Two areas of Cornwall have been named among the best towns and villages in the UK, according to a new list by Which? magazine.

The consumer website surveyed more than 9,000 of its members on the best inland destinations they had visited.

Despite technically being a city, Truro was the top-rated area in Cornwall, receiving a destination score of 69%.

Bodmin was the only other part of Cornwall named on the list, with a destination score of 50%.

Falmouth Packet: The popular Cornish tourist attraction, Bodmin Jail The popular Cornish tourist attraction, Bodmin Jail (Image: Stock)

The Which? survey rated each location on several factors, including peace and quiet, scenery, food and drink, tourist attractions, attractiveness, and shopping.

Truro and Bodmin both scored well for their scenery peace and quiet, but they received lower marks for their food and drink options.

Here is a more detailed look at the ratings for Truro and Bodmin:


Food and drink: 3/5

Tourist attractions: 3/5

Scenery: 3/5

Attractiveness: 3/5

Shopping: 4/5

Peace and quiet: 3/5

Falmouth Packet: Truro's iconic Cathedral Truro's iconic Cathedral (Image: Stock)



Food and drink: No rating

Tourist attractions: 2/5

Scenery: 3/5

Attractiveness: 1/5

Shopping: No rating

Peace and quiet: 3/5

Wells in Somerset topped the list, with 83% of Which? members naming it as their top choice. The village scored five out of five for its tourist attractions and attractiveness.

Avebury comes in at second place with 82% of people naming it as their top destination. Avebury in Wiltshire scored an incredible five out of five for its scenery, attractiveness, and tourist attractions.


Corfe Castle in Dorset comes in at third place with 80% followed by Port Sunlight, Merseyside with a percentage of 80.

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