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Top 10 Devon and Cornwall by John Plumer

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North Cornwall

With the Atlantic hammering on the coast, much of North Cornwall has a harsh feel in contrast with the more sheltered character of the county’s southern seaboard. Abandoned engine houses and chimney stacks recall its industrial past, while numerous Wesleyan chapels are testament to the faith of its mining population. Between the cliffs are some of the region’s best surf beaches. You can indulge in the county’s finest seafood in Padstow, explore architectural styles at Prideaux Place and Lanhydrock, and enjoy the peace of the Camel Estuary. The area is rich in Arthurian connections, not least the ruins of Tintagel Castle and sites ...

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