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Cornwall is located on the far southwestern part of the United Kingdom. Although a bit isolated, Cornwall has been one of the most popular and legendary places to visit in the UK. Isles of Scilly are also included in Cornwall and it is believed that there was the home of the famous King Arthur. Cornwall`s rich Celtic heritage, picturesque landscape, warm climate and beautiful coastline are some of the things that regularly attract lots of visitors. Cornwall also offers one of the finest British cuisines and is famous for the top quality Michelin Star restaurants. Even the famous British cook Jamie Oliver has a classy restaurant in Cornwall.
Climate in Cornwall is temperate oceanic. It is one of the sunniest and mildest areas in the UK, due to its southern location and Gulf Stream influences. Winters in Cornwall are relatively warm, with the coldest month of January having an average temperature around 6 C. July and August are the warmest months with average temperatures of 20 C.
Cornwall has many attractions for the visitors, and some of them are outside of the towns in the middle of the picturesque Cornish landscape. Bude is the place with great beaches and offers nice friendly atmosphere. It is also a place that attracts surfers due to the windy conditions and nice waves. Brown Willy is Cornwall`s highest point, standing over four hundred meters high. The megalithic monument dedicated to King Arthur is another interesting place to see, and the small lake of Dozmary Pool is also closely connected with the legend of King Arthur. Tintagel Castel is definitely worth a visit, being famous as the birthplace of King Arthur and the place where Kings held their meetings. It dates back from the medieval times and is very attractive place to visit. The Minack Theatre overlooking the Atlantic Ocean is located near Porthcurno village, and there you can visit a nice small museum. The National Maritime Museum in Falmouth has a small, but nice boat collection and many other interesting things. Those interested in nature should visit the Lost Gardens of Heligan where you can admire and walk through a huge area of walled flower gardens. There are also two theme parks in Cornwall which are very attractive for the children. One is the Cornish World and the other one is Cornwall`s Crealy Great Adventure Park. Both of them offer plenty of interesting things both for children and adults.
Besides visiting historic and cultural locations, you have plenty of other options to do something interesting in Cornwall. Take the South West Coast Path and the trail will take you through some really scenic places, interesting towns, beautiful beaches, farms, remote cliffs and quiet villages. That way you can fully experience the entire region. The Camel Trail is a twenty kilometer off road bicycle track that follows the picturesque estuary of River Camel. Cornwall is also very popular place for rock climbing. You will find some great granite cliffs in West Cornwall and beautiful sandstone cliffs on Cornwall`s northern coast.
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