Cornwall, the “toe” of England, is on the way to nowhere. A tiny rural county of mining, fishing and farming, it is the last bastion of ancient traditions and Celtic heritage. Much of its ancient history, culture, superstitions and traditions are celebrated in deep-rooted festivals, unlike anywhere else.
We’ve assembled a full year of festivals and events that provide insight into Cornwall’s unique culture and way of life. Discover more about its fishing and mining past, the Cornish language, the sport of hurling, St Piran’s flag, patron saints and ancient superstitions. You won’t believe what goes on!
Most counties would give their eye teeth to have as many beaches and attractions as Cornwall. Whether it’s an enforced staycation or the chance to revisit childhood haunts, you’ll find some quirky places to visit and amazing things to do.
Welcome to Devon, a lush Westcountry county synonymous with cream teas, sandy Blue Flag beaches and abundant natural beauty. With two coastlines, two national parks, 120 beaches and more sunshine hours than most places in the UK, it’s tailor-made for holidays.
Holidays in Devon offer endless sandy beaches, Dartmoor hikes, pretty harbours and the freshest seafood. As 2021 goes down as the Year of the UK Staycation, we round up some of our bloggers’ favourite Devonshire haunts, eateries and activities. From miles of sandy beaches and inland attractions to Torbay treats, Devon’s clearly the place to be!
Cornwall has breathtaking scenery, from sheltered sandy coves to windswept moorland. Whether you love dramatic surfing beaches, castle ruins, cultural festivals, scrumptious food or history and heritage you’ll find Cornwall has it all.
Want to learn a few more fascinating facts and figures about Cornwall? Here’s our A-Z of Cornwall, so dive in and see just how much you didn’t know!
Porfell Wildlife Park and Sanctuary is an amazing place to see exotic wildlife such as meerkats, lemurs, coatis, monkeys, ostriches and even a few farm animals for good measure. This popular attraction provides a home for needy animals and birds.
Visit the petting farm, explore the authentic Maasai Village, learn to be a Falconer or be a Keeper for a Day at this superb wildlife sanctuary near Looe.
If you are looking for a challenging and unusual activity that will be a conversation piece for weeks afterwards, head to Dragon Archery near Holsworthy. This well laid out family business will have you slaying dragons and orcs in no time!
Read on to discover what a session at Dragon Archery entails before booking a family day out, birthday party, stag weekend or company team-building event there.
It’s hard to imagine that the quiet town of Bodmin was actually the former county town of Cornwall during the tin mining era. In its rabble-rousing days it was the centre of the Cornish Rebellion in 1497 and the later Prayer Book Rebellion.
Bird lovers, wildlife enthusiasts and those looking for something different to do will all enjoy a visit to the Screech Owl Sanctuary in central Cornwall. It offers falconry demonstrations and hands-on opportunities with quite a menagerie of animals.
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