England's Cornwall

England's Cornwall

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Hi. I'm Rick Steves back with more of the best of Europe and this time we're in the very southwest. Tip of Great Britain it's Lands End and we're exploring England's, Cornwall, thanks, for joining us. Set. On a rocky peninsula, Cornwall, is a fascinating, land it's a pirate's punch of Celtic culture legends. Of smugglers, and mining, heritage it. Is a rugged appeal that makes it a favorite among English holiday goers. Will. Marvel at some staggering, scenery, follow. A miner deep into a tin mine and then, will eat his lunch will. Enjoy a sublime, beach. Chase. Blennies, in a Victorian, rock pool and then, dine on bigger fish in the. Vast and dramatic, reaches of Dartmoor will chase wild ponies. Ponder. Our own private, stone circle, and summit. A big, rock. The. Island of Great Britain is made of England in the celtic lands of Scotland and Wales in the, southwest is another historically, Celtic land Cornwall. After. Exploring, Cornwall's, Penwith, Peninsula, from a home base in Penzance, we'll, venture north to Tintagel, castle and finish, in neighboring Dartmoor. Along. With its ethnic, cousins, Brittany, Ireland, Wales and Scotland Cornwall. Was part of a Celtic Crescent, that nearly circles, England the, Cornish people spoke, their own language, which thrived for centuries, mining. And fishing were long the dominant, industries but, today tourism. Drives the economy. Cornwall. With a half million residents, is a county, of England unlike, the more autonomous, Wales in Scotland, but. Many native-born locals. Consider, themselves Cornish. First British. Second. The. Area is packed with ancient sites, historic. Monuments, and, peaceful. Farm Hamlet's. The. Gulf Stream brings, warm subtropical, weather. To Cornwall making, it perfect, for Gardens. Walking. And. Basking. On the beach. Will. Visit the region's ultimate, tourist trap first the very tip of England Lands. End. Upon. Arrival, visitors, pass through a gauntlet, of tourist shops. It's. A popular, day out for families the, goal, a point. Where you really are at the end of England this, was once considered the end of the known world, the last land to be seen by departing, ships. After. Gazing at the sea and guessing how far away from home you are get, the answer for a price at the touristy, signpost, photo op a. Weather-beaten. Bluff, just a couple miles away provides, the same lands and thrill without the crowd its. Cape Cornwall. To. Be sure we know about special, places like this and understand. Them I'm joined, by my friend and fellow tour guide Tim. F, yes. This little church goes back to the 6th century just, imagine, a Celtic priests living in there with a just. A little altar, and a fireplace, that's all he needed a short. Climb leads to the summit of this connoisseurs, Lands End. Here. You can sit with the sound of the wind and the cry of the gulls. Enjoying. The meditative, view I like to ponder how this small island has, had an impact far, beyond its shores. From. The start Cornwall's economy, was based on Tim, as, far back as ancient times, Greek, and Roman traders, traveled, all the way to Cornwall, for Tim you. See an important, step in the evolution of civilization was. The ability to mix tin and copper to, make bronze and when, people entered the Bronze Age they could make better tools and stronger. Weapons. Tin. Mining was the dominant, Cornwall, industry, well into, modern times this. Evocative. Coast is dotted with 19th, century Industrial, Age ruins, these. Desolate, engine, houses once pumped water out of the shafts, so they could mine a half mile down and then under, the seabed far out to sea, the. Ground here is honeycombed, with mine tunnels, in at. A day there, were hundreds, of tin mines in Cornwall. The. Industry peaked about 200 years ago with the Industrial, Revolution back. Then the demand for tin was huge, and mines like these were booming making, Cornwall, one of England's wealthiest counties. Ruins. Look almost ancient. But it's easy to forget that less than a hundred years ago thousands, of workers spent, most of their waking hours in these, crumbling, buildings supporting. Their families, but. Cornwall's, glory days of tin past the, iconic, smokestacks, today are the dramatic, remnants, of Cornwall's, now dead tin mining industry, which just couldn't, compete with cheap, tin from abroad. Along. With these old buildings another, reminder, of the mining heritage is the tin workers simple, lunch the Cornish, pasty, so, this would be the classic miners, lefty Tuesday yeah the Cornish pasty, so, you'd hold, it on the crimped edge around here like this and the idea was that if, you did have arsenic on your hands and you, would leave it on the crusts it's cuz there's no way to wash your hands when you're mining you cannot come out of the mind and you're gonna eat and you're hungry yeah absolutely so this is a pasty.

