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North Cornwall

Old Cornish Cross

Within the area of North Cornwall lies a wealth of magnificent scenery, relics of prehistoric civilisations, medieval churches, long forgotten saints, ancient castles, crosses and holy wells, pretty fishing villages, legends of piskeys and King Arthur, all bounded by mighty granite cliffs hewn to shape by the Atlantic Ocean.

Fishing boat entering Boscastle Harbour

North Cornwall is different from the rest. The scenery is wilder and more rugged. The climate is fresh and invigorating. High ground and clean, clear air give panoramic views over great distances of land and sea. Steep hills and deep wooded valleys are sprinkled with the colours of gorse and heather.

One of Cornwalls secret beaches

The area has unparalleled appeal for lovers of nature and the great outdoors. There are quiet leafy lanes and footpaths, vast expanses of open access moorland and, of course, the Coastal Path.

The diverse habitats of stone hedges, moorland, headland and shoreline has given rise to an extensive range of interesting flora and fauna. Wildlife abounds with birds being the most prominent. Seals and Puffins can be found along this stretch of coast.

There is a noticeable lack of "attractions" and "amusements" common to other holiday areas. In fact, as an escape from the rush and bustle of everyday life, there is no better relaxation than a holiday amid the peace and beauty of North Cornwall.