Falmouth & Cornwall
Cornwall is Great Britain’s most south-westerly area, a famous holiday resort and a wonderful county to live in.
Well known international and national TV series have been produced in Cornwall and its neighbouring county Devon, and regularly feature many public places. The ‘Wycliffe’ crime story plays all around Cornwall whereas ‘Doc Martin’ concentrates in Port Isaac on the north coast and is well known with Australians. The Manor Houses and gardens are regular hosts to the dramatic love stories of Rosamunde Pilcher. The Cornish author in her eighties now lives in Scotland and is responsible for thousands of German visitors who pilgrim to Cornwall to see the origins of the fortnightly shown movies.
Not to forget another very famous Cornish author, Daphne du Maurier, whose novels ‘Rebecca’, ‘Jamaica Inn’ and ‘The Birds’ even intrigued Alfred Hitchcock who turned them into movies.
No wonder tourists like to come and enjoy the rugged rocky cliffs at The Lizard, surf in the fantastic waves on the north coast, walk on the South West Coast Path along high cliffs with stunning views even as far as to the Isles of Scilly 35 miles east of Land’s End, sunbathe on golden blue flag beaches or just enjoy ‘Fish ‘n Chips’ and a good draught in one of the old thatched pubs in a quaint fishing village.
Cornwall’s history is rich and well worth exploring. Tin mining once made Cornwall the richest county in the world! Its many remnants, the ruins of engine houses are to be found all around Cornwall and tin mining museums explain very interestingly what hard work this trade involved.
Today Cornwall is still a thriving art paradise, especially in St. Ives where artists like Barbara Hepworth, Ben Nicholson, William Turner and B. Leach took part in the beginnings of the Avantgarde. Many art studios and circles still follow the tradition.