Cornwall Travel Guide

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Saint Ives

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164,379,44

Newquay

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144,301,136

Penzance

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88,261,58

Mevagissey

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58,115,1

Tintagel

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66,192,7

Saint Austell

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117,278,42

Polperro

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26,102,2

Bodmin

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52,132,19

Mousehole

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22,124,3

Boscastle

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46,116,0

Perranporth

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11,51,7

Truro

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55,140,16

Sennen Cove

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15,75,1

Saint Just-in-Penwith

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32,130,0

Newlyn

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17,38,0

Falmouth

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26,92,51

Redruth

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12,49,5

Bude

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14,64,28

Fowey

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43,111,11

Gunnislake

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12,34,0

Marazion

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14,56,1

Helston

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21,24,3

Altarnun

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34,116,0

East Looe

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33,103,0

Charlestown

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7,8,0

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

Torpoint

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4,9,0

Carbis Bay

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6,37,0

Wadebridge

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8,14,1

Mylor Bridge

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3,3,0

Launceston

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10,54,0

Tresco

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5,7,0

Saint Marys (Scilly)

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0,1,0

Saint Agnes (Scilly)

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1,2,0

Liskeard

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0,0,11

Gunwalloe

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1,2,0

Land's End

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3,13,0

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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  • West Pentire Wildflower Fields

    Newquay Things to Do

    The beaches and bars of Newquay are a magnet for younger people, but you don’t have to travel far to find less hedonistic attractions.On the other side of The Gannel there are still some lovely beaches, but the coastline around West Pentire is largely cared for by the National Trust, which means it’s a magnet for walkers and lovers of the...

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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 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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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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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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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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  • Saturdays

    Saint Austell Shopping

    The St Austell Local produce Market has been running every Saturday since October 2010.The closest car park is at Priory Road (299 spaces) a 3 minute walk away.The market takes place every Saturday10:00 am to 3:00 pmAdmission: Free A large range of local produce is on offer including; locally reared pork, lamb and beef, wild game, local ales,...

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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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  • Roche Rock

    Saint Austell Off The Beaten Path

    Many of the communities in this part of Cornwall are too inconsequential to justify a VT page of their own and Roche, situated about 6 miles north of St. Austell, is one of them.However, there is one feature if you’re in the area, worth taking a look at - Roche Rock. In fact, the village takes its name from the rock rather than the other way around...

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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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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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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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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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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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Truro

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  • The Market Inn

    Truro Warnings and Dangers

    The reason that I’ve included the Market Inn under Warnings and Dangers has nothing to do with how the establishment is run, in fact in my experience it’s run very well.What threw me the first time I entered the pub in its present form took me back somewhat because from the outside it appears to be one of those gems from days gone by, with glazed...

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  • Alverton Manor Hotel

    Truro Hotels

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

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Streets, Alleyways and Sculptures

    Truro Things to Do

    Often, there are things that are worth checking out when travelling somewhere that don’t warrant a VT page of their own, and there are a few of these in Truro.To start with there’s a nice curved Georgian street called Walsingham Place. It’s easy to find, but also easy to miss. Where Kenwyn St, River St and St. Nicholas St meet at Victoria Sq,...

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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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Saint Just-in-Penwith

  • Friendly pub with character

    Saint Just-in-Penwith Nightlife

    I’ve not been in the King’s Arms before so I’m not familiar with its recent history, but when you go into a strange pub and the staff don’t treat you as strangers, then that’s more than good enough for me.Its website claims that it’s a 14th cent inn - and it may well be - as it’s situated right next to the parish church which has medieval origins....

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  • Geevor Tin Mine

    Saint Just-in-Penwith Things to Do

    The coastline from Land’s End to St. Ives is undeniably picturesque in a rugged sort of way. Even the remains of the old mining engine houses add a certain sort of appeal and atmosphere to the landscape, but it has to be said that Geevor doesn’t quite fit into this idyll - but don’t pass on this tip just yet because, in my view, it’s a much better...

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  • Pendeen Lighthouse

    Saint Just-in-Penwith Things to Do

    Although Pendeen Lighthouse, or Pendeen Watch as it’s also called, isn’t open to the general public it’s still worth taking the short detour down the lane from Pendeen village. There’s plenty of space for parking, not that you need it because it’s not usually overrun with people.The headland that the lighthouse is built on had to be levelled off...

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Newlyn

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  • Grab A Pint At The Star Inn

    Newlyn Restaurants

    We stopped into the Star Inn during our pub-hopping journey on Saint Patrick's Day. We loved the atmosphere in the small, cozy pub. The rooms are filled with antiques and boating memorabilia and the staff is friendly and helpful. The prices here were the cheapest we found, on everything from crab sandwiches to beer. I loved the Cornish Cream ale -...

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  • Newlyn Beach

    Newlyn Favorites

    The beach at Newlyn is not so much a beach as a shingly collection of debris. The flotsam and jetsam of the fishing trade washed in and carried out by each tide. As you walk down from the Penzance road you first cross a wasteland, home to rusted hulks of farm and fishing engines, pot-holed concrete that was once a mine railway from the slate pit...

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  • Newlyn's Fishermen's Mission

    Newlyn Favorites

    The Ship's Institute houses the local base of the Royal National Mission to Deep Sea Fishermen.Often more simply known as the Fishermens Mission, its work involves the care of those involved in the fishing idustry and their families. It has an important role to play in any fishing community.Set up in 1881, The RN Mission is funded by voluntary...

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