How Do you Proust it pasty, pasty. No past a ste all right yes, I eat away mmm. Generally, what you put inside of a pasty. You've. Got steak or onion. Potato. And. Turnip, or sweet as we call it so, any bakery around here would serve these would be a great takeout, meal for a weary traveler yeah, absolutely, there, are thousands, of these made every day got the original takeout, food and Cornwall I mean 200 years ago for the miners and today yeah, Fowler's. The. Last tin mine to close is now open, to visitors, dedicated. To telling the miners story. The. Giver mine closed in 1990. It. Represents, the last hurrah not only of Cornish tin mining but innocence of Britain's, industrial age. Exploring. It you'll gain an appreciation for. The simple, yet noble, life of miners. Though. Closed, for decades it feels as though the miners could show up at any time, to clock in the. Blasting schedule, was a reminder, that punctuality, in, the mines was a matter of life and death, the. Miners lockers, were left just the way they were on the day the mine closed, with the miners believing, that somehow. They'd, be back. Photos. Humanized, the plight of individuals. Who lost their livelihoods. They. Remind us that when, economics, change and an industry dies it devastates, families and. Entire, communities. In. A huge structure, nicknamed, the mill the stone was crushed to extract the, tin. The. Miners brought in tons and tons of, raw ore which was put into big drums like this which would then tumble, and with the help of metal balls like this it would break the ore into smaller and smaller pebbles. The, noise must, have been deafening, in here you'll. See how a vast room full of shaking, tables like giant, machines panning, for gold separated. The tin from the waste tin. And other heavy metals are the dark material at the back while, the lighter waste slowly, shakes forward, with. 90 tables shaking each, day hundreds, of tons of rock gradually. Gave up a few, tons of coveted, tip, for. The finale of your visit you slip on a coat Danah hard hat and head, both underground. And back, in time deep into one of the original eighteenth-century. Mines. The. Shafts, narrow and low give you a sense of the difficult, life of miners and their perilous, working conditions. Former. Mine employees, serve as guides and are happy to tell the story here, we are we're in a section of hundreds of 250. Years old approximately, this. Mine itself, didn't work under the ocean but a lot of mines in this district, this isn't just mining district went. Under the ocean for, sometimes, a distance for a mile and a half, ten mining is hard rock mining where you look for a load and then follow veins of tin through the surrounding rock and once they establish will, attend is then they, then, work upwards through the earth and downwards, through the earth extracting. That plane from the room even under the sea if they even under the sea yeah so if they took a hundred tons of rock.

Out Of the mine how much tin would they hope to find just, one ton what, that's, hard work it is extremely, over Cornish. Mining had a diaspora. In the 1800's. With large numbers, of skilled, miners emigrating. The Cornish miner has, moved. All over the world from. Canada and North America, Mexico down, into South America New. Zealand, Australia South, Africa. Even. Cuba, this, hundreds. Of thousands, of people around the planet now that are directly, related to those Cornish, miners who, took, their skills with them and, in fact there was a definition, and it still holds true today really, largely that, a mine. Is a hole in the ground with, a Cornishmen, at the bottom. For. Me the top charms of Cornwall are gathered at its extreme, western, tip that Penwith Peninsula. Touring. This unforgettable, 30, mile loop features, rugged, windblown, scenery. Content. Cows ignore, the views, little. Hamlet's with their stony barns are just going through another century. Skinny. Country, lanes are lined by towering hedgerows. I'm glad. Tim's doing the driving you. Can hear the branches, scraping both sides of the car at the same time. The. Winding hedgerows, built before motor traffic are an icon, of Cornwall while, they may look soft, they're hard as rock. These. Date back to medieval times when, farmers cleaned up their fields by stacking rocks to make walls lining, the lanes they, have a stone frame are filled with earth and then are overgrown with vegetation. Those. Who get out of the car and hike are richly, rewarded, walking. All or even part of the southwest coast path you'll, enjoy memorable, moments around every, corner. This. Coastline had more than its share of unscrupulous. Trade, there, were pirates, mostly, state-sanctioned, Buccaneers. Plundering, the coast of France and French shipping and there. Were smugglers, dealing, in highly taxed contraband, like spices and booze. Tough. Little Namur Nicole was a favorite for smugglers, you, can imagine them quietly, beaching, their boats by moonlight. Eventually. The cold went legit with, the granite trade. Imagine. That work involved, in querying, and then shipping slabs, of granite from, this tiny Bay. The. Massive embankment, of the River Thames back in London didn't, just happen it, was made from huge, stones, quarried, from places, like this and then, shipped. Nearby. Hides another, coastal, delight Penn Birth Cove a tiny, fishing port it's, capstan, or winch still, hauls a few tough little boats up the cobbled, landing, the. Stones are scarred by grooves worn, by generations. Of hard fishing, I find. It so evocative, with the capstan, and these old fishing boats when you see this port what do you think. I, mean. This is going, back to the time when pilchards, were a very important, part of of, the Cornish economy, I mean all around the Cornish coast they were as. Many pilchard, a little cultured coves as, they could squeeze in what's, the culture, well pilchards are large sardine, can where they important they were a huge part of the diet, of the Cornish people and a big part of the economy of Cornwall for centuries whether you were a farmer a fisherman, or a miner it was a big, part of your diet how you survived the winter so, what would it be like if you lived here back when pilchards, were the the. Key, to surviving, the winter well, you'd have a Heuer up on the cliff and his. Job was to really look to see if the sea turned purple if the sea turned purple and the poachers were coming in and he, would call with his big trumpet, shouted. Heaver Hever which was the cry of the fish and then. They would all come running down and push. The big Seine boats out and pull the mile-long net out and then, everybody, would come down and help out and get all five million fish in one net was the most the most they ever caught with some eyes once and it really helped them get, through the winter yeah they needed to catch those fish if they missed it they, would possibly stop. Hiking. That Penrith peninsula can be like exploring, an open-air, archaeological. Museum it's, dotted with stony souvenirs, from around 2000. BC stone. Circles, hosted, ritual, gatherings, and functioned, as celestial, calendars. These. Stones were covered, with turf likely, a burial, mound or tomb of some local chief and weathered.

