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Porfell Wildlife Park & Sanctuary

Porfell Wildlife Park & Sanctuary, Lanreath, Liskeard, UK

Poldark Mine

Poldark Mine & The Cornish Heritage Collection, Trenear, Helston, UK

Lizard Lighthouse Heritage Centre

Lizard Lighthouse, Lighthouse Road, Lizard, Helston, UK

National Maritime Museum

National Maritime Museum, Falmouth, UK

Trelissick

National Trust - Trelissick Garden, Dicky Lane, Feock, Truro, UK

St Michael’s Mount

St Michael's Mount, Marazion, UK

Pencarrow House & Garden

Pencarrow House & Garden, Bodmin, UK

Oasis Fun Pools

Oasis Fun Pools, Hendra Holiday Park, Newquay, UK

The Leach Pottery

The Leach Pottery, Higher Stennack, Saint Ives, UK

Raze The Roof

Raze the Roof indoor children's soft play, birthday parties & laser tag arena, Parkengue, Penryn, UK

St Eval Kart Circuit

St Eval Kart Circuit, St Eval, Wadebridge, UK

Bluereef Aquarium

Blue Reef Aquarium Newquay, Towan Promenade, Newquay, UK

Trethorne Leisure Park

Trethorne Leisure Park, Kennards House, Launceston, UK

Springfield Fun Park

Springfield Fun Park, St Columb, Cornwall, UK

Newquay Zoo

Newquay Zoo, Newquay, UK

Geevor Tin Mine Museum

Geevor Tin Mine, Pendeen, Penzance, UK

Cornwall Clay Trails

St Austell, Saint Austell, UK

Flambards Theme Park

Flambards Theme Park, Clodgey Lane, Helston, UK

Carnglaze Caverns

Carnglaze Caverns, St Neot, Liskeard, UK

County Information

County Information
Cornwall, with the longest stretch of continual coastline in Britain, is found at the southwestern tip of England. The varied scenery includes sandy beaches, rugged coastline and wild moorland. A rise in sea level has resulted in the drowned river valleys, or rias, of southern Cornwall, including the Tamar, Fowey, and Fal estuaries. The effect of the rias, combined with the variety of rocks, is an attractive coastal landscape that is subject to increasing pressures by the demands of recreation and tourism. Long stretches of the coast are now owned by the National Trust.

The Cornish landscape is dotted with the evidence of redundant tin mines, tin having been mined in Cornwall for at least 3,000 years. In the 20th century cheaper foreign tin production led to the gradual closure of all the mines. In 2006 the copper and tin mines in Cornwall and West Devon were designated a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Being surrounded by the sea affects Cornwall’s climate. There are high winds and sea mists, and heavy, frequent rainfall. The warm summer temperatures are part of the lure for tourists, and the mild winters mean that market gardeners can cultivate early and specialist crops. Many coastal towns such as Falmouth, Penzance and Fowey are active ports, but tourism is now the major source of the county’s income. Small fishing ports such as St Ives, Newquay and Polperro attract tourists and surfers, and the social structure of many rural areas has been changed radically by the popularity of Cornwall for second homes and retirement.

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