I mean, 200 years ago for the miners and today? Rick Steves' Europe. Tin mining was long the dominant Cornwall industry. The Cornish people spoke their own language, which thrived for centuries. Dartmoor gives you a chance to be alone with England's history, jaded sheep, stately wild ponies, and seemingly endless moors. Tim: Well you've always got your jam on first, and you've got to put the cream on the top, when you're in Cornwall. Diana B. says: August 7, 2015 at 8:38 pm I am 72 years of age, and used to vacation in Mousehole as a child with my parents during the 50s. ... More from Rick Steves' Europe Video. This tranquil, forgotten stone circle is reachable only by a scenic stroll across a moor — making it a great sampling of what Dartmoor is all about: as much about the journey as about the destination. Season 9 Episode 10 | 25m Rick: And it really helped them get through the winter? Copyright © 2021 Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), all rights reserved. The winding hedgerows, built before motor traffic, are an icon of Cornwall. The Geevor Tin Mine is worth a good few hours. This coastline had more than its share of unscrupulous trade. For the finale of your visit you slip on a coat, don a hardhat, and head both underground and back in time…deep into one of the original 18th-century mines. These date back to medieval times, when farmers cleaned up their fields by stacking rocks to make walls lining the lanes. The Geevor Mine closed in 1990. Copy failed. It's an enjoyable place to "come home to" at the end of a busy sightseeing day. While the popular tales of Camelot are pure fantasy, they may have been based on a real person. Generally, what do you put inside of a pasty? Rick: I find this so evocative, with the capstan, and these old fishing boats… When you see this port, what do you think of? Use one of the services below to sign in to PBS: You've just tried to add this video to My List. Get inspired with Rick Steves’ recommended places to go and things to do, with tips, photos, videos, and travel information on Cornwall. The far southwest of England is a world unto itself, with a persistent Cornish culture. "Rick Steves' Europe" England's Cornwall (TV Episode 2016) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. And when people entered the Bronze Age, they could make better tools and stronger weapons. Cornwall was on my list before seeing the beautiful cinematography of Poldark and I am thrilled that Rick Steves’ organization is planning a tour there! A short drive further north takes us out of Cornwall and into the neighboring county of Devon, where we venture into remote and windswept Dartmoor. When they spot one, they dive for it, and hit the water at 60 miles an hour. For us travelers. The South West Coast Path laces together the entire coastline of the Penwith Peninsula, often becoming an easy seaside stroll. Rick is known for his show called Travels in Europe which was aired in 1991, and later for his show Rick Steves’ Europe that aired in 2000. Rick: Gosh, the original takeout food in Cornwall. In the southwest is another historically Celtic land: Cornwall. (photo: Cameron Hewitt) We can remove the first video in the list to add this one. ! A short climb leads to the summit of this "connoisseur's Land's End." Closed Captioning. But in the late 20th century, that industry collapsed. The miners brought in tons and tons of raw ore, which was put into big drums like this, which would then tumble, and with the help of metal balls like this, it would break the ore into smaller and smaller pebbles. In fact, if you try hard to forget you're at such a northern latitude and pretend the water isn't so cold, you could swear you were in the French Riviera. In the far southwest of England, we'll explore salty pirates' towns, fishing villages, and a tin mine. Rick Steves' Europe S09 - Ep10 England's Cornwall HD Watch . Season 9 of Rick Steves’ Europe features ten all-new TV shows. Porthcurno, England: Cornwall's Coastal Gem With its graceful arc and golden sand, the beach at Porthcurno seems to have been imported from some far-away tropical paradise. This rock island has been inhabited for over 1,500 years. The service is friendly, there's no pretense, and the tasty dishes are artfully presented. Touring this unforgettable 30-mile loop features rugged, windblown scenery. Hi, I'm Rick Steves back with more of the best of Europe. The Cornwall chapter is in Rick Steves England, 8th Ed (and earlier editions). England's Cornwall. There are hundreds of thousands of people around the planet now that are directly related to those Cornish miners who took their skills with them. Perched on the edge of the moor, the tiny town of Chagford is an easy home base for exploring Dartmoor. With 90 tables shaking, each day hundreds of tons of rock gradually gave up a few tons of coveted