Crosses, Helped guide Irish, pilgrims, traversing, Cornwall, on their Trek to Spain. A, hidden. Surprise on this otherwise, rugged, coast is the delightful beach at Port Colonel. With. Its graceful arc and golden, sand it seems to have been imported from some faraway tropical. Paradise, in. Fact. If you try hard to forget you're at such a northern, latitude, and pretend, the water isn't so cold you could swear you're, in the French Riviera. It's. A hit with both parents savoring. A hard earned break and their, frolicking, children, enjoying. The surf. But. Running below the sand unnoticed. By these holiday makers is a historic. Cable, it, leads to a fascinating, Museum, all about the Telegraph. Port. Colonel was strategic, for its Telegraph station the largest in the world back, in the 1920s. The, British ruled a global, Empire and needed, a way to communicate with its far-flung colonies. It, developed, a way to send Morse code messages, through cables, across the seas, exhibits. Of early teletype, machines explain, these significant. Technological, strides. In what's nicknamed, the Victorian, Internet. This. Is really important, in 1869. It took six weeks to get a message from here to India then, after they laid the cables in 1870. It took nine minutes, eventually. A hundred. And eighty thousand, miles of cable like this was laid on ocean, floors across, the planet and this, little port was, its hub. But. Today Porter, knows big drop is a dramatic open-air. Theater, the. Minik theater is carved out of a rocky cliff and gorgeously. Landscaped. Built. In the 1930s. By the visionary, theater lover Rowena, Cade its stage is perched hundreds, of feet over the sea a visit. By day lets you relax in the garden, like setting, with its exotic plants, thriving, in the subtropical. Climate. If. The weather's fine grab a grassy seat and go English enjoy. A cream tea picnic, style where. You've also got your jam on first and you've got to put the cream on the top when you're in Cornwall. It's. A lot of cream oh yeah. Just, a little dollop on the top at that that's exactly, how you're supposed to have how you do it yeah you are one of my favorite guides. I'm. Gonna finish this one off, hmm you. Can watch the seabirds, gannets. Glide looking, for a fresh fish lunch when. They spot one they die for it and hit the water at 60 miles an hour. I'm. Staying for tonight's performance.

Throughout. The season theater, lovers enjoy inexpensive. Plays in this, unforgettable. Setting. The. Adorable, little port of mouseau, is famous, for smuggling, and for, fishing it's, cute harbour is protected, from the wild sea with an entrance narrow, as a mouse hole due. To the dramatic tides, the boats here are designed to be stranded in the mud and stay upright, until the water returns with the next high tide. Modern. Beach fun today but I get a sense this has been a protected harbor for centuries yeah. We stood on a harbor wall here which dates back to the 14th century and much. Of the village is the same a lot of it was destroyed then by the Spanish, Armada in 1595. So is it Spanish Armada out there lobbying, cannonballs. 1595. Yep, they rebuilt in, the 17th, century, but you can still find cannibals and some of us in some of the houses now. These. Days the town handles, its flood of summer tourists, and day-trippers beautifully. It's. A hit with visitors and, hearty English holiday goers gather, along the embankment, to avoid the wind and catch, the Sun. Nearby. Is a rock pool built a century, ago for Victorian, kids to enjoy the sea life stranded, there with each low tide. Chasing. Fast crabs and darting, blennies, delights, children, to this day. The. Southwest coast path laces, together the entire coastline, of the Penwith, Peninsula, often, becoming an easy seaside, stroll. Standing. Dramatically. Just off the coast is st. Michael's mount this. Rock island has been inhabited for over 1,500. Years once. A Benedictine, monastery it was later a fortified, castle, and eventually, a stately, home and through, the centuries people, have minded, the tides just, as tourists do today as they, venture across, this causeway. The. Seaside trail broadens, to a promenade, as it passes Penzance, along, the leading part of the peninsula, today's. Penzance, is a blue-collar, transportation. Hub with a hardscrabble edge. Its. Facades, while, impressive, back in the Victorian age are a bit shabby now rough. And real Penzance, is my favorite home base in the area entire. Streets, are lined with small guest houses and B&Bs. It's. An enjoyable place to come home to at the end of a busy sightseeing. Day. Tonight, we're dining out and around here seafoods, a good bet. Throughout. England these days young, restaurant, tours and creative, chefs are putting Britain's, reputation for, boring, food to rest. The. Service, is friendly and. The. Atmosphere, is casual, and fun. We're. Enjoying a sampler plate of today's catch and for. Our main course it's hake. Lobster. And. Happen. All. Locally. Cod. An. Hour's, drive north is, Tintagel. Castle a legendary. Home of king arthur, rocky. Remote, and romantic. The ruins while, scant are strikingly. Situated. As. You. Explore appreciate. The naturally, fortified, easily, defensible position. Of this rock top castle. The. Real King Arthur, if he actually existed, was supposedly, born, here and ruled his lands from this desolate, outpost. Recent. Digs do, indicate, that this place was a curiously. Important, center of trade back, in early, medieval times. While. The popular, tales of Camelot, are pure fantasy they. May have been based on a real person well. There's no physical record, of a king Arthur experts. Have reason to believe that a ruler, by that name probably, lived in this area back in the 6th century a. Short. Drive further north takes us out of Cornwall and into the neighboring county of Devon where we venture into remote, and windswept, Dartmoor.

