Do you know any of these quirky and interesting Cornish facts?

June 24th, 2016

Cornwall is the county that has it all, miles of golden beaches, the deep blue waters of the Atlantic, exquisite gardens, wild moorland, picture perfect seaside villages, delicious local cuisine as well as some of the friendliest locals you will ever meet!

Here at The Valley we know all too well about the joys and wonderful sights that Cornwall is famous for, it’s why we love it so much down here, but even we have learnt something from the quirky and interesting facts that are listed below. So have a read yourself and we will see you when you visit our Cornish holiday cottages.


Modern archaeology now shows that the Cornish and Welsh of today are the remnants of an ancient race native to these islands since at least the Neolithic period, roughly 4,000 to 6,000 years ago.

The largest-ever Cornish pasty weighed 1,900lb and was 15ft long, made in Bodmin in 2010.

Cornwall has the longest coastline of any English county, measuring a massive 433 miles, perfect for exploring at any time of the year.

According to Cornish legend, Piran was a sixth century Irish Christian who was tied to a millstone by heathens and pushed off the edge of a cliff, the waters then calmed and he was carried to Cornwall!

Cornwall was one of the seven ancient Celtic nations, and has its own tartan. It’s usually made in a delightful red, yellow and black pattern. And you thought kilts were just for the Scottish!

Sawmills Studios, situated in Fowey, has hosted some of the biggest names in UK music with Oasis, Muse, Robert Plant, The Stone Roses and The Verve just some of the names to record in this iconic Cornish music establishment.

People in Cornwall live a peaceful life, with them experiencing a crime once every fifteen years, and it could take up to fifty-three years to be stopped by a police officer!



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