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The most amazing views of Cornwall holiday cottages

The most amazing views of Cornwall

Cornwall has some of the most amazing natural beauty and awe-inspiring scenery in the whole of the UK, from romantic moorland to breathtaking coastlines. To showcase this, we have collected our favourite images and views together, some of which you won't believe are tucked away in the south-west corner of England.

Cornwall is where the countryside stretches as far as the eye can see, and semi-wild ponies love posing for the camera. The iconic creatures are actually owned by local farmers, but for the most part, roam freely across the open moor.

Bodmin Ponies

The tooth-like granite spikes of Kilmar Tor pierce the sky, and from the top, 396 metres high, the panoramas are exceptional.

Kilmar Tor

One of the most photogenic rock formations at the summit of Kilmar Tor is High Rock, which takes on a majestic quality as it bathes in the golden-hues of sunset.

High Rock, Kilmar Tor

Near Penzance lies another intriguing collection of rocks known as Men-An-Tol, or ‘holed stones’. Over the years, experts have speculated on the significance of the formation, with some suggesting it was once a circle of stones with the holed rock framing a specific view, while others believe it to be part of a burial chamber. One thing’s for sure: it makes for a wonderful photo!

Men An Tol near Penzance

Atmospheric Trethevy Quoit is another Cornish rock formation infused with mystery and intrigue. Five standing stones support a 20-tonne capstone to form a structure known as a ‘portal dolmen’. Its original purpose may never be known, but it is thought to have been a tomb, shrine and place of worship, with its use changing over the years.

Trethevy Quoit

It's not only ancient structures which make the views on Bodmin Moor so magical. Rustic gates, dry stone walls and atmospheric lighting act as props, enhancing a landscape where you’ll find beauty at every turn. This pastel-hued scene features Colliford Lake, a peaceful spot for a walk and a picnic.

Colliford Lake

Vestiges of Cornwall’s mining heritage pepper the moorland. Having fallen silent long ago, their silhouettes stand as proud reminders of a once lucrative industry. This sombre example is Houseman’s Engine House, part of South Phoenix copper mine, now the Minions Heritage Centre.

Houseman's Engine House

From the wilderness of nature to the architectural beauty of Truro, Cornwall’s only city. This wonderful sunset vista was captured from Malpas, with the elegant spires of the cathedral stealing the limelight.

Truro from Malpas

One of Cornwall’s more recent architectural gems is the captivating Eden Project, whose iconic domes house a cornucopia of exotic flora and fauna.

Eden Project

The county’s outdoor gardens put on quite a display too. Take this idyllic snapshot of the sub-tropical paradise that is Trebah Garden.

Trebah Garden

All of the above come before we’ve even started on Cornwall’s breathtaking coastline. The rock face at Bosigran could have been lifted straight from a New Zealand filming location.

Bosigran

And the crystal clear waters of Mother Ivey’s Bay wouldn’t look amiss in a Caribbean holiday brochure.

Mother Ivey's

St.Ives, too, has a touch of the Mediterranean about it!

St Ives

No matter the time of day or the weather, the coastal views in Cornwall are unbelievable. This sunset shot was taken at secluded Lusty Glaze beach near Newquay, where there’s a perfectly positioned restaurant in which you can linger and appreciate the view.

Lusty Glaze

Even if the weather isn’t on your side, threatening dark skies or stormy seas can transform Cornwall’s views into spine-tinglingly atmospheric scenes.

Tavern Beach St Mawes

When ferocious waves lash the coast, the mesmerising manifestation of nature’s power will have you reaching for your camera.

Storm at Porthleven

When the sun breaks through the clouds once again, the end of the day brings a riot of colour, drenching Cornwall’s alluring landscapes in soft sunset vibes.

Wheal Coates Mine, St Agnes

Wish you were here? We have a wide selection of holiday cottages available throughout the county of Cornwall, which can be stayed in to appreciate all of these amazing views.

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