What do you find between these B roads?
Moors and moors!
Gorgeous green plains, all kind of shades of green, separated with rock fences and spiny hedges. It's beautiful when it's sunny... it's equally beautiful when rainning and/or foggy.
Tinagel Castle is another...
Tinagel Castle is another place not to be missed while in the area.It is a ruin from the 1200’s and it sits high on the hilltop surrounded by slate cliffs and yawning caves The access to the castle is by two steep staircases which cling to the cliff. The Earl of Cornwall was persuaded to build this castle there because of the popular legend that it was the birthplace of the legendary King Arthur. Large amounts of eastern Mediterranean pottery from the 5th century has been found at the site and this shows that it was an important trading centre long before the medieval castle was built there.
Small villages in Cornwall.
Visit some of the small villages in Cornwall: Threbetherick, Pollzeath, Padstow, Rock, Bodmin and Wadebridge.
Wadebridge is the biggest village of all of these. It is nice to walk around, shop a bit and have tea and scones in one of the restaurants.
Threbetherick, Pollzeath and Rock are close together, just very small villages but the beach and cliffs are great. The view is fantastic. At Threbetherick beach there is this big hill, called Brey Hill, which can be climb. It is quite a trip but again, a fantastic view. In Trebetherick there is this small church called St. Enodoc's church where sir John Betjeman was buried. See picture of the church in my travelogue.
From Rock you can take the ferry to Padstow. It is real cheap and Padstow is an lovely old fishing village, see the picture. Nice shops, a lovely harbour and it is just nice to have a look around.
From Wadebridge you can take the bus to Bodmin. Also a small village, not that much to do but nice to see. There is this shop called Trago Mills for good bargains but that is just outside the village.
Plymouth Museum and Art Gallery is worth a couple of hours or so of your time. The art gallery is a must see, all the pictures are painted by local artists, most with a nautical theme running through them, some are stunning. There is a collection of pottery and a large area with displays both visual and audio of Plymouth life over the past century and how it has changed. This Plymouth exhibition was actually very good, but I am not sure how much it would appeal to non locals.
Another area of interest is the natural history section. I was amazed by the length of the pickled tape worm they had on show!
Entrance is free, the museum is closed Sunday and Mondays, open the rest of the week 10am - 5pm
Linky_Pinky's new Cornish Page!!!
Well actually I went to Cornwall but this is the nearest location to it.
Visited the Eden Project, St. Michaels Mount, The Lizard, The Minark Theater, Falmouth, Mousehole, Hayle St Ives, and Geoff_Wrights Cottage.
Here's some pictures and info on what to see.
This picture is taken next to the Minark Theater at Porthcurno, there was also a museum on telography and war tunnels in the rock.
One of my favourite places.