As the buzz of the festive period wears off, we have the chance to plan the year ahead. There is plenty to look forward to this year, so we've collected a few dates worth putting in your diary. If we're missed a great event, let us know in the comments below! Have a great year!
In a county as picturesque as Cornwall, it's not easy to pick out the best photo opportunities... but we like a challenge! Of course, many of our chosen spots make for a great walk to blow off those cobwebs or shed those Christmas calories, but this list is really for the photographers amongst you. So charge your batteries, find that memory card, and explore our 8 fantastic photo opportunities in North Cornwall:
If you fancy feeling festive then North Cornwall and Devon have plenty to offer you! Carols and concerts, steam trains and shopping, magic and Morris dancing, and even a barbecue! What will you be getting up to? Let us know in the comments if we've missed a great event!
Ohh, it's that time of year again! What on earth are you going to get for so-and-so? Do you join the throngs of shoppers on the high street, or do you shop online and hope the right gift arrives on time? We have another idea. How about you make something? For those of us who aren't naturally talented in craft, we've gathered 5 great craft workshops that you can take part in over the next month. Failing that, you could always gift a voucher so that your loved ones can make their own presents!
Of course, many great films and TV shows have been set and shot in our wonderful county. But can we surprise you with a few familiar names that spent their formative years here? We've collected 10 famous people who you might not have known were either born or raised in Cornwall. Did we miss someone? Let us know in the comments!
One of our favourite parts of the festive season is watching the local towns decorate their streets and get into the Christmas spirit. To kick off your yule, why not head to one of the events that celebrate the switching on of Christmas lights? Here are 10 such events in North Cornwall and Devon for 2017 in chronological order. If we've missed one, let us know in the comments below.
We all love Cornwall don't we, and what better way to pay homage to the beautiful county than giving your next pet a truly Cornish name? One of my terriers is called Jago, from the Cornish for James. However, if you're looking for something a bit more descriptive, check out our 50 fantastic Cornish names for your next pet (or even child)! Do you have a favourite? Let us know on the social media!
Remember, remember... it's that time of year again! Whether it's the warm glow of a bonfire, or the colourful spectacle of fireworks, there will be a number of great events you can choose from in the North Cornwall area. If we've missed one, let us know on the social media or in the comments below. Stay safe and have fun!
It's here again, and even earlier this year! October half-term in the North Cornwall / Devon offers a wonderfully diverse mix of entertainment. Alongside the usual Halloween activities, you will also find everything from classical concerts to supersonic cars, bobbing apples to swimming dogs! There's scary, silly, soggy and sozzled! If we've missed an event, let us know in the comments below.
Two of the factors that make the West Country such a wonderful place to visit are the local dialect and the mysterious folklore. This week, we're sharing an old poem from a Victorian poet from Devon that combines the two. "There's piskies up to Dartymoor, an' tidden gude yew zay there bain't"!
Like most regions of the UK, Cornwall has thousands of quirky dialect words and phrases, and that's not to mention the Cornish language itself. Most visitors to the area will already be familiar with many, or will be able to understand based on context. For this post, we've collected 8 of most common localisms from our part of the county. Have we missed your favourite? We’d love to know – pop a comment below.
It’s no coincidence that some of the nation’s top restaurants have emerged in Cornwall, and recently Nathan Outlaw’s restaurant in Port Isaac was named by the Michelin Guide as the best in the UK. With such amazing local produce on offer to chefs, it’s hardly surprising. At Tamar Valley Cottages we’re a big fan of ‘eating local’ and seasonal produce so here’s a round-up of our 8 favourite edibles for autumn.
Autumn is a great time to explore Cornwall with your family, so here are 6 great reasons why you might want to consider spending your October half-term holiday with us at Tamar Valley Cottages.
The nights are getting longer and the kids are back at school with the summer holidays feeling like a distant memory. Don’t worry – this autumn, the region is cooking up a fantastic array of events to look forward to within reach of North Cornwall. With Halloween and Bonfire Night, there will be many seasonal treats in store, but here are 10 other events and festivals to put in your diary.
So it’s a hot day, but the beaches are all packed. If you fancy getting away from the crowds and cooling off, why not try a wild swim? In this post we’ve picked 5 of our favourite inland places in reach of North Cornwall to take a dip.