Perched. On the edge of the moor the tiny town of Chegg verd is an easy home base for exploring Dartmoor. The. Small town atmosphere here, makes you feel like you've stepped into a time warp, it. Has a classic, English village, feel, with. A picturesque, Church, and cemetery, and cozy, pubs that double, as Inns for hikers to spend the night. One. Of England's most popular, national parks Dartmoor. Is one of the few truly wild places left, in this densely, populated country. A moor. Is characterized, by open land with scrubby, vegetation, England's. Moors are vast medieval, Commons rare, places, where all can pass anyone. Can graze their livestock and in the case of Dartmoor ponies, run, wild. Dartmoor. Sits on a granite plateau and occasionally. Bare granite, peaks cult tours break, through the Heather. Rising. Like lonesome, watchtowers, these distinctive. Landmarks are the goal of popular, hikes. Hey. Tour is the most famous of these rocks for. The Tenderfoot the climb to its summit can be a challenge. It's. Not illa copy time but, it's hard to beat that king, of the mountain feeling, and the, rewarding, views that come with it a. Well-planned. Walk through the Moors rewards, day hikers with vivid, memories, stone. Slab clapper, bridges some, medieval and some even ancient remind. Hikers that for thousands, of years humans. Have trod these same paths and forded. These same streams. Tall. Stones guided, early travelers, this. One erected. By pagans, long before Christianity arrived, was later carved into a cross. The. Iconic, ponies of Dartmoor, run wild, their. Ancestors, were the working horses of the local miners. Living. In the harsh conditions of the moor these ponies, are a hardy breed known, for their stamina, today. Their beloved, among hikers for, the romance they bring to the otherwise, stark, terrain. Of. The. Hundreds of Neolithic ruins that dot the Dartmoor landscape. Thus coral stone circle, is my favorite, tranquil. And nearly forgotten erected. Some four thousand years ago by mysterious, people for mysterious, reasons it's, yours, alone, the way a stone circle should be it's. Just you and your imagination, enjoy. The quiet, ponder. The 40 centuries of people, who've made this enchanting. Landscape, their home and the. Wisdom of today's English to protect it and keep, it pristine. From. Land's End to the wild wonders of Dartmoor I hope you've enjoyed our swing through Cornwall, and the southwest, of England thanks. For joining us I'm Rick, Steves until, next time keep, on travelin. You. Can see a Gannet with two black eyes. Simon. We witness please. Things, I do for you. Yeah.

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thank you ,for your documentary..

It's NOT 'Corn Wall'...it's Cornwall.  :-)

it's a beautiful world. my country is but a child - Canada! thanks Rick. happy trails!

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Cornwall does NOT belong to England!

18:21 man or woman?

the Cornish have a lot of similarities with the Dornish from Gome of Thrones.

I’m Cornish not British and I am proud of it

Rick, ou are a great presenter. Keep your good work for many many years to come.

Is this the last episode?

This is the nice and an amazing video of Rick´s.

Great to see a member of the LGBTlowIQ+anchovies now i know my ABC's community doing a great video

Until he fell off the edge......

As a proud resident of west Penwith, I must congratulate you on a wondeful and well researched video. Very enjoyable to watch - well done! Glad you featured Cape Cornwall as an alternative to Lands End (which we as locals regard with scorn - far too touristic.

Bye! Good day to whoever is reading. I love you.

I havn't started watching but I am sure it will be good!

This video doesn't do Cornwall justice; it leaves out some of the prettiest, most scenic parts.

You contradict yourself by pointing out that Cornwall is Cornish then in the next breath it's English . To the Celts it's STILL CORNISH . Just because England has stolen everything from Scotland to New Zealand does not facilitate the truth other than to say Cornwall only belongs to England geographically . They even used to have their own language but with ' progress ' that's been seen off too .

England's Cornwall?? Thats Fighting talk. Dont come down here and say that. Cornwall is attached to England. We have more in common with the Taffs than the English. Kernow Bys Vyken !

No resistance to say about these outstanding episodes in British Isles---- Wonderful coverage... Fascinating walks... breath-taking views...succinct comments...

Iarland is enthusiastic and calm environment

I love it❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Corwall is a very very nice Region in the world, I miss you Cornwall... best regards from Germany.

Well I have traveled to this place thru imagination. Cornwall; thanks to Rosamund Pilcher, my ever loved author...

