Stories & Characters

Our chat with the old man in the corner of the pub revealed some interesting tales to tell. They include way markers and landscape definers and unusual shrubbery to look out for on your journey, plus other whimsical tales from Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Dorset and Hampshire.

St Piran's Day in Cornwall

Celebrate St Piran's Day and all things Cornwall by visiting our favourite St Piran-related places in the county. Now all you need is a cream tea and you'll be proper Cornish - jam then cream, please.

Stories & Characters Kayleigh Hardy

Cornish Smugglers' Stories

No Cornish history lesson would be done justice without attention being turned to smugglers. Whether they were liberators, criminals, pirates or local heroes, they covered the Cornish coastline with their illicit trade and made history through their dealings.

Stories & Characters Lizzie H

A Guide to Cornish Literature

From whimsical childhood classics to page-turning crime fiction and whole novels set in Cornwall, discover the land behind your favourite Cornish literature and writers.

Stories & Characters Abby D

Film locations in Cornwall and Devon

Devon and Cornwall boast magnificent houses, rugged coastline, unspoilt villages and wild moorland. All of these backdrops have been used on some well-loved films and TV programmes.

Stories & Characters Philip Eley

Gandys London in Cornwall

Philanthropic brand Gandys London opened their first south west shop in Fowey - discover why they thought Cornwall encapsulated their ethos.

Stories & Characters Katie Chown

Metal Chickens of west Cornwall

We've christened Mike the 'chicken welder of the west' but in fact his work is much more elegant. Come be inspired by Mike's metalwork and stay at the end of the country.

Stories & Characters Katie Chown

Otter Surfboards of North Cornwall

Love the water like an otter on a surfboard once you've read James' story about living on the north coast of Cornwall.

Stories & Characters Katie Chown

Rubbish Beach Art

Clean up our beaches and create a gallery of artistic leftovers.

Stories & Characters Katie Chown