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Newquay

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141,281,136

Saint Ives

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150,332,44

Penzance

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84,255,58

Saint Austell

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108,239,42

Mevagissey

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58,115,1

Mousehole

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22,124,3

Bodmin

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52,132,19

Tintagel

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62,173,7

Truro

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48,112,16

Boscastle

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46,116,0

Polperro

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26,101,1

Falmouth

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25,87,51

Redruth

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11,44,5

Helston

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21,24,3

Gunnislake

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12,34,0

Perranporth

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11,51,7

Fowey

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43,111,11

Newlyn

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17,38,0

Bude

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14,64,28

Marazion

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14,56,1

Sennen Cove

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13,67,0

Saint Michaels Mount

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7,36,0

Saint Just-in-Penwith

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24,94,0

Altarnun

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34,116,0

East Looe

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23,62,0

Porthleven

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6,10,0

Mylor Bridge

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3,3,0

Hugh Town

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14,32,0

West Looe

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3,4,21

Torpoint

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4,9,0

Wadebridge

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8,14,1

Lizard

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6,27,1

Gunwalloe

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1,2,0

Crantock

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0,3,0

Newquay

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  • Newquay's Holywell Bay Fun Park

    Newquay Things to Do

    There's lots do to for children of all ages at Holywell Bay Fun Park. My children are 4 and 2 and have great fun playing on the rides! The staff are all very helpful and the Diner serves high quality food. It's close to Holywell Bay Beach and the new wristbands are great value for money! Highly recommended!

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  • Best Western The Hotel Bristol

    Newquay Hotels

    Now, I'm sure that when we're old & grey(er), we'll be glad of a nice rest home in which to enjoy...

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  • Milkshakes to die for

    Newquay Restaurants

    Next to a shop called No worries is Buntys resturant which stays open during the high season until 9-10pm. The staff are very friendly and the menue is good. EG: They do macoroni cheese at £4.95. There are menue's on the tables, but there is also a specials board as well. You can sit outside but it can be gusty especially when it rains. The...

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Saint Ives

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  • Food and drinks at Treloyhan Manor Hotel

    Saint Ives Restaurants

    Treloyhan Manor Hotel was where I stayed while I was in St Ives.Twice I had the breakfast buffet and it was £8.50 (April 2014). I’m not very fond of fried things in the morning (like bacon, eggs, mushrooms etc) so for the second time I asked for two boiled eggs instead. Besides that I had toast, yogurt with muesli, juice, coffee and a fruit....

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  • Boskerris Hotel

    Saint Ives Hotels

    The Boskerris is a small, family run hotel located in Carbis Bay, a few miles out of St Ives. We...

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  • Bus to and from St Ives

    Saint Ives Transportation

    I visited St Ives in April 2014 and during my stay there I travelled by bus several times. It is cheaper to buy a return ticket than two single tickets, and the driver does not always have change, so it is good not to pay with £10 or £20 bills.The webpage transportdirect.info is good to use when planning your journey.These are the bus journeys I...

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Penzance

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  • Penlee House

    Penzance Things to Do

    Situated in Penlee Park, Penlee House is a large Victorian home built for a wealthy local family in 1865 - but it’s not for that reason that you should make your way here.The park was bought by the local council in 1946 as a memorial park for the fallen of World War 2 and in 1949 the house was turned into the local museum, which is a good enough...

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  • Beachfield Hotel

    Penzance Hotels

    The Beachfield Hotel is a cosy white Victorian style building facing the Penzance promenade. Located...

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  • Bus to and from Penzance, part II

    Penzance Transportation

    From Porthcurno to PenzanceBefore hiking from Sennen Cove to Porthcurno I had seen that there was a bus from Porthcurno to Penzance just before 14 and another one just before 18. There was alsoan option to take the bus at 16.16, which was first going to Land’s End before making it back to Penzance. I could have taken that bus, but the journey would...

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Saint Austell

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  • Charlestown

    Saint Austell Things to Do

    Situated 2 miles south-east of St. Austell town centre in St. Austell Bay, Charlestown is a most enjoyable place to visit.If you want to use public transport then Western Greyhound operate buses from near the railway station and drop you off at The Rashleigh Arms, where you might be tempted to stop before walking down to the harbour.West Polmeor,...

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  • Premier Inn St Austell

    Saint Austell Hotels

    Part of the Premier Inn chain, as far as I’m concerned these hotels offer good value with the added...

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  • Eating at Eden Project

    Saint Austell Restaurants

    There are a few places to eat in at Eden Project. There was a cafeteria by the entrance and it was very busy when I arrived. I decided to go down to the biomes as it was indicated on the map that there were places to eat in there as well. It was lunchtime and very busy. Food was served on one side of the main entrance and coffee and snacks on the...

