Tintagel – Inextricably Linked to King Arthur

Camelot - Tintagel

Tintagel – Where King Arthur Legends Loom Larger Than Life: Mention Tintagel, and the legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table come to mind immediately. Since Geoffrey of Monmouth wrote his History of the Kings of Britain in 1150, visitors have been coming to Tintagel Castle to see the legendary King […]

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 […]

Join in the Mad Hatter's Tea Party at Antony House

Antony House - Cornwall

Antony House was the film set of scenes from Alice in Wonderland: We may well have missed including Antony House on our West Country travels had Alice in Wonderland not let us in on the secret of this National Trust property. Antony House was they key location for the filming of Alice in Wonderland in […]

Touring Devon and Cornwall

Devon and Cornwall countryside

Exploring the back-roads of Devon and Cornwall: Devon and Cornwall possess miles of magnificent coastline, secluded coves, fishing villages, romantic ancient moorland, soft river estuaries and endless stretches of beaches.  Walkers, surfers, sailing buffs and holiday makers who simply want a relaxing break from their hectic world will find this part of England a fascinating […]

Newquay, Britain's Surfing Capital

Newquay Island View

There’s much more to Newquay than being just a surfers’ paradise. Boasting some of the best beaches and surfing in Britain, Newquay is one of Cornwall’s premier holiday sites for those seeking a beach holiday. Unsurprisingly, it has obtained a reputation for being England’s surfing capital. Unfortunately, Newquay’s popularity has also attracted negative consequences in […]

Thinking about taking a Holiday in Devon and Cornwall?

Mousehole, Cornwall

England’s “West Country” has charm, scenery and better weather! Cornwall – the English Riviera? On the very south-western tip of England lies the beautiful county of Cornwall. With a delightful mix of superb beaches (among the best in Britain), outstanding scenery and charming towns, villages and cities, this county has something to offer everyone for […]

St Ives – a thriving artistic community

Cornwall beaches

Wonderful, sandy beaches, narrow cobbled streets and a delightful harbour area This magical little corner of Cornwall offers wonderful, sandy beaches and a delightful harbour area.  You can lose yourself in the maze of narrow cobbled streets with flower-filled courtyards and alleyways bursting with galleries, craft and clothing shops,  cafes and artists studios – an […]

Marazion and St Michael’s Mount

St Michael's Mount

See St Michael’s Mount at Marazion, Believed to be Britain’s Oldest Town: Tucked away in the very far corner of South West Cornwall is the charming little town of Marazion with only 1,500 inhabitants. This ancient market town is believed to be Britain’s oldest chartered town. Aside from being steeped in history, this picturesque town […]

Food and Drink in Devon and Cornwall

Traditional scones, jam and clotted cream

Food & Drink In Devon and Cornwall – Great Pubs, Good Food And Drink! It’s true that the Cornish enjoy their food – so much so that Devon and Cornwall are known almost as much for their culinary offerings as their stunning scenery and coasts. Fine Dining In recent times, the celebrity chefs have arrived […]

Isles of Scilly, Teignmouth, Shaldon

Flower fields

Other Towns & Villages of Interest In Cornwall & Devon Isles of Scilly (Cornwall) About 28 miles west of Lands End (Cornwall) are the mysterious and little known islands called the Isles of Scilly. As you might expect, the isles have a very mild climate and are populated with sub-tropical plants. When you travel anywhere […]