Enchanting! Love it... but you didn't point out Merlin's Cave below Tintagel Castle... although you showed it.

7:24 guy looked like Frank Zappa.

My husband and I rented a car and traveled all over Ireland. Our poor little car got scratched up on both sides because of the narrow little roads. I was nervous when we returned our car, that they would be so upset with the car’s condition. They looked at it, scratches and all, shrugged their shoulders, and said it looked fine! So relieved, but couldn’t help but laugh.

the way he just floats around so non shelont everywhere he goes creeps me out XD !

I applaud your emphasis on the far west - Cornwall's creme de la creme. And finding Regent Square in Penzance. South Crofty mine in fact outlasted Geevor for a while and there have been various trials with a view to reopening. Perhaps you could have said a bit more about Cornwall's Celtic roots and language which make it unique in England. But overall, well done.

Amazing landscapes. And having season like content on Youtube is amazing. Good job, Steve. Keep it going.

Okay folks..Dartmoor is in Devon, not Cornwall..

In the beginning, you mention Cornwall, along with Ireland, Wales, Brittany and Scotland... YOU FORGOT THE MANX! The Isle of Mann. Boo!

There is more Anglo Saxon DNA in cornwall and the isle of mann than some parts of England. Ireland Wales Britanny and Scotland are completely different.

Always want to visit Cornwall. I will give it a go next year.

I live in Penzance. An incredibly peaceful part of the world.

I think the rural areas of great britain is really beautiful. I hope someday i can travel all those areas and enjoy those pretty scenery

Cornwall is English, it's just the folk's that ain't

Can you please give me proof to this as the Cornish were made a minority due to the fact that they're not Anglo Saxon.

+Small Moose Cornish separatists were offered DNA testing to see if there is a difference in Cornish DNA and English DNA or should i say so called 'celts' and Anglo Saxons. They refused to be tested because they know there dna is as much anglo saxon as the rest of England.

I think you need to check the law, since 2014 Cornwall has had its own identity which is not English.

Rick dosent know what a pilchard is! Ha ha.

It pay pay no free car parking to the beach

Cornwall is in Britain but not England, dartmoor is in England but not Cornwall

Finally, someone who knows!

grow up

@10:27 DAT AUDI!

I love living in Cornwall and pasties are the best

I would like to open a football team here. Would you Cornwall people agree?

No. We prefer rugby.

Northern Ireland is part of the UK as well!!

Strange place. Don't want to be part of England? Well let's put up a wall then.

Heathen Cornish everybody knows its always always cream first

So nice place.

One can understand after viewing Rick Steve west England and wells why Washington and Jefferson chose twelve century archers,artists and stone and bricks Mason's for the master plan and building Washington, D.C.!

This guy is so bent

What on earth is 'England's Cornwall'? Could this be the same as 'England's London' or 'America's New York' by any chance? Or could it be 'UK's England'? In any case I thought that England ended at the River Tamar, and that the Cornish didn't consider themselves a part of England.

+Florentine 193 That's OK! The YouTube system often fails to notify one of a reply. I must admit that I know just about nothing of Cornish history, but if the Cornish don't regard themselves as English then I'm OK with that. They've never said they aren't British, though. We're all British, whether English, Scottish, Welsh - or Cornish.

Im English and i went to Cornwall for a holiday 6 years ago and saw more St Georges flags than in England. I think lefties in Cornwall will pretend to not be English but real Cornish working class people will say they are English.

+Florentine 193 But nobody has called England 'a foreign country'. All that the Cornish people - or some Cornish people - are saying is that they aren't English; just as Scottish people aren't English, Catalans aren't Spanish etc. This seems to me to be perfectly reasonable. People feel that they belong to - or don't belong to - a certain national group, and that's all there is to it. I'm English and Irish, and this means that I'm not Scottish or Welsh, but I don't regard these as 'foreign'.

+Patrick McAsey You're 100% right Patrick, England does end at the Tamar. Cornwall never actually joined England, it just got known as being part of England, nothing official says so

FLORENTINE 193 I think that calling them 'deluded bigots' is too strong. I'm not Cornish, but I can understand it if some Cornish people feel more Cornish than English, and if some even feel that England is a foreign country.

Thank you Rick Steves for a very interesting and welcome advertisement to our county! we welcome our American family with open arms! let me promise you this our american friends, you can come here and never never feel afraid of anything its the safest part of the UK and friendliest, we rely on tourism and love to share our beautiful county full of heritage

I can't tell if you're being sarcastic or not

i really like this presentation...thanks, Rick Steve, thanks a lot..

Funny thing is my ancestors named my hometown Hohenwald. Sounds close to Cornwall when you pronounce it.

I am apparently a descendant of ancient Britain and i tracked it all the way to Cornwall. I only wish i knew how to speak the language they did back then. I speak English only

I just found out my DNA is Cornish from Cornwall. I want to visit one day and see where my ancestors came from. I knew i was British but did not know i was Cornish. I have always lived and grew up in the United states and have never been out of the country but i want to see where all my ancestors came from cause i am a good mix of many.

