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Cornish Attractions Named On Tourism Hotlist
2:49pm 23rd April 2013
Cornwall has scored big on a new list of '101 things to do before you go abroad'.
Visit England has picked attractions like the Eden Project, as well as activities including surfing in Newquay and eating a Cornish pasty.
The full list can be viewed here.
Tintagel Castle topped the history and heritage category, coming ahead of St Michael's Mount near Penzance.
Matt Ward, Property Manager, said: "You can really see why it's become top of the list, you know. It's a real magical, mystical place. You get big Atlantic storms coming in, and it's obviously the birthplace of King Arthur, which in itself is great history. So, we're really chuffed to bits, it's great.
"We get people who come from all over the world. Guys who come to Cornwall, they say it's one of the best places they've been to in the world. So, why would you need to go abroad? If you come down here, we've got some of the best beaches, we've got some of the best castles in the whole country."
Visiting the Tate St Ives Gallery and watching an open-air play at the Minack Theatre in Porthcurno also made the list, in the Arts and Culture catergory.
Under Wildlife and Nature, the Duchy was listed for a trip to the Lost Gardens of Heligan and the Eden Project.
Meantime, coasteering in Cornwall, walking the South West Coast Path and surfin in Newquay were all listed under the Health and Fitness section.
For foodies, there was recognition for heaving a truly English cup of tea at Tregothnan Estate near Tresilian and eating a proper Cornish pasty in mining heartland Redruth.
Visit England's Chairman, Lady Cobham, said: "The selection process wasn't easy - we have such an embarrassment of riches in this country, that we couldn't include every single landmark - but the end result is a mix of the most incredible and unique experiences, with something for everyone."
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