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THE CORNWALL HANDBOOK

Our handbook is full of great ideas on things to see and places to go.

A local’s guide to Boscastle

Nestled in the crook of a steep valley at the confluence of three rivers, Boscastle is an unspoilt fishing village on the dramatic North Cornwall coast. The historic, natural harbour sits in an impressive amphitheatre of steep flower-clad cliffs and is home to quaint stone-built cottages with higgledy-piggledy rooftops, gently trickling streams and a collection of shops and tearooms – it’s impossibly photogenic.

Discover the best restaurants in Cornwall

Cornwall is full of interesting places to eat but unless you’re a local, how do you tell the difference between those that are out to make fast money with inferior fare and those that apply their cooking skills for the love of the craft? Here’s a small guide featuring some of our favourite restaurants across Cornwall – eateries which could really enhance your holiday and give you a gastronomic experience to remember.

A local's guide to Bodmin

A popular holiday spot due to its endless walking and cycling possibilities across Bodmin Moor and The Tamar Valley, Bodmin is the perfect choice for a stay in Cornwall.

A local’s guide to Crackington Haven

What makes the tiny coastal village of Crackington Haven so special? It might be the remarkable views, the unique geology, or the tasty food down at the beachfront cafe.

Brilliant holiday parks in Cornwall

What’s on your feature wish list for the perfect holiday park? For some of us it’s staying in a property that is within walking distance of a beach, others would choose parks that are suitable for young children, welcome dogs, or have superb facilities like pubs, shops, and a launderette.  Whatever your choice, we have compiled a list of some holiday parks in Cornwall, according to your particular preferences.

Where to see the stars in Cornwall

Cornwall is one of the best holiday destinations in the UK for night sky watching whether or not you know your Frying Pan from your Cassiopeia. Every living thing on Earth must have gazed up at the night sky in quiet wonderment at least once.

A Christmas brainteaser

Can you find the missing turkeys in our Christmas party scene? Most people take between three and four minutes to locate the precious poultry, so be sure to pay close attention and you just might be able to solve the puzzle in a quick time!

Christmas events in Cornwall this year

Harbourside villages illuminated in sparkling light, food festivals allowing a chance to sample some of the best food and drink around, and huge events at the region's biggest family attractions – there are plenty of Christmas events in Cornwall this year! Cornwall is a magical place all year round, but its Christmas events are always the icing on the year-shaped cake, with magical moments in every nook and cranny of the county.

Best places in Cornwall to go in winter

A trip down to the South West out of season is not as unusual as you may think. In fact, contrary to popular belief, a lot of places stay open all year round – after all, the locals still need entertaining! The pros for venturing to Cornwall far outweigh the cons, and even if the weather is chilly, it’s (on average) warmer than anywhere else in England! Here's why you should visit this winter...

A local’s guide to Padstow

The fishing town of Padstow is known as the foodie capital of Cornwall and has established itself as one of the region’s premiere holiday resorts. Our local's guide explains all about this charming location.

The best Christmas markets in Cornwall

The season of the traditional Christmas market can't be beaten, especially in Cornwall. The region celebrates spectacular winter festivities, and many towns host a variety of events: from festivals to markets and fairs featuring the best in locally made gifts and scrumptious food. Each location has a different experience with town and village traditions shining through each event.

Things to do in Cornwall

Cornwall is one of the most diverse counties in the whole of the UK with everything ranging from fantastic beaches all the way to the most modern of tourist attractions. Our guide to things to do in the county covers all grounds, from beaches, to attractions, via the history.
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