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!
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.
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.
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.
As a region known for its rural economy, you'd expect the South-West to offer some great farmers' markets. You wouldn't be wrong. In the North Cornwall and Devon area, we've pulled out eight that are worth a look for anyone seeking out great local produce and handmade gifts. If we've missed your favourite, let us know in the comments below. Markets in alphabetical order.
Wow - what an amazing summer we have lined up for 2017! There is usually a great range of events throughout July and August but this year looks to be particularly promising. Carnivals, music festivals, concerts, model trains, cider, ice-cream, and agricultural shows galore - there really is something for everyone. What tickles your fancy? If we've forgotten an event, let us know in the comments. Have a great summer!
Recently, two national newspapers have chosen their favourite beaches in the country and happily, they are on the North Cornish coast. However, they’re about as different as they could be. Here are our thoughts on their choices, and how to choose the right beach for you.
May 2017 - Once again, the South-West has excelled itself in 2017's Blue Flag awards, with nearly 1 in 5 of the nation's cleanest beaches being located in the region. Cornwall and Devon alone account for 18 of the awards but it's not just about clean water - Blue Flags are only awarded to beaches with the highest standards of water quality, safety, and beach facilities. So which beaches have made it onto the newly announced 2017 list? Read more to find out!
Local visitor attractions always put on their own events for the school holidays, but May half-term promises to be fantastic this year, with over a dozen events due to take place in the region. Two food festivals, two steam rallies, choir concerts, flowers and fayres - there'll be something for everyone! If we've missed something, let us know in the comments below.
North Cornwall and Devon are fantastic for families. There are plenty of free activities to occupy your little ones – from sandcastles and rock pools at the beach, to exploring moorland tors. However, as a treat why not take them to one of the area’s many dedicated family-friendly attractions? If we’ve missed your favourite, let us know in the comments or on social media.
If you're lucky enough to be in North Cornwall this May Bank holiday (and not at work!) then you have some great options within reach. Whether you want to let down your hair and dance through the streets, or quietly investigate ancient books, there is something for everyone in our 9 Great May Day events round-up. If we've missed an event, let us know on social media or in the comments below.
England is renowned for its quirky and quaint place-names, but Cornwall, with its extra language, has some real oddities. In this blog post, we explore the origins of some of North Cornwall and Devon’s place-names. If there’s a particular name that you can’t fathom, let us know on social media and we’ll do some digging for you.