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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
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
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
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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!
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.
“On this day Midsummer bonfires are traditionally lit across Cornwall to celebrate St John's Eve 🔥🔥🔥 https://t.co/4TWhJTKEVQ”
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.
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.