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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
Half-term is upon us already! It's a great time to be in North Cornwall, with the first flowers beginning to emerge. As always, local attractions are laying on a range of great activities to keep you and your family entertained throughout the week. Here is our selection of 14 fantastic events and activities - princesses and pancakes, rag-rugs, wrestling, bears and bric-a-brac - there's something for everyone!
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!
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.