Cornwall, England: A Stunning Rural Yet Cosmopolitan Holiday Destination

Cornwall is a beautiful area of the United Kingdom that is tucked away from the rest of civilization. Known for its rural landscapes of scenic beaches and rocky cliffs, it’s hard to believe that there is a very cosmopolitan holiday destination hiding out here. Throughout the area, Cornwall offers town after town of cosmopolitan surprises for individuals, couples and families to enjoy.

The art scene throughout Cornwall is becoming very impressive. What once used to be nothing but farms and bed and breakfasts now have various art galleries drawing in larger and larger crowds every year.


The Newlyn Art Gallery has been developing contemporary projects for the past century, but it’s only been in the past 20 years where the exhibitions have drawn in the crowds. Other impressive art galleries in the area include:
  • Amanda Richardson Gallery 
  • The Exchange 
  • Port Eliot House
Attractions have always been a reason to come to Cornwall. It used to be that boating and various watersports were what drew people in. However, some of the more exciting things to do in Cornwall now involve going to the theatre, shopping in some of the impressive boutiques and taking in the other sights that have nothing to do with the sprawling green fields or impressive coastlines. Some of the more popular things to do on holiday include:
  • Miracle Theatre Company 
  • Minack Theatre 
  • Eden Project
This area of the United Kingdom has been regarded as having the best culinary viewpoint for a number of years. Due to its proximity to the water, seafood has always come first on the menus. However, many chefs have decided to take the culinary a step further with unique flavors and techniques. It’s not uncommon to see a celebrity chef open a restaurant in Cornwall, nor is it surprising to see a fine dining establishment or gastropub open up in one of the small towns. Gastronomy is taking the region by storm.

Anyone looking to taste the cosmopolitan side of Cornwall should consider visiting such places as:
  • The Seafood Restaurant by Rick Stein 
  • Silks Bistro - Lifeboat Inn in St Ives 
  • Bustophers Bar Bistro in Truro
Those looking for an interesting time should also leave behind the Bodmin Moor long enough to visit the St Austell Brewery Visitor Centre. This is Cornwall’s oldest independent brewery that has been running for over 150 years. Visitors can see how the brew is made and sample some at the end of the tour.

Cornwall has evolved over the years into a holiday destination unlike anywhere else in the United Kingdom. Amongst the scenic landscape is a blossoming art scene, an impressive culinary display and attractions that appeal to virtually anyone. The Celtic legacy of Cornwall cannot be forgotten, however there is much more to this area now as it has become a cosmopolitan beacon due to so many innovative people and galleries and theatres. It becomes a more popular destination for tourists with each passing year.

About Author 

Tom writes for a number of businesses in Cornwall including The Cottage Boutique a provider of high quality holiday cottages in St Ives, Cornwall. The Cottage Boutique have some dog friendly cottages in St Ives, Cornwall for your four legged friends.



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