Visit Cornwall Media Library

Cornwall is full of amazing scenery, picturesque landscapes and gorgeous beaches, and this media library aims to show it off in magnificent style. As well as great photography covering everything from tranquil vistas to caught-in-the-moment high energy action shots, on this site you’ll find video footage available to download and edit as you please (just drop us an email and we’ll send you the download password). 

Everything that you see on this media library is available free of charge to businesses and individuals for the purposes of promoting Cornwall as a visitor destination. All that we ask for in return is a credit to Visit Cornwall and the photographer. 

One of the following? Please feel free to browse and download. 

  • Media: newspapers, magazines, blogs, travel news websites etc
  • Cornwall based businesses directly involved in the Cornwall tourism sector – accommodation providers, attractions, restaurants etc
  • Partner tourism organisations: Cornwall Tourist Information Centre’s, VisitEngland and VisitBritain 
  • Travel trade organisations promoting trips to Cornwall

If you can’t find what you are looking for, or if you wish to discuss other use of the images or video footage, please email industry@visitcornwall.com

Happy browsing!

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Falmouth Tall Ships Regatta Parade of Sail …

From 28 to 31 August 2014, Falmouth stages a nautical epic, welcoming over 47 sail training vessels from around the world, including 12 of the magnificent and mighty square-rigged Tall Ships, hosting the start of the Falmouth to Royal Greenwich Tall Ships Regatta. Images below - for additional images from the Falmouth Tall Ships Regatta please click on: http://visitcornwall.isebox.net/media-library/falmouth-tall-ships-regatta-2014

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Falmouth Tall Ships Regatta 2014

From 28 to 31 August 2014, Falmouth stages a nautical epic, welcoming over 47 sail training vessels from around the world, including 12 of the magnificent and mighty square-rigged Tall Ships, hosting the start of the Falmouth to Royal Greenwich Tall Ships Regatta. Images can be found below.  For additional images of Falmouth Tall Ships Regatta Parade of Sail (31 August 2014) please click on this link: http://visitcornwall.isebox.net/media-library/falmouth-tall-ships-regatta-parade-of-sail-31-august-2014

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Video Library

Video footage available to download and edit. 

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Photos and Images

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Doc Martin's Cornwall

Port Isaac in north Cornwall plays the fictional village of Portwenn in the much loved Doc Martin TV series. Filming for series seven took place earlier this year and is set to hit ITV1 this autumn. 

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Cornwall's Poldark

With a passionate plot of romance and family dramatics, set to the backdrop of 18th century mining Cornwall, the 8-part series of Poldark is an adaptation of Winston Graham’s much-loved novels.

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Attractions in Cornwall

From iconic attractions to gorgeous gardens, Cornwall is a playground of great things to do for the young and young at heart.

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Cornwall in winter

A series of rugged and moody images taken in the depths of winter. 

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Events in Cornwall

Cornwall has an abundance of fantastic events all year-round including fun events for children, surf festivals, live music, agricultural shows, arts festivals and quirky local events. 

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Padstow Christmas Festival

4th - 7th December

Now in its seventh year, the event has grown in popularity to become Cornwall’s biggest food festival, with over 40 chefs and 110 producers.

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Food and drink in Cornwall

Cornwall has become known for a food scene to rival London and beyond; Cornwall now has a multitude of award-winning local food producers and stellar chefs putting the region well and truly on the gourmet map.

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Heritage

From Cornish mining, imposing castles with rich stories and pasts, to iconic attractions and historic monuments; Cornwall’s varied history and heritage is scattered throughout the county for everyone to see…and something we’re extremely proud of.

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Beaches

Cornwall has over 400 beaches. The North Coast is known for its iconic sandy beaches that are exposed to the Atlantic swell and wind, which produces outstanding surf. The South Coast is more sheltered with secluded coves and coastal landscape, picturesque fishing harbours and stunning estuaries.

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Active Cornwall

Cornwall is guaranteed to get your pulse racing. Think surf, walking, running, cycling, and so much more....

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Family-friendly Cornwall

Cornwall is a firm favourite for family holidays and with over 300 beaches, countless attractions and every type of activity a child could dream of, it’s little surprise. Tiniest toddlers to the coolest of teenagers will fall in love with this unique peninsula and discover the natural playground which has been the background to childhood holiday for generations.

