In a recent BBC poll, Cornwall was voted as the UK’s favourite holiday destination in the BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards 2013-2014. The poll surveyed nearly 6,000 people, in ten different categories such as ‘Garden of the year’ and ‘Best heritage site’, but it was the ‘Favourite holiday destination’ category where Cornwall came out on top. The rugged coastline, sandy beaches and (relatively) good weather proved popular, with Cornwall comfortably beating the Scottish Highlands and The Lake District to the top spot.
This award follows another recent mark of recognition where Cornwall picked up the award for the best beaches in the UK in a survey of travel writers. Read more on our blog here.
St Ives was also recognised as a favourite holiday spot, coming in a close second place to Whitby, Yorkshire in the ‘Best Market Town’ category.
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Another victory for Cornwall came in the ‘Best Heritage site’ category which was won by The Lost Gardens of Heligan, in St Austell. The world renowned Cornish gardens beat the favourites Blenheim and Hadrian’s Wall, showing how important they are to the gardening heritage in Britain and as such, are well worth a visit.
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