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10 of the most beautiful places in Cornwall

From dramatic coastlines to bleakly beautiful moorland; from pretty harbour villages to lush tropical gardens; from industrial-age relics to places of myth and legend, Cornwall is a feast for the eyes, and so…feast your eyes on these 10 beautiful places in Cornwall.

1. Bodmin Moor

Sunrise on Bodmin Moor. Brown Willy, in the background, is the highest point in Cornwall.

2. Kynance Cove

Could there be a more ruggedly beautiful beach than here at Kynance Cove on the Lizard Peninsular?

3. Tintagel Castle

An evocative sculpture that may or may not represent King Arthur, at Tintagel Castle, the atmospheric ruin on the north Cornish coast.

4. Minions

The ruins of a tin mine at the Minions on Bodmin Moor tells of one of the stories most central to Cornwall’s history.

5. Lost Gardens of Heligan

Cornwall’s temperate climate means that the county is blessed with some beautiful gardens. Here, a giant lies sleeping in the Lost Gardens of Heligan, near Truro.

6. St. Nectan's Glen

You almost expect to see fairies here at St. Nectan’s Glen, near Tintagel on the north Cornwall coast.

7. Polperro

Polperro, near to Deerpark in the south-east of Cornwall, is everything you imagine a Cornish harbour village to be.

8. Marazion

Stand on the shore at Marazion, in south-west Cornwall, for this spectacular view of St. Michael’s Mount, place of magic and myths.

9. Cape Cornwall

The sun sets over Cape Cornwall, near to Land’s End, where Cornwall gives way to the mighty Atlantic Ocean.

10. Deerpark

Ready to come and enjoy the beautiful places in Cornwall? Book a cabin like this one, hidden deep in the lush woodland at Deerpark.

What are some of your favourite views in Cornwall? Let us know in the comments below!