tin. Distributed nationally by American Public Television. Cornwall is a county of England, but many native-born locals consider themselves Cornish first, British second. Along with its ethnic cousins Brittany, Ireland, Wales, and Scotland, Cornwall was part of the Celtic crescent that nearly circles England. W Hiking in Dartmoor National Park, we'll find forgotten stone circles and chase wild ponies. Rick: Not "paste-y." Rick: It's 'cause there was no way to wash your hands you're mining. Tin mining is hard-rock mining, where you look for a lode, and then follow veins of tin through the surrounding rock. Hi, I'm Rick Steves, back with more of the best of Europe. In the vast and dramatic reaches of Dartmoor, we'll chase wild ponies, ponder our own private stone circle, and summit a big rock. And as a bonus, you get to enjoy a spectacularly scenic stretch of Cornish coastline. He is the guide that took Rick around in the new TV show on Cornwall. A hidden surprise on this otherwise rugged coast is the delightful beach at Porthcurno. We’ve shot many shows filled with gorgeous natural images, but this show will be one of the most beautiful.Nearly our entire Cornwall script was dedicated to the southwest extreme of this county — the Penwith Peninsula. Tim picked us up at our hotel in Bath. Recent digs do indicate that this place was a curiously important center of trade back in early medieval times. In Dartmoor, where the terrain is littered with the highest concentration of prehistoric monuments in the UK, they're lonely and awaiting your visit. Thanks for joining us. Filming our Cornwall episode in southwest England, we enjoyed a play at the amazing Minack Theatre. Rick: That's a lot of cream! Just imagine a Celtic priest living in there with just little altar and a fireplace. For your information the actual pronunciation of Mousehole is ‘MOUSEL’. We are Doc Martin fans and this is where it is filmed. Bookending the English Channel along with France's Mont St-Michel (but on a smaller scale), the dramatic rock island of St. Michael's Mount was originally a Benedictine monastery, then a fortified castle, and eventually a stately home. Tim: No, "pasty"; yeah, right. The tunnels are furnished as they would have been during wartime, when they protected England's very precious connection to the world. Of the hundreds of Neolithic ruins that dot the Dartmoor landscape, the Scorhill Stone Circle is my favorite. I loved Falmouth. The far southwest of England is a world unto itself, with a persistent Cornish culture. The iconic ponies of Dartmoor run wild. Tim: Yeah, so this little church goes back to the sixth century. ... Rick Steves' Europe. The far southwest of England is a world unto itself, with a persistent Cornish culture. We’ve shot many shows filled with gorgeous natural images, but this show will be one of the most beautiful.Nearly our entire Cornwall script was dedicated to the southwest extreme of this county — the Penwith Peninsula. Stonehenge, the iconic stone circle, is much bigger — but it's also packed with crowds. Posted on August 1, 2015 January 5, 2018 by Rick Steves. Its facades, while impressive back in the Victorian Age, are a bit shabby now. Rick: So any bakery around here would serve these? It’d be a great take out meal for a traveler. Explore Europe with Rick Steves, best-selling travel author and host of public television's "Rick Steves' Europe" and public radio's "Travel with Rick Steves." Rick: Just one ton — that's hard work. Watch Rick Steves’ Europe, Season 9 | Prime Video As far back as the ancient times, Greek and Roman traders traveled all the way to Cornwall for tin. Video: Watch England's Cornwall, an episode of the Rick Steves' Europe TV show. Then, after they laid cables, in 1870, it took nine minutes. Tim: Well you'd have a huer up on the cliff, and his job was to really look to see if the sea turned purple. Content cows ignore the views. The far southwest of England is a world unto itself, with a persistent Cornish culture. Tim: You've got steak, onion, potato, and turnip — or "swede," as we call it. Tim: Yeah, they really needed to catch those fish. Oturum açın. If the weather's fine, grab a grassy seat and go English — enjoy a cream tea, picnic style. Problems Playing Video? Today's Penzance is a blue-collar transportation hub with a hardscrabble edge. Rick explores salty pirates' towns and Dartmoor National Park. Join writer and host Rick Steves as he experiences the local culture, cuisine, and fun in some of Europe's most interesting places. 