Cornwall is a county of South West England noted for its rugged coastline, wild moorland and quaint, attractive villages. It is also, of course, a great place to get an Afternoon Tea in Cornwall.
Indeed, most will know the region for its ‘jam-first-then-cream’ rule when it comes to scones – the opposite to that of neighbouring Devon. Excellent places to get this indulgent treat include Truro (Cornwall’s county town), Falmouth, Newquay, St Austell, St Ives and Port Isaac. Whichever location you choose, you’ve undoubtedly decided well. Start exploring today!
Geographically, Cornwall finds itself bordering the Celtic Sea to the north and west, the English Channel to the south and Devon to the east. It’s the westernmost part of the island of Great Britain, with the famous Land’s End located at its tip.
The ceremonial county of Cornwall also includes the Isles of Scilly, which lie around 30 miles from the mainland. Collectively, it has retained a distinct cultural identity that reflects its history.
Little evidence of a Roman presence in Cornwall exists. However, following the Empire’s collapse, a part of the Brittonic kingdom of Dumnonia inhabited the area. Centuries later, during the High Middle Ages, tin mining became vital to the Cornish economy.
In time, this was largely replaced by fishing and agriculture, as well as tourism. Today, visiting this beautiful part of England has much to offer, including, of course, countless Afternoon Tea Cornwall establishments.