1. First up, surfing (of course)
Though a wetsuit is definitely required
2. Even if you don’t get lucky with the waves, it can still be incredible
3. But there’s so much more – did you know there was a Cornish language, Kernowek?
6. Handily for the locals, all of Cornwall is neatly cut off from the rest of the UK by the River Tamar
7. Throughout history, the Cornish have stood up for their rights by rebelling
It has never worked, but the Cornish have led multiple protests against unjust laws coming from London
8. Not only does Cornwall have a patron Saint, St. Piran…
He floated a millstone over the sea from Ireland, discovered tin, lived for 200 years, and was very fond of a drink. He met his end falling down a well.
9. It has two more! St Michael is associated with St Michael’s Mount…
15. There are new pieces of history being created as well. This is Sawmills studio, used by a variety of rockstars.
Only accessible by boat, past users include Robert Plant, Oasis, The Verve, Supergrass, Muse, The Stone Roses, and Ride.
16. New bands are coming through as well. This is Tall Ships, named for the annual Falmouth festival
17. Falmouth even has a great new University
And alongside that, Camborne School of Mines, and a second campus for Exeter
18. Cornwall has some excellent cuisine. Everyone knows the Cornish Pasty.
Devon people, it’s Cornish. Don’t argue.
20. And this is a Cornish Cream Tea.
It’s spread with strawberry jam, and topped with a spoonful of clotted cream. Not the other way round, like the heathens in Devon.
21. There are plenty of chefs setting up world-class restaurants in Cornwall as well.
Rick Stein has a couple, while Jamie Oliver and John Torode have new sites.
22. There’s plenty of beer
Along with Sharp’s, there’s Skinners, St. Austell, Atlantic, and many more.
23. Including the Blue Anchor, the only pub in the world to produce Spingo
It’s a type of Old English Ale, if you were wondering
25. And anyone who’s lived in Cornwall remembers the epic nights drinking Scrumpy
Or doesn’t remember, as the case may be
26. Cornwall has given the world its share of celebrities as well
Thandie Newton was brought up in Penzance. Sir Ben Ainslie, Kristin Scott Thomas, Andrew Ridgley and Dawn French all have ties with the region as well, among many others.
27. The Cornish Diaspora reaches out to the United States, Canada, Australia, Mexico, New Zealand, South Africa and Brazil.
This is a Cornish pasty shop, in California
28. Cornwall has its own legends, like the Beast of Bodmin Moor
It’s like Bigfoot…but a big cat
29. It has its own sports, like Cornish Wrestling
Or wrasslin’, if you prefer
31. The beaches are incredible. This is Treen.
No, it’s not Bermuda