The 12th of April saw the easing of restrictions across the country and with staycations back on the cards, we’re delighted to be opening our doors again to conscientious travellers and welcoming you back to Cornwall. We aren’t the only place to be reopening however, and in this post we suggest 6 great places to eat with beer gardens that will be able to serve you outside.
What an amazing array of activities this February half-term. All the National Trust properties are offering fun-filled events, and there's plenty of other highlights too - from battle reenactments, to blowing glass, to bird bingo! Something for everyone. Let us know if we've missed something.
If you’re a vegetarian or vegan, no doubt you will appreciate the gradual rise in establishments that offer suitable food in and around North Cornwall. We’re not talking a tired vegetable bake or sloppy risotto, but creative and delicious meat-free options - read on!
It's Christmas! As you can imagine, most tourist attractions (including National Trust properties) have events and celebrations lined up, but here are some extra events in and around North Cornwall for you to consider, in date order. Have a wonderful time!
With the Summer School holidays already on us, we thought we would gather a few highlights from the countless events in the area. Most visitor attractions are holding their own events, and local libraries are also running different activities for children, but here are a few extra activities that could be worth a look!
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!
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.