|National Maritime Museum, Greenwich|
Image by Richard Croft
|St Michael's Mount, near Penzance|
Image by Sheila Russell
The town is situated in Mount's Bay and faces south-east into the English Channel, giving it a temperate climate, which is milder than most of the rest of the country. Penzance's gardens provide a colourful backdrop to the town from early spring to Late Autumn, with many sub-tropical flowers and palm trees.
The first recorded mention of the town, under the name of Pensans, was in the Assize Roll in1284, although there is evidence of Roman remains in the area.
|Surfing at Fistral beach|
Image by Geoff Tydeman
Newquay was originally a fishing village catching mostly pilchards, but these days only a small amount of edible crabs and lobsters are caught by the local fishermen. In the last century, the town has blossomed as a holiday resort, with its population swelling five times at the height of the season.
Newquay is particularly popular with families, due to its ten long sandy beaches, and with surfers, due to the powerful, hollow waves and good sized swell at the Fistral Beach.
|Porthminster Beach, St Ives|
Image by Chris J Dixon
Originally a thriving fishing port, St Ives is now primarily a popular holiday resort, boasting a rich artistic culture. Many artists live and work in St Ives for the perceived quality of the air and of the light.
The town is well known for its four beaches, for its many galleries, including the Tate Gallery, St Ives, and the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, and for its sub-tropical climate.
|The Eden Project, Cornwall at night|
Image by Neil Kennedy
The Eden Project, which is run as a charity, aims to both provide an entertaining and educational day out for all the family, as well as running social and environmental projects, research into plants and conservation, and providing memorable learning experiences for students of all ages.
|The famous signpost at Land's End|
Image by Lewis Clarke
The name Land's End is used for the headland and cliffs which face the Atlantic Ocean, and for the Visitor Attraction that attracts over 400,000 visitors every year.
Land's End is famous for its iconic signpost that shows the distance, 874 miles, to John o' Groats, the most north-easterly point of the UK, the distance, 3147 miles, to New York across the Atlantic Ocean, and the distance, 28 miles, to the Isles of Scilly. The signpost also shows the current date, so that visitors' photographs are easily dated.
|Land's End, Cornwall|
Image by Roger Butterfield
Cornwall boasts many world famous tourist attractions including Land's End, The Eden Project, and St.Michael's Mount, as well as towns and cities like St. Ives, Newquay, Penzance, and Padstow that are known throughout the world.
|Parliament Building, Stormont, Northern Ireland|
Image by Ross
These 26 districts replaced the six counties and two county boroughs that had been created by the Local Government Act 1898. These six counties and two county boroughs are still used for purposes such as Lieutenancy.