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Why You Should Visit Penryn This Winter

Why You Should Visit Penryn This Winter

Discover the amazing art, craft, clothing, food, activities and style as myCornwall looks at why Penryn is must-explore hub of creativity.

Five Events To See At The Acorn This Festive Season

Five Events To See At The Acorn This Festive Season

The Acorn in Penzance is full of unique events throughout the year. From music and theatre to comedy and film. The festive season see’s them no less exciting, with an array of masterpieces taking to the stage. Here, we’ve selected five ‘must-sees’ if you’re looking for an evening out this November/December.   1. Some Like >> read more

We Love These 10 Foodie Vans in Cornwall

We Love These 10 Foodie Vans in Cornwall

Don’t you love spending a day out on the coast or in your favourite Cornish town, only to be surprised by one of Cornwall’s quirky pop up vans parked up serving some seriously good food. Here are our top favourites but do be sure to check out their social media and online sites to see >> read more

Wolf Rock Lighthouse – An Achievement of Cornish Engineering

Wolf Rock Lighthouse – An Achievement of Cornish Engineering

Discover the story behind Cornwall's most ambitious and alluring lighthouse, Wolf Rock.

Working on One of Cornwall’s Most Famous Landmarks – St Michael’s Mount

Working on One of Cornwall’s Most Famous Landmarks – St Michael’s Mount

Read about what it's like to work and live on one of Cornwall's most unusual and famous landmarks, St Michael's Mount in Marazion.

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Cornwall’s Top Gardens To Visit This Year

Cornwall’s Top Gardens To Visit This Year

Fill your spring with a Cornish garden trail to see the best and most beautiful foliage in our stunning county!   Lost Gardens of Heligan in St Austell – Starting with perhaps one of our more famous Gardens, Heligan has big plans for 2018. Last year they were awarded Best UK Leisure Attraction in the >> read more

Myths and Mystery at Tintagel

Myths and Mystery at Tintagel

Tintagel has seen a lot happen over the last two years, a planned excavation has revealed some exciting archaeological discoveries and developments to make the historical sites more accessible has been met with controversy. Over the summer, myCornwall visited this unique heritage location to uncover the truth behind the mysteries. The unmistakable ancient aura of >> read more

Rosamunde Pilcher – Cornish Writer & German Legend

Rosamunde Pilcher – Cornish Writer & German Legend

We are getting used to seeing film crews popping up in beautiful locations shooting popular shows like Doc Martin and Poldark. As a result of this and of course the sapphire seas, sandy beaches and scrumptious cream teas tourism in the county is growing year on year. However one group of the foreign nationals is >> read more

New Issue Out Now – December/January2019

New Issue Out Now – December/January2019

As the golden hour of 2018 approaches, there is something exquisitely wonderful about wandering through the towns and villages of Cornwall at this time of year. The pubs are filled with music, the streets are festooned with lights, and there’s a pleasant thrum of busy activity as everyone prepares for the holidays. Then, as we >> read more

The Legendary Sword of St. Michael – From Ireland, Cornwall to Israel.

The Legendary Sword of St. Michael – From Ireland, Cornwall to Israel.

A few months ago, we did a piece about the Cornish saints and how their myths and stories shaped our landscape. And what we found out is that St. Michael – Archangel and defender of the Heavenly Armies – is actually one of the patron saints of Cornwall. But another piece of trivia is that >> read more

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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

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

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

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

7 of the Most Amazing Cornish Women You NEED to know!

7 of the Most Amazing Cornish Women You NEED to know!

Perhaps not purposely hidden, the roles that women have played in history are often overlooked. Yet they make up 51% of our population. Of course, the tide continues to change. Women’s voices are heard more often in decision-making and on public platforms. Inspirational women like Michelle Obama, Malala Yousafzai and Laverne Cox all give women >> read more

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Find Out who was the World’s First Stand-Up Comedian!

Find Out who was the World’s First Stand-Up Comedian!

In recent years, Cornwall has produced some excellent comedians that have provided their audiences with a laugh out loud release from everyday life. However, comedy isn’t just a recent export from the Cornish shores. Samuel Foote, an 18th century Cornish funny man, is considered to be the first ever stand-up comedian. We explore his life >> read more

Check out the Best of Old Cornwall

Check out the Best of Old Cornwall

In a new addition to the magazine, we explore Cornwall’s photographic archives with a selection of arresting images capturing the county’s past. All images kindly supplied by The Cornish Studies Library. — Fun and shenanigans at Lostwithiel Carnival in 1948 — The Queen and Prince Philip visiting Lostwithiel in 1962 — Redruth Railway station in >> read more

Germany’s Cornish Idol – Rosamunde Pilcher’s Story!

Germany’s Cornish Idol – Rosamunde Pilcher’s Story!

  When you think of Cornwall, what comes to mind? Sapphire seas? Sandy beaches? Scrumptious cream teas? These are all suitable answers but for some tourists traveling to Cornwall this summer, there is an attraction that surpasses the landscape and breathtaking scenery, and that is the world of Rosamunde Pilcher. Born in Lelant, Pilcher spent >> read more

Castles, Dungeons and Legends of Cornwall

Castles, Dungeons and Legends of Cornwall

The castles and museums of Cornwall take us back to days of old, teaching us about Cornwall's cherished heritage. Learn about the legends that link us to those that built, fought and lived on these sites hundreds of years ago.

The Unexpected Guests: WW2 Prisoners of War in Cornwall

The Unexpected Guests: WW2 Prisoners of War in Cornwall

During the Second World War, Cornwall became home to hundreds men who were not born and bred here. These unexpected guests arrived in the form of prisoners of war.

Great to have at Expowest Cornwall again in March. Quality at all levels, from quirky local produc…
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