6 posts . On the rocky peninsula at the southwest tip of England is a gorgeous slice of Britain: Cornwall. And for our main course, it's hake, lobster, and haddock — all locally caught. The far southwest of England is a world unto itself, with a persistent Cornish culture. Video / Cornwall, England: St. Michael's Mount and Penzance; Facebook; Twitter; Pinterest; Email; Share. WE have about 4-5 days. Entire streets are lined with small guesthouses and B&Bs. This evocative coast is dotted with 19th-century Industrial Age ruins. Hiking in Dartmoor National Park, we'll find forgotten stone circles and chase wild ponies. Rick explores salty pirates' towns and Dartmoor National Park. Fixed iFrame Width: in pixels px Height: in pixels px. The evocative coast of Cornwall, England, is dotted with 19th-century Industrial Age ruins. Cornish mining had a diaspora in the 1800s, with large numbers of skilled miners emigrating. This was really important. Here you can sit with the sound of the wind and the cry of the gulls. Watch Rick Steves' Europe - Season 9, Episode 10 - England's Cornwall: I was there about 12 years ago on a teacher exchange and loved the area. Rick Steves' Europe. If the sea turned purple, then the pilchards were coming in, and he would call with his big trumpet — shouted "hevva, hevva," which was the cry of the fish, and then they would all come running down and push the big seine boats out and pull the mile-long net out, and then everybody would come down and help out, and get all — five million fish in one net was the most caught in St. Ives once. Stream Doc Martin's Cornwall - Audio Europe: Notable Travelers by Rick Steves Audio Europe from desktop or your mobile device. Copy a link to this video to your clipboard. It has a rugged appeal that makes it a favorite among English holiday goers. He only books by the day, rather than by the hour. 05/04/17 08:22 PM. The public is not familiar with the day, nor the years of her birth but we know that she was born in Washington State in the late 50’s., and her religion is Christian. Bring a picnic to have lunch with a view, or eat at the on-site café. If I were to do the trip over again, I would have stayed someplace further north. Along with its ethnic cousins — Brittany, Ireland, Wales, and Scotland — Cornwall was part of a "Celtic crescent" that nearly circles England. The British ruled a global empire and needed a way to communicate with its far-flung colonies. From Canada and North America, Mexico, down into South America, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, even Cuba. The service [at Mackerel Sky Seafood Restaurant] is friendly, and the atmosphere is casual and fun. You'll see how a vast room full of "shaking tables" — like giant machines panning for gold — separated the tin from the waste. This one — erected by pagans, long before Christianity arrived — was later carved into a cross. Hundreds of Neolithic ruins dot the landscape of Dartmoor, but the Scorhill Stone Circle near Gidleigh may be the best. One of my favorite spots in Cornwall is the little fishing port of Mousehole, actually named for the tiny, mouse hole-like entry into its tough little harbor. 01/30/15 09:18 PM. Rick explores salty pirates' towns and Dartmoor National Park. Terms of Service | Privacy, Cornwall, England: St Michael's Mount and Penzance, Dartmoor, England: Wild Horses and Stone Circles, Porthcurno, England: Cornwall's Coastal Gem. Rick: So if they took a hundred tons of rock out of the mine, how much tin would they hope to find? 16792 posts. This time we're enjoying both historic and natural highlights — just hanging out on the southeast coast of England. To be sure we know about special places like this and understand them, I'm joined by my friend and fellow tour guide, Tim Uff. With its graceful arc and golden sand, it seems to have been imported from some far-away tropical paradise. Skip to Main Content ... You've just tried to add this video to My List. Miner: It is. Cornwall was on my list before seeing the beautiful cinematography of Poldark and I am thrilled that Rick Steves’ organization is planning a tour there! Rick Steves' Europe Season 9 Episode 8 ... England's Cornwall S 9 : Ep 10 ... Siena and Tuscany's Wine Country S 9 : Ep 7 See All Videos. So dropping into the Eden Project in Cornwall was a delightful chance to enjoy the tropics in England, and to explore the biggest rain forest in captivity. Cornwall, England: Penwith Peninsula The top charms of Cornwall are gathered in its extreme western tip: the Penwith Peninsula. S9 E10: England's Cornwall. Bookending the English Channel along with France's Mont St-Michel (but on a smaller scale), this dramatic rock island is either a short motorboat ride off the coast, or, when the tide is out, connected by a pedestrian causeway to the town of Marazion. The noise must have been deafening in here. After exploring Cornwall's Penwith Peninsula from a home base in Penzance, we'll venture north to Tintagel Castle and finish in neighboring Dartmoor. This time we're enjoying both historic and natural highlights — just hanging out on the southeast coast of England. In other parts of England, stone circles, stone rows, and standing