Cornish is British

And where's launceston? Even tho it's a small town it has history like its castle and train station. Don't leave the little towns out

Where's the Cornish squad at?

We’ve just returned from a fantastic week in Penzanace,Camping. My son Riley 14has autism and Dravet Syndrome, every evening he watches your shows. We did all the activities you show, in particular we liked Mariazon and St Michaels Mount best. Your shows are great. Keep on travelling Rick, Think we will do Budapest on another trip.

Very good and quite accurate, however, there's a lot more to see in Cornwall than this.

I am Cornish ! and yes I speak Kernowek (Cornish)

It is not "England-s Cornwall"! Cornwall belongs to itself - England is an uneasy neighbour - Kernow Kensa!

I wish you had shown what it was like on St Michael's Mount.. it doesn't matter though there used to be vids here about it

Rick Steves is the man... I remember watching most of these years ago till I was sick of them... now I'm appreciating them all over again... I love his shows.

That's crazy ..those tin mines what miles out deep under the sea under sea... still sounds really dangerous to me .

Rick Steves: I love your shoes! I had them too. Ecco from Nordstrom. So comfortable. Stopped buying them when made in China-lost the quality. Love your show!

South crofty was the last mine to close in 1996

"England's Cornwall"... Cornwall is Cornwall, there's nothing English about it.

oh shut up you fanny, of course Cornwall is English. It's okay... we are still special

Check out ‘The King Arthur Conspiracy’ by Wilson and Blackett....they have nailed all the evidence for two King Arthurs which is there for all to see in ancient manuscripts held here in the UK....

More ignorance that I'm sorry to hear: There is no such thing as 'England's Cornwall', Although attached to it, Cornwall is not part of England, has never been incorporated and is NOT a county. Cornwall is a Duchy and has it's own traditions and language. As a broadcaster Rick, you should know better - please do your research next time; Steve Masters too. Trevor Lawrence

I beg to differ. I worked for Cornwall County Council in the '60's, at County Hall, Truro.


Not englands cornwall we like to be separate from everyone else thank you

The Pirates of Penzance! That's where the name came from. Learn something new everyday.

I WENT THERE FOR 1 WEEK but sadly i could only stay for1 day becouse my uncle died so at night we drove way :(

"Englands Cornwall" well thats incorrect.... Kernow isn't England

England’s cornwall?!?! No mate it’s Cornwall’s cornwall

You are the purest human being on earth

Thank You

Unbelievable Beauty

"Poldark" brought me here

After watching the video, positive emotions


This is a really wonderful vlog Rick and team. Great work.

Be fair me 'ansomes he did say Dartmoor was in Devon, in England! Come on over and find out what a gorgeous place this is.... it is only 45 minutes by plane from London you know, pop down for the weekend, we will make you welcome!

Love those captions

My 1st Rick Steves and not my last! Rich with lots of seemingly well researched history and information

The Cornish are truly HARD ROCK DUDES !



Excellent video, Rick. Thanks!

The best part or England

England England England... no Britain... and Cornwall. England ends at the Tamar

Cornish is STILL spoken.

aaaarrrrghhh 'England's Cornwall' ....no thank you. Cornwall is a celtic nation and is in no way English. I hate this because you haven't understood the history. Dartmoor isn't Cornwall either.

Pellwolok an Gernewegva England is historically celtic alright

Yes, but to outsiders, Cornwall is in England regardless of Celtic tribal Britain.

Why am I thinking of South Park right now?


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My father (now 61) and grandfather both worked in that mine. One of those lockers still has his shirt in it but he’s not allowed to take it home. It’s strange going there because there are photos of him over the walls and I can see his old stuff but it feels disconnected.

Go and take the stuff!

No its Cornwall's Cornwall.

I love pastie, I could survive off them and sausage rolls for life.

Nonpareil1710 you haven’t lived till you’ve eaten a Cornish pastie.

He just took the first bite of a pasty from the side?

Lol Rick Steves straight-up savage for eating that miner's lunch. He don't give no fucks.

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Hands across Central America: finding the world's shortest Einstein, and then holding hands with him, too, conditionally... or not.

The long history and classic understatement of the English summed up in the throwaway line by the guide as they walked past the ruined little church that dates back to the sixth century!

same as manchester. we like to be called the republic of mancunia.

Are you ethnically English or Cornish?

i think every county would belong to itself it we had the choice.

jodu656481 Cornwall is a county of England it’s true majority of the people there are not ethnicity English but Cornish but their nationality is English and citizenship is british

How silly. Cornwall is a part of England and moaning about it won’t change that!

Devon does though.

Yeah try and destroy the whole country. Why don't you?

No one makes Cornish pasties like the Cornish.....Yum mmmm

Vote for CARL BENJAMIN South West MEP

We can’t wait to visit ur beautiful country...and I can’t wait to have clotted cream on my scone!

I heard about Cornwall from Poldark...Looks magnificent!! Grew up with pasties..The miners from the old country brought them when they came to work the slate mines in Pennsylvania.

Li mortacci tua

5:45 we have an exact replica of these pastys (or pasties) but smaller version in Argentina, same exact crimped edge, same ingredients, didn't know that we were in a copyright infringement from the Cornish miners!

