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Cornwall travel guide

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Discover the backdrop of the Dewy Lily of the Valley & Star Anise Collection story. Follow Molton Brown's latest journey - walk by the glorious coastline, explore the medieval harbours and artistic heritage and find the best places in Cornwall.

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An Ancient Kingdom

Located in the Southwestern tip of England, Cornwall has developed a unique cultural tradition derived from its Celtic past. Known also by the Cornish name Kernow, the area is renowned for the idyllic stretches of golden sand and clear blue water. Whether you like hiking, surfing or just relaxing, there are hundreds of things to do in Cornwall.

When to go

June & July - the weather is dry and warm, perfect for exploring the coast.

September & October - the most glorious months to visit Cornwall. The sea is at its warmest and surf's up for those who like some action.

The Cornish Culture

Tradition is at the heart of the Cornish cultural identity. From the local language to ancient customs, like the Helston Flora Day festival and the regional culinary experience, the heritage is distinct.

Art

Cornwall has nurtured and attracted many artists with international reputation through the years. From sculptors, to painters to literary masterminds, Cornwall has been an important artistic hub.

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Food

Cornwall's distinctive traditions are well-reflected in the local food. The hearty Cornish pasties, link back to the mining years, while the traditional Cornish cream tea earned its reputation thanks to the countless dairy farms in the area.

Where to visit

Boscundle Manor Boscundle Manor Stay

Boscundle Manor

Nestled in the south coast, this tranquil and elegant retreat is a well-kept secret. Explore the attractions, just a stone's throw from the hotel or stay in for a luxurious, relaxing bath with Molton Brown toiletries.

Penzance Penzance See & do

Penzance

Explore the long history and legends of St Michael's Mount. Climb to the castle for the stunning view and wander through the Victorian gardens for a romantic walk.

Padstow Padstow Eat

Padstow

Savour just-caught seafood right next to the picturesque harbour. With Michelin-starred restaurants nestled next to vibrant tapas bars, cosy tea rooms and intimate pubs, Padstow is a culinary haven.

Sennen Cove Sennen Cove Surf

Sennen Cove

Catch a wave in this glorious sandy beach, ideal for beginners and advanced surfers. The crystal clear water, consistent surf and beautiful fishing village make it a popular yet unspoilt destination.

St Ives St Ives Walk

St Ives

Take one of the many paths running through the Land's End Peninsula. Enjoy the spectacular view of Mount Bay, experience the Cornish history and discover charming villages along the way.

Polperro Polperro Relax

Polperro

Step back in time at this enchanting fisherman's village. Take a walk to the small harbour through the traffic-free streets, unwind by the beautiful hidden beaches and meet talented local artists.