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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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LAMORNA COVE

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Craggy cove with small quay, west of Mousehole, immortalised by artist Lamorna Birch, author Derek Tangye and Cornish folk song. Walking country. Merry Maidens and the Pipers standing stones nearby.

 

LAND'S END

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Mainland Britain's most westerly point. Awe-inspiring cliff scenery, views to Long ships and Wolf Rock lighthouses and 28 miles west, the Isles of Scilly. Heritage centre, tourist attraction.

 

LANEAST (Launceston)

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A small moorland hamlet above the scenic Inney Valley. The birth place of John Couch Adams the mathematician and astronomer, the gentleman who discovered Neptune.

 

LANLIVERY (Bodmin)

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The parish church tower is 100 feet high and one of the finest in Cornwall. NW of the village is Helman Tor, which has a rocking logan just below the summit. Also on this hill are the traces of a Neolithic settlement and a huge pile of flat boulders called the Cup and Saucer Rock.

 

LAUNCELLS (Bude)

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Is set in a secluded valley three miles east of Bude; it is away from everywhere, charming in its loveliness among the fields. The church of St. Swithin has a very old door with an immense lock leading us to a delightfully unrestored interior with some fine examples of carved bench-ends, barrel roofs and some interesting 15th Century floor tiles from the Barnstaple potteries. The grave of the famous inventor, Sir Goldsworthy Gurney, lies here and 40 yards south of the church is the small but impressive well of St. Swithin.

 

LAUNCESTON

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Capital of Cornwall until 1838. Dominated by Norman keep, Chateau Terrible of Malory's Morte d'Arthur, built by Robert of Mortain. Outer and inner baileys of 12th & 13thC. St Mary Magdalene Church features exquisite carvings. Steam railway, museum. Nearby Tamar Otter Park, Trethorne Leisure Farm, Lakeside Art Gallery.

 

LELANT (St Ives)

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Thriving seaport in Middle Ages. Church and 16thC Abbey, golf course, sanctuary for wading birds on Saltings. Rosamunde Pilcher associations. Scenic rail link to St Ives.

 

LEWANNICK (Launceston)

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A hilltop village with views across Bodmin Moor to Fox Tor. The 13th century church of St. Martin is situated in the village, which was rebuilt in 1890 after a fire.

 

LINKINHORNE (Callington)

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Former mining village, now a pleasant wooded backwater of slate farms and cottages, with fantastic views over rolling farm land to the moors. The church is the 2nd highest tower in Cornwall and also has a Holy Well. You will also find 15th century wall paintings here.

 

LISKEARD

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Busy market town, once linked by canal to Looe. Church, Guildhall and Stuart House of interest, 16thC Pipe Well. Nearby, St Keyne Well, mechanical music museum, and Dobwalls Family Adventure Park. Scenic rail link to Looe.

 

LITTLE PETHERICK (Wadebridge)

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A collection of picturesque cottages and a delightful Church at the head of a creek which juts inland from the Camel estuary. Only a few miles by road from some of the loveliest beaches and cliff walks in Cornwall. The busy harbour of Padstow is ten minutes drive.

 

LIZARD PENINSULA

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Craggy, cliff scenery to the west, wooded vales to the east, and inland, windswept Goonhilly Downs. Fishing villages of Mullion Cove (NT), Cadgwith, Coverack. Beaches include Poldhu, Polurrian, Kynance Cove (NT), Kennack Sands. Trelowarren Tudor manor with craft shop, bistro, gallery and visitor centre. Tours of Goonhilly Satellite Earth Station and visitor centre.

 

LIZARD VILLAGE

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Serpentine craft shops, cafes, art galleries and an inn clustered around village green. Walks to lighthouse, lifeboat station and mainland Britain's most southerly point.

 

LOOE

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East and West Looe joined by Victorian seven-arched bridge. Holiday resort of character, with several beaches, bustling quayside, unique Banjo Pier, museum & South East Cornwall Discovery Centre. Monkey sanctuary at nearby Murraytown, mechanical musical instrument museum at St Keyne, folk and farm museum at Lanreath.

 

LOSTWITHIEL

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Quiet, charming 13thC capital of Cornwall with Tudor bridge, Guildhall, Old Duchy Palace, St Bartholomew's church and Duchy of Cornwall Nursery. Also golf course and town museum. Restormel Castle, to north, besieged in Civil War. Braddock Down, to east, site of Royalist victory.

 

LUXULYN (Bodmin)

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The village contains a number of granite cottages, a 15th century church with a turreted tower. A massive viaduct was built by the mine owner, Joseph Treffry in 1842 to take ore to the port at Par. St Cyor's Holy Well, under a stone canopy at the lower end of the village, is now dried up. There is a local vantage point at Helman Tor.


 

       

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