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Cornwall’s Must-Visit Historic Attractions

Whether you are coming to Cornwall for a short break or a leisurely drawn-out holiday, you should definitely put time aside for visiting some of the county’s must-see historic attractions. Up there with the most intriguing in the world, you can dance to the music of time, Cornish-style. To get started, check out our list of some of the most interesting historical sites in Cornwall, from Neolithic monuments to old tin mines:

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Storm Watching Spots Near St Ives

If you are planning a holiday in St Ives this winter, you may well be hoping to see some of the fantastic storms that hit the coast. Incredible natural displays that make no secrets of Mother Nature’s might, these storms are quite something to behold. Fortunately, there are excellent storm watching locations close to St Ives, which means you won’t have to go very far to secure the best spot and enjoy the show for yourself!

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Top 5 Places for a Cornish Christmas Day Lunch

Oh yes, it’s that time of year again! Whether you are tinsel-clad fanatic or, well, a bit of a Grinch, there’s no denying the allure of a piping hot Christmas lunch with all the trimmings. If you are lucky enough to find yourself in Cornwall this Yuletide, we can certainly recommend some places to go to munch on lunch, toast to the roast and wavey to the gravy (sorry, there are no excuses for that last one) on Christmas Day 2019. Without further ado, here are the top 5 places for a Christmas Day lunch in Cornwall this year:

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Boxing Day Pasty Recipe

Use up your Christmas leftovers with our Boxing Day pasty recipe.    Ingredients   For the short crust pastry 1½ lb plain flour 6 oz margarine 6 oz lard   For the filling 1lb - 1½ turkey / other Christmas leftover meats Finely chop your leftover vegetables including onions (chop a new onion if you don't have much left) Finely chop your leftover roast potatoes Salt and Pepper Butter  

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Top Spots for a Hot Chocolate in Cornwall

For that scrumptious treat on a wintry day, not much beats a steamy, creamy hot chocolate.  But where to start?  Here’s our mouth-watering guide of our 3 best spots that’ll tickle the taste buds:

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Best Cornish Winter Walks

With those hazy summer days behind us, Cornwall’s set to embrace her more dramatic side as winter creeps in. Grab your favourite steaming thermos, a cosy woolly hat and take those windswept locks and rosy cheeks for a stomp around the wild and wintry wonderland of Cornwall. Here’s a little winter walk inspiration for your next cosy break to St Ives:

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Visit Rosamund Pilcher’s Filming Locations

One of Cornwall’s most prolific writers, Rosamund Pilcher is a literary inspiration. Retaining a humble public presence in the UK, her books achieved a global reach and generations of followers in Germany, where she is regarded as an iconic national treasure. Born in Cornwall in 1924 and sadly passing away in February 2019, her novels sold over 60 million copies worldwide and have been adapted into countless films, series and shows.

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Dog friendly holidays

Dog friendly holidays Cornwall is jam-packed with dog friendly things to do, so there’s no need for your pooch to miss out on all the fun. Here’s a quick guide to help you get the most out of your dog friendly getaway to Cornwall. Step one Find your dog friendly holiday cottage here. This year we’ve got even more choice of pet friendly cottages across Cornwall (listed with our sister company Cornish Horizons). You can browse that collection of holiday cottages here. 

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Summer events in Cornwall

Summer events in Cornwall  There’s always something happening Cornwall. From food and drink, music, literature, walking, arts and craft – anything and everything goes! Here’s our insider’s guide to some of our favourite summer events.

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Great Gardens of Cornwall

The Great Gardens of Cornwall Impacted by the warmth of the Gulf Stream, Cornwall’s gardens are home to rare and beautiful plants. If that doesn't tempt you, most are dog friendly and run events throughout the year. A collection of the best-known, most historically and horticulturally important gardens in Cornwall are collectively known as 'The Great Gardens of Cornwall'. They comprise of private gardens, National Trust gardens and garden businesses. Let us introduce you to the magical Great Gardens of Cornwall!

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