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Tourist Information Centres across West Cornwall 15/08/10

Penzance - St. Ives - Hayle - St. Just Penzance Tourist Information Centre Ever since the train line arrived in the town for the first time, Penzance has been the starting point for millions of happy holidays in West Cornwall. The Penzance tourist office provides information on staying in the area (inc booking), information on attractions and much more. The Tourist Information Centre in Penzance was situated immediately opposite the main entrance to the railway station. Unfortunately in early 2011 the t...

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Green Tourism in Cornwall 15/08/10

Sustainable tourism, eco-tourism, green tourism. There are many labels, but whatever you prefer to call it, the definition remains the same: low impact, environmentally-friendly tourism that cherishes, not destroys. We all have want to travel and explore new places. Tourism is now the world’s fastest growing industry, but this comes the increased responsibility on us to try to reduce the negative impact our journeys have on the environment. But that doesn't mean you have to forfeit your summer holiday ...

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Beaches around West Cornwall 07/08/10

Stretched around the Land’s End Peninsula, you can find some of England’s most beautiful and highly rated beaches. From small secluded beaches in romantic coves to long open stretches of golden sands, the West Cornwall coastline has the perfect spot to relax and unwind. The beaches in the area are amongst the cleanest in Europe, many of which have won the coveted Blue Flag Award. Surfing in west cornwall is booming! Rightfully known as the surfing mecca of the UK, the west is littered with good beac...

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St. Michaels Mount, Marazion 06/08/10

- St Michael's Mount 01736 710507 or 01736 710265 for tide & ferry info St Michael's Mount, Manor Office, Marazion, Cornwall, TR17 0EF Find them on Google Maps www.stmichaelsmount.co.uk What is it? - St. Michael's Mount is one of Penwith's most cherished sights, and one of the most photographed places in England. The island is set a few hundred yards from the shore at Marazion and is only accessible by foot at mid to low tide. Set atop the island is the Castle, ...

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Paradise Park, Hayle 06/08/10

- Paradise Park (01736 753365) 16 Trelissick Road, Hayle, Cornwall TR27 4HB Find them on Google Maps www.paradisepark.org.uk What is it? - Paradise Park, situated in Hayle, was opened in 1973 as a tropical bird garden, the collection starting with owls, eagles, cranes, peacocks and parrots. The collection at the time wasn't about conservation, but as time past it became apparent that certain species needed help both in the wild and captivity. At which stage Par...

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The Minack Theatre, Porthcurno 06/08/10

- Minack Theatre (01736 810181) Porthcurno, Penzance, Cornwall, TR19 6JU www.minack.com Find them on Google Maps What is it? - The Minack Theatre is an open-air theatre, constructed above a gully with a rocky granite outcrop jutting into the sea. The Minack was the brainchild and life long passion of Miss Rowena Cade, who lived in Minack house over looking Porthcurno Bay. After Performances of Shakespeare's The Tempest by a local dramatics group in her garden...

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Land’s End Village, West Cornwall 05/08/10

- Land's End (08717 200055) Land's End, Sennen, Cornwall, TR19 7AA Find them on Google Maps www.landsend-landmark.co.uk What is it? - It's a memory you'll cherish forever - arriving like so many generations before you at one of the world's best loved landmarks. It's a place of almost mystical beauty where the might of the Atlantic meets the towering cliffs of Cornwall - a place where nature is still one of the big attractions. Discover a myriad of wild flowers, soar...

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Jubilee Pool, Penzance 05/08/10

- Jubilee Pool (01736 334832) Eastern Prommenade, Penzance Find them on Google Maps www.jubileepool.co.uk What is it? - Described as one of the most unusual and pleasingly designed lidos of the era, the Jubilee Pool was designed in the early 1930s by Captain F Latham, the Borough Engineer. The pool was opened with great celebration in May 1935, the year of King George V's Silver Jubilee. The Pool was built upon a traditional bathing spot at the Battery Rocks near t...

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Geevor Tin Mine 01/08/10

- Geevor Tin Mine (01736 788662) Pendeen, Penzance, TR19 7EW www.geevor.com What is is? - Geevor was the last working tin mine in West Penwith closing in 1990. Situated in a spectacular setting on cliffs above the Atlantic Ocean, the workings eventually stretched far out under the sea. Geevor is now the largest mining history site in the UK where visitors can follow the story of the mining and processing of tin. The museum houses a unique collection of mining artifacts, mineral displays...

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