Cornwall is Heavy with History for the Pensive Tourist

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Cornwall is Heavy with History for the Pensive Tourist

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a tourist coupleCornwall is a region that is heavy with history. During the Middle Ages, it was famous for its tin mines. The Cornish people likewise have a distinct ethnicity and culture. It also has its own Cornish language, which is still spoken until today.

Visitors would be delighted to see important buildings used in modern context. As an example, Bodmin Jail is one of the most popular historical sites in Cornwall.

Places of Interest

The importance of tin mining in the local economy is best seen in the light of the Chysauster Ancient Village, which was an Iron Age settlement first occupied 2,000 years ago. In relation to tin and mining, the Poldark Mine is a tin mine open for guided tours and is considered one of the most significant locations in the history of mining in Cornwall.

The moors and manors are not the only places of interest in Cornwall. There are also keeps and jails that are open to the public. Along with centuries-old pubs and taverns, you could not walk through the countryside without being reminded of the importance of each stone wall.

Castles and Manors

Among castles, one of the most unique is St. Michael’s Mount. It is a fortress on an island separated from the rest of Cornwall by a shallow strip of water. During low tide, people walk across the natural causeway to the island and its community. Other castles in Cornwall include the Tintagel Castle, Pentillie Castle, Launceston Castle, St. Mawes Castle, St. Catherine’s Castle and Trematon Castle, to name a few.

People from all over the world visit Cornwall for its castles, historic significance and the culture. There is a rustic charm to Cornish castles. They range from ancient ruins to updated lodgings and venues. Through all the modernisation, there is history echoing through the ramparts and the walls of these massive structures. Built to survive a military assault, some have succumbed to time and erosion, while others remain in relatively good condition.

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