Cornwall is a popular tourist destination, situated at the southwest tip of England, Land’s End is the most southerly tip of all (if you are not counting the Scilly Isles, which Cornwall overlooks). A fiercely independent county, it has its own language and also a strong folk music and art culture (St Ives is full of artist who go there for the ‘painter’s light’). Of course, it’s also known as the surfing paradise of England, due to the huge waves crashing up year-round.
Don’t be fooled though that this is a millionaire’s paradise, full of royalty and celebrities coming down to spend their summer hols. Read Paul Kingsnorth’s book Real England, and you find that due to tourism being the nearly only income (and the influx of second home owners), many locals can’t afford to buy their own homes. They’ve been priced out of the market, while second homes are empty.