Devon and Cornwall--South-West England

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Categories: Travel
Publisher: Heritage Trail Publications Ltd/Heritage Trail Publications Ltd | Date published: 12/13/2004


Between the rugged coastal scenery of Cornwall, and the sheltered Riviera-style beaches of Devon, everything from castles to cliff railways can be found. Tin and copper mining has been carried out in the area for centuries, and several ruinous mine workings now provide some of the most evocative landmarks. As farming and fishing supported the local communities, few grand buildings were constructed for the land-owning gentry. Nevertheless, there are many fascinating properties to explore in this area, as well as folklore, legend and myth. This book explores 30 sites from across both counties. As well as an historical overview, each article contains a colour photograph of the site along with an information panel containing opening times, grid reference, address, telephone number, and web site details (where applicable).