Cornwall

February events in Cornwall

Our round up of the places to be this February in Cornwall. Whether you're visiting for Valentines or just to enjoy the spring flowers, there's something going on to keep you busy.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

Visit Devon for Mount Edgcumbe Estate

You’d be forgiven for thinking shopping is all Plymouth has to offer, but you’d also be wrong. There are acres of stunning parkland and miles of breathtaking coastline just around the corner, waiting to be explored.

Places to Go Sadie Phillips

Dog friendly pubs in Cornwall

Luckily for me and my black dog, Cornwall is extremely dog friendly – our butcher even lets the black dog in to choose his own bone! We’ve tried quite a few dog-friendly pubs over the years - and these are our favourites.

Places to Go Sian Pickles

Tempting Thai food at Ocean and Earth, Looe

I definitely had that ‘on holiday’ feeling whilst dining in Looe at this authentic Thai restaurant. It’s safe to say I’ll be back in Looe soon.

Classic Fodder Abby D

5 dog friendly places to eat in Cornwall

Good news - long gone are the days of having to eat at home every night of your holiday because you have Fido with you. These days plenty of cafes, pubs and restaurants have opened their doors to our four-legged friends! So with that in mind here are five of our favourite dog friendly eateries in Cornwall.

Classic Fodder Abby D

Lerryn River dog walk in Cornwall

If you’re on holiday near Lerryn with your four-legged friend, no doubt you’ll have discovered the magical Ethy Woods. But have you explored the other side of the river?

Places to Go Abby D

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

Cornish Christmas gifts

Be inspired by local makers and make your Christmas gifts a little more Cornish this year.

Visitors' Book Abby D

Top 5 Christmas cocktails in Cornwall

Fancy a festive tipple or two? The lights are up, the Bublé Christmas album is on and the celebrations are starting all over Cornwall as the festive season gets into full swing.

Classic Fodder Sadie Phillips

Winter walks in Cornwall

Pull yourself out of hibernation. It will do you the world of good. Put that extra gear on – the wellies, the wool, the fleece, the waterproofs. Layer up. It’s time to brave the storm with these wonderful winter walks.

Visitors' Book Sadie Phillips

New Year in Cornwall

The festivities have come to a close but there are still plenty of places to explore across Cornwall. Make the most of your stay in the county with some of our favourite activities to do at New Year.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

Art Galleries of Cornwall

The 1877 train line brought with it an influx of artists who came intrigued and stayed for the light and landscapes. Cornwall is a pretty great place to visit if you’re only remotely interested in art! To get you started, here are five art galleries across the county worth a gander. 

Places to Go Abby D

Things to do on the Helford River

The Helford River is an absolutely stunning part of Cornwall packed full of interesting wildlife, history and stories. So, get to know the river a bit better, and go on a Helford River Boat Tour. 

Things to do Abby D

Pizza and sea views on Fistral Beach

Pizza, cider and a sea view. For good food in Cornwall, The Stable in Newquay caters for everyone, from kids to vegans and it's right on the beach.

Classic Fodder Abby D

The 5 best outdoor swim spots in Cornwall

Choose your location, time and company (obligatory) carefully - everyone has their own secret swim spots in Cornwall and here are my top five (but ssh!)

Places to Go Rachel Wilson-Couch

Top five Cornwall Christmas markets

Escape the chill in Cornwall this festive season with our top five Christmas markets to prepare for the big day.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

Canvas Theatre's The Coastguard's Daughter

Catch this beautiful piece of Cornish theatre while enjoying your holiday by the sea. Inspired by a local coastguard's family who volunteered to do his role when he went away to WWI.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

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

December events in Cornwall

Enjoy the magic of December in Cornwall with a whole host of festive events across the county.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

Dog walks in Cornwall: Coulson Park, Lostwithiel

If you’re after a flat, scenic dog route with plenty of opportunities for spying wildlife, look no further. Coulson Park in Lostwithiel is popular with many local and visiting dog walkers thanks to the ample space, tempting river and – it has to be said – adequate number of bins!

Places to Go Abby D

Vegetarian Restaurants Cornwall

Almost all restaurants, pubs and cafes in Cornwall have vegetarian meals nowadays and more and more are catering to vegans too. Here's some of the best vegetarian and vegan restaurants Cornwall has to offer.

