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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
Give your kid, grandkid, younger brother or sister a day to remember at one of these adventure playgrounds and fun activities in Cornwall.
Now that the rainy days are becoming more frequent, here are some ideas for things to do when your dry weather plans have been turned upside down by an unexpected downpour.
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
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
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
Discover the undiscovered Cornwall, the cool Cornwall, starting with Boscastle and Tintagel.
With the early sundowns of the winter, and clear skies of the summer, Cornish sunsets are truly mesmerising. Sit back, relax and enjoy the day's end in these fantastic sunsetting spots!
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Whether you fancy yourself an intrepid explorer, a World War II navy captain or a communications extraordinaire, there really are no limits to your imagination in Porthcurno.
The beautiful scenery of Land’s End has made it one of Britain’s favourite destinations for days out. At the most south-westerly point of mainland Britain, you can appreciate fully how the relationship between land and sea is constantly changing. Parking your car is the only thing you have to pay for, and you can then >> read more
Cornwall’s Crealy Great Adventure Park is a vibrant and welcoming visitor destination year-round, uniquely interpreting the legends of the area and famous for delivering great adventures. Nestled in 111 acres of Cornish countryside, the Adventure Park is a haven of family-friendly rides, giant play areas and animal encounters. The park is set for a big >> read more
No trip to Cornwall would be the same for the discerning art lover without a visit to the Tate St Ives. The gallery exhibits British and international modern and contemporary art. The Tate also manages the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden.
The New Craftsman Gallery is the oldest gallery in St Ives and was originally established by Janet Leach, wife of Bernard Leach. The gallery has gained an international reputation amongst artists and showcases contemporary art as well as original paintings by emerging Cornish artists. It also displays a selection of fine pottery and sculptures.
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Established in 1996, The Millennium Gallery, based in St Ives, showcases a unique collection of modern fine art and ceramics. Their aim has been to develop a strong non-urban space that can provide much needed representation of an alternative viewpoint.
Lemon Street Gallery is one of the country's leading contemporary galleries. Situated on Lemon Street, Truro, it has an enviable reputation for offering a vibrant eclectic programme of exhibitions and quality publications. The gallery features a wide range of up-and-coming and established British artists.
Kestle Barton is an ancient Cornish farmstead situated above the Helford River. Having undergone an award winning conservation and conversion project, old barns were converted into a gallery and garden. The gallery has a changing programme of exhibitions, events and workshops, as well as a wild garden and tea hut.
ornwall Contemporary Gallery is situated at the top of Chapel Street in Penzance and is within five minutes walking distance of both Penlee House Gallery and also The Exchange Gallery.
The Jane Adams Gallery has a reputation for being a showcase for Jane's handmade, humorous and quirky animals, which she makes in her ceramics studio in the garden behind the gallery. The gallery itself is housed in a 200-year-old granite building, which is flooded with light, on the main road into St Just. The gallery is known for its wonderful selection of greetings cards and a fantastic array of contemporary work.
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