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Wherever you choose to spend your holiday in Cornwall, you'll find no shortage of fascinating places to visit. The brief descriptions given below are just a taste of the unique places which is Cornwall.

 

 

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BALDHU  (Nr Truro)

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The parish of Baldhu is situated in the Deanery of Powder. It is named after the Cornish for Black Mine. It was formed on 1st January 1847 from parts of Kea parish. The parish church is the burial place of Billy Bray, the revivalist preacher.

 

BEDRUTHAN STEPS (Nr Newquay)

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Bedruthan became a popular destination when Newquay developed as a holiday resort 100 years ago. Victorian visitors in their carriages found it a convenient attraction.

 

BLISLAND (Bodmin Moor)

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Blisland is situated in the Hundred of Trigg, and in the deanery of Trigg-Minor; It is surrounded by St Breward on the north, Altarnun, St Neot and Temple on the east, Cardinham and Helland on the south, and St Mabyn on the west.

 

BOCONNOC (Nr Lostwithiel)

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The parish is named after the Old Cornish for 'Dwelling place of Conoc'. It is mentioned in the Doomsday Book of 1086 as Bochenod. At that time, it is recorded as having land for 8 ploughs but only one plough there with one slave. There were 2 villagers and 6 smallholders. The parish then consisted of 100 acres of woodland and 40 acres of pasture.

 

BODMIN

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Notable 15thC parish church, largest in Cornwall, with remains of monastery and priory; also Tudor Guildhall. For a century and a half Cornwall's county town, and mentioned in Doomsday Book. Bodmin Gaol, scene of many public executions, now a tourist attraction. Military museum, town museum,

 

BODMIN MOOR

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Granite moorland of outstanding beauty overlooked by summits of Brown Willy (1377ft), Cornwall's highest point, and Roughtor. Abundance of Neolithic and Bronze Age remains. Daphne du Maurier's Jamaica Inn and, to south, Dozmary Pool of Arthurian legend.

 

BOLVENTOR (Bodmin Moor)

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A village in the middle of Bodmin moor with Jamaica Inn, (dating back to 1547) Fernley's Colliford Lake Country Park and Bodmin airfield at nearby Cardinham. Walks to Brown Willy, and the legendary Dozmary Pool, where Sir Bedivere hurled King Arthur's sword Excalibur, after the battle of Camlann.

 

BOSCASTLE

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Entrancing north coast harbour with 16thC quay and 14thC cottages clinging to hillside above fast flowing water. Thomas Hardy met his wife here whilst restoring nearby church of St Juliot.

 

BOSCASWELL VILLAGE (Nr Mullion)

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A mixture of sturdy granite cottages and newer housing perched on the rugged cliffs between Pendeen Light and Botallack Head. The village has pubs, a small store and there is a regular bus service to Penzance about 8 miles away. Lower Boscaswell, a rather more attractive group of cottages and converted granite barns ranged around a square, is barely two minutes walk from the coastal path.

 

BOSSINEY (Nr. Tintagel)

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A sheltered cove and village between Boscastle and Tintagel. Sir Francis Drake was elected MP in this small village.

 

BOTALLACK (Cape Cornwall)

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Geevor Tin Mine & Heritage Centre, north of St Just. Much photographed Crown tin mine stackhouses on cliffs. Nampara, home of Ross Poldark in BBC series, here. Arsenic workings.

 

BOTUS FLEMING (Nr Saltash)

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Botus Fleming, which has also been spelled as Botusfleming, is situated in the Hundred and deanery of East. It is bounded on the east by Landulph and the River Tamar, on the south by St Stephens-by-Saltash, on the west by Landrake and on the north by Pillaton and the detached portion of St Stephens called 'Howton'.

 

BOYTON (Nr Launceston)

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(Boyton, Boietone, or Boyyeton). The parish of Boyton lies in the Hundred of Stratton and the Deanery of Trigg-Major; it is about five miles north of Launceston. The parishes of Week St Mary and North Tamerton join it on the Cornish side, otherwise it abuts and is nearly surrounded by the former Devon parishes of North Petherwin, Werrington, St Giles-in-the-Heath, and the Devon parish of Luffingcot and a Devon village called Northcot Hamlet which crosses the River Tamar. The road to it from Launceston crosses through more than two miles of Devon.

 

BRADDOCK (Nr Lostwithiel)

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Broad Oak, Broadoak, Brodehog, Bradock, Braddock. The parish is named after the Old English for Broad Hook or Oak, it is often called Broadoak in documents. It is mentioned in the Doomsday Book of 1086 as Brodehog when Earl Aelfric had held it before 1066.

 

BRANE (Nr Sancreed)

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A farming hamlet in a picturesque area of winding lanes, ancient woodland and prehistoric settlements. The area abounds with footpaths and Carn Euny, an iron age village, is under a mile away. The lovely surfing beach at Sennen Cove is about 15 minutes by car, the cliff side open air theatre of The Minack and the shops and other attractions of Penzance are about 20 minutes drive.

 

BREAGE (Nr Helston)

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Originally called St Breock-in-Kirrier (Kerrier), St Breaca or St Briack, the parish is now called Breage. It is situated in the deanery and Hundred of Kirrier, and is bounded on the north by Crowan, on the east by Sithney, on the west by St Hilary and Germoe, and on the south by the sea.

 

BUDE

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Prime, north coast resort with fine, sandy beaches, rock pools, tidal swimming pool. Fine centre for surfing. Once a busy port, with canal. Museum, golf course, leisure centre. Annual jazz festival. Nearby Stratton the birthplace of Cornish Giant Anthony Payne, and site of Civil War battle of Stamford Hill, re-enacted annually. Widemouth Bay to south.

 

BUDE HAVEN

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The parish of Bude is located on the north Cornwall coast. The origin of the name is not known; it could have been taken from an unknown word, possibly connected with water. The parish of Bude Haven, or Budeham, was created in 1836 from part of Bude-Stratton parish.

 

BUDOCK (Nr Falmouth)

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Budock is situated in the deanery and Hundred of Kirrier (Kerrier). In 1869, it was bounded on the north by St Gluvias and Falmouth, on the east by the sea, on the south by Mawnan and Constantine, and on the west by Mabe.

 

       

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