Classic Fodder Abby D

Geevor Tin Mine

For my family, day trips normally involve beaches or stately homes, but whilst holidaying in Cornwall this half-term the bad weather forced us to think creatively. And so feeling the Poldark effect, we found ourselves at Geevor Tin Mine.

Places to Go Philip Eley

Secret Cornwall Gems

The best places to visit in Cornwall that you may have heard of, but not added to your must-see list. Well, we think they're worth taking a peek at.

Places to Go Abby D

UK Island hopping escapes in the South and West

Island hopping can be a beautifully British pastime. In this case, it’s all about the transport, as recommended by our staff, travelling on alternative modes of transport and escaping to an island in the South and West.

Places to Go Katie Chown

November events in Cornwall

A round up of November events in Cornwall to make the most of your trip to the county.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

Best cream teas in Devon

Which county started the tradition of cream teas, and more importantly, which county has the best cream teas, Devon or Cornwall?

Classic Fodder Philip Eley

Cornish Dog Walks: Ethy Woods

The riverside village of Lerryn is a pretty place to while away an afternoon and the gorgeous woodland and river are sure to keep all canine companions happy too on a dog friendly walk on holiday in Cornwall.

Visitors' Book Abby D

Things to do in Looe

Want bucket loads of seaside charm? Head to Looe! Whether you decide to base yourself here, or pop over for a day trip, there are plenty of things to do to keep you busy here.

Things to do Abby D

October events in Cornwall

Wild food walks in the Lost Gardens of Heligan, the county’s best brews at Falmouth Beer Festival, feast nights to tantalise the tastebuds and some frighteningly good Halloween events – it’s all happening in Cornwall this October.

Things to do Sadie Phillips

Food vans of Cornwall

Peckish? Stuck in the beautiful wilderness of Cornwall? Don’t panic. There may be a fantastic food truck just around the corner. 

Classic Fodder Kayleigh Hardy

Woodfired at West

St Ives is home to some of the greats. It’s currently the home of one of my personal greats; the Woodfired Canteen team. Find out what the fuss is about at their latest pop up on Porthmeor beach.

Classic Fodder Kayleigh Hardy

A lazy brunch at Lounge in Truro

Don’t feel like you have to head there for brunch, I bet Lounge in Truro would be just as cool with a cocktail in the evening or a lazy early dinner with the kids when on holiday in Cornwall.

Classic Fodder Abby D

Dog walks in Cornwall: Gribbin Tower, Fowey

Gribbin Head is a lush, green headland on the picturesque south coast of Cornwall, perfect for dog walks. It’s topped by an iconic red and white stripped daymark tower which over the years has helped countless boats avoid disaster.

Places to Go Abby D

September events in Cornwall

The children may go back to school but many entertainers come out to play in September; think harvest fairs and village fetes, a late summer is adorned with events in Cornwall.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

Things to do in Lerryn

Whether you’ve got a week or an afternoon to spend, Lerryn makes the perfect place for a spot of pottering. There are things to do in Lerryn to keep you occupied while you relax and unwind on holiday in Cornwall.

Things to do Abby D

5 family friendly watersports to try instead of surfing

If you've tried surfing and found it's just not for you, take a look at our alternatives. You can still get in the water while you're on holiday, try a new activity and get all the family involved.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

Bude in September

Plan a September stay in north Cornwall to soak up the last of the summer sunshine before we head into the cosy nights of autumn.

Places to Go Kayleigh Hardy

Things to do in Porthleven

Once a quiet harbour village on the south coast of Cornwall, Porthleven is a growing hotspot for visitors to the county who have a zest for all things food and the Great Outdoors.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

Arts cinemas in the South and West

Cinemas are everywhere. And can be a great way to dodge a rainy day while you’re on holiday. But if you like places with a dash of character and plenty of good films to go around, you might want to plan a special trip to one of these.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

Nancarrow Farm Midsummer Feast

Join us for a sneak peak into the feast nights at Nancarrow Farm in Cornwall. A truly special experience to enjoy while on holiday in the county.

