Cornwall - touring by car

cornwall touring by car

Nothing is very far away from anything else in Cornwall. From Corisande Manor, in Newquay, West Cornwall, most places can be reached in under 45 minutes, but you can of course take longer if you follow the scenic route. Anyway, on a Cornish holiday, time should not be of the essence.

Equally well, nothing is far from the sea in Cornwall. Bounded by sea on nearly all sides, you are never far from a sandy beach or a rocky cove when you visit Cornwall.

I have put together three drives to show you Cornwall at its best, taking about a day each, to give you the full flavour of Cornwall. Of course to see the county properly you have to spend much longer here.

cornwall by car Drive 1 West Cornwall - Lands End and St Michael's Mount
cornish drives Drive 2 Cornwall's South Coast
exploring the coast Drive 3 Cornwall's North Coast
You will come across many Cornish
place names as you drive around
Cornwall. You may find it
interesting to know what they mean.
As you will know, Cornwall had its
own Cornish Gaelic language, which
is the root of the names
Bos as in Boscastle means Dwelling

Carn as in Carn Brea means Rock

Chy as in Chynance means House

Gun or Goon as in Goonhilly means Down

Lan as in Lanhydrock means Settlement

Lys or Lis as in Liskeard means Court

Men as in Men Scryfa means Stone

Park as in Park Venton means Field

Pen as in Penrose means End

Pol as in Polruan means Harbour

Porth as in Porthcurno means Pool

Res as in Resoon means Ford

Ros as in Rosemorran means Heath

Tre as in Trenance means Farm

Wheal as in Wheal Rose means Mine

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The hotel to stay at when visiting Cornwall is Corisande Manor Hotel, Cornwall find out more about it