• Plymouth, Devon boasts the oldest working commercial bakery in the world.
  • Westward Ho! in Devon is the only town in Britain named after a novel, written by Charles Kingsley in the mid 1800′s. It is also the only place-name in the country (and one of only two in the world) that uses an exclamation mark!
  • The oldest golf course in England still in its original setting is that of the Royal North Devon Golf Club near Westward Ho!
  • The first China Clay deposits found in Britain were discovered in 1746 at Tregonning Hill near Helston, Cornwall.
  • The first domestic residence in the world to be lit by gas is in Redruth, Cornwall – installed by William Murdock in 1794.
  • Cornwall only has one city, Truro, and a population of about half a million people.