Classic Fodder Kayleigh Hardy

Ruddy muddy dog walk in Godolphin Woods

Rainy days often encourage indoor-based activities, like sofa lounging, board games in front of a roaring open fire and so much television your eyes start crossing. We’re not like that in my family. We love the rain!

Things to do Deb S

August events in Cornwall

It’s the height of summer in Cornwall and also the height of activities with so many things to do in August you won’t know where to start, so we’ve put a selection together for you.

Things to do Katie Chown

The Royal Cornwall Show

Take a look at our latest pictures from the Royal Cornwall Show last weekend. From cows, sheep to all the fun of the fair, there's all sorts going on at Cornwall's annual county show.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

Caerhays Castle and Gardens

Explore one of the great gardens of Cornwall during it’s exclusive spring opening hours. Perfect for a family friendly day enjoying the fresh air.

Places to Go Kayleigh Hardy

A last minute local staycation

Holidays don't have to be two weeks. A break for a few days can sometimes be enough to relax and refresh you, ready to get back to the office on Monday.

Places to Go Anna H

Things to do in Mevagissey

For a postcard perfect Cornish village, head to Mevagissey. This sweet fishing port on the south coast of Cornwall offers up buckets of old school charm and the freshest fish of your life.

Things to do Abby D

Duchy of Cornwall Nursery: Eat, shop and dog walk

Whether you’ve just been on a fantastic stomp around the Fowey Valley or you’re simply in the mood for a cream tea with a view, you have to check out the Duchy Cafe in Lostwithiel.

Visitors' Book Abby D

July events in Cornwall

With activities and entertainment all around, you can be sure there’ll be something just a stone’s throw from your cottage.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

Life's a beach: June in Cornwall

Plan a holiday to Cornwall in June to make the most of the beaches while they're quiet. It really is the best time to visit the county if you love a good beach day.

Places to Go Kayleigh Hardy

Cycling the Great Flat Lode

A holiday in Cornwall doesn't have to be all about the beaches. Grab a bike and get cycling along one of the county's most picturesque trails.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

Porthleven Food and Music Festival

With every taste you could think of, Porthleven Food and Music festival suits all palates. And there's plenty of extra fun thrown in for the weekend.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

A family day out mixing Legend and History at Tintagel Castle

A visit to Tintagel in North Cornwall is like taking a pilgrimage to a peculiarly mythical land. The castle ruins perched high on the clifftop are the quintessence of one of the greatest legends that course throughout Cornwall’s history.

Places to Go Deb S

Cornish Dog Walks: Watergate Bay

A large expanse of sand with plenty of doggy facilities makes Watergate Bay a great dog friendly beach to walk in Cornwall.

Visitors' Book Abby D

The best crab sandwiches in Cornwall

We’re pretty sure we’ve discovered the best places for a crab sandwich in Cornwall, so wrap your laughing gear around these and let us know if you’ve tasted any better…

Classic Fodder Hayley Spurway

Things to do in Bude

A great family-friendly seaside town with something for everyone, it’s no surprise Bude was voted the Best UK Coastal Resort at the British Travel Awards in 2015 and 2016! Whether you’d like a long cliff coastal walk, relaxing day at the beach or a round of crazy golf, there's lots of things to do in Bude.

Things to do Abby D

Things to do in St Austell

When you think of a typical Cornish holiday, you probably won’t think of St Austell. But this historic town is well worth a wander and offers plenty of things to do as well as fantastic access to some of the best beaches in the whole county.

Things to do Abby D

June events in Cornwall

Enjoy the beaches all to yourself before the kids break up from school. There's plenty of things to do in June to keep earlybirds busy.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

Cornwall's May Traditions

Discover the May traditions of Cornwall. From Flora Day in Helston to the Obby Oss in Padstow, tradition runs deep in this county (and we're sure the Cornish love any excuse for a party).

Places to Go Kayleigh Hardy

Seafood dinner at Muddy Beach in Penryn

Hidden in plain sight on the Jubilee Wharf at the bottom of Penryn, Muddy Beach cafe is a quiet river side haven to stop for breakfast, lunch or dinner while out exploring Cornwall. Take a look at what we tasted (and highly recommend).

Classic Fodder Kayleigh Hardy

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

My Best Friend has a Tail (eleven animal sanctuaries)

What do you do with your dog when it comes to your holiday? Well, bring him or her along for the ride! If you don't have a dog, take a look at our list of animal sanctuaries to visit for some furry fun in the south and west.