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Mevagissey

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  • Fishing and Boating

    Mevagissey Sports & Outdoors

    Boating or Fishing near Mevagissey is not a problem,I took my 9ft dingy with me and fished outside the Harbour at Mevagissey,there is a public slipway in the bay of Portmellon, if you look at the sea it is to the right of Mevagissey go over the hill and the bay is on your left.Below i have put a link for tidetables for Mevagissey,should you wish to...

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  • Wild Air Guest House

    Mevagissey Hotels

    Polkirt Hill, Mevagissey, PL26 6UX, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Take Your Own Boat

    Mevagissey Transportation

    A great way to see Mevagissey is by arriving in your own boat. There are a few moorings inside the Outer Harbour (these are fore and aft moorings), but you may have to raft up in the high season. One set are just inside the entrance, on the right, and another set are over the far side adjacent to the quayside and near the aquarium. Fees are very...

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Mousehole

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  • Penlee Lifeboat Memorial Garden

    Mousehole Off The Beaten Path

    Mousehole will always be remembered for a stormy night just before Christmas in 1981. It was on the 19th Dec that the local lifeboat was called out to a Dutch ship in trouble just along the coast at Tater Dhu.The Union Star encountered an engine failure in rough seas and although there didn’t seem to be any immediate danger the situation got...

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  • The Cornish Range Seafood Restaurant...

    Mousehole Hotels

    6 Chapel Street, , Mousehole, England TR19 6SB

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Keigwin House

    Mousehole Things to Do

    I’ve heard it said, and I’ve often read, that long standing residents of Mousehole have a different complexion to other Cornish men and women - and a lot of that belief stems back to ‘The Mousehole Raid’ of 1595.The Mousehole Raid was part of the Anglo-Spanish War and although the Spanish Armada was defeated in 1588 there were still ongoing...

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Bodmin

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  • Bodmin - Another day out in Cornwall

    Bodmin Things to Do

    The Bodmin & Wenford Railway and Bodmin Jail Today I decided to take a day out in Bodmin (Cornwall UK). I left the Redruth area at 9.15am allowing myself an hour for the drive. With the tourist season significantly on the wane traffic was light and I arrived at Bodmin General Railway Station at 10.10am. The Bodmin & Wenford steam Railway For the...

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  • Trehellas House

    Bodmin Hotels

    Washaway, Bodmin, PL30 3AD, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Jamaica Inn

    Bodmin Things to Do

    This *is* Bolventor nowadays. The hamlet is tiny.The village once straddled the A30 Penzance road, so it is hardly surprising that an inn has been on the site since at least the 1500s (and probably lng before that). The present building dates from 1750, with later additions and modifications.The inn is, of course, hugely haunted, with several...

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Tintagel

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  • Tasty pie

    Tintagel Restaurants

    Tintagel is full with local food and one caught my eye is this pie shop, walking back to our car park at the end of the street I saw people queues outside, I though, what was happen there, so I see through the window the pies they look so good I thought to myself it's probably good , so I join in rowNext to the shop is the workshop where they...

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  • Cornishman Inn Tintagel

    Tintagel Hotels

    Fore Street Tintagel, Tintagel, PL34 0DB, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • The fudge and Ice cream

    Tintagel Restaurants

    We were here for a day and each places we stop I've noticed that fudge and pies are known to this area, I'm not fun of those stuff, out of curiosity I really wanted to try the local delicacyI bought a few grams of fudge, there were in different flavor and color I have no idea what the taste but I really want to taste them allWhile seen the fudge...

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Truro

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  • City of Lights - Lantern Festival

    Truro Favorites

    November can be one of the most miserable months of the year but around the third week into the month the ‘City of Lights’ festival lifts the gloom with a parade of glowing lanterns made out of tissue and withies.Usually coinciding with the switch-on of the Christmas lights this small city comes alive with dance and music from local groups and...

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  • Alverton Manor Hotel

    Truro Hotels

    Tregolls Rd., Truro, TR1 1XQ, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Cusgarne Wollas...

    Truro Tourist Traps

    Cusgarne 0rganic farm offers you a free stay (food & accommodation) in exchange for 5 hours a day, 5 days a week, labouring outside...A good deal, it sounds, at least until you get there - this was my experience...I had arranged by phone & letter the terms of my stay, with the hostess, but when I arrived at Cusgarne Wollas, she was feeling ill & in...

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Boscastle

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  • Outdoor Clothing

    Boscastle Shopping

    During our visit to Boscastle it became a little chilly and I realised I hadn't brought my jacket with me. Lucky enough there is an excellent outdoor clothing shop right in the heart of the village. This little shop is packed to the brim with waterproofs, fleeces and even walking shoes. The prices were very reasonable too.

