Cornwall’s only city – small but perfectly formed with cathedral spires stretching into the sky above cobbled streets brimming with a buzzing mix of boutiques, restaurants, bookshops and coffee houses. There’s a yearlong festival programme, weekly food markets, numerous art galleries and historical attractions including The Royal Cornwall Museum. Hall For Cornwall is the county’s main theatre attracting West End shows, rock and pop and contemporary dance and ballet.
Camborne & Redruth. Cornwall’s industrial tin-mining heartland and now part of the World Heritage Site. Camborne and Redruth sit at the centre of Cornwall’s hi-tech renewable energy revolution as well as being home to many traditional and local businesses. Nearby Tehidy Country Park offers 250 acres of unspoilt woodland as well as a great golf course.
One of Cornwall’s oldest and most historic towns, Bodmin rose to prominence during the tin mining boom in the 19th century and is the former administrative seat of Cornwall. Bodmin is also gateway to the wild and beautiful Bodmin Moor, brought to life for many in Du Maurier’s Jamaica Inn.
Launceston. A traditional market town with many traditional butchers, bakers and the indoor Friday Market at St Mary’s Hall sells an array of local produce. Sir John Betjeman once described Castle Street in Launceston as the loveliest Georgian street in the whole of Cornwall.
Liskeard. Located on the southern edge of Bodmin Moor, Liskeard is a charming Cornish town with a range of restaurants, cafés and pubs, some retaining their original Victorian and Edwardian shopfronts and interiors. Liskeard is a previous winner of the South East Cornwall in Bloom Award as the town is usually decorated with beautiful flowers.
Lostwithiel. Renowned for its various antique and interior design shops. A small characterful town with a 12th century bridge across the River Fowey and the ruins of Restormel Castle on a hill.
The A30 dual carriageway runs the length of Cornwall providing easy access to all areas inland.
The London to Penzance mainline train service has numerous inland stops between Liskeard in the east of the county, through Bodmin and Truro to Camborne and Redruth in the west.
Air travel to Cornwall is served by Cornwall Newquay Airport with daily flights to London, Manchester, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Aberdeen, Leeds/Bradford, Teeside, Dublin and Alicante.