Places to Go Katie Chown

Things to do in Fowey

Set on the south coast, Fowey is a maritime lover’s paradise. The smart nautical town hugs the west side of the Fowey estuary, where deep waters attract sailing fans. The town itself is a mix of enchantingly narrow streets and a mix of architecture including historic medieval, grand Georgian and Victorian buildings.

Things to do Abby D

May events in Cornwall

Take some time out this May to enjoy a break in breezy, sunny Cornwall. From May Day events to school holiday activities, we've got plenty to keep you busy.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

Making the most of Cornwall's April showers

Don't forget your coat as spring brings April showers to Cornwall. But stay positive, there are plenty of things you can do when the skies turn grey.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

How to take great holiday photos

Follow our simple hints and tips on how to capture your holiday memories. Including composition ideas, group photos and how to snap that all important sunset shot, we’ve got you covered on it all.

Visitors' Book Kayleigh Hardy

Easter activities in Cornwall

Give the kids an eggs-hilarating holiday this Easter with survival skill days and Easter egg hunts in some of Cornwall’s most beautiful places.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

Things to do in Truro

Truro is Cornwall’s only city! Steeped in history, Truro boasts stunning architecture, beautiful gardens, an eclectic shopping scene as well as a range of galleries, bars, restaurants and clubs. You’ll find something fun to do whether you’re visiting with kids, on a romantic getaway or flying solo.

Things to do Abby D

Things to do in Newquay

One of the nation’s favourite seaside towns, Newquay is a fantastic place for a holiday. With a different beach for every day of the week, an emerging foodie scene and a packed calendar of events for the year it’s a must see location if you’re in the area.

Things to do Abby D

April events in Cornwall

If April brings it’s supposed showers while you’re on holiday in Cornwall, head to one of these events. There’s something going on in every corner of the county to celebrate Easter, spring and the approaching May Bank Holiday.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

Things to do in Bodmin

One of the oldest towns in Cornwall, Bodmin is truly steeped in history yet has many modern conveniences to make life easy.

Things to do Abby D

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

4 Holiday cottages with swimming pools for Easter

Whether you celebrate Easter or not, most people tend to make the school holidays a family occasion. Choose a holiday cottage with a pool as an added luxury to your holiday in the South and West.

News & Offers Kayleigh Hardy

5 top tips for holidays with dogs

Dogs are man's best friend and who wouldn't want to take their best friend on holiday? Choose one of our dog friendly cottages for a great stay with your four legged friend.

News & Offers Kayleigh Hardy

March events in Cornwall

Choose a traditional Cornwall this March with classic flower shows and walking or go off road and head to the World Pasty Championships for an added twist to your cottage holiday.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

Make Cornwall your mistress this February

Enjoy a Valentine's to remember with some of our favourite romantic spots in Cornwall. Get under the skin of the county this February.

Places to Go Kayleigh Hardy

Things to do in the Lizard

Explore the wild and beautiful Lizard Peninsula and revive the senses, before returning to your very own home-from-home in a luxury holiday cottage.

Things to do Lizzie H

40 ways to propose in the South and West

Some ideas for those considering getting down on one knee. Some would be perfect for Valentine's Day, others are great all year round.

Places to Go Kayleigh Hardy

Things to do in February Half Term in Cornwall

From rescuing aliens to terrific tudors, Cornwall has plenty to do this February half term. Make the most of the county with our selection of events worth visiting while you're away.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

Cosy pubs in Cornwall

Warm up after a winter walk in one of these cosy pubs in Cornwall.

Visitors' Book Sadie Phillips

Philleigh Way Cookery School venison recipe

A brief but beautiful recipe from Philleigh Way cookery school based in the Roseland in Cornwall. Perfect for making an impact on your guests for Christmas and New Year.

Classic Fodder Kayleigh Hardy

Christmas in Cornwall

Take our advice, wrap up warm and make the most of the long nights, chilly weather and cosy Christmas lights. We have Christmas in Cornwall all wrapped up.

