Sunday, 30 July 2017
Famous for it's enormous working harbour and amazing coastal views, Padstow is an absolute must see for anyone visiting Cornwall.
It is popular not only for it's views, but also for it's walking trails, cycling routes and even its water sports! So there is always something to do when you come to Padstow.
And if being active is not your thing, you could spend your day working your way around the incredible restaurants, pubs and cafe's that decorate Padstow. There are so many to choose from you could be there for ages trying to narrow it down.
Padstow is famous for it's food, with the world Famous Rick Stein's Seafood Restaurant, and even his seafood school housed in Padstow, it is where good food is born. And the Padstow Christmas festival attracts people from all over the country to see the top chefs and taste the incredible food on offer at the Christmas market.
The beach in Padstow is huge and with such a lovely walk on the way and way back (there is more than one way to go so make sure you don't get lost!) it's definitely worth taking a trip down there.
You can take a boat ride around Padstow harbour in a touring boat, or if you are feeling brave, a speedboat! It will give you the chance to see the whole place from another perspective.
There are events going on all the time in Padstow, which is one of the reasons it is always so busy! When we visited (on my birthday) we were lucky enough to see the amazingly talented Roche Brass Band playing, I particularly enjoyed their James Bond medley.
As Padstow is busy, parking isn't always easy, but I can definitely recommend the park and ride. £4 per car for all day parking with a free bus to and from the main car park. Worth every penny as trying to walk back up would have been a nightmare.
Related Post: Lost Gardens of Heligan
Monday, 17 July 2017
With over 200 acres of gardens and estates to explore, The Lost Gardens of Heligan is a beautiful Cornish attraction to visit. And you would never know that it was once nothing more than tangled woodlands and ruins because everywhere you look, there is something beautiful to see.
And it is not just flowers and wildlife that Heligan preserves, they are dedicated to preserving the memory of the gardeners that made Heligan Gardens so beautiful, but were sadly snatched away by World War One.
And their dedication to preserving the wildlife is equally as touching, with a wide range of wildlife to see. From barn owls to honeybees, The Lost Gardens Of Heligan provides a home for everything.
They also provide homes for pigs, sheep, even Emus! Nothing is left uncared for at The Lost Gardens Of Heligan.
The jungle is a place I would recommend going, the surroundings are stunning and the rope bridge will offer you a whole new perspective on the gardens, but be warned, the wait during peak season is long!
It is not a cheap day, but it is good value, you could easily spend all day there and for £14.50 for an adult and £6.50 for a child over 5 (under 5's go free) it's a reasonable price for a whole days worth of entertainment!
Nominated for an award in the category of "Best UK leisure attraction" The Lost Gardens Of Heligan is a place for all of the family to enjoy.
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Sunday, 9 July 2017
If you are looking for harbour villages in Cornwall, you are spoiled for choice, but there are very few that are as busy or as picturesque as Mevagissey. It has a twin harbour which not only makes for some beautiful pictures, it also provides a home for the fishing boats coming in and out, landing catches and selling to local shops and restaurants.
It's not just fishing boats that you will find on Mevagissey harbour, you can take a sightseeing boat trip or even a speedboat trip which does look like fun, and as prices start from £5 for a boat trip, it won't break the bank either.
Even though it's a really busy place, Mevagissey still has a relaxed feel to it, and you can walk around the harbour and take in the wonderful sights, or sit in a restaurant and have some delicious food that was caught as locally as it gets!
There are a number of local shops and places to eat, drink and get an ice cream, watch out for the seagulls though, seriously, one tried to take my raspberry ripple and white chocolate cone, they're not shy!
Whilst you are in Mevagissey, have a look in Mevagissey Museum, it is totally free to enter, and there you can learn a lot about the local history of the area and see some really interesting artefacts. It's not an all day activity, but it's definitely wroth a visit.
Mevagissey is a beautiful place with a very rich history that the locals are rightly very proud of. So take a visit and remember to watch out for the seagulls!
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