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Saint Ives

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164,379,44

Newquay

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143,296,136

Mevagissey

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58,115,1

Penzance

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88,261,58

Polperro

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26,101,2

Tintagel

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66,192,7

Saint Austell

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114,269,42

Mousehole

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22,124,3

Bodmin

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52,132,19

Boscastle

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46,116,0

Falmouth

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26,92,51

Sennen Cove

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15,75,1

Perranporth

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11,51,7

Fowey

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43,111,11

Truro

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50,124,16

Redruth

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11,44,5

Helston

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21,24,3

Saint Just-in-Penwith

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32,130,0

Newlyn

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17,38,0

Marazion

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14,56,1

East Looe

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24,69,0

Bude

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14,64,28

Gunnislake

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12,34,0

Altarnun

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34,116,0

West Looe

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3,4,21

Torpoint

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4,9,0

Saint Michaels Mount

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7,36,0

Porthleven

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6,10,0

Hugh Town

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14,32,0

Charlestown

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7,8,0

Gunwalloe

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1,2,0

Carbis Bay

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6,37,0

Mylor Bridge

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3,3,0

Botallack

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3,7,0

Wadebridge

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8,14,1

Saltash

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1,4,3

Saint Marys (Scilly)

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0,1,0

Saint Ives

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  • JB Adventures

    Saint Ives Things to Do

    St ives is a stunning seaside town with some of the UK`s best beaches. and what better place to Stand up paddle board. The guys at JB Adventures are a really helpful, fun and professional bunch that run Stand up paddle boarding lessons from there stand in-front of the Sloop Inn, despite having a stand they are the only approved BSUPA - British...

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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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  • Stand up paddle boarding in St Ives,...

    Saint Ives Things to Do

    St ives is a stunning seaside town with some of the UK`s best beaches. and what better place to Stand up paddle board. The guys at JB Adventures are a really helpful, fun and professional bunch that run Stand up paddle boarding lessons from there stand in-front of the Sloop Inn, despite having a stand they are the only approved BSUPA - British...

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Newquay

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  • Airport Food

    Newquay Restaurants

    Once we were through security, we could get something to eat. There were sandwiches and drinks available along with a small newstand I got an egg salad and cress sandwich and Bob had a ham and cheese. I also got a dessert bar

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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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  • Airport Development Fee

    Newquay Warnings and Dangers

    Just so that you know- there was an ADF (AIrport Development Fee) for Newquay at the following rates:£5 per passenger aged 16 years and above From Newquay website:How do I pay for the ADF ticket?Payment machines are located in the airport's terminal building. These machines will accept cash or credit/debit cards payment and will produce a ticket...

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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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Penzance

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  • Minack Theatre

    Penzance Things to Do

    I learned about the Minack Theatre while watching the Travel Channel (I think it was a Rick Steves show but I'm not 100% certain). The views from the theatre were breathtaking so I went immediately to my travel Bible (1,000 Places to See Before You Die) and I wrote it right on the entrance. Thank goodness for that, because when I was traveling with...

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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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  • Men-an-Tol

    Penzance Off The Beaten Path

    If you found my tip on Lanyon Quoit worth following up then it’s worth considering an extension to your journey.http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/p/m/242cef/From Lanyon Quoit continue along the road towards Morvah for a short while and you’ll come to a footpath that will take you up to Men-an-tol. It’s not very far along the road but it’s easy to...

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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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  • Killigarth Manor Holiday Park

    Polperro Hotels

    We stayed for a week in Lodge number 3 which is sited on the Killigarth Manor caravan park. The...

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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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Tintagel

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  • Tintagel Castle

    Tintagel Things to Do

    According to legend, this was the birthplace of King Arthur. The ruins of the castle stand partly on the mainland and partly on the headland. We were there in mid March before the site was opened, but apparently it is regularly visited and you can walk along the paths to the various ruins and there are over 100 steps. There is an admission charge...

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  • Cornishman Inn Tintagel

    Tintagel Hotels

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

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • The Old Post Office

    Tintagel Off The Beaten Path

    I just have a quick picture taken as we drove past. This is a National Trust building which they bought in 1903. It is the oldest Trust property in Cornwall. Originally it was a 14th-century yeoman's farmhouse. It has a wavy slate roof. In the Victorian period,it briefly held a license to be the letter receiving station for the district.You can...

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Saint Austell

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  • The Eden Project Pt 6 (Final Pt) The...