Visitors' Book Sadie Phillips

Things to do in Penzance

Relax and take it easy on your Cornwall cottage holiday with a lungful of salty sea air on the Penzance promenade or an adventure through the shopping arcades filled with Cornish treasures.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

Trerice by Candlelight - ghost hunting in Cornwall

I had never visited a stately home by candlelight before. So when I noticed that Trerice House in Cornwall was one of a handful of National Trust properties which organised night time ghost walks I was truly excited by the idea.

Visitors' Book Philip Eley

Storm watching in Cornwall

Break from the mould of a standard Summer holiday and experience the wilder side of Cornwall with some storm watching. Hold on to your hat!

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

Fireworks in Cornwall

Remember remember…it’s Bonfire Night soon! And guess what? This year it falls on a Saturday, so why not make a weekend of it? There are loads of fantastic fireworks events happening up and down Cornwall, so grab a toffee apple and a sparkler and get involved!

Places to Go Abby D

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

Top Michelin star places to eat in Cornwall

Take a look at our top three Cornish restaurants with a Michelin star (or two). The perfect way to tease your taste buds whilst on holiday in Cornwall.

Classic Fodder Kayleigh Hardy

Things to do in Falmouth

A holiday in Cornwall wouldn’t be complete without a day out in the historic harbour town of Falmouth. Sitting just south of Truro, Falmouth isn’t too far off the beaten track and makes for a great day out.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

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

The Cornish Food Box Company

"We always knew we wanted to sell only Cornish food – that way we knew exactly where it had come from". Tor and Lucy tell us how their Cornish food box company came to be and now delivers all over the country.

Stories & Characters Katie Chown

Things to do in October half term in Cornwall

There's a fun-filled week of activities planned if you're looking for things to do this Autumn halfterm in Cornwall - pumpkins feature quite a lot and there are plenty of Halloween plans.

Things to do Katie Chown

Exploring Lostwithiel

But it’s not just the lively shopping scene that draws the crowds, there are beautiful riverside walks to enjoy, brilliant play parks for kids and plenty of excellent pubs, cafes and restaurants ready for when hunger strikes.

Places to Go Abby D

Cardinham Woods family walk

My wife is a city girl; she is happy in these maintained woodlands to know that there are toilets nearby, places to buy good coffee, and well-maintained paths, while I’m happy that we don’t have to actually stay on the paths at all.

Places to Go Philip Eley

Poldark places

A round up of locations where Aidan has been filming plus the trailer for season two, just for info's sake...

Places to Go Katie Chown

Charlestown harbour

Charlestown is immediately recognisable to fans of Poldark as the harbour in the series. The joy of it as a location is that they’ve hardly had to change much at all.

Places to Go Philip Eley

Healey's Cyder Farm

There are some places that only get discovered on rainy Wednesdays and we stumbled onto one of them. I’m sure that a visit to a cider farm isn’t a top priority for many families but the destination delivered.

Places to Go Philip Eley

St Michael's Mount day trip

You really wonder at the enterprise and sheer foolishness of building a stately home on a huge chuck of rock 500 meters out to sea

Places to Go Philip Eley

The Rame Peninsula: Pier Cellar Dog Walk

Leaving the thick woodland it took my eyes a few seconds to adjust to the beautiful bright coastal light. Afternoon sun bathed the villages in a gorgeous golden filter and they managed to look even more picturesque than before.

Things to do Abby D

Life's A Dream with Miracle Theatre

By the time the lights dimmed in the sky and the play drew to a close, the cast’s energy had filled every minute with a visual and auditory feast, which was appreciated by all ages in the audience.

Things to do Lizzie H

Paddle Boarding with SUP in a Bag

Favoured with glassy waters, calm enveloped the morning and as we looked out to sea our excitement grew – this was a perfect day to go paddle boarding.

Things to do Lizzie H

A day with Cornwall Wildlife Trust

Behind many of Cornwall’s greatest sites and natural treasures there are hardworking teams of staff and volunteers dedicated to keeping Cornwall as happy and healthy as possible.

News & Offers Lizzie H

Black Prince Flower Boat Procession

The historic Black Prince Flower Boat Procession traditionally took place to bid farewell to the winter cold and welcome spring sunshine – little wonder it’s so popular!

