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Shopping by the sea

True to Cornwall’s unique and independent character, the Cornish shopping scene is wonderfully individual. Town centres are a tapestry of boutique shops, small galleries and specialist retailers interwoven with coffee shops, delis and pavement cafes.

In Falmouth glimpses of harbour waters and estuary neighbours can be stolen from the small alleyways dotted through the town centre while shop windows reveal the town’s artistic flair. Scour the High Street for vintage and antique finds, step into the gorgeous Willow and Stone for period homewares or give your wardrobe a Cornish lift in the much-loved and homegrown, Seasalt clothing store.

For chic city style head to Truro where the magnificent spires of the Cathedral tower over the bustling streets lined with shops resplendent in Georgian architecture. Renowned for its careful blend of bespoke outlets and national brands, Truro is a far cry from most city centres; instead of soulless shopping centres you’ll find character-filled walkways, vibrant markets and tucked away little gems selling hand picked collections.

But the best thing about shopping in Cornwall are those stumble-upon shops, hidden away where you’d least expect them; farms, gardens and even the most rural of country lanes harbour goose-pimple inducing slices of retail heaven. And with countless galleries dotted across the county you’re sure to find a treasured work of art as a reminder of your time in Cornwall.

Discover more on the Visit Cornwall website.


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