Cornwall’s food scene has become almost as famous as our stunning coastline. There’s first class cuisine everywhere, with many fantastic cafés, pubs and restaurants just waiting to be discovered.

Rick Stein was the first celebrity chef in Cornwall with his Seafood restaurant in Padstow. He now has several food establishments across Cornwall. Jamie Oliver followed with one of his Fifteen restaurants at Watergate Bay, placing Cornwall firmly on the foodie map.

The status of Cornish food is well and truly growing with many chefs with Cornish connections gaining Michelin stars. Paul Ainsworth, recently seen on BBC’s Saturday Morning Kitchen and MasterChef has his restaurants ‘Number 6’ and the Italian ‘Rojano’s’ in Padstow. Nathan Outlaw worked with Rick Stein before opening his own Michelin starred restaurants in Port Isaac – ‘Restaurant Nathan Outlaw’ and his ‘Fish Kitchen’ both in Port Isaac. He also has restaurants in London and Dubai and made a […] Continue Reading…

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1. Royal Cornwall Show, 8th – 10th of June

Cornwall’s annual Royal Cornwall Show is a country show with livestock judging, flower tents, crafts, and more. The culinary delights at this show are an attraction alone with something to tickle everyone’s taste buds, with mounds of local produce galore, including cheeses, meats, cream, fudge, ice cream, chocolates, and local wines, beers and ciders.

There are marquees full of animals from goats to birds, and rabbits to dogs along with a major dog show. There is also a traditional steam show and a motor fair, along with fairground rides.

2. Falmouth Classics Regatta and Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival, 16th – 18th of June

This is a three day rally of classic sailing craft and other traditional vessels, including pilot gigs and motor boats. This event coincides with the Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival, which adds to the celebratory feeling in the town with […] Continue Reading…

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1. Padstow May Day, May of 1st

Come and enjoy Padstow’s famous festival – Obby Oss day. Locals decorate the streets with bunting, flowers, flags, a maypole, and greenery. In the morning two “osses” are released from their stables, swirling and dancing as they move through Padstow taunted by a Teazer, who leads the dance with theatrical movements. The accompanying people dance along to the drum, dressed in white and donning spring flowers. The festival ends with the followers of the “osses” singing a traditional May song.

2. Port Eliot Dog Festival, 6th of May

This festival is wonderfully quirky and in honour of our four-legged doggy friends. All set in the delightful grounds of Port Eliot. For dogs there will be some wonderful competitions to enter.

Not forgetting the humans, there will also be stalls and cream teas, along with other refreshments, activities for children, including a treasure hunt, and musical entertainment. […] Continue Reading…

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1. Easter at Newquay Zoo, Easter holidays

Enjoy Easter egg hunts, animal fun and more this Easter at Newquay Zoo. Meet an array of animals and have a family fun filled day out.

2. Dirty Dancing at the Hall for Cornwall, 17th – 22nd of April 

Have the time of your life at the Hall for Cornwall this April, with a brilliant cast starring in this musical stage adaptation of one of the eighties best loved films. Through music and sexy dancing we are told the story of Baby and Johnny, two young spirits from different worlds who come together in what will be the most life-changing summer of their lives. Exploding with all your favourite Dirty Dancing tracks, including Hey Baby, Do You Love Me, and The Time of My Life.

3. Art 8 Newquay Arts and Culture Festival, 27th of April –1st of May

This brilliant festival brings the local community together, along with […] Continue Reading…

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Cornwall is definitely a place for romance, and now even more so since the series Poldark has made a huge impact on Cornwall’s tourism with its main character’s romance being central to the plot. Ross Poldark and Demelza’s romance plays out around the rugged and stunning Cornish coast. Cornwall is certainly the perfect place to fall in love… Here are our favourite romantic spots.
St Agnes Head
One of the settings for Poldark itself, which represents ‘Nampara Valley’. It is a glorious coast to walk hand-in-hand with your loved one. On the way you will not only see the amazing coastline, but St Agnes Head is steeped in history from Mesolithic hunters, who came to the headland over 6000 years ago, to Second World War ammunition stores. Feel like you are in Ross Poldark’s time with the well-preserved Wheal Coates engine house.
Nature lovers can try and spot seabird colonies such as […] Continue Reading…

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