Things to do Lizzie H

A day in Kingsand and Cawsand

Kingsand and Cawsand are twin seafront villages on The Rame Peninsula in Cornwall. They have a rich fishing (and smuggling!) heritage and you can still spot the old fish cellars and stores along the coast.

Visitors' Book Abby D

Cornish Hurling in St Ives

At half past ten the mayor 'throws up' the silver ball, blessed in the holy well of St Eia, and the games begin...

Things to do Lizzie H

10 reasons to Christmas in Cornwall

With temperature dropping and the nights drawing in, it’s easy to lust after summer. But our sights are set firmly on the good stuff: a return to decent telly, wintry comfort food (hello Shepherd’s Pie, we’ve missed you) and most exciting of all - Christmas!

Things to do Abby D

Five best pubs with fires in Cornwall

The best-planned winter activities should factor in a fire, be it a hearth-side Sunday lunch, a cosy pint and pork scratchings or just a large slab of cake and coffee.

Places to Go Rachel Wilson-Couch

Blood Moons and Dark Sky Tourism

When on holiday, consider a slightly different point of view. Grab a blanket, a bottle of wine and come and check out the latest in night-time activities.

Things to do Lizzie H

A winning holiday at Winnie's Cottage

The winner of our holiday competition with Classic Cottages and JojoMamanBebe tells us all about her fab baby-friendly holiday in Winnie's Cottage (1822)

Visitors' Book Melanie E

Rip Currents

It’s best to familiarise yourself with the dangers that come with swimming in the sea so that you can stay safe and happy - how to spot a rip current is important.

Visitors' Book Lizzie H

Best Swimming Beaches in the South West

If you’re coming to the South West and can’t wait to get into the water, this is the list for you. We’ve compiled a list of the best beaches to go swimming so you can get straight into the action.

Places to Go Lizzie H

BBC TV series Poldark 2015

This modern adaption of one Britain’s most successful TV dramas ever is due to air on BBC this Sunday, 8 March. Be sure to keep your eyes open!

News & Offers Lizzie H

Spring in the South West

Spring arrives early in the West Country so make the most of Valentines February half term.

Places to Go Katie Chown

An American in Cornwall: A Cornish bus ride

I read a good deal more books in a year than I previously thought possible. I did a lot of walking. I learned how to slow down and wait. I learned the hard way that buses in rural places don't stop unless you hail them.

Visitors' Book Danielle Charles-Davies

The King Harry Ferry

If you want to reach the Roseland from the West, the King Harry Ferry is the way to go. Unless it’s having a rare day off , in which case you’ve a 26 mile detour to take around the estuary.

Pub Philosophy Katie Chown

Pub Philosophy by the sea

We bumped into local Pete who told us everything he knew about the area. Well, we don't think he kept any secrets from us...

Pub Philosophy Katie Chown

Buried in a tree

A crypt-keeper's poem on an otherwise lovely stroll.

Pub Philosophy Katie Chown

Feast your eyes on the Hidden Hut

Finally, we are given the signal and – in true British fashion – the hordes of hardcore carnivores form an orderly queue: mouths watering, plates in hand.

Places to Go Sadie Phillips

Relax in Cornwall with Yoga in Newquay

For the first time in a long time I was able to fully shut out all those niggling worries and racing thoughts swirling around my mind. It was total bliss.

Things to do Sadie Phillips

Classic Cornish Beach Clean

A random assortment of rubbish - the things you find! Not to mention the boss in a pinny...

News & Offers Katie Chown

Wild swimming in Cornwall

Here are my recommendations on where to get away from the crowds and take a really wild Cornish dip

Things to do Sian Pickles

Open Air Theatre in Cornwall

Theatre really comes into its own when it’s performed on the road. Each summer in Cornwall, a myriad of makeshift stages spring up all over the county – some providing seating, but many simply on the beach or a patch of grass on which to spread your blanket. It’s an experience not to be missed.

Things to do Sadie Phillips

A beginner's guide to the best Cornish pasties

I’ve taken it upon myself to conduct some thorough research, by sampling various offerings ranging from hardcore traditional to riskily adventurous, in order to bring you a beginner’s guide to the Cornish favourite.

Classic Fodder Charlotte Williams

Discount walking guides

We've got a special Classic discount on walking books. All the walks in each book are circular and each has all the information walkers need for a good day out.

