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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
As the third series comes to an end, there is little sign of slowing down for this new cult BBC classic. But what could possibly be in store for Poldark in a fourth series and beyond? We share a few educated thoughts (without spoilers) about the prospect of further series.
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!
After a long wait, the third series of BBC's Poldark is finally here. The first couple of episodes have promised us a good mix of the expected melodrama and intrigue, along with new characters and story-lines. We've compiled 5 key facts for Series 3 to whet your appetite for things to come - (no major spoilers). If you know anything we don't, let us know 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.
February is a great time to visit the Tamar Valley. Not only are you treated to early Spring flowers, but you can enjoy the wonderful selection of half-term activities laid on by local attractions. Most venues are holding some sort of special events, but here are a handful of dates that look particularly fun. Have we missed one? Let us know in the comments below or on social media!
Cornwall is proud of its unique culture, and its historic ways of celebrating Christmas are no exception. In this post, we feature 12 fun, interesting, or downright bizarre Cornish customs. Do you know of another? Let us know in the comments below. We wish you all a Nadelik Lowen!
Halloween is nearly upon us, and the South-West is a treasure trove of terrifying tales, from the hairy hands of Dartmoor to the devil hounds of Bodmin. We've gouged out 3 spooky stories from North Cornwall that you may not have heard before. Cushions at the ready!
We won't deny it - we're hooked on the BBC's lavish adaptation of Winston Graham's Poldark books. Furthermore, we're in the right part of the country to enjoy spotting the local shooting locations and regional details. For fellow fans, we've collected 12 great pieces of Poldark trivia that you may not have known. Do you have any other fascinating facts? Drop them into the comments below!