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  • NewsThe Telegraph

    Europe’s most polluted beaches – where swimming comes with a health warning

    Top of the list of requirements for the perfect beach holiday is a sandy stretch bordered by clean, clear water – something that should be a given, but isn’t. The UK has received plenty of publicity about its dirty seas and rivers, but the rest of Europe has its fair share too.

    8-min read
  • LifestyleThe Telegraph

    The best beaches in Cornwall

    Cornwall has 300 miles of some of the most beautiful and varied coastline in Britain: long strands of golden sand, hidden coves with salt-and-pepper pebbles, and rockpools teeming with marine life.

    7-min read
  • LifestyleThe Telegraph

    The best pubs and bars in Cornwall

    The Cornish are sniffy about lager. Why would anyone drink something so tasteless when there’s such a good choice of proper ales from long-established micro breweries (including Korev’s Cornish lager), not to mention the chilled ciders and array of home-grown gins. Thanks to tourism, the county’s age-old granite pubs set high on clifftops or tucked away beside estuaries can turn a decent living. Many pubs have upped their food game, buying direct from farmers and fishermen, instead of from a sup

    6-min read
  • LifestyleThe Telegraph

    The 12 best restaurants in Cornwall

    Cornwall is as well known for its organic beef and pork, artisan cheeses and air-dried charcuterie as it is for fish and seafood. Most restaurants serve a little of both, often garnished with plants and berries foraged from the hedgerows and cliffs: rock samphire, wild garlic, alexanders and wild flower petals.

    9-min read
  • LifestyleThe Telegraph

    The best places for cream tea in Cornwall – and how to enjoy it like a local

    A proper Cornish cream tea is made by putting the jam on the scone before the clotted cream. The reason? The cream would melt on scones hot from the oven. A scone is something that must be freshly baked, preferably in a farmhouse Aga, and with a light hand on the baking powder. Sadly, there are lots of cream tea shops that cut corners, especially in holiday resorts.

    6-min read
  • LifestyleThe Telegraph

    The 18 best things to do in Cornwall

    Cornwall is defined by its magnificent coastline with over 300 miles of dunes and cliffs, medieval harbours, and oak-forested creeks – every mile accessible on foot and with plenty of things to do along the way.

    13-min read
  • LifestyleThe Telegraph

    How to spend a week in Cornwall – still Britain’s greatest holiday destination

    Cornwall is on everyone’s lips these days. Those lingering shots of wild moorland, Grecian blue sea and soft pale sand in every episode of the BBC’s Poldark have drawn visitors from around the world. Despite such popularity the county retains its cloak of tradition and sense of isolation. Yet hidden behind the stone walls of farmhouses and fishermen’s cottages are stylish apartments and restaurants where acclaimed chefs serve up the finest seafood.

    9-min read