Cornwall as a holiday destination

By: Rachel Stuart

Cornwall is a unitary authority and ceremonial county of England, within the United Kingdom. It is bordered to the north and west by the Celtic Sea to the south by the English Channel, and to the east by the county of Devon, over the River Tamar. Cornwall is the traditional homeland of the Cornish people, and it is recognized as one of the Celtic nations, retaining a distinct cultural identity that reflects its history.

Cornwall has a rich and vibrant folk music tradition which has survived into the present and is well known for its unusual folk survivals such as Mummers Plays, the Furry Dance in Helston, played by the famous Helston Town Band, and Obby Oss in Padstow. As in other former mining districts of Britain, male voice choirs and Brass Bands, e.g. Brass on the Grass concerts during the summer at Constantine, are still very popular in Cornwall. The city also has around 40 brass bands, including the six-time National Champions of Great Britain, Camborne Youth Band, and the bands of Lanner and St Dennis. Cornish players are regular participants in inter-Celtic festivals, and Cornwall itself has several lively inter-Celtic festivals such as Perranporth's Lowender Peran folk festival.

Cornwall is also the holiday destination for many British citizens each year. Cornwall provides a place for families to enjoy the many sights and summer activities of the city. During caravan holidays Cornwall, persons can enjoy the Minack Theatre on the cliff edge at Porthcurno, which won the Travel Mail award for the Best Day Out in the national Enjoy England Awards for Excellence 2009. There are also historical sites maintained by the National Trust and English Heritage, such as Lanhydrock House and Pendennis Castle. Children can enjoy recreation at the Crealy Great Adventure Park, Flambards, Treasure Park, or Dairyland Farm World

Holiday makers can also enjoy national landmarks such as Land's End. Those on the caravan campsite can also take in Cornwall's natural heritage in the form of its stunning coastline and countryside. Cornwall has some of the best gardens to visit anywhere on the British mainland due to Cornwall's mild climate. There are also national galleries and museums to visit, such as The Tate St Ives and the National Maritime Museum Cornwall at Falmouth; and, with its coastal location, marine attractions, such as the National Seal Sanctuary at Gweek and Blue Reef Aquarium at Newquay.

With the current climate caravan holidays are becoming more popular than ever before in the United Kingdom. There are thousands of caravan and camp sites dotted throughout the U.K., which are idea for a stress free holiday. Caravans can include the kind of luxury and privacy that make persons on holiday feel comfortable. Quality caravan holidays can be had in the U.K. at a reasonable cost. And many of the towns, cities, and resorts offer attractive amenities and activities for caravan campsite holiday-makers. Persons interested in caravan holidays Cornwall should look into the many parks and resorts located in or near the city. Caravan Parks Cornwall can be an ideal place for rest and relaxation.

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