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The best places in the UK for royalty fans

Discover the shining jewels of Her Majesty’s dominion, from majestic mountains to ancient woodlands and sandy beaches

Posted: 15 August 2011
by Helen McKay-Ferguson

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Royal Connection He’s best known as the Prince of Wales, but Charles Windsor also bears the illustrious title of Duke of Cornwall, with a large slice of his Duchy of Cornwall estate located in this sun-drenched county. 

Why visit? Beautiful beaches, among them Porthcurno, with its soft white sands, and Crackington Haven, an enclosed bay with a gently shelving beach. Green and lovely attractions include the magical Lost Gardens of Heligan with its ancient woodlands and pleasure gardens and the vast greenhouses of the Eden Project.  

Dine out at Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Cornwall restaurant in the delightful Watergate Bay or Rick Stein’s outfit The Seafood Restaurant in the picturesque fishing port of Padstow where fresh, local delights abound. 

Stay at the stately Fowey Hall – the inspiration behind Toad Hall. The hotel is a short stroll away from the beach and offers R&R for all ages, with games rooms for children and the Aquae Sulis spa for grown-ups.From £150 per night.

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