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.
The myriad of languages and people that have lived in Cornwall has left us with a somewhat baffling array of place-names. The county is renowned for some of the strangest names in England, so here we've pulled together some that we know about. Have we left one out? Do you disagree? Leave a comment below!
The Cornish are really quite an enterprising bunch. For a county so rural, it is always impressive to read of the contributions to industry, technology and science made by inhabitants of the county. In this blog post, we’ve collected 9 of the greatest inventions and discoveries made by Cornish folk. If we’ve missed something that deserves a mention, let us know in the comments below.
If these Beasts from the East will finally allow us a springtime, it might just about be time to celebrate Easter! As usual, local attractions (such as National Trust properties) are all holding some sort of Easter egg hunt or themed events, but here are a few ideas that you might otherwise have missed. Did we miss a great event? Let us know in the comments below!
To many Cornish folk, fairings are as much a part of the local food heritage as pasties and clotted cream. In this blog post, we share our tried and tested recipe for these delicious Cornish biscuits.
Over a couple of centuries, Bude has turned from a barren 'furzey down' to a thriving, award-winning coastal resort. Many of you will already be familiar with its charms, but how many of these 12 fascinating Bude facts did you already know? If you know any others, let us know in the comments below!