Is England’s Southwest the Most Beautiful Place on Earth?

The title of this blog is, of course, an unanswerable question.

St. Michael's Mount, Marazion

St. Michael’s Mount, Marazion, Cornwall

Or is it?

Lanhydrock, Bodmin, Cornwall

Lanhydrock House, Bodmin, Cornwall

If this is not the first post of mine you’ve read, you’ll know that I’ve spent a great deal of time in Great Britain. Mostly, this is because I have lots of family there, but also…. I LOVE IT.

Widemouth Bay, near Bude, Cornwall

Widemouth Bay, near Bude, Cornwall

Many people believe that, for a place to be beautiful, it has to seem untouched by the hand of man. While I do not disagree with this, there is something beautiful about the undeniable and enduring presence of man’s influence on Britain’s southern landscape.

Forgotten, and part of the landscape. Kilkhampton, Cornwall

Forgotten, and part of the landscape. Kilkhampton, Cornwall

St. Michael's Mount, Marazion, Cornwall

St. Michael’s Mount, Marazion, Cornwall

Church ruin, Bodmin, Cornwall

Church ruin, Bodmin, Cornwall

Bude, Cornwall

Bude, Cornwall

Tintagel, Cornwall

Tintagel, Cornwall

Clovelly, Devon

Clovelly, Devon

For me, it is the synthesis of the evidence of humankind and the dramatic changes between nature’s greenness and greyness that make Southwestern England multifaceted in it’s beauty.

Watergate Bay, Cornwall

Watergate Bay, Cornwall

Watergate Bay, Cornwall

Watergate Bay, Cornwall

Exmouth, Devon

Exmouth, Devon

Cornwall

Crackington Haven (yes, that’s what it’s called), Cornwall

I think England’s Southwest certainly is a contender for one of the world’s most beautiful places… but it is definitely not the only one!

What makes a place beautiful to you? Where do you think is the world’s most beautiful place?

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About amblingalana

Just a Canadian girl who abandoned British Columbia to try her luck in Bonnie Scotland. Feminist, long-term travel enthusiast, aspiring writer.

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