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Dog-friendly Cornwall

Dogs love Cornwall and frankly Cornwall loves dogs. The reason is simple. We’ve got miles and miles of long sandy beaches, acres of rugged moorland, loads of dog friendly pubs and restaurants and plenty of accommodation where you’ll find your canine chum is more than welcome.

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The Roseland

The Roseland Peninsula has been designated part of Cornwall’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty for the quality of its landscape and unrivalled coastal scenery.

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Fowey

Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the town hangs off the west side of the Fowey estuary where the large, deep water harbour is a magnet for the yachting crowd. As you walk the ever narrowing streets of the old town where mediaeval and Georgian buildings cast shadows over each other, a vibrant maritime history comes to life - you can't help but love Fowey.

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Falmouth

Based around a thriving harbour, Falmouth is gateway to the beautiful Fal River which runs through an AONB.   The town is famous for its creative buzz with many art galleries displaying contemporary works and venues showcasing independent films and live bands. Falmouth is surrounded by several fantastic family friendly beaches and is known for its year round events calendar.   Falmouth’s maritime legacy and coastal culture is a huge part of its charm.

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Padstow

Padstow is a charming working fishing port surrounded by glorious sandy beaches, at the head of the Camel River. Watching the everyday ebb and flow of harbour life is a perfect way to spend a day. This foodie destination with popular eateries such as Rick Stein’s Fish Restaurant, is the start and end point for the Camel Cycle Trail and a good base for water sports. 

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Newquay

Newquay, one of the nation's favourite seaside towns, exudes the laid back atmosphere you would expect from a town perched on Cornwall's Atlantic cliffs and bordered by 7 miles of glorious golden sandy beaches. It's a place where all the family gets to relax and enjoy a proper holiday - toes in the sand, ice-cream in hand. There's a different beach for every day of the week and glorious open spaces looking out to sea. The town manages to be both trendy and yet remains a great family resort - all wrapped up in the most fantastic coastal scenery.

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Boscastle & Tintagel

The picturesque fishing village of Boscastle with its medieval past and distinctive natural harbour is one of Cornwall’s most romantic places. It is a village steeped in history, associated with authors and artists who have been inspired by its remoteness and rugged beauty.   Tintagel is one of the most iconic locations in the UK and is found on North Cornwall’s dramatic and rugged Atlantic coast.

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Bude

Bude is a great family resort and famous for its pastel painted beach huts, crazy golf and wide sandy beaches. Once a busy commercial port, Bude blossomed as a holiday destination in the 19th century when the train came to town and tourists took their first tentative dips in the Atlantic. Today the town still retains that air of genteel charm putting it somewhere between up-to-date resort and nostalgic getaway. The town’s beaches (there are two massive sandy ones) are perfect for long summer days building sandcastles or getting in some surf lessons.

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The Lizard

The rare geology of The Lizard Peninsula creates a haven for exceptional plants and flowers. Around the coastline you’ll find little fishing ports with huge granite sea walls to protect from the Atlantic gales, restaurants specialising in freshly caught seafood, and gorgeous sandy bays with jagged black rocks jutting out in to the sea. Stand right on the tip of the Lizard, the most southerly point on the UK’s mainland, watch the waves as they hurtle to the shore and imagine the thousands of ships that have passed by this treacherous part of the coast on their way across the Atlantic.

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St Ives

St Ives is a seemingly subtropical oasis where the beaches are golden, the vegetation is lush and the light piercingly bright.

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Penzance

Famous for its pirates, well the singing variety anyway, Penzance is both an historic port and busy commercial centre on the south facing shores of Mount’s Bay and has one of the mildest climates in the UK.

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South Cornwall

The wonderful south Cornwall; fed by rivers from the high moorlands, leafy estuaries, fishing villages, beaches, harbours and beautiful botanical gardens that flourish in Cornwall’s mild climate.   From the windswept Coastwatch station at Rame Head to the tranquil scenery of the Helford River.

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North Cornwall

A sweep of enormous golden sand bays stretches along the coastline often pummelled by giant Atlantic rollers. North Cornwall is long famed for its perfect surfing conditions, the coastline here is a hub for all kinds of extreme sports from coasteering to zapcat racing and scuba diving to rock climbing. 

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Bodmin Moor

150 square miles of beautiful moorland offering a great place for walking and cycling.

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West Cornwall

Rugged and rural, on the West Cornwall Peninsula you'll find smugglers' coves, show stopping beaches, historic mining settlements and much more.

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