April/May Issue OUT NOW

April/May Issue OUT NOW

The April/May issue of myCornwall is OUT NOW!    Ahh, April and May are two of our favourite months of the year. The weather starts to get warmer, the festival season gets going and Cornwall blossoms with the new season (rain or shine…). You may notice this issue we’ve got a particularly beautiful painting for >> read more

Top 10 Things to Do – May Half Term.

Top 10 Things to Do – May Half Term.

With half term and a bank holiday filing up next week’s agenda, myCornwall knows it is the perfect time to get the kids out and about to enjoy the June sunshine. Take inspiration from our Top 10 list and really make the most out of the forthcoming days. Sponsored by Carbis Bay Holidays  — 1: >> read more

Open Studios 2017 (27th May – 4th June)

Open Studios 2017 (27th May – 4th June)

Celebrating its 13th year, 2017’s Open Studios will be the best and biggest one yet! With nearly 300 artists, craftsmen and designers opening their studios to the public for nine days, its a perfect time to explore the eclectic world of Cornwall’s arts and craftspeople. There are also workshops running throughout the time, in which >> read more

24hr Canoe Paddle

24hr Canoe Paddle

At myCornwall, we have a lot of admiration for local clubs and organisations in our county, along with the communities that help them thrive. So when the team heard that an ocean sports club based in Carbis Bay is taking part in a 24 hour canoe paddle to raise money to buy new equipment, we >> read more

Only 9 Things You’ll Know if you’ve ever been to a Cornish Meadery.

Only 9 Things You’ll Know if you’ve ever been to a Cornish Meadery.

The Cornish Meadery is a dining experience which one could argue is pretty unique to our little corner of the world. If you’re a local, you would’ve definitely grown up with a few birthdays being celebrated here, or as an adult, it became the place for a Saturday night stag or hen do. As our >> read more

My Cornish Days Out – Top 5 Scenic Train Journeys.

My Cornish Days Out – Top 5 Scenic Train Journeys.

Down in Cornwall, we’re pretty lucky with our transport. If you fancied a day out in the car, there’s plenty of gems tucked down country lanes, and a large variety of routes to enjoy. However, for those who can’t or just don’t want to drive, we’ve got plenty of options for you. Open-top scenic bus tours >> read more

Sweet Dreams Are Made of this, The Best of Cornish Ice-Cream

Sweet Dreams Are Made of this, The Best of Cornish Ice-Cream

With summer fast approaching, there is one staple food that is consumed by the ton in Cornwall. And that is our delectable home-made icecream. In our little corner of the country, we are lucky enough to have some of the most revered and fresh produce going, and from Roskilly’s to Jelberts, there is no shortage >> read more

The Beginner’s Guide to Buying Art.

The Beginner’s Guide to Buying Art.

Ever seen a piece of art that you’ve loved to own, but been unsure about whether you can afford or whether it would be an investment? Even now, buying art is still one of those things that people get intimidated about owning or shopping for. And with Cornwall being such an inspirational hotbed, there is >> read more

From City to Country – Cornwall’s World War II Evacuees.

From City to Country – Cornwall’s World War II Evacuees.

Considered one of the biggest mass movements of people in British history, the evacuation of nearly three million children from cities to the country during the Second World War not only split families apart, but its significance irrevocably shaped the lives of these children for decades to follow. For the evacuees, their lives and stories >> read more

Top 5 – Places to See Bluebells!

Top 5 – Places to See Bluebells!

At this time of year the turning of the seasons heralds the arrival of one of our most enigmatic native flowers – the bluebell. It can be easy to take this little plant for granted when it is such a common sight in our gardens, hedgerows and parks, but after a long and dark winter >> read more

Busy weekend in lovely Calstock... Open Gardens in aid of St Luke's and Calstock Cake, a fun day of workshops...
Sea Treasure – Handmade Cornish Gems.

Sea Treasure – Handmade Cornish Gems.

We all know that Cornwall is a hot bed for creativity and beautiful design, and upon discovery of this unique Etsy store, we knew we had to share it to our online community. Composed of Darren and Jools Fletcher, a husband and wife creative team from just outside St. Austell, Sea Treasure sources beautiful works >> read more

The Moorland Man – Daniel Gumb and The Most Unusual House You’ll EVER see.

The Moorland Man – Daniel Gumb and The Most Unusual House You’ll EVER see.

Walking out in the silence of Bodmin Moor when the sky is bright blue, and the air is still, there is a kind of rare peacefulness for the day-tripper. Daniel Gumb must have love this atmosphere too, because in the 18th century, he decided to make this moorland his permanent home. But as a stone-cutter >> read more

The Darker Side of Cornwall’s Smuggling Past

The Darker Side of Cornwall’s Smuggling Past

Smuggling, the sneaky underbelly of Cornwall’s piratical history that has been with us for centuries. Evidence of this notorious trade in Cornwall is everywhere; a simple walk on the beach will reveal the caves and manholes beaten into the cliffs that these daredevil men used to transport stolen goods from sea to land. In most >> read more

Best of 2017 Cornish Feast Days – Local Traditions from Cornwall

Best of 2017 Cornish Feast Days – Local Traditions from Cornwall

Around our lovely Cornwall, we have so many traditions that truly showcase the quirkiness of our different communities. Here is our pick of the best and brightest festivals and feast days. So grab your calendar and get marking down these days. Top 4 Best Festivals 1: Golowan – (16th-25th June) Probably one of the most >> read more

myCornwall meets Olympian Helen Glover

myCornwall meets Olympian Helen Glover

2016 has been quite the year for Penzance-born Olympic rower, Helen Glover. Having grown up and educated amongst an ambitiously athletic family, the seeds for Helen’s success as a national, and internationally renowned champion were sown early. With a host of awards and recognitions under her belt, including a World Champion title for 2013, 2014 >> read more

Chastia is the Cornish word for chastise
Richard Lander – Truro’s Own Indiana Jones.

Richard Lander – Truro’s Own Indiana Jones.

If you take a walk around Truro these days, from most parts of the city you’ll be able to see a tall, towering column standing proud amongst the spires and rooftops. Atop this column is weatherbeaten effigy of Richard Lander, one of Cornwall’s most famous sons. This lasting memorial to this brave and inspirational explorer >> read more

Weekend Away – Carbis Bay Hotel

Weekend Away – Carbis Bay Hotel

When you look at Carbis Bay Hotel, the inspiration for a romantic novel is clear to see. Hidden at the base of a wide valley, complete with stream and tree sheltered foot paths and not to mention the golden sands and wide cerulean ocean of the Carbis Bay beach. The hotel has exclusive access to >> read more

The 10 Best Hidden Star-Gazing Spots!

The 10 Best Hidden Star-Gazing Spots!

The ultimate places to check out the night sky in Cornwall.

Find out the BEST 11 of Cornish Coffee Hotspots!

Find out the BEST 11 of Cornish Coffee Hotspots!

Coffee, it can be as simple as adding hot water, or as complex as decorative froth and pumpkin-spiced syrups, either way we love it and we’ve rounded up eleven of the best coffee shops in Cornwall for you to visit on those quiet afternoons. These coffee shops are listed in no particular order, we recommend >> read more

Half-Term Events in Cornwall – Our Top 10 Picks.

Half-Term Events in Cornwall – Our Top 10 Picks.

Give your kid, grandkid, younger brother or sister a day to remember at one of these adventure playgrounds and fun activities in Cornwall.

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