Cornwall’s great escape


Cornwall has added another title to its growing list of awards having been voted Favourite UK Country Escape in the Sunday Times Travel magazine’s Reader Awards 2010.

5,000 votes were cast across the 24 award categories that cover everything from the ultimate short break to favourite airline, with readers of the magazine naming Cornwall above all other UK destinations, leaving the Lake District and Scottish Highlands in second and third position respectively.

The award comes hot off the back of Cornwall being crowned Best UK Holiday County or Destination in the British Travel Awards just last month.

Malcolm Bell, Head of VisitCornwall, the Cornwall Development Company tourism service for the county, commented: “2010 has been an award-winning year for Cornwall with some highly credible achievements. To be recognised as being the best in national awards which are based in public opinion is significant and offers a massive pat on the back for all those businesses and people that make the Cornish visitor experience what it is.”