Geevor wasn't the last mine to close South Crofty was in 1998

Cornish RailFan thank you .. south crofty closed in 1998 and geevor in 1991

Love those Pasties.

My Gramps worked in those mines his whole life.

Cornwall a country my friend

Gacci tesen

Yes we know and so does Rick. He even said so.

Cornwall looks like a great place to visit if your rugged up with at least a few layers of clothing and have a hip flask of whisky to warm the bones. Unfortunately I quit drinking years ago, so will just have to content myself with a warm, sunny Australian beach.

U don’t know Cornwall I’m literally from there

@Small Moose Cornish separatists were offered DNA testing to see if there is a difference in Cornish DNA and English DNA or should i say so called 'celts' and Anglo Saxons. They refused to be tested because they know there dna is as much anglo saxon as the rest of England.

@Florentine 193 That's OK! The YouTube system often fails to notify one of a reply. I must admit that I know just about nothing of Cornish history, but if the Cornish don't regard themselves as English then I'm OK with that. They've never said they aren't British, though. We're all British, whether English, Scottish, Welsh - or Cornish.

@Florentine 193 But nobody has called England 'a foreign country'. All that the Cornish people - or some Cornish people - are saying is that they aren't English; just as Scottish people aren't English, Catalans aren't Spanish etc. This seems to me to be perfectly reasonable. People feel that they belong to - or don't belong to - a certain national group, and that's all there is to it. I'm English and Irish, and this means that I'm not Scottish or Welsh, but I don't regard these as 'foreign'.

@Patrick McAsey You're 100% right Patrick, England does end at the Tamar. Cornwall never actually joined England, it just got known as being part of England, nothing official says so

We just returned back to Belgium after a week of Impressive walks, friendly people and the best food in beautiful Cornwall and already felt homesick for the first time to...Cornwall....sigh ...

As an humble man, from a poor American village, traveling is not something that may ever be in my budget. However, I've thoroughly enjoyed with these amazing glimpses into some of the most beautiful places in the world that Mr. Rick so kindly and richly brought to us over the years. Thank you so much Mr. Rick for sharing with me the joy of travelling and getting to know different places, peoples and cultures! Best wishes from Arkansas.

I bet he’s reckless behind closed doors.

In Malaysia, we call Pasties "karipap" given the same look albeit ours are smaller in size

Just so you know, Cornwall isn't England, it has minority status, just like Wales

17:35 slight error. Spanish Armada was 1588 not 1595.

Great video

Rick what a lovely man you are, a sheer delight to listen to you. All the best

JEOGRAPHY Songs For Kids Such a lovely, humble message, bless you and wishing you the very best in life.

Mike Ivy it’s the best with strawberry jam, you’ll then have to decide which goes on first! Hope you manage to visit soon

Except one is reality and one is fantasy lol. I find it deeply concerning how many people liken history, places, politics to a fantasy programme as if that was real, not the other way around. History is real and far more interesting, and politics. I prefer reality

United we stand, divided we fall.

Brilliant video...thankyou for sharing such fascinating places...I live in Plymouth now but lived in Cornwall 46 years and love both but Cornwall will always have a special place in my heart❤

England? Wash your mouth out. ;) Nice vid.

There are a lot of descendants of Cornish miners in California in places like Nevada City, and Auburn. I even ate a pastie there once!

Mate, 35 years ago I was homeless..managed to get a passport and a cheap ticket...never been back to my country..the world is cheap and interesting.

21:24 You're on the wrong side of the road!

There's numerous places which are more wild and remote than Dartmoor. Yorkshire Moors, Northumberland National Park and the Cheviots, and parts of the Lake District. The Yorkshire Dales are pretty much on a same level as Dartmoor.

And we're exploring America's California. No, it just sounds strange. Who's ever said "England's Cornwall". Just say "and we're exploring Cornwall".

Not sure why, but the landscape (I mean architecture etc not nature) reminds me of Southern Europe

Any chance that tin mining might revive? tin prices keep going up.

how about making part 2 to include Truro, surfing beaches and much more

Thank you for such wonderful footage of Cornwall. Thoroughly enjoyed it

The former miner tour guide seemed on the verge of tears :(

10:22 it's me

I grew up watching your show on BBC channel Los Angeles it's great to see you on you tube Big fan of yours keep up the good work.

This is where I come from. Where I was inbread & born.

Sat here in St Austell Cornwall. You never know. If you save up you could maybe make it here one day. Hope you do!

@rowb early now that is a story I would like to hear!

My Great Grandfather worked there and then came to Michigan USA to work the copper mines and found even worse conditions. I had tears in my eyes when I went on the tours and found out the working conditions that they went through. They were in debt when they got here and stayed in debt as long as they worked in the mines. Generations of our family was lost to these mines. I still find it so familiar that they left one peninsula to come to another. I still have family there although most moved to New Zealand. If the surname "Teddy" means anything to you please give me a shout.

Cornwall, my home and safe place!

@dantheman81811 Im in falmouth! but parent live in st austell

How can it be England's Cornwall... it's simply Cornwall, a nation of Celtic origins, subjugated by the English!