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  • Admire the Old Buildings

    Boscastle Things to Do

    As you wander aimlessly around Boscastle you will begin to notice the quaint old buildings which have been converted into pubs, restaurants and coffee shops. Look out for the wonky rooftops and crooked cottages, they have real character. The limekiln and storage buildings give a brief reminder of Boscastle's industrial past & the Old Forge has now...

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  • Boscastle Harbour

    Boscastle Things to Do

    We took the footpath near the Witchcraft museum. This led uphill to a row of white cottages (some holiday lets). From here you can get a great panoramic view of the Harbour. The Harbour was a busy commercial port during most of the Nineteenth century until the railways reached Cornwall in 1893. Coal, ironwork and limestone from South Wales,...

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Polperro

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  • Lanhydrock

    Polperro Things to Do

    Lanhydrock was once the lavish home of the wealthy Agar-Robartes family. After a fire in 1881, the 17th Century house was refurbished in elegant Victorian style. Lanhydrock is Cornwall's most complete Victorian house and is being cared for by the National Trust. After purchasing your ticket a ten minute walk will take you to the gatehouse of this...

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  • Greystone Pool Bed and Breakfast

    Polperro Hotels

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  • Stroll around the village

    Polperro Things to Do

    The most popular thing to do in Polperro is just to wander around the streets. The narrow streets which wind their way towards the Harbour are lined with quaint, historic cottages, tea rooms and the odd tavern here and there.

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Falmouth

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  • National Maritime Museum Cornwall

    Falmouth Things to Do

    Since 1937, The National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, London (NMG), has been the home of Britain’s rich maritime history, but like many other museums it doesn’t have enough space to showcase everything.The Cornwall Maritime Museum in Falmouth, not only had its own history, but also the location which suited the NMG to house its small boat...

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  • Budock Vean Hotel on the River

    Falmouth Hotels

    When I was a kid my Grandparents used to treat us to Christmas at this giant hotel in Cornwall. Its...

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  • Custom House Quay

    Falmouth Things to Do

    Inevitably, at some point you’ll find yourself walking through the main streets of Falmouth which are just off of the waterfront.What might appear to be one long street from the Prince of Wales Pier to Events Square, is in fact four, comprising of Market St, Church St, Arwenack St and Grove Place. There are plenty of bars and restaurants along...

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Redruth

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  • Carn Brea

    Redruth Things to Do

    The dominant feature overlooking Redruth (and Camborne) is the 750 ft. high granite plateau of Carn Brea.First inhabited in the Neolithic period around 3400-3700 BC, these early settlers were followed by Iron Age dwellers who would have probably been the first people to have mined the hillside around 2,000 years or so ago.A minor road from Carnkie...

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  • Penventon Park Hotel

    Redruth Hotels

    West End, Redruth, TR15 1TE, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Great Food and BIG portions !

    Redruth Restaurants

    The Red Lion is the only Public House in the village of Mawnan Smith just outside Falmouth in Cornwall. Although about 20 miles away from Redruth the food is so good, when I opt to eat out I usually head there. An atmospheric traditional country pub, thatched roof, nooks and crannies, beamed ceilings, log fire and real, exquisite character. Worth...

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Helston

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  • Avoid Coronation Park Boating Lake

    Helston Things to Do

    The birds have been having a field day, so the boats are filthy, but they are still being rented out, they should be avoided until cleaned

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  • Housel Bay Hotel & Restaurant

    Helston Hotels

    Housel Cove, The Lizard, Helston, England TR12

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

  • Roskilly's

    Helston Off The Beaten Path

    Visit Roskilly's farm in Cornwall, it's just a few minutes drive from St Keverne. It's a working farm which also has a restaurant (Croust House built in a disused milking parlour and calves shed), gift shop, artisan's shop (the Bullpen) and grounds to wander around in which include meadows, ponds (stay out of the pond!), an orchard and wetlands. ...

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Gunnislake

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  • The Magnificently Scenic Tamar Valley...

    Gunnislake Transportation

    Getting to Gunnislake by train isn't the fastest trip in the world, but is certainly one of the most scenic. The train from Plymouth takes 45 minutes to wend its way up the 14 miles of single-track line of the Tamar Valley, but this is 45 minutes during which a camera is much more useful than a book!The scenery is magnificently diverse (for more...

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  • The Cheapest (Alcoholic) Lunch In The...

    Gunnislake Restaurants

    This is a pub that doesn't do food! So I'm putting it here out of pure badness.Of the three pubs I visited this was definitely my favourite. As soon as I walked through the door to be greeted by an entirely empty bar, not just devoid of customers but also devoid of servers, I kinda liked this pub.First appearances are everything!The main bar is...

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  • The Cornish Inn

    Gunnislake Things to Do

    This was friendly enough but a little on the trendy side for my pub tastes. There were actually a couple of other customers here when I arrived but who soon departed - maybe it's me!OK pub though.

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