With the May School holidays fast approaching, we thought we would gather as many of the events in and around North Cornwall and Devon to help you plan your activities for the school holidays. This year, there's everything from funfairs to traction engines, dog shows to open gardens. Have we missed out an event? Let us know in the comments below - and have a great holiday!
Once again, the South West has excelled in this year's Blue Flag awards with 32 beaches in the entire region scooping the accolade, out of just 71 nationwide. Cornwall & Devon have been awarded 21 Blue Flags between them, and Devon has had a stellar year with 14 award-winning beaches. To see the full list, read more.
Cornwall is proud of its history and unique customs. In this blog post, we investigate just a few customs that take place around Easter time. Dollies, dogs and cockles!
Since the Victorian era, Bude has been a popular destination for visitors from across the country. These days, Bude offers an almost bewildering array of attractions to suit everyone. We all have our favourites, and it would be impossible to list every option (although VisitBude does an excellent job on its website), but here are a few highlights that you can’t miss! (If we've missed something worth mentioning, let us know in the comments below!)
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.
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!
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.
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!