Pirate FM News

Keep up to date with the latest news delivered direct to your Inbox.

Cornish Attractions Named On Tourism Hotlist

st michael's mount
Delicious Submit this page to reddit

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."

2:49pm 23rd April 2013

Share This Story

Delicious Submit this page to reddit
Suggested articles
eden project

PHOTOS: Record year for Cornish attractions

But could terror fears drive UK tourism down?

sugar

WATCH: Cornish families urged to tackle child obesity

Almost a third of primary kids here are overweight or obese

Most read
newbridge crash

Woman has 'life-changing injuries' after crash

18-year-old was airlifted near Penzance

missing john hurst 4

BREAKING: Body on beach identified

John Hurst was found on Watergate Bay near Newquay

Top articles

BREAKING: Body on beach identified

Cornwall News: John Hurst was found on Watergate Bay near Newquay

Pirate FM Cornwall News Update - 7th January 2016

Cornwall Video News: Officials say they’re holding talks to find new jobs for hundreds of workers in Bodmin.

Corbyn 'almost as unpopular as Trump' in Britain, according to poll

National News: Jeremy Corbyn is almost as unpopular as Donald Trump among the British public, according to pollsters GfK.

UPDATE: Body found on popular Cornish beach

Cornwall News: Police say death at Watergate Bay 'isn't suspicious'

Linda Nolan diagnosed with secondary cancer

Showbiz News: Singer Linda Nolan of pop group The Nolans has been diagnosed with secondary cancer.

Japan avalanche kills seven students and a teacher

World News: Seven students and a teacher have been killed in an avalanche during a high school trip.

Scottish Muay Thai boxer Jordan Coe found dead in Thailand

Sports News: A Scottish boxer has died in Thailand of suspected heatstroke.

Newer article

Grieving Mum Tells How She Lost Her Son Days Before He Was Due To Get Married

Cornwall News: Par mum launches meningitis awareness campaign to stop other families suffering the same tragedy

Older article

Man Attacked In Truro After Asking Teenager Not To Spit

Cornwall News: Police investigate after victim in his late forties was punched to the ground in Truro bus station

Cornwall's Pirate FMPirate Extra Footer LogoEscape to Cornwall radioLoveCornwall.com - The Cornish Business DirectoryPirate Education and Training

 

© Copyright Pirate FM

Pirate FM cannot be held responsible for the content of external links.