across the river Tamar there is another land altogether, Cornwall. A land
renowned for Celtic legend and mystery, as well as remarkable scenery.
Cornwall has a huge amount to offer you on your holiday, and you don't
have to travel far to find some of its many attractions.
To reach south-east Cornwall you need to cross the river Tamar either
using the Tamar toll bridge or the Torpoint Ferry. Two popular destinations
are Looe and Polperro, but the coast and country are full of interesting
surprises. Looe is a lively and attractive fishing port where regular
fish auctions are held. Fishing trips and all the usual things associated
with the sea are available. Look a bit further west and you find Polperro,
famous for its tiny streets and snug cottages crammed around the harbour.
This quiet fishing cove was once a centre for the region's smuggling industry.
Brandy casks and tobacco were both landed here to be stored and transported
across the Bodmin Moor, and then on to London.
Cornwall is well known as one of the most popular holiday destinations
in Britain, explore a little and find out why.