what to see in cornwall?

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Re: what to see in cornwall?

Post by alan » Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:12 am

got to say the lost garden of heligan are nice there a campsite next to them aswell
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Re: what to see in cornwall?

Post by fanx_ta_ra » Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:19 am

Hi Betty, Try and spend a day or two on the Lizard Peninsula ......... its worth it. Kynance Cove is beautiful especially at sunset. The villages of Coverack and Cadgwith http://www.cadgwith.com/ are still working fishing communities and lovely villages as well and close by Roskillys Ice Cream Farm http://www.roskillys.co.uk is well worth a visit and there are a myriad of other coves and villages as well. If you do get to the Lizard then dont leave without visiting the Helford Passage especially Helford village itself, its like stepping back in time a little. Frenchmans Creek (Du Maurier lived there) is stunning and the best pasties in the whole wide world are sold at Gear Farm and they have their own campsite as well. These are my favourites in the area and if you do get to the Lizard then you will find your own ....... I visited the area 12 years ago on holiday and literally never went home........still here!!
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Re: what to see in cornwall?

Post by g8dhe » Sat Apr 28, 2012 11:14 am

You can see a few nice places to visit on this map, by clicking the tags !
http://www.360cities.net/map#lat=50.214 ... 04&zoom=10
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Re: what to see in cornwall?

Post by richn » Sat Apr 28, 2012 3:47 pm

Porthcurno Beach, absolutely beautiful at certain times you can see basking sharks there, also visit minack as mentioned which is directly above Porthcurno beach.

St Ives is nice aswell, so many nice places to visit. Lands End is nothing special. I always stay at newquay and rarely venture out no more happy bodyboarding at fistral and lusty glaze beach, but there are so many places in cornwall that are amazing.
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Re: what to see in cornwall?

Post by Alison01326 » Sat Apr 28, 2012 5:13 pm

fanx_ta_ra wrote: Frenchmans Creek (Du Maurier lived there)
I don't think she did!!! She lived at Ferryside at Bodinnick (opposite Fowey) before moving to Menabilly, which is also near Fowey. Incidentally, it's the Du Maurier Festival in Fowey from 9th-20th May this year (it's annual, but those are the 2012 dates).

Best way to see Frenchman's Creek is to get a pleasure boat from Falmouth (when the tide is high, otherwise you can't get up there). Of course you can always walk to it, and I agree that the Helford River is lovely. Trebah Garden is a cracker with a beach at the bottom.

There's so much to see in Cornwall that you need to devote a fortnight a year for the rest of your life to enjoy it all. Would reiterate what everyone above has said, especially about Roskilly's Ice Cream and also including the bit about Land's End! The best way to enjoy Land's End would be to park at Sennen (for example) and walk the coast path to Land's End and back, or if you can organise yourself with bus times, walk round to Porthcurno and get the bus back to Sennen (route 504).

If you are based down West, there are a decent number of standing stones, stone circles and the like to be explored.
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Re: what to see in cornwall?

Post by maxheadroom » Sat Apr 28, 2012 6:39 pm

fanx_ta_ra wrote:Hi Betty, Try and spend a day or two on the Lizard Peninsula ......... its worth it. Kynance Cove is beautiful especially at sunset. The villages of Coverack and Cadgwith http://www.cadgwith.com/ are still working fishing communities and lovely villages as well and close by Roskillys Ice Cream Farm http://www.roskillys.co.uk is well worth a visit and there are a myriad of other coves and villages as well. If you do get to the Lizard then dont leave without visiting the Helford Passage especially Helford village itself, its like stepping back in time a little. Frenchmans Creek (Du Maurier lived there) is stunning and the best pasties in the whole wide world are sold at Gear Farm and they have their own campsite as well. These are my favourites in the area and if you do get to the Lizard then you will find your own ....... I visited the area 12 years ago on holiday and literally never went home........still here!!
Love the Lizard been going since the early 80's :shock:

you should try Henry's camp site fab place and owners, rustic and very relaxing http://www.henryscampsite.co.uk/

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Re: what to see in cornwall?

Post by egor617 » Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:41 pm

I'm on hols down the lizard next week.
Just checked weather and forecast is snow showers next weds afternoon!
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Re: what to see in cornwall?

Post by Thomasd44 » Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:58 pm

chipvan wrote:
Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:43 pm
all i can say if you plan to goto bostcastle,st ives(tate gallery) rachat de credit info,or sennen get into the place by 8.30 get a nice bongo space for picnics and have breakie.

leave it till 10am then your be driving round looking for spaces!

eden project is real cool, but take shorts for the tropical indoor rain forrest its so hot in there!
I'm going to spend a few weeks there in November. Thanks for the advice.
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