PORT ISAAC

A traditional fishing village with a vibrant local community and home to the TV series Doc Martin starring Martin Clunes. It’s a truly picturesque village with narrow winding streets.  Port Isaac is set amidst rugged and magnificent scenery on Cornwall’s North coast with two beautiful ports nearby; Port Quin and Port Gaverne. For more information and photos please check out Cornwall Guide

Harbour Port Isaac, Cornwall
Boscastle, Cornwall

BOSCASTLE

The picturesque harbour of Boscastle is one of Cornwall’s most romantic places. The long narrow valley runs down to a steep and rocky entrance to the raging sea beyond. It is a place steeped in history, associated with authors and artists who have been inspired by its remoteness and rugged beauty, but its also been a working harbour, both for fishermen and stone workers over the years. Check out some information about Boscastle here

TINTAGEL

Set high on the rugged North Cornwall coast, Tintagel has dramatic sea views both from the castle ruins on the headland and island. This is a spectacular place, steeped in myths and mystery, and has inspired artists and writers throughout history who have associated it with the legend of King Arthur. Visit the Tintagel Castle website

Tintagel, Cornwall
Clovelly, Cornwall

CLOVELLY

Set into a steep hillside, Clovelly is one of the best known and most unusual villages in the North Devon. The cobbled high street winds its way down the hillside through traditional 16th century whitewashed cottages decked with fuchsias and geraniums. This street drops 400ft in the half mile down to the small harbour. Visit Clovelly’s website

EDEN PROJECT

The Eden Project, an educational charity, and nestled in a huge crater. The massive Biomes house the largest rainforest in captivity, stunning plants, exhibitions and stories serve as a backdrop to striking contemporary gardens, summer concerts and exciting year-round family events. Check out Eden Project’s website for futher information.

A great place to explore the Rosamunde Pilcher story. I don’t think there is a specific website apart from the Wikipedia site to link this to, she is novelist, and keenly followed by many German families.

Eden Project, Cornwall

CRACKINGTON HAVEN

Located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Crackington Haven is a small coastal village just 8 miles from Widemouth Bay. Once a small harbour importing coal and limestone from Wales, which narrowly escaped industrial development in the 1800s, it is now a small unspoiled, almost secret, cove.

It is a great spot for surfing with the right conditions (lifeguarded during the summer holiday season).

Check out Crackington Haven at National Trust

BODMIN MOOR

A granite moorland dates from the Carboniferous period of geological history. It includes Brown Willy, the highest point in Cornwall, and Rough Tor, a slightly lower peak. Check out Bodmin Moor’s website for more information

Crackington Haven, Cornwall
Padstow, Cornwall

PADSTOW

A charming working fishing port surrounded by glorious sandy beaches, at the head of the Camel River. Watching the everyday ebb and flow of harbour life is a perfect way to spend a day. This foodie destination with popular eateries such as Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant, is the start and end point for the Camel Cycle Trail and a good base for water sports. For more information visit Padstow Live

JAMAICA INN

Cornwall’s most famous smugglers inn made world-famous by Daphne du Maurier’s Jamaica Inn novel. Check out Jamaica Inn’s website

 

Jamaica Inn, Cornwall