The county of Cornwall is situated in the South West of the British Isles and benefits from the mildest and sunniest climate in the United Kingdom. Cornwall has traditionally been considered separate from England and at one time had its own laws and language. Cornwall has retained a distinct cultural identity, reflecting its history, and modern use of the revived Cornish language has increased. Traditionally, Cornwall’s industries have been fishing, agriculture and mining.
Cornwall’s unique culture, spectacular landscape and mild climate make it a popular tourist destination, despite being somewhat distant from the United Kingdom’s main centres of population. Surrounded by the English Channel and the Atlantic Ocean, Cornwall has many kilometres of beaches and cliffs. Other tourist attractions include moorland, country gardens, historic and prehistoric sites and wooded valleys.
Cornwall has a rich artistic heritage, the town of St Ives being home to a thriving art community since the 1920’s. Modern work can be seen in the Tate Gallery at St Ives. The county has been the home and the inspiration to many writers too, such as D.H.Lawrence, William Golding, Daphne du Maurier, John Betjeman and Thomas Hardy to name a few.
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Exeter Airport is the closest international airport, which is approximately one hour away by car. Collection can be arranged at an additional cost of £50. Alternatively, students can fly to London Gatwick and get a connecting flight to Newquay Airport, which is only ten minutes away and I can collect you free of charge.
Trains from London take approximately four and a half hours from London Paddington.
The direct train goes to Truro where I can collect you from also free of charge.
Travel arrangements are to be made by students who then inform me of their arrival time so that I can arrange collection.