The small fishing village of Boscastle provides visitors with some amazing scenery and plenty of opportunities to visit the history-drenched countryside during the most idyllic of North Cornwall holidays.
Once the busy centre for a huge number of fishing vessels, the village now plays host to just a handful of quiet boats. The stone harbour, built in 1584 by Sir Richard Grenville, is a fantastic spot for you to take off on a short fishing trip around the bay, or to view some of the amazing coastline from a different perspective. While touring the bay be sure to stop at look at the Boscastle Blowhole, a piece of island rock at the entrance to Boscastle Harbour that has a hole in it causing water to spit high into the air as waves crash against it at low tide, creating a special memory while on holiday in Boscastle.
An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, The National Trust owned land provides visitors with amazing scenery and idyllic countryside walks. With such beautiful backdrops, the village has proven a popular stop off for those touring the South West Coast Path. Winding treks lead from the village into the rolling Cornish hills, providing a wonderful historical link to Thomas Hardy who met his first wife in the town and was the inspiration behind the novel “A Pair of Blue Eyes”.
The visitors’ centre gives tourists the opportunity to take guided walks around the hills to the wonderful churches situated in the valleys and information on this charming little village’s past. Also in the village you find the Museum of Witchcraft which has been in Boscastle since 1960 and houses the world’s largest collection of witchcraft memorabilia and artefacts.
You aren’t short of choice for somewhere to dine while on holiday in Boscastle. There is everything from country pubs to riverside restaurants all serving delicious local produce to keep your taste buds tingling.
Tintagel is the next village you’ll find along the Cornish coast and is a must visit during Cornwall holidays. Become engrossed in the tales of King Arthur and Merlin on a visit to the unbelievable Tintagel Castle.
Winding treks lead from the village into the rolling Cornish hills
Every year in October the village plays host to the Boscastle festival of ‘Real Food’, Arts and Crafts which allows visitors a wonderful insight into Cornish traditions and heritage. The Boscastle Walking Week hosted in April is also an event that pulls in the crowds and has many visitors enjoying the great sights that this small town has to offer. Boscastle holidays offer a great mix of culture, fun and waterside relaxation as well as the chance to have a little sing song in one of the local pubs where folk nights give you opportunity to sing for your supper!