Cornwall is the most southwestern region of England in the UK part of the country. In Cornwall are the westernmost and southernmost points of England -- respectively, Land's End and Lizard Point (at the Lizard Peninsula). Cornwall is a very interesting region for tourism due to the pristine landscape, the rugged cliffs, the mile-long fine sand beaches, the mild climate, and the numerous attractions. Cornwall has hundreds of ancient monuments, such as cairns and entrance graves, grave mounds, barrows, stones with inscriptions, dolmens and promontory forts, stone circles, and stone rows.
There is only one city -- the administrative center Truro -- with about seventeen thousand people. The Cornish people live in Cornwall and there are still many people who can speak Cornish, which makes the county even more interesting for visitors. Cornwall is still very British and it has only recently opened up to tourists; for example, abandoned mines were converted to visitor mines. However, less than ten percent of all tourists visiting the county are non-British, so you can enjoy genuine British culture at its fullest.
There are quite a lot of hostels in Cornwall. As the county has mainly villages and small towns, you can find Cornwall hostels even in tiny populated places. Most Cornwall hostels are located near the ocean, in small villages. It is rather hard to find a hostel in Cornwall that is in the middle of the county. Cornwall hostels can be rated from very good to excellent without almost any exceptions. A lot of the Cornwall hostels are located in old houses and that gives an extra value of your stay and can take you to early ages. Moreover, hostels in Cornwall have moderate prices although transport connections from the rest of the United Kingdom might not be very good.
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