Life slows down in South East Cornwall, but not to the point where you won't find anything to do. From the bustling working port and sandy beaches of Looe to the old world charm of Polperro, from the wide open spaces of Bodmin Moor to the sheltered river valleys of the Tamar and Fowey, there is something for everyone.
Polperro's narrow and winding lanes lead to the harbour. The Summer is coming, so why not head down to South East Cornwall and recharge your batteries! What could be better than a walk along the South West Coast Path, a day sat on the beach followed by fish and chips on the quayside, a fishing trip out in the bay, or perhaps a short romantic weekend away? Don't forget, there are plenty of events on all throughout the year and in particular the 10 day Music and Arts Festival in June, the week covering the 'longest day' June 21st.
Explore Polperro - narrow winding streets & lanes with great views of the picturesque harbour and village at every turn - bring lots of spare film or memory cards. Browse the eclectic mixture of quirky and fascinating shops. Enjoy the selection of great pubs, cafes and restaurants. Visit Polperro's unique Heritage museum of fishing and smuggling and learn about Polperro's colourful past*. And, when you've done all that, there are wonderful coastal walks on the South West Coastal Path - east to Talland Bay and Looe, west to Lansallos, Lantic Bay and Polruan. There are boat trips and shark fishing.
The Eden Project, an educational charity, connects us with each other and the living world. Our visitor destination in Cornwall, UK, is nestled in a huge crater. Here, massive Biomes housing the largest rainforest in captivity, stunning plants, exhibitions and stories serve as a backdrop to our Great Gardens, summer concerts and an exciting year-round family events programme.
Plymouth is a vibrant waterfront city and has a wealth of attractions and activities. Whatever the weather, Plymouth has family attractions, historic sites and gardens, entertainment venues, marine and countryside interests for you to enjoy.
A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul when I look at views like this. Dramatic granite tors rise from the rolling moorland: the best known are Brown Willy, the highest point in Cornwall at 417 m (1,368 ft), and Rough Tor at 400 m (1,300 ft). To the south-east Kilmar Tor and Caradon Hill are the most prominent hills. Considerable areas of the moor are poorly drained and form marshes (in hot summers these can dry out). The rest of the moor is mostly rough pasture or overgrown with heather and other low vegetation. It is a walker and historian's delight.
Situated in East Cornwall on the banks of the River Tamar, Calstock is a small village dominated by a huge viaduct carrying the beautiful Tamar Valley branch line that runs from Plymouth to Gunnislake. Famed for is eclectic mix of festivals, performances by international musicians and art exhibitions the village is an oasis of calm, here you can hire canoes and meander down the river, but on the other hand tinged with a bit of bohemian revelry – there’s annual bike and rock festival. The area has been a perfect sheltered location for growing fruit, vegetables and flowers for centuries and as you drive around the narrow lanes you’ll find many roadside stalls selling surplus produce. In the village there’s a couple of art galleries featuring local artists, some great riverside walks and not far away is the National Trust’s Cotehele House, a Tudor mansion with extensive gardens. During the summer a traditional ferry makes the scenic trip from Calstock quay to the house and across the river to Devon.
A Fine golden sand, crystal clear water. Listen to the gulls' cry, walk slowly or jog down the cool granite streets for a solitary early morning walk along the beach. Cool sand and warm water caress your soles, tickle your toes. Back to the town feeling a little pleased with yourself - sand between your toes before dining for all tastes - a very long way from the busy rush of working life. Experience Cornwall every day of your stay and with so many beaches to choose from and places to see, you would never tire. The light in St Ives is very special and is favoured by artists over the centuries.