Hotels in Looe
, can't better our view
+44 (0)1503 263159
COVID-19 Flexible Booking Policy - Updated 9th Feb 2022
Click for menu
What makes us special at The Old Bridge House
Seasonal Advance Saver & Last Minute Deals
Award-winning Accommodation In Looe
← Back to blog
8 Interesting Facts About Cornwall
There are so many fascinating facts you may not know about Cornwall, some of which you're about to see here.
1. Kernewek is the native language of Cornwall
Kernewek was a Celtic language that was extensively used in Cornwall in the 1970s.
2. Basking Sharks exist in Cornwall
The basking shark, which can grow to be as long as a double-decker bus and weigh up to seven tonnes and live for 50 years, is the world's second-largest fish.
3. There are over 385 types of plants in Cornwall
Cornwall is located on the south coast of the British Isles and, as a result of the mild climate, is home to a diverse range of plants.
4. Cornwall’s coastline is 433 miles long, with 300 beaches!
Cornwall is one of th
longest coastlines, stretching for 433 miles and boasting over
. It's a beach bum's dream come true, with beautiful beaches.
5. Cornish pasties are a clever invention
One of our favourite Cornish facts is about the
! It's tasty and unique.
6. Cornwall has its own flag
The flag of Cornwall is Saint Piran's Flag, which is worn by many Cornish people as a symbol of their identity. Some suggest that the design of the flag dates back to 1188.
7. Cornish wrestling is a thing!
Wrestlers wear thick jackets to grasp their opponents and make them land as flat on their backs as possible.
8. Penryn is home to a headless horse.
Penryn should be on your list of places to visit in Cornwall if you're interested in the supernatural.
The Old Bridge House Hotel, The Quay, West Looe, Cornwall, PL13 2BU
+44 (0)1503 263159
Click here to email us
Booking terms and conditions