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Why choose Cornwall?

Cornwall, the perfect location...

With over 1000 miles of coastline, it’s no surprise that the sea and Cornwall’s beaches play a central part in that lifestyle. Sailing and watersports enthusiasts are in their element. Walkers and cyclists love the clifftop paths and of course, Cornwall is the UK’s surf capital.

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It's an exciting time to be in Cornwall. We have the second fastest-growing tech sector in the country, where

  • broadband speeds are faster than Central London
  • entrepreneurial start-ups are developing at a faster rate than almost anywhere else.

We recently welcomed the Bloodhound, aiming to be the world's fastest car.  It had its first public test at Cornwall Airport Newquay, reaching speeds of up to 200mph in front of a global media audience.

We are also developing plans for a world-leading aerospace industry and we could be the base for the UK's first spaceport. We are leading the way on marine engineering and renewable energy.

We have got a burgeoning food industry, becoming known for artisan foods and great local produce.

Cornwall has much to offer nature enthusiasts, with:

  • wild moorland landscapes
  • long and varied coastline
  • beautiful beaches
  • attractive villages

Extensive stretches of Cornwall's coastline, and Bodmin Moor, are protected as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Historically tin mining, china clay extraction, fishing and agriculture have been important sectors of the economy.

We have the mildest and sunniest climate in the United Kingdom. We are well known for a thriving cultural scene from the Tate Gallery in St Ives to the Newlyn School of Art and the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden. We have world class attractions such as:

  • the Eden Project
  • the Minack Theatre

As well as renowned festivals such as:

  • Boardmasters
  • the Eden Sessions
  • Tunes in the Dunes

Newlyn is the largest fishing port in the UK by value of fish landed. We enjoy a wide range of restaurants owned by world famous chefs including Rick Stein, Jamie Oliver and John Torode. Cornish beer, cider and gin are also fast growing worldwide recognition.

Cornwall is the landing point for twenty-two of the world's fastest high-speed undersea and transatlantic fibre optic cables.  This makes Cornwall an important hub within Europe's internet infrastructure. Superfast broadband means 95% of Cornish houses and businesses are connected to a fibre-based broadband network.  With over 90% of properties able to connect with speeds above 24Mbit/s.

A strong transport network puts you in easy reach of key destinations in the UK and beyond by road, rail, air and sea. Cornwall Airport Newquay - which is owned by Cornwall Council - is the fastest growing regional airport in the UK.  It connects more than 400,000 people a year to UK and international destinations.

We have high quality schools with a rich range of extra-curricular options. Our children and family services are rated in the top 25% of children's services in the country from Ofsted. Six Universities and Colleges offer higher education at 13 campuses around Cornwall.

We are also a safe and friendly place.  Crime rates in Cornwall are among the lowest in the UK.