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Out & About in Cornwall

There is so much to do that we can never claim to have a definitive guide. Getting around is extremely easy from both our SE Cornwall properties and Glendorgal Sands.

South Coast

Eden Project – Cornwall’s single biggest attraction. Well worth a visit. During winter months there is a superb ice skating rink too.
www.edenproject.com

Looe, Polperro & Fowey - Looe is still a major fishing port with its own beach and a maze of narrow streets and courtyards.  Polperro is possibly one of the prettiest little ports in Cornwall with colour washed cottages packed into the steep sided valley. Fowey is another pretty village with a car ferry across to Bodinnick and a passenger ferry across to Polruan.

Paignton Zoo and Torbay –Paignton Zoo is one of England’s largest – set in 75 acres of botanical gardens.
www.paigntonzoo.org.uk

Coast – Walking with Penguins! If in Paignton do visit Living Coast. A fantastic experience of our living coastline. The highlight is a large sunny deck area where you roam amongst King Penguins. A real experience. There is also a delightful café / restaurant with lovely sea views (but no penguins!). 01803 202470
www.livingcoasts.org.uk.

Monkey Sanctuary - Meet a natural colony of Woolly Monkeys Meet them at talks given throughout the day. 
www.monkeysanctuary.org

Mid Cornwall

Launceston Steam Railway. Launceston Ride on a real steam train on a short 3 mile journey through Cornwall countryside.
www.launcestonsr.co.uk

Bodmin & Wenford Steam Railway. Cornwall's only standard gauge steam railway. Open March to December. Special dining car. Bodmin & Wenford Railway, General Station, Bodmin, Cornwall, 08451259678.
www.bodminandwenfordrailway.co.uk

Morwellham Quay - A faithful restoration of this small riverside village that grew to become the greatest copper port in Queen Victoria’s Empire”. 
www.morwellham-quay.co.uk

Tamar Cruising - One hour cruise taking in Plymouth Hoe, Drake’s Island, Naval Dockyard and Warships.  Also evening cruises up the Tamar to Calstock.
www.tamarcruising.com

Tamar Sail - Leisurely sailing trips on the Tamar. May to September in an 18th century fishing boat. No experience necessary. 01752 840599
www.tamarsail.co.uk

Calstock Boatyard 01822 835968 – Callstock. Why not go self-drive on the river Tamar? Cruise the Tamar under your own power.
www.imecalstockboatyard.co.uk

North Coast

Tintagel and Boscastle – Tintagel castle of Arthurian legend is the main attraction but lovely views & walks too.

Boscastle is an attractive village protected by the National Trust with magnificent coastal walks now almost fully recovered from the recent floods.
www.tintagelweb.co.uk

Lands End and St Michael’s Mount – Even from SE Cornwall the last bit of Britain is easily reached. While you are there, St Michael’s Mount is an island surmounted by an embattled 14th century castle.  Access by foot at low tide and ferry at high tide. National Trust. Closed Saturdays and Sundays.
www.stmichaelsmount.co.uk / www.landsend-landmark.co.uk

Newquay ZooNewquay. Lovely small zoo with a nice restaurant. 01637 873342.
www.newquayzoo.org.uk

St Ives / Tate Gallery - St Ives is a delightful seaside town which would be worth a visit even without the Tate. Great restaurants, lovely shops.
www.tate.org.uk/stives/

Dartington Crystal at Great Torrington - Take a factory tour to see the famous crystal being made. Buy the results in the factory shop. Or make your own creations. They also do crystal hand casting too. www.dartington.co.uk/info/aboutus_VisitorsCentres.html

 

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