In our last blog post, we looked into the fascinating geography of our river valley. This week, we’re dipping our toes into the area’s rich cultural heritage. From raspberries to Romans, read on to learn about the Tamar’s history.
There’s no doubt about it – here at Tamar Valley Cottages we’re privileged to be positioned in one of England’s finest areas of unspoilt countryside. Word seems to be getting out that the Tamar is a wonderful place to visit – but how much did you know about the valley’s fascinating geography? Read on!
If you're lucky enough to be staying with in North Cornwall for Bonfire Night, you'll have a good choice of bonfires or firework displays to choose from. It’s one of our favourite nights of the year and there’s nowhere better to enjoy Bonfire Night than right here in Cornwall. If you’ve brought your dogs with you, don’t worry – while occasionally a few fireworks are let off in private gardens in the parish, Tamar Valley Cottages tends to be a very quiet and peaceful way to escape the celebrations!
It's October half-term already! If you're lucky enough to be spending the week in the North Cornwall area, there is a great selection of local events to keep you and your family amused. Have we missed any? Let us know in the comments below. Have a great holiday!
We know our county is a popular destination for holidaymakers, and everyone that stays with us seems to have a wonderful time exploring - yet we really feel we should bring to your attention 5 reasons for avoiding Cornwall.
To the casual visitor, Launceston may seem like a sleepy little market town with not much on. Dig a little deeper, and you will find plenty to entertain all ages, both in the town and its surrounding area. Here are 10 things to do in Launceston - if we've missed out your favourite, let us know in the comments!
Cornwall is becoming a bit of a haven for food fans, with its smorgasbord of seafood and fresh farm produce, but food has always been an important part of Cornish culture. In this post, we picked out 8 of our favourite edible treats from the region. Have we missed your favourite? Let us know in the comments below!
This week is National Park week, so we're sharing with you just one of the countless wonderful walks that await you on Dartmoor. Set on the very edge of the moor, not far from Tavistock, it is small wonder that many visitors drive past Foggintor without ever knowing of its existence. In this post, we offer a little bit of its history along with some great walking routes for all abilities.
Summer has most definitely arrived! As usual, local attractions will all be putting on special events throughout the school holidays to keep you and your family amused. However, we've collected a few events in the North Cornwall / Devon areathat might otherwise escape your attention. Have we missed anything? Let us know in the comments below!
Can you believe it? - We're halfway through Series 4 already. Despite the narrative that includes Poldark's work in London, we're delighted to see homage paid to the glorious landscapes of Cornwall once again. In this blog post, we've cherry-picked our 5 favourite locations of the series so far. Have we missed your favourite spot? Let us know in the comments below!
It's back and many of us have been counting the days until the Poldark characters hit our screens once more. To whet our appetites for the forthcoming series, we've collated 6 tips to prepare you for the action to come. If you've got another titbit that we ought to know, let us know in the comments below!
What a treat! This May half-term, we've found at least 18 brilliant events to keep us all amused. There's everything here from music, steam engines, dog shows, poetry, and food festivals. It's going to be tricky to decide what to do! If we've missed an event in the area, let us know in the comments below. Have fun!
The announcement of the year's Blue Flag winners is always highly anticipated, and this year the South-West has done it again, scooping more Blue Flags than any other region of the UK. To read the full list of winners in Cornwall and Devon, read more.
These days, Bude canal is a peaceful walk through rolling countryside, but in its hay day was a bustling and busy transport route. In this blog post, we dip into the history and give you some recommendations for a pleasant walk. Any top tips? Let us know in the comments below.
Parts of Cornwall and Devon are known for their sub-tropical climate, and the West Country as a whole is home to some wonderful flowers and plants. For this blog post, we’ve tried to pick 10 of our favourites, including some slightly controversial inclusions. Did we miss yours? Let us know in the comments below.