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Gates leading to Meaburn Hall, Maulds Meaburn, Cumbria

Maulds Meaburn

in the county of Cumbria

Penshaw Monument, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear

Penshaw

in the county of Tyne & Wear

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in the county of Cornwall

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View of Portreath harbour, Cornwall

Portreath (54 Pictures) a Seaside Town in the county of Cornwall

(2.4 miles, 3.8 km, direction SW of Porthtowan)

Portreath lies on Cornwall's magnificent North-western coast, it occupies a picture-postcard valley setting of woods, streams and fine rural meadow-land, with its crowning glory being the beach lying beneath rugged cliffs topped with springy turf and heathers...

Truro train viaduct

Truro (41 Pictures) a Historic Market Town in the county of Cornwall

(8.6 miles, 13.8 km, direction E of Porthtowan)

Truro, today is Cornwall's unofficial capital and adminstrative centre but in the Middle Ages Truro was one of the towns which controlled Cornwall's flourishing tin mining industry...

The Pioneer

Hayle (32 Pictures) in the county of Cornwall

(10.1 miles, 16.3 km, direction SW of Porthtowan)

Three miles of golden sands backed by impressive sand dunes have made Hayle a perfect summer place for families to enjoy a holiday. It is an old town, made prosperous in the 18th-century when John Harvey opened his tin, copper and foundry business..

Seal at St Ives, Cornwall

St Ives (261 Pictures) a Seaside Town in the county of Cornwall

(11.5 miles, 18.5 km, direction W of Porthtowan)

There is a magical quality surrounding the whole of the Cornish coast of which St.Ives is a small but special part...

Coastal Viewpoint in Falmouth, Cornwall

Falmouth (97 Pictures) a Seaside Town in the county of Cornwall

(11.7 miles, 18.9 km, direction SE of Porthtowan)

Think of Falmouth and you immediately think of the sparkling sea in a bay alive with busy colourful pleasure and sailing boats all jostling along in bright sunshine. You think.....

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Cornish Beam Engine, Pool, Cornwall - National Trust

Cornish Mines and Engines (4 Pictures)

(3.4 miles, 5.5 km, direction S)

This museum set on lonely cliffs far above the swirling Atlantic Ocean is where visitors to the area can learn all about.....

Carn Brae, Redruth, Cornwall, on a beautiful clear day

Carn Brae Castle (6 Pictures)

(4.1 miles, 6.5 km, direction S)

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Callestock Cider Farm, Penhallow, Cornwall. 1996.

Callestock Cider Farm (5 Pictures)

(5.5 miles, 8.9 km, direction E)

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Godrevy Lighthouse

Godrevy (47 Pictures)

(7.5 miles, 12.1 km, direction W)

This hauntingly beautiful spot was initially made famous by centuries of shipwreck caused by perilous rocks scattered around its.....

Truro, Cornwall. Truro Cathedral from the river

Truro Cathedral (23 Pictures)

(9.0 miles, 14.5 km, direction E)

A former 16th-century parish church once stood on the site of this sumptuous cathedral, which was designed by John Loughborough.....

Pendennis Castle, Pendennis Point, Falmouth, Cornwall

Pendennis Castle (11 Pictures)

(12.6 miles, 20.3 km, direction SE)

Built at the side of a naturally deep harbour Pendennis Castle forms one of Henry VIII's coastal defences, built to guard against.....

True love never runs smooth.

The National Seal Sanctuary (13 Pictures)

(12.8 miles, 20.7 km, direction S)

The Seal Sanctuary was set up in 1958 in the small village of St Agnes, in 1974 we moved to Gweek after we needed more space for.....


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