stones are cause for a tourist frenzy. Whether you were a farmer, a fisherman, or a miner, it was a big part of your diet, and how you survived the winter. We can remove the first show in the list to add this one. Chasing fast crabs and darting blennies delights children to this day. Set on a rocky peninsula, Cornwall is a fascinating land. Rick Steves’ Europe. Until next time, keep on travelin'. And today, the last mine to close is now open to visitors — dedicated to telling the miners’ story. Tim: They were a huge part of the diet of the Cornish people, and a big part of the economy of Cornwall for centuries. For some history and culture, travelers can visit the Porthcurno Telegraph Museum and open-air Minack Theatre. Upon arrival, visitors pass through a gauntlet of tourist shops. Rick Steves England (Book) : Steves, Rick, 1955- : Hike the wild moors of Dartmoor, explore the scenic bays of Cornwall, and dive into history at Hadrian's Wall: England is yours to discover with Rick Steves. I'm Rick Steves. Thanks for joining us. ... Rick Steves' Europe. Once there, you'll be alone with the heather, broom, ancient history…and, often, sheep and wild ponies. Explore Europe with Rick Steves, best-selling travel author and host of public television's "Rick Steves' Europe" and public radio's "Travel with Rick Steves." An icon of Cornwall — rightly nicknamed “The Garden of England” — is its fearsome hedgerows. Tim: I mean, this is going back to the time when pilchards were a very important part of the Cornish economy. Exhibits of early Teletype machines explain these significant technological strides in what's nicknamed the "Victorian Internet.". So you'd hold it on the crimped edge around here, like this, and the idea was that if you did have arsenic on your hands, then you would leave it on the crust. Throughout the season, theater lovers enjoy inexpensive plays in this unforgettable setting. Rick: Mmmm! Rick: So this is a "pasty"? Posted by hilarie10 OP 12/04/18 12:33 AM. Ep 9. Cornwall was part of a "Celtic crescent" that nearly circles England. Wonderful seaside town. A lot of it was destroyed then by the Spanish Armada in 1595. These stones were covered with turf — likely a burial mound or tomb of some local chief. PBS is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Season 9 Episode 10. You see, an important step in the evolution of civilization was the ability to mix tin and copper to make bronze. And through the centuries, people have minded the tides — just as tourists do today — as they venture across this causeway. For me, the top charms of Cornwall are gathered in its extreme western tip: the Penwith Peninsula. Yeah, so eat away! Tim: Yeah, absolutely; there’re thousands of these made every day. It’d be a great take out meal for a traveler. Living in the harsh conditions of the moor, these ponies are a hearty breed, known for their stamina. Watch the seabirds. We'll enjoy a sublime beach, chase blennies in a Victorian rock pool, and then dine on bigger fish. Today they're beloved among hikers for the romance they bring to the otherwise stark terrain. 16781 posts. And this time we're at the very southwest tip of Great Britain…it's Land's End…and we're exploring England's Cornwall. The miners' lockers were left just the way they were on the day the mine closed — with the miners believing that, somehow, they'd be back. All the full length Rick Steves Europe PBS Episodes that I could find. That's all he needed. Stone-slab "clapper" bridges — some medieval and some even ancient — remind hikers that for thousands of years, humans have trod these same paths and forded these same streams. Still, I think Cornwall offers many opportunities to go "off the beaten path" and connect with locals. ©2021 Rick Steves' Europe, Inc. | I mean, 200 years ago for the miners and today? Rick Steves' Europe . Gannets glide looking for a fresh fish lunch. Ponder the 40 centuries of people who've made this enchanting landscape their home, and the wisdom of today's English to protect it and keep it pristine. We'll marvel at some staggering scenery, follow a miner deep into a tin mine, and then we'll eat his lunch. It's just you and your imagination. Cornwall, with a half-million residents, is a county of England (unlike the more autonomous Wales and Scotland). It's a hit with visitors, and hearty English holiday goers gather along the embankment to avoid the wind and catch the sun. Rick Steves' Europe. The iconic smokestacks today are the dramatic remnants of Cornwall's now-dead tin-mining industry, which just couldn't compete with cheap tin from abroad. Extremely hard work. Rick: And why are they important? Rick: Even under the sea if necessary. We were lucky enough to get a room at The School House which is in the program. Tim: I'm going to finish this one off. But first, we need you to sign in to PBS using one of the