Kernow, county of contrasts... a guide to CornwallCornwall or "Kernow" is the most South Westerly county of the United Kingdom. With the sea on three sides and wild moors inland, the Cornish Duchy is a county of contrasts benefiting in the main from a mild coastal climate - you are never more than 16 miles from the sea wherever you stay in Cornwall with Cornish Horizons!
The natural landscape provides a contrast of wide sandy beaches, rugged cliffs, hidden coves, unspoiled fishing villages, vineyards, countryside and coastal walks with their many and varied views.
Other attractions include the Eden Project, the Lost Gardens of Heligan, the many historic houses and wonderful gardens, castles, maritime and mining heritage centres, family theme parks, theatres, and an almost bewildering variety of clubs, bars and restaurants from charming cosy bistros to the magnificence of Rick Stein's Seafood Restaurant.
The energetic can try their hand at surfing, golf, swimming, riding, sailing, hiking, fishing, diving, windsurfing and cycling.
For ideas for places to go and activities to enjoy visit our Enjoy Cornwall pages.