must-see sight of Cornwall. The astonishing island’s mount is home to a wonderful medieval castle surrounding by beautiful gardens. If you love such attractions, you must visit St. Michael’s Mount. The opening times vary depending on season.
One of the most beautiful coves in Cornwall, the Kynance Cove is a top visitor attraction of the area. It is characterized by astonishing natural beauty: turquoise waters, white sandy beach, interconnected caves, offshore islands and others. Owned by the National Trust, the cove is popular among the lovers of sun and sea, too. It is important to mention that the currents can are strong, thus swimming can be dangerous.
The only cathedral in Cornwall is the breathtaking Truro Cathedral. The Gothic Revival cathedral is about 250 feet tall and has three immense spires which dominate the city of Truro. The construction of the actual building began in 1880. Today the immense cathedral is an important visitor attraction of the city. It is a free attraction which is open 7:30 to 18:00 Monday to Saturday and 9:00 to 17:00 on Sundays. (June 2013)