News & Offers Katie Chown

An American in Cornwall: The Minack in the rain

It began to rain, and then it began to pour. The wind started gusting. Backdrops blew over and props flew away. The players had to grip their costumes to themselves and shout to be heard over the whistle of wind in their mics. But there can be no better place in the world to experience Shakespeare.

Visitors' Book Danielle Charles-Davies

A St Ives Staycation

Deadlines and alarm clocks quickly become a distant memory, replaced by thoughts of cream teas and tide tables

Visitors' Book Charlotte Williams

An American in Cornwall: The First English Coffee

While the British do drink tea in a way that Americans never will, they also drink coffee in a way that that most Americans never will. And that way is (dare I say this?) unquestionably superior.

Visitors' Book Danielle Charles-Davies

The Best Secret Beaches in Cornwall

If you’re looking for somewhere a little more romantic and peaceful, there are plenty of lesser-known beaches where you couples can bag your own patch of pearly sands.

Places to Go Hayley Spurway

A shipwreck adventure on the coast of north Cornwall

‘From Pentire Point to Hartland light, a watery grave by day and night’, so goes the local saying. It’s one of the UK’s most notorious stretches of coastline for shipwrecks...ripe for adventure.

Visitors' Book Ali Ray

Things to do in Cornwall

A Cornish Girl's insight into which places should be on your bucket list for a trip to Cornwall.

Places to Go A Cornish Girl

Christmas ideas for all the family

Here’s a fistful of Christmassey ideas for all the family to enjoy - events, lights, markets and much more in Cornwall, Devon, Somerset and Dorset.

Things to do Liz C

Falmouth Tall Ships Regatta 2014

Falmouth is making history with a joint event that sees over 30 tall ships between Cornwall and London.

Things to do Katie Chown

£500 celebration competition

NOW CLOSED Book a cottage with 8 or more people and be in with the chance of winning £500 of stuff you need for that perfect meal for your special occasion.

News & Offers Katie Chown

Yoga at Lanyon Quoit

Driving along yet more winding, narrow hedged roads the landscape was familiar with far reaching views over fields sectioned with stone walls and gorse hedges. An earlier signpost had indicated ‘Lanyon Quoit’ was along here somewhere, but what was a ‘lanyon’? Or a ‘quoit’ for that matter.

Pub Philosophy Katie Chown

Strange Stone Circles in the South West

Grateful for the strength of denim on my legs, we parted the brambles and were swallowed into the greenery. Flip-flops were a poor choice in the morning dew with nettles and grass snakes threatening, but melodrama was short lived as we emerged into a more open area.

Pub Philosophy Katie Chown

The Story of Dolly Pentreath

Buried in a tiny Cornish cemetery above Mousehole, the last pure Cornish speaker. Or so the story goes...

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The Magical Mystery Tour of far west Cornwall

We went at the wrong time of day to stumble across the locals. But we still picked up a few tips that sparked a Magical Mystery Tour of the Penwith peninsula.

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The Great Cornish Coast Path Run

Classic Property Owner, Andy Jukes, is taking on 290 miles of coastal path running over just ten days to raise money for Children's Hospice South West.

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Penwith Peninsula Tour Map

Lumps of stone perched in a way no human could have constructed, magical dells full of wishes and spectacular sights that make you drop all your thoughts and just be.

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Tremayne Quay Picnic Walk

We wanted to go on a picnic. And the best kind of picnic usually involves a bit of a ramble to walk off those scones, as long as you don't have to carry the hamper too far. So, we chose Tremayne Quay near Mawgan on the Lizard peninsula, Cornwall.

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Farm shops and Delis on the Lizard, West Cornwall

We start our journey in Helston and go a little out of our way in the first instance, but it’s worth it – Porthleven Corner Deli is full of tempting treats. We then head out of Helston, past Culdrose for the start of our loop of the Lizard.

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Tregonning Hill Barefoot walk

Inspired by our encounter with Steve Bloor and the Godolphin House Barefoot Trail, we decided to try out our own walk with naked feet, so we hot-footed it over to nearby Tregonning Hill.

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Photo competition winners

We wanted to see your best representation of a West Country Holiday using colour. Here are our three winners... (a few other favourites)

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