services below. Back then, the demand for tin was huge, and mines like these were booming, making Cornwall one of England's wealthiest counties. Walking all or even part of the South West Coast Path, you'll enjoy memorable moments around every corner. Family portraits, some quite recent, adorn the walls, and docents posted in each room are eager to answer questions. St Michael’s Mount and Penzance . This was once considered the end of the known world, the last land to be seen by departing ships. As long as you avoid chain hotels, I think you will find lots of quirks and personality in British hotels. Judereid. Tim: Yeah, absolutely; there're thousands of these made every day. The PBS series Poldark shows the heyday of Cornwall ‘s tin-mining industry. Tim: Yeah, absolutely. https://www.pbs.org/video/rick-steves-europe-englands-cornwall The small-town atmosphere here makes you feel like you've stepped into a time warp. England's longest hiking trail — and one of its most popular — the South West Coast Path runs 630 miles along the sea from Somerset to Dorset, including the coasts of Devon and Cornwall. The Gulf Stream brings warm, subtropical weather to Cornwall — making it perfect for gardens, walking, and basking on the beach. In the far southwest of England, we'll explore salty pirates' towns, fishing villages, and a tin mine. Dartmoor sits on a granite plateau, and occasionally, bare granite peaks called "tors" break through the heather. And in fact there was a definition, and it still holds true today, really — largely — that "a mine is a hole in the ground with a Cornishman at the bottom.". We can remove the first video in the list to add this one. Your report has been successfully submitted. Copied! And weathered crosses helped guide Irish pilgrims traversing Cornwall on their trek to Spain. Season 9 Episodes See All. England's Cornwall. How do you pronounce it? Due to the dramatic tides, the boats here are designed to be stranded in the mud — and stay upright until the water returns with the next high tide. Most of the hotels and guesthouses that Rick lists in Cornwall sound just as traditionally English as could be. While there's no physical record of a King Arthur, experts have reason to believe that a ruler by that name probably lived in this area back in the sixth century. That's exactly how you're supposed to have it. Tranquil and nearly forgotten — erected some 4,000 years ago by mysterious people for mysterious reasons — it's yours alone...the way a stone circle should be. Ask about the worthwhile once-hourly presentation about underwater telegraphy, which helps bring the place to life. Rocky, remote, and romantic, the ruins, while scant, are strikingly situated. Copied! He explores a world of flowers springing from towering hedges, a tin-mining heritage going back to biblical times, salty pirates' towns and fishing villages, and the Land's End of England. | Video has closed captioning. Miner: And once they establish where the tin is, they then work upwards through the earth and downwards through the earth, extracting that vein from the rock. 05/04/17 08:22 PM. Rick: It's just, you come out the mine, and you're going to eat, and you're hungry? You are one of my favorite guides! Built in the 1930s by the visionary theater lover Rowena Cade, its stage is perched hundreds of feet over the sea. Fixed iFrame Width: in pixels px Height: in pixels px. Miner: Even under the sea, yeah. The Geevor Mine, which closed in 1990, represents the last hurrah not only of Cornish tin mining, but, in a sense, of Britain’s Industrial Age. It leads to a fascinating museum all about the telegraph. Even if you're not into heavy metal, this unique look at tin mining is fascinating. Imagine the work involved in quarrying and then shipping slabs of granite from this tiny bay. There were pirates, mostly state-sanctioned buccaneers plundering the coast of France and French shipping. see our FAQ. I went to Cornwall this summer and had Penzance as a base. Enjoying the meditative view, I like to ponder how this small island has had an impact far beyond its shores. Tin and other heavy metals are the dark material at the back, while the lighter waste slowly shakes forward. Skinny country lanes are lined by towering hedgerows. From Land's End to the wild wonders of Dartmoor, I hope you've enjoyed our swing through Cornwall and the southwest of England. See the Travel Details above for recommendations highlighted in bold, excerpted from Rick's guidebooks. Rick Steves' Europe S09 - Ep10 England's Cornwall HD Stream Watch Rick Steves' Europe S09 - Ep10 England's Cornwall Online Watch Rick Steves' Europe S09 - Ep10 England's Cornwall Online Stream. Kitaplık. But today, Porthcurno's big draw is a dramatic open-air theater. The rugged beauty of the Cornwall Coast was unforgettable. The two desolate engine houses you see in this