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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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"!