You can’t get further west than the ancient kingdom of holidays in Cornwall. From Land’s End to Bude, this is the longest stretch of continuous coastline in Britain, a place whose history is bound up with the sea.
Meanwhile, Falmouth Bay and estuary is one of the world’s largest natural harbours. The National Maritime Museum here captures the true maritime history of Cornwall in an amazing building next to the docks.
Other remarkable Cornish spots include the Minack Theatre, the outdoor theatre carved out of the cliffs close to Lands End, and The Eden Project housing species from across the planet. Then there’s St Ives, which has inspired artists for decades. And of course a trip to Cornwall wouldn’t be complete without trying a few pasties.