Hi Rick! I really wonder what made you not to mention St.Ives? Or, you just missed out !? Or you're just kidding us...

Such a beautiful place

Rick's been spending too much time in Italy if he thinks Penzance is rough! haha

@Spencer Wilton Fair enough. I suppose it's all relative (born in the Welsh valleys -- though have been living in Italy for the last couple of years, so I guess I -- like Rick -- am spoilt too in that regard).

Michael Gore Penzance is a dump. Same with Newquay. Stick to the little and lesser known villages which are beautiful.

I live in Cornwall have have done my whole life. It’s so strange to me to have been all the places you where in and to recognise so many faces

Andrea Clyndes’s I like in penzance too. And every day I treasure where I life and where I have grown up


Can you save for your flights? The Cornish people are very kind laid back people if treat with respect! You may find one that would help someone like you out with maybe free B&B.... From Looe, Cornwall here, we are truly blessed to live in such a beautiful part of the world.

You know where to book for next years holiday then don't you

If you come to Cornwall you won't want to go home

Great video - loved the historical sites......thanks for the tour!

I’m going Cornwall on August 17th... but I live like 6/7 hours away

JEEZ, Full of whites...

Too expensive to mine in England anymore

Cornwall Cornwall not England Cornwall

I come from cornwall

It horrible down here always ranning it terrible

Olivia Hanson have a great time

@Rawchiken I'll let you know when I'm down next. Been down 11 times over past 8 years. beautiful weather every time. Including a february visit, 14 degrees and blue skies. 30 september, St Agnes. Bring beers i'll bring the Sun ; )

I’m aware most people don’t know any different but there has never been an official document stating that Cornwall became part of England. Cornwall, like Wales, Scotland, Ireland and the Isle of Man has always been an independent people and nation. Unfortunately in the past Cornwall and it’s people have not been treated well and the English decided that they owned it when they didn’t and under the European convention for the protection of national minorities, Cornwall and it’s people have the right as they always have to call themselves Cornish not English. Would you go into Ireland, Scotland, Wales or the Isle of Man and call them English? That would be like me coming to America and calling it the Thirteen Colonies and calling you British.

Today Cornwall is famous for illegal and bogus free loaders from 3rd world landing in their dinghies.

Been to Cornwall and even though it’s England, you become so used to the cities and a very built up and busy urban existence in many parts of the country. With the tiny remote old villages where it looks like time has stood still and it’s clean and one of the more rural parts of the uk, it feels like a different place. Put it this way it seems like a million miles away from places like London.

Please try to come to England you would be blown away with the history traditions culture and accents..lol it's amazing

Hi what's the nicest beach in Cornwall ?

Cream first! The Cornish do know but they are just being different.

Lands end is cool but porthtowan is a nice village area walking distance away from saint agnus

Don't be silly..jam first

@fastasfox it isn't - legally and constitutionally its a Duchy, a crown dependancy and not part of England.

But it is.

There's a Cornwall in New York too. It's an American documentary so I can see why he would say it like that.

Dartmoor is in Devon, not in Cornwall. You should have concentrated on Bodmin moor

This does make me proud to live in Cornwall, a shame Steve missed my home town of St Ives off though.

Joseph of Arimathea owned tin mines in Cornwall & Wales. One of the most wealthiest men of his time. Stories that he brought a young Jesus to England and again after the crucifixion.

Dartmoor is in Devon! That’s a completely different county!

5:45 they had like empanadas !

I want to go cornwall for a brake

Edward Todd they were afraid of the beast

Healeys cider farm

My wonderful Cornwall, even with the rain. ❤️❤️

Love these, thank you so much! I kept thinking of the Sherlock Holmes stories, many in this area.Hope I can see it someday!...meanwhile, your videos are as close as you can get to being there!

Beatfule. Pin appetite.

Cornwall isn’t England’s... Cornwall is a land all to itself, especially Mousehole (the videos thumbnail) where I come from... we’re Cornish-not English!!!

Now they can marvel at the demise of once, independant Cornwall. There's a Mosque in Truro.

Wow beautiful enjoy your day ☀ thank you for sharing..

was poldark real... i love that series

Just beautiful

You can be what you like but Cornwall is part of England and will always be. There are many Cornish people who see themselves as English.

@Wassson I'll let you know when I'm down next. Been down 11 times over past 8 years. beautiful weather every time. Including a february visit, 14 degrees and blue skies. 30 september, St Agnes. Bring beers i'll bring the Sun ; )

England's Cornwall? Some of the Cornish might disagree with that!

Cornwalls, Cornwall.

Except Dartmoor is in errr Devon !

I live in Cornwall and don’t appreciate these places as much rip

Goodbye America, It's time to move

My grandad was second in charge at the shaking tables, he never went under to mine and I'm sure that's a good thing so he didn't suffer the health issues associated with mining in Cornwall. Such as arsenic and radon

Yes like me HA!

I live in under30 mins away

Beautiful place. Is Doc Martin still there)?

Do some research. Cornwall is Not 'England's'

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