Cornwall is one of the United Kingdom's most beautiful counties, but what many people don't realise is that it's also one of the most naturally diverse. From the wild cliffs of the North to the picturesque villages in the South, Cornwall offers an impressive spectrum of things to see and do. And with plenty of hotels in Cornwall suitable for all budgets, you can come back time and again and really explore the county from end to end!
While the bulk of holidaymakers in Cornwall head instinctively for the coastline, there's also a great deal to impress inland. The Beacon Hill Obelisk is just one of many pretty sites dotted around this spectacular county. In addition to the landmarks, central Cornwall is also home to some fantastic hotels and guesthouses.
Beacon Hill Obelisk
The pretty town of Bodmin is a popular place to visit for those staying in the county. Surrounded by the famous Bodmin Moor, the town offers a peaceful place to grab a bite to eat or to do a little shopping. The town's also home to one of Cornwall's most recognisable landmarks in the Beacon Hill Obelisk.
The Obelisk stands at an imposing 144ft, but thanks to its position atop Beacon Hill, it appears to be far taller than that and is visible from much of the surrounding area. Around the hill, much of the land falls into a Nature Reserve, first set up in 1994. The Obelisk was erected in 1856 in memory of Sir Walter Raleigh Gilbert. Today, a small car park offers easy access.
Accommodation in the Area
While Bodmin is a great location for a day trip or afternoon visit, there's also plenty of excellent accommodation in the area. Hotels in Cornwall, and around Bodmin Moor in particular, are typically very friendly, with staff providing valuable local knowledge about the best things to see and do in the area.
The White Heart offers some traditional accommodation in the centre of Bodmin itself, which is ideal for those keen to visit the Beacon Hill Obelisk. There's also free WiFi and an on-site bar.