Cornish culture, history, a mild climate, and landscapes, despite its remote location from the major urban centers, resulted in Cornwall becoming a frequently visited touristic region both nationally in England and internationally. Surrounded by the waters of the Channel and Atlantic Ocean, Cornwall is a home to many beaches and cliffs.
Other tourist attractions include moorland, gardens, and monuments. Mining landscapes of Cornwall and West Devon were placed in 2006 on the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Opened in 2001 futuristic Eden Project is visited annually by 1.2. million people. Another attraction of Cornwall are the Lost Gardens of Heligan, which are one of the most popular gardens in the UK. The style of the gardens are typical of the 19th century Gardenesque style, with areas of different character and in different design styles.
Due to its long coastline, various maritime sports are popular in Cornwall, especially sailing and surfing. The most popular locations for surfing are Bude and Newquay. There are plenty of British Surfing Association schools to choose from as well if you are the first time surfer. There are plenty of hotels in Cornwall to chose from so there is never a fear of going there last minute.