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10 reasons to move to Cornwall

1. People treat each other like family

Cornwall is a quirky place full of friendly, lovable, helpful communities who all look out for each other and feed each other’s cats when they go on holiday. So if you’re walking down the street and are greeted in passing by a few different people, you probably don’t know them: they’re just from Cornwall!

 

2. Two words: The Food.

If you haven’t tried a genuine, traditional Cornish pasty yet, you need to get on the next train down and sample one immediately! Whilst you’re here, visit one of a number of restaurants owned by top British chefs, including Rick Stein, Jamie Oliver and Nathan Outlaw.  Make sure you indulge in a cream tea too. They’ll definitely convince you to move here!

 

3. We know how to party

In addition to its many eclectic festivals covering a love of music across all genres, Cornwall is home to the renowned Boardmasters festival, typically boasting a combination of A-listers and lesser-known indie bands. Port Eliot Festival in St Germans also attracts crowds annually from all across the UK with a collection of diverse cultural entertainment, as does the Eden Sessions, who have hosted musical legends from Elton John to Motorhead! Relative newcomer Looe Music Festival is also deserving of a mention, together with a host of agricultural fairs and literary festivals.

 

4. Make a difference to our planet

If you’re one for the warmer climes, don’t worry – ditch your coat at the door and take a look around the two giant biomes at the internationally acclaimed visitor attraction, ‘Eden Project’. Filled with plants and trees from tropical and Mediterranean climates, the Project is just five miles from St Austell, is an educational charity inspiring conservation throughout the world, as well as being a great family day out!

 

5. Netflix session? Catching up on work? We have Superfast Broadband

Working from home, catching up with friends, and streaming the latest Netflix series is not a problem for Cornwall’s Superfast Broadband. 95% of Cornwall is connected to it so no matter where you move to, you’re more than likely going to be able to binge-browse without breaking a broadband sweat!

 

6. Cliff-top views, sweeping landscapes, and over 300 miles of coast

“Grab your coat, the kids, and the dog because we’re walking 300 miles of the South West Coast Path”. Okay, so maybe you’ll walk until you find an independent café to grab a hot chocolate from, but the views will be amazing and the light breeze will be so refreshing.

 

7. Write in the sand and enjoy the water

Cliff-tops not your thing? Everyone loves the beach! Beaches for miles surround Cornwall and you’re never more than hour away from one, even if you live in the very mainland centre!

 

8. The award-winning St Austell Brewery

Cornwall is home to St Austell Brewery, boasting some of the most famous and thirst-inspiring brands of the county! Having been around since 1851 the Cornish brewery is proud of its flagship beer, Tribute Ale.  You should definitely give it a try!

 

9. Fancy swimming to New York? Cornwall has the closest start point

Whether you’re looking for an iconic landmark, the starting point for a long walk, or a great place to watch the waves, Land’s End does exactly what it says on the tin. It’s the most westerly point in mainland UK.

 

10. Take up a new sport in the sea

Surfing, wind sailing, body-boarding, and paddle boarding are fully engrained into the culture of Cornwall. North Cornwall in particular, is recognised across the world for its waves: with global, competitive surf events taking place right here in the county.  With a ridiculous number of beaches, together with scenic rivers and lakes, you’ll be guaranteed to come across equipment hire and an instructor near you!

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