Must-See Historical Sites in Cornwall

Must-See Historical Sites in Cornwall

Cornwall historical site

Travelling is one of the most effective ways to know the world. While technology seemed to have made people closer and the world smaller, there is still no substitute to hopping on a plane and experiencing a country in person.

One of the most fascinating places to visit especially for history buffs are the historical sites in a place called Cornwall. Sitting in the west of England, Cornwall boasts of the longest stretches of land in all of England.

Aside from this, there are breathtaking and fascinating historical sites in Cornwall that would wow both the adventurous and the geeky. Here are three of the best sites to visit in all of Cornwall.

Bodmin Jail

For those seeking of non-traditional tours, the Bodmin Jail will prove to be perfect. POWs built the site in 1779 and served as the secret hiding place of the crown jewels during the Second World War. There are always specials tours and events here, and you would see the only remaining execution pit in the country.

Launceston Castle

The Launceston Castle is a sight that demands attention as it is set in an enormous natural mound. The most fascinating aspect of the castle is a round tower built in the 13th Century, soon after the Norman Conquest.

However, the round tower built by then Earl of Cornwall, Richard, who built the structure upon an undated earlier circular shell-keep. Across the years, people used the castle as a prison and in 1656, the founder of the Quaker, George Fox, was imprisoned there.

At the moment, you can reach the tower through an internal staircase, and there are displays that trace the 1000 years of history of the castle.

Bodmin and Wenford Railway

Wished you could experience the height of steam train travel in the modern times? Then the Bodmin and Wenford Railway should be at the top of your list. Visit this spot, and you can enjoy a 13-mile round trip at a leisurely pace. It is Cornwall’s only steam train and is reminiscent of bygone days.

Travelling and exploring historical sites is one of the greatest ways to learn more about the world. Make your Cornwall visit one for the books by visiting these three awesome and fascinating sites.