29 March 2008

Cornwall ...only an obsession!

Cornwall’s history has been formed by the geological make up of this rugged peninsular that divides the Atlantic Ocean and the English Channel. Prior to the Carboniferous and Devonian periods most of what we know of as Cornwall lay under the sea. During this time a complex mixture of sedimentary material was laid down on the seabed by the geological activity-taking place. Then approximately 300 million years ago, during the late Carboniferous period, two landmasses collided to form what is today Cornwall. These events created a land rich in minerals and hard rock (granite) and these have played a vital role in the forming of the history of the Cornish people.
We can see as we travel around Cornwall the importance that man has attached since prehistoric times to the rocks created by the geological activity. There are many examples of magnificent chambered tombs, stone circles and hut rings where the people of Cornwall have used the stones in religious contexts and for shelter. A good example can be found at Carn Brae.
As one of the UK's most popular tourist destinations Cornwall has no shortage of things to do whatever the weather or time of year. If rugged cliffs, sandy beaches and charming fishing villages aren't enough then we can help you find alternate activities.
It's not just the villages that have something to offer those sightseeing. The towns (and city!) of Cornwall are rich in history and attractions of their own. Cornwall has things to do for everyone, ranging from beautiful gardens, museums, theme parks, maritime centres, cornish heritage to zoos and wildlife reserves.

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