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FOUR PLACES YOU’D NEVER BELIEVE WERE IN CORNWALL

6 February 2014

Four places you’d never believe were in Cornwall

Cornwall is a beautiful and unique part of the UK where you can see all sorts of different sights.

And sometimes those sights are so beautiful you might forget you’re on your cottage holidays in Cornwall and start thinking you’re somewhere more exotic.

So to prove the county has everything we thought we’d take a look at four places you’d never believe were in Cornwall (Click on the links to view the pictures):

Greece?

This isn’t ancient Greece, this isn’t Sparta – this is Cornwall.

The Minack Theatre was built in the 1930s on a cliff face just four miles from Land’s End – Britain’s most westerly point.

The open-air theatre was the brain child of feminist Rowena Cade – who actually carried out much of the painstaking building work herself.

Visit the Minack’s website to find out more about the theatre and what shows are on.

Normandy?

Non, c’est Cornwall. St Michael’s Mount sits in the middle of Mounts Bay and is owned by English Heritage.

Its Cornish name translates into English as “grey rock in the woods” which is a clue to its ancient history. An old Cornish legend tells the story of a lost kingdom, called Lyonesse.

Lyonesse was supposedly a land that extended from Penwith toward the Isles of Scilly and the tales of its end claim it was flooded by the sea –which means St Michael’s Mount may once have stood in a forest.

Polynesia?

Again, no – or sega as a Fijian would say.

You don’t have to journey to the Pacific to see this inlet with its rocky outcrops and reef like under water structures.

This is Kynance Cove on the Lizard, and just two miles from Lizard Village.

It’s been voted one of Britain’s most beautiful beaches a number of times and has won loads of other awards too – including best picnic spot in the UK.

Portugal?

Wrong again – this is still Cornwall, but it does at least sound a bit like Portugal.

Porthmeor Beach is St Ives’ largest beach and is hugely popular with surfers.

 

 


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