There is nothing quite like a steam train and there is no steam engine quite like the Tornado. So when myCornwall had the chance to climb abroad, we didn’t need to ask us twice. Despite appearances, the Tornado is not a historic engine. Built between 1994 and 2008 at a cost of £3million, she became the >> read more
This feature is sponsored by Churchill Retirement Living Cornwall is such a diverse county; from the wild waves of the Atlantic to the calm waters of the Fowey River, and we are blessed with both long, hot summer days but also festive filled wintery nights. This is a county popular with families, party-goers and thrill >> read more
As always, this summer’s Open Studios is a real celebration of local talent and creativity. This weekend will be your last opportunity to get out and about and discover your new favourite artist or designer. Nearly 300 individual craftspeople will be opening their doors to the public across the county. But there is one destination >> read more
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
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
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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
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
Seaweeds are amazing. Along with seagrasses, they produce over half our oxygen in our atmosphere, provide living habitats for a wide variety of creatures to forage, spawn and nurse in, and they’re a refuge from predators for fish and invertebrates. So ultimately, they are pretty good all rounders. Here in Cornwall, we have fantastic access >> read more
With just over a month to go until Poldark comes back onto our screens, and I know I’m not alone when I say I can’t wait for our dashing Cornish man of action to be throwing himself around Cornish cliffs, and smoldering out through the television screens. With not much revealed about this eagerly anticipated >> read more
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Feature image credit – Tim Green via Flickr. Truro is the biggest county town and capital of Cornwall, and home to biggest variety of shops and the county’s only cathedral, so it draws shopping and workers from all around. Recently, I spent a day in an entire day in the city and soaked up the >> read more
Feature image credit – Mark Turner via Flickr. Following on from our 5 Great Dog Friendly Beaches, we knew that dog friendly holidays are on the rise. So, we thought, why stop there? When beaches become too hot and crowded, sometimes you need a little diversity for your days out, and as Cornwall is full of >> read more
Nothing rivals the smell of a freshly baked bread in the morning, here is our pick of local Bakers to guarantee you a good start to the day: The Little Bakehouse Since humble beginnings just two years ago, The Little Bakehouse has had a lot to shout about. Reaching 2nd best Cornish bakery in the >> read more
He was one of the world’s most influential inventors and engineers and although his creativeness is now recognised for what it was, even Google put up a little something on their web page on his birthday one year, the recognition of the man as a genius was almost certainly neglected in the past and there >> read more
One can't fault Polperro, it has everything a visitor to Cornwall is looking for. Whether you want a romantic weekend away or a family holiday the place has it all.
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Natal House Bed and Breakfast is perfectly situated, with easy access and our own car parking right outside. We make a great base from which to explore. If you are looking for a well earned rest from the daily routine or a stopover whilst walking the coastal path, or even a romantic break, you will >> read more
Scilly Flowers specialise in providing customers with unique and beautiful flowers, from the Isles of Scilly. The business, at Churchtown Farm, is very much a family affair – run by Ben and Zoe Julian, who took it on from Ben’s parents six years ago. The family pride themselves on maintaining traditional farming methods; the dainty >> read more
The Malcolm Sutcliffe Glass Gallery & Studio is a unique gallery situated in the center of the historic town of Penryn. Formally a bakers it now showcases the distinctive contemporary blown glass of Malcolm Sutcliffe and his daughter Rosie Sutcliffe, the gallery opened in 2002 and is a light sunny space perfect for displaying glass. >> read more
Our Cornish cousins in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, paid homage to the Cornish brass band at their 17th annual gathering.
We joined Jah Hemming at The Lost Gardens of Heligan to find out what delicious treats are on offer at The Heligan Tearoom.