A Plymouth Cruise Around Its Historic Harbour

Devonport Naval Base

Appreciate Some of Britain’s Maritime History on a Plymouth Cruise: Plymouth Harbour is an important part of Britain’s maritime history and on any visit to Plymouth, one of the things to do is to go on a Plymouth cruise of this historical harbour. Once an old trading port, Plymouth Harbour is famous as the starting […]

Mayflower Steps – A Memorial For A Brave Voyage

Mayflower Steps - The Barbican, Plymouth

Mayflower Steps – One of the Most Historical Landmarks in Plymouth: Plymouth Harbour is famous as the starting point for many pioneering and historic voyages and the voyage of the Pilgrim Fathers in the Mayflower was one of these epic journeys. The Mayflower sailed from Plymouth in 1620, bound for the new world of America […]

A Medieval Old Post Office in the Heart of Tintagel

Tintagel Old Post Office

The Tintagel Old Post Office With a Curious Wavy Roof: There is more to Tintagel than the legend of King Arthur and Tintagel Castle.   On the main street of the village is the medieval Tintagel Old Post Office. This very well-preserved 14th century yeoman’s farmhouse on Tintagel’s Fore Street has a curious wavy roof and […]

Tintagel Castle – Birthplace of the Legendary King Arthur

Tintagel Castle, Tintagel, Cornwall

Tintagel Castle – Home of King Arthur of Camelot and Merlin the Magician? Since Geoffrey of Monmouth wrote his fictitious “Historia Regum Britanniae” (History of the Kings of Britain) in 1150, Tintagel Castle has been associated with the birthplace of the great King Arthur. According to the tale told by Geoffrey of Monmouth, King Arthur […]

Egyptian House – An Unusual Sight in Penzance

Egyptian House in Penzance

The Egyptian House – A Rare Piece of Architecture in Penzance: A rather bizarre sight near the top of Chapel Street in Penzance is the Egyptian House, a bright-looking building with a pseudo-Egyptian facade. The Egyptian House is probably one of Cornwall’s most flamboyantly designed buildings. With its ornate lotus columns and stylised cornices, the […]

Dartmoor Prison – An Unusual Holiday Sight

Dartmoor Prison © Travel Signposts

You Can Learn About the Intriguing History of Dartmoor Prison at the Prison Museum : It’s not common that a high security prison should become a topic on your holiday sightseeing itinerary. Our morning’s travel takes us on a visit to the wild and open moorland of the Dartmoor National Park in Devon.  As we […]

Minack Theatre – Cornwall’s Theatre Under the Stars

Minack Gardens

Enjoy Theatre Under the Stars  at the Minack Theatre in Porthcurno: If you didn’t know better, you may think that the Minack Theatre was originally built by the Roman army in 55 BC when Julius Caesar brought his legions across the Channel and settled in the south of England. After all, he was looking for […]

End of the Earth at Land’s End – Cornwall

Land's End, Cornwall

From End to End – John O’Groats to Land’s End : Having made it to John O’Groats, the northern-most town in the U.K., we felt challenged to visit Land’s End, the western-most point on the English mainland. The Cornish name Pen an Wlas means ‘end of the earth’ and we wanted to stand at the […]

Cornwall's Garden of Eden

Eden Project - Giant Bee

The Eden Project includes The World’s largest Greenhouse : From the air they look like Jurasic golf balls that have struck earth and been semi-embedded into the ground. Those familiar with the Eden Project in Cornwall will know of these biomes that house plant species collected from all over the world. The Eden project in […]