    Saint Austell Things to Do

    I’ve left The Core to last because it’ll be the place that probably takes up the least amount of your time at Eden. It’s tempting to say that it wouldn’t matter too much if you missed it out altogether, but that would mean missing something which is at the heart (or core) of the whole Eden Project - education.Eden likes to describe The Core as its...

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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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  • The Eden Project Pt 5 - The Outdoor...

    Saint Austell Things to Do

    The Outdoor Biome has everything from plants that make beer, dyes, medicines, food and fuel, to sculptures and things to amuse the kids. Covering over 20 acres, it’s not about what there is to see, but more about what you’re going to have to leave out.As with the other two biomes, the outdoor gardens are not about how pretty they can look, but more...

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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 Ship Inn

    Mousehole Hotels

    S. Cliff, , Mousehole, England TR19 6QX

  • 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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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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Falmouth

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  • Keeping the simple pleasures in life...

    Falmouth Things to Do

    I hate seeing local public parks and gardens decline into neglect, and so it’s nice to see one that has had some major investment ploughed into it.It’s cost £2.3m to refurbish this 100 year old garden and pavilion, with half of it coming from the Heritage Lottery Fund (where would we be without the lottery?) and it’s money well spent in my...

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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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  • 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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Sennen Cove

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  • Whitesand Bay

    Sennen Cove Things to Do

    I think it’s fair to say that the main attraction at Sennen Cove is Whitesand Bay. Virtually the whole of the West Penwith coastline is rocky, but Whitesand Bay is the exception.As I mentioned in my introduction the bay is a magnet for those who like to surf, lie on the beach - or both. It’s also probably one of the safest places to land or launch...

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  • Old Success Inn

    Sennen Cove Hotels

    According to the pub sign outside this pub/restaurant/ hotel the Old Success Inn has been here since...

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  • To Sennen Cove from Penzance

    Sennen Cove Transportation

    Bus 1/1A that goes from Penzance to Land's End also stops at Sennen Cove. I took a bus leaving 8.45 because the next bus was not leaving until two hours later (in April). The journey took 45 minutes and it was £5 (April 2014).The bus was a dubble decker and I was lucky to get a fron seat on the upper level, with a lovely view over the fields and...

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Perranporth

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  • Coastal Walks

    Perranporth Things to Do

    There are some great coastal paths in either direction from Perranporth beach. It is a great way to explore Cornwall's rugged scenery. The views from the paths in the Sand Dunes behind the beach are outstanding. Here you will find some wonderful coastal wildflowers such as Evening Primrose and sea thrift.

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  • Ponsmere Hotel

    Perranporth Hotels

    Ponsmere Road, Perranporth, TR6 0BW, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Gift/Surf shops Galore

    Perranporth Shopping

    Perranporth High street has a number of quaint gift shops, clothes shops, shops selling everything you would need for the beach and a few surf shops.There is a great co-op supermarket just off the mini roundabout as you enter Perranporth and a Boots Chemist on the road leading to the beach car park.

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Fowey

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  • Tourist Information Centre

    Fowey Things to Do

    The Fowey Ticket Shop and Tourist Information Centre also incorporates the Daphne du Maurier Literary Centre and is a good source for finding quality accommodation, booking rail, coach and Eden Project tickets. Also available for sale are the usual books, maps and quality gifts. Monday to Saturday: 9:30 am to 5:00 pmSunday: 10:00 am to 4:00 pmemail...

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  • Fowey Hall

    Fowey Hotels

    Hanson Drive, Fowey, PL23 1ET, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • August – Fowey Royal Regatta

    Fowey Local Customs

    The Fowey Royal Regatta week is a hugely popular event and is one of the premier sailing events in Britain. As well as the sailing which includes yacht races to and from Falmouth and traditional yacht races around the buoys, there are lots of entertainment available, from the Red Arrows display team to a street carnival and lots of children's...

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Truro

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  • The First Great Western Train

    Truro Transportation

    We took the train from Paddington to Truro.I got the Goggle maps on my phone to follow our progress, but then I decided that I needed to get the GPS out of my suitcase. We went by fields, and gardens, churches and cows and sheep and saw some big windmills. We saw a river with boats and also where the tide was out and the boats were sitting on the...

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  • Alverton Manor Hotel

    Truro Hotels

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

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Enterprise Car Rental

    Truro Transportation

    Normally to go to Port Isaac, you would get off at Bodmin Parkway and Enterprise would pick you up there and when you were ready to leave, they would drop you off at the station again. But we were coming in by train and leaving by airplane, and the Bodmin Enterprise would not take us to the Newquay airport. Geoff_Wright called Enterprise in...

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