clip once pumped water out so they could mine a half-mile down — and then, under the sea bed, far out to sea. It's a pirate's punch of Celtic culture, legends of smugglers, and mining heritage. He explores a world of flowers springing from towering hedges, a tin-mining heritage going back to biblical times, salty pirates' towns and fishing villages, and the Land's End of England. Porthcurno was strategic for its telegraph station — the largest in the world back in the 1920s. Close to Port Isaac is Tintagel. England's moors are vast medieval commons — rare places where all can pass, anyone can graze their livestock, and — in the case of Dartmoor — ponies run wild. You can get some fast-travel timing ideas from Rick's South England tour itinerary, but allow more time, if you have it. Join writer and host Rick Steves as he experiences the local culture, cuisine, and fun in some of Europe’s most interesting places. Kayıt ol. I like the idea of taking the train as far as Exeter and then hiring the car , On the trips that I have made to Cornwall , I picked up the car at Heathrow and drove , but I made a number of stops along the way , thus breaking up the drive . Once a Benedictine monastery, it was later a fortified castle, and eventually a stately home. We'll explore a world of flowers springing from towering hedges, a tin-mining heritage going back to biblical times, salty pirates' towns and fishing villages, and the Land's End of England. Regardless of whether Arthur is fact or fiction, windblown Tintagel Castle is striking one of England's more rewarding ruined-castle experiences. Tim: Yep, they rebuilt in the 17th century but you can still find some of the cannonballs in some of the houses now. The massive embankment of the River Thames back in London didn't just happen — it was made from huge stones quarried from places like this, and then shipped. Miner: Here we are; we're in a section of the tunnels that's 250 years old, approximately. For the tenderfoot, the climb to its summit can be a challenge. S9 E10: England's Cornwall. Season 9 Episode 10. This open-air theater — with 700 seats — is gorgeously landscaped and set in a rocky cliff with a terrace stage perched hundreds of feet over the sea. The Minack Theatre is carved out of a rocky cliff and gorgeously landscaped. Travel with Rick on this video guide to England's Cornwall and find out what to do on your next trip. He showed us many villages, towns and moors before dropping us at our base for the night - Port Issac. Rough and real Penzance is my favorite home base in the area. Its "capstan," or winch, still hauls a few tough little boats up the cobbled landing. For coronavirus (COVID-19) travel information, Be there on a Villages of South England tour. Rick: Mmm! The island of Great Britain is made of England, and the Celtic lands of Scotland and Wales. And when the sun is shining (as it does off and on most days in the summer here), it’s hard to imagine a more dramatically beautiful place in the British Isles. It developed a way to send Morse code messages through cables across the seas. But first, we need you to sign in to PBS using one of the services below. Nearby is a rock pool built a century ago for Victorian kids to enjoy the sea life stranded there with each low tide. Enjoy the quiet. Standing dramatically just off the coast is St. Michael's Mount. Explore Cornwall! Ruins look almost ancient, but it's easy to forget that less than 100 years ago, thousands of workers spent most of their waking hours in these crumbling buildings supporting their families. Ara. A well-planned walk through the moors rewards day hikers with vivid memories. Thanks for joining us. Then, side-tripping deep into the vast and mysterious Dartmoor National Park, we'll hike to forgotten stone circles and chase wild ponies. The ground here is honeycombed with mine tunnels. Click to copy the fixed iFrame Copy . While seeing a play is the best way to experience the theater (tickets are inexpensive and easy to get), you can also simply visit to enjoy the garden-like setting and the wonderful story of the amazing woman who created it. WE will be driving from Bath to Cornwall. There's also a cliff-hanging coffeehouse (accessible only with admission). In 1869 it took six weeks to get a message from here to India. Tim: Well, pilchard's a large sardine. Rick: Modern beach fun today, but I get a sense this has been a protected harbor for centuries. The far southwest of England is a world unto itself, with a persistent Cornish culture. England's Cornwall | KCET. The real King Arthur — if he actually existed — was supposedly born here and ruled his lands from this desolate outpost. It's dotted with stony souvenirs from around 2,000 B.C. Rugged, Quaint Cornwall By Rick Steves. Rick: Gosh, the original takeout food in Cornwall. 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