The most south-western tip of the UK is the county of Cornwall, a peninsula with nearly 200 sandy beaches, granite cliffs, and picturesque seaside resorts. Which is why it is very popular as a tourist destination.Cornwall is famous for being a surfer's paradise, as well as its Cornish pasties, and Cornish ice cream.

Places to visit

The Lizard, Lost Gardens of Heligan, St Michael's Mount, Tintagel Castle, Land's End, The Eden Project.


Books based in this county:

Authors associated with this county 

Authors who are associated with this county (born or lived here) or who have based their books here.

Rosamund Pilcher

Daphne du Maurier

William Golding

Winston Graham

John le Carre

E V Thompson

Derek Tangye

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Our box included the Cornwall-based book, Bone China by Laura Purcell.

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Included: book, tea, bookmark, fudge, a bone china mug, travel information, photos, personalised postcard.

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