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Cornwall is one of busiest holiday destinations in the UK attracting visitors from all over Europe and further afield. A Mainly seasonal destination, the summer months in Cornwall become extremely busy while the winter months are far quieter. Cornwall is well known for a number of attractions and features such as Tin Mining, the Eden Project, the excellent range of beaches and of course the Cornish Pasty!

Accommodation in Cornwall
Naturally to host such a large number of visitors, Cornwall needs a large number of beds and this is well catered for. There are excellent hotels, big and small, throughout the county varying from surf hotels through to luxury boutique hotels. Bed and breakfasts are aplenty in Cornwall and the quality of the majority is exceptionally high. The more popular bed and breakfasts in Cornwall do get booked up very quickly. Self catering accommodation is as popular in Cornwall as it is in other areas such as Devon, Wales and Scotland and there are a huge number of them. They range from quaint self catering cottages to palatial luxury self catering houses with extensive gardens and sea views. The self catering business in Cornwall is extremely competitive which has pushed up the quality of the properties enormously.

Food and drink in Cornwall
Cornwall prides itself on the quality of its locally produced food and drink and this quality is reflected in the Cornish pubs and restaurants. Naturally fish and other seafood are a large part of the menu, but there's also the traditional foodstuffs available. The Cornish Pasty could have a website all of its own, but needless to say its very popular and every baker in the county will be selling them!

Attractions & Activities
Being surrounded by the sea, water sports are the most popular holiday past time as is lounging around on the beaches, which there are plenty of. Each year Falmouth hosts a huge sailing regatta, Falmouth Week, which attracts yachtsman and sailors from all over the UK. Again, sailing is very popular. Other attractions such as the Eden Project, The Lost Gardens of Heligan and Tintagel pull in a huge number of visitors each year.

Weddings in Cornwall
Such is the beauty of the landscape in Cornwall its natural that many would like to get married in Cornwall. The number of weddings that take place in Cornwall each year in vast and increasing at a rapid rate!

Cornwall is an ideal holiday destination for couples, families and the retired. Its relaxing, cultural and peaceful whilst still having plenty on offer to keep you occupied.

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