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19 Most Beautiful Villages in Cornwall to Visit on a Road Trip

19 Most Beautiful Villages in Cornwall to Visit on a Road Trip

The charming and quaint villages in Cornwall are a must-see on a road trip around the most south-westerly part of England. Cobbled streets, flower-laden cottages, historic fishing harbours and local craft shops will fill you with joy.

Dramatic seascapes visible as you wander around these Cornish villages will have photographers, artists and nature lovers in complete awe at the picture-perfect vistas.

And the beautiful beaches near many of the Cornish villages and some of the UK’s best coastal walking trails will make you want to stay forever.

This travel itinerary highlights 19 unmissable villages in Cornwall that you must visit on a road trip through Southern England.

I have plotted the Cornish villages in this post on Google maps to make your Cornwall road trip easy to follow. I think you will agree that there are some spectacular locations to explore for all travellers.

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Vanessa

Tuesday 4th of January 2022

Wow, I didn't think Cornwall is that stunning. I will definitely have to go there one day to explore it myself.

Pamela Mukherjee

Monday 27th of December 2021

Cornwall seems like an amazing part of England with tons of picturesque villages. Cadgwith, Polperro looked like villages from Fairyland. Would love to explore all these places one day for sure.

Clarice

Monday 27th of December 2021

This is nice. I really did not know that there is so much to see and do in Cornwall. Would love to visit the Sardine Factory as I have never been to one. Will surely consider this on our future trip. 

WhereAngieWanders

Monday 27th of December 2021

I am glad you found the post useful. I hope you get to visit some of the beautiful towns and villages in Cornwall that I have listed.

Ambica Gulati

Friday 24th of December 2021

These villages sound so much like the Famous Five Adventure series by Enid Blyton. There are puffins, dolphins, coves and wildlife. I would love to see the castle, eat some homemade cakes and walk around with an umbrella.

Jan

Friday 24th of December 2021

I love quaint and scenic villages all over the world especially in the UK. On our recent driving trip in South west England, we explored a few from your list including Tintagel, Mousehole and St Ives. Your images are stunning! :-)

WhereAngieWanders

Friday 24th of December 2021

thank you