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Cornwall Tour

Cornwall Tour

Introduction

Time: All Year

Accommodation: First Class Hotels / Fishing Villages

Start Date: 4 Nights / 5 Days

Group Size: Any Group Size

Cornwall is one on England’s most beautiful counties. In amongst some of the most dramatic coast and cliff scenery are numerous tiny fishing villages locked in time. At the far south-west of the country, the area benefits from a mild temperate climate which allows a huge number of unusual plants to grow.

Profile

Cornwall offers a wealth of beauty and interest. From the influential garden projects like the Eden Foundation to grand stately homes,  castles and idyllic surfing coves, there is something for everyone. There are wonderful fishing villages and ports which have become a mecca for artists and stories about wreckers, smugglers and the legend of King Arthur.

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Itinerary

Your guide will collect you and travel through outstanding countryside like DARTMOOR and BODMIN MOOR. The moors have connections with King Arthur and authors like Daphne du Maurier. Our first stop is the EDEN PROJECT. Built in a disused claypit, it is the home of plants from all over the globe housed in giant greenhouses. LANHYDROCK is one of the great country houses of England. Owned by the Robartes family, the house was largely rebuilt after a fire in the C19th. There are 50 rooms to explore giving a true picture of upstairs downstairs Victorian life. The gardens are also packed with wonderful flowers. <br />

Day 1: Eden Project - Lanhydrock

Your guide will collect you and travel through outstanding countryside like DARTMOOR and BODMIN MOOR. The moors have connections with King Arthur and authors like Daphne du Maurier. Our first stop is the EDEN PROJECT. Built in a disused claypit, it is the home of plants from all over the globe housed in giant greenhouses. LANHYDROCK is one of the great country houses of England. Owned by the Robartes family, the house was largely rebuilt after a fire in the C19th. There are 50 rooms to explore giving a true picture of upstairs downstairs Victorian life. The gardens are also packed with wonderful flowers.

Day 2: Charlestown - Heligan - Mevagissey

Day 2: Charlestown - Heligan - Mevagissey

Passing by St Austell to the lovely fishing village of CHARLESTOWN. Used as a port until the 1990s, it is frequently used as a film set like The Eagle Has Landed. A couple of miles away is The LOST GARDENS OF HELIGAN. Abandoned after WWI, this is the largest garden restoration project in Europe. Today, you can see the “Jungle” – a tropical wilderness and the outstanding kitchen garden where pineapples grow. The Lost Gardens look over MEVAGISSEY – another wonderful fishing village built around the pilchard industry. Tiny alleys and flower clad fisherman’s houses crowd around the quay

Day 3: Roseland - St Mawes - Falmouth

Day 3: Roseland - St Mawes - Falmouth

The ROSELAND Peninsula is beautiful area of quiet lanes interspersed with tiny sea inlets. Gentle walks along the coast show a wonderful panorama of this part of Cornwall. St Just in Roseland CHURCH has mythical C6th Celtic roots and set in an unexpected tropical garden. The yachting town of ST MAWES has a castle, built by Henry VIII, in a clover leaf form. A good lunch stop is TOLVERNE, a tiny cafe overlooking the River Fal - it was an embarkation point for the D Day landings. The King Harry Ferry across the River Fal alights at FALMOUTH with its Maritime Museum, Pendennis Castle or Trelissick Gardens.

Day 4: Mousehole - Land's End - Micheal's Mount

Day 4: Mousehole - Land's End - Micheal's Mount

One of England's great drives starts in the village of MOUSEHOLE, another picture perfect fishing village nestling the tiny harbour. Amongst the hidden coves sits The MINACK THEATRE – an open air theatre 200 feet above the sea (performances available). LAND'S END is the extreme westerly point in mainland Britain and is a majestic headland. Around the coast is ST IVES, a haven for artists and writers before we finish the day at ST MICHAEL'S MOUNT. Perched on a granite rock, it was originally an abbey but following the dissolution, it was given to the St Aubyn family who still live here.

Day 5: St Ives - Tintagel - Coast - Port Isaac

Day 5: St Ives - Tintagel - Coast - Port Isaac

The NORTH CORNISH COAST is arguably, the best cliff scenery in Britain. A few miles north of St Ives, the cliff top has sensational views and rare wildlife. A little along the coast the inlets have perfect surfing beaches. Along this route is TINTAGEL. Here the CASTLE is the legendary home of King Arthur. The current castle was built in the medieval period and whilst it is now a ruin, it again offer some outstanding coastal views. The fishing villages of Padstow, PORT ISAAC (for Doc Martin fans) and Boscastle can all be explored. From here, we make the journey back to London.


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