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March 7, 2018

Visit Cornwall

Filed under: England,Gardens,Travel,United Kingdom — Tags: , , , , — needahand @ 2:37 pm

Visit Cornwall – One of the most popular places to visit in the United Kingdom, especially during the summer months, is the county of Cornwall. Literally Cornwall has it all, wonderful beach resorts, stunning scenery, historic castles and country houses, beautiful gardens, surfing, fishing, hiking, camping and much much more. It enjoys some fabulous weather conditions and is a great summer holiday destination. Located in the temperate South-West of England, Cornwall juts out into the Atlantic Ocean like a giant’s leg dipping its water into the sea. At its tip is Land’s End, the southernmost tip of England. Popular towns to visit include Penzance, St Austell, Newquay, Bodmin, Perranporth and the capital Truro. Tourist attractions include Dartmoor National Park, the Eden Project, the Lost Gardens of Heligan and Pendennis Castle. The coastline of Cornwall is rugged and beautiful and the famous South West Coastal Path is one of the finest walking routes in the World, attracting many thousands of visitors each year.

Find maps of Cornwall here:

June 9, 2012

Torquay Devon

Filed under: England,Facts,United Kingdom — Tags: , , , , , , — needahand @ 4:55 pm

Torquay is a town on the south coast of England, in the County of Devon and extending along the coast of Torbay. In the nineteenth century was known as the English Riviera for its healthy climate. Among the various origins of its name, the most accepted is the word torr or tower, Old English, and designating the small hills of southwest England. It is present in several names of Devon and Cornwall. Remains found in a rock known as “the face”, located in a cave called Kent, demonstrate that Roman troops arrived in Torquay when Britain belonged to the Roman Empire. The first construction of prominence in Torquay was Torre Abbey, a monastery founded in 1196. The favorable climate of Torquay attracted many visitors, especially to convalesce, and mostly coming from cold northern regions. The population of Torquay grew apace passing 838 inhabitants in 1801 to 11,474 in 1851. There are currently 70,214 people living in Torquay. Nearby resorts and towns include Paignton, Babbacombe and Teignmouth.

Find maps of Devon places here:

June 4, 2012

St Austell Cornwall

Filed under: England,History,United Kingdom — Tags: , , , , , , — needahand @ 2:55 pm

St Austell is a town on the southern coast of the English county of Cornwall, England. In 2001 St Austell had 22,658 inhabitants and is the largest town in Cornwall. After the 18th Century large kaolin deposits had been discovered, creating a significant kaolin industry. By about 1850 the St Austell Clay District employed some 7,000 men, women and children. In the town itself is the St Austell Brewery, producing traditional ale supplies. The brewery has since 1893 been held by the founding family. In 2003, the brewery tried the first whiskey distilling in Cornwall. The first bottles of the relatively small production went on sale in 2011. Near to St Austell are a number of towns and coastal resorts, important for tourism in the area, these include Par, Mevagissey, Polperro and Looe.

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April 12, 2012

Mousehole Cornwall

Filed under: England,United Kingdom — Tags: , , , , , , — needahand @ 12:45 pm

Mousehole Cornwall – Mousehole (meaning “island harbour”) is a village with about 850 inhabitants located in the south-west England (UK). Mousehole lies at the south-western tip of Britain in the former District of Penwith, within the county of Cornwall, between Penzance and Land’s End, set in a spacious bay on the southern English coast. Administratively, Mousehole is one of the five boroughs of Penzance. A delightful little fishing village, Mousehole has a nice beach where you can head when the weather is nice, it also has a wild bird hospital which is worth a visit. You can visit Mousehole if you are staying in Newlyn, Penzance, St Just, Marazion of Sennen.

Cornwall Road Map.

See a detailed map of Mousehole here:

And a map of Penzance here:

April 10, 2012

Truro Cornwall

Filed under: England,United Kingdom — Tags: , , , , — needahand @ 10:56 am

Truro Cornwall – Truro is a city of 20,920 British residents (2001), and capital of the county of Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. The town is located on the banks of Truro river near its mouth in the English Channel. Industries in Truro include the ceramic industry, textile, wood and food production. The most prominent monument is the Truro Cathedral (Gothic Revival), which reaches a height of 76 metres, and was begun in 1880 and was completed in 1910, it was built on the site of the former St. Mary’s Church, consecrated six hundred years before. Truro is the only city in the county of Cornwall. Truro has a busy tourist industry with thousands visiting the Cornish coastal resorts and looking for a place to visit when the weather is not so good. Truro has good shopping and a number of interesting tourist attractions. Truro is to the east of Redruth and to the north of Falmouth, it is a 27 miles drive from Penzance.

See a map of Truro here:

March 12, 2012

Bowood Park Hotel Camelford Cornwall

Filed under: England,hotels,United Kingdom — Tags: , — needahand @ 4:48 pm

Bowood Park Hotel Camelford – The Bowood Park Golf Club Hotel is an ideal location for all types of visitors to Camelford in Cornwall. The Bowood Park Golf Club Hotel boasts a convenient location with modern amenities in every guestroom and superb service for all its guests. The non smoking rooms, offer bathroom (with tub and shower), TV, hair dryer etc. This hotel in Camelford, Cornwall has on-site facilities bar, restaurant, laundry, conference and banquetting facilities, babysitting service. This hotel is one of the best in the Camelford area, with convenient location and tranquil atmosphere to make your stay in Camelford pleasant.

Book a room at the Bowood Park Hotel Camelford here: Book Bowood Park Hotel Camelford.

See a map of Camelford here:

March 8, 2012

Places to Stay in Newquay

Filed under: England,hotels,United Kingdom — Tags: , , — needahand @ 6:21 pm

Places to Stay in Newquay Cornwall – The Headland Hotel Newquay Cornwall: For dining, the establishment the Headland Hotel has 2 restaurants, a bar / lounge is available to customers. Room service is available 24 hours. Recreational amenities include a golf course. On site are an indoor swimming pool, ideal in cold weather, outdoor tennis courts, a spa tub and sauna. The 4 star Headland Hotel Newquay offers meeting rooms for small groups, a range of secretarial services and technical support staff. In common areas, free access to wireless Internet is available. One of the better places to stay in Newquay, the Headland Hotel has a space for your events and functions, including banqueting facilities, conference rooms, a ballroom and exhibition space. A range of business services, a wedding planning service, concierge service and tours are available. Guest parking is complimentary. Other facilities are also available at this luxury Victorian establishment in Cornwall: a cafe, a video arcade and multilingual staff. This is a smoke-free hotel. If you are looking for places to stay in Newquay, you should consider the Headland Hotel in Fistral Beach.

View a handy Newquay map here:

April 28, 2011

Watergate Bay Newquay Cornwall

Filed under: England,Holidays,United Kingdom — Tags: , , , — needahand @ 7:35 pm

An excellent place that you could visit if you are taking a holiday in Newquay, Cornwall, this year, is the beautiful Watergate Bay, located some two miles north of the resort, near to the village of Tregurrian. With a wonderful long sandy beach, and a bay exposed to north-westerly winds, Watergate Bay is a renowned location for surfing and water sports. Such a great spot that the National Surfing Championships have even been held there in the past. Ideal if you ever wanted to learn to surf, Watergate Bay is also fantastic for kite flying, so while you are learning to surf, the kids can be having their own fun. There is plenty of self-catering accommodation in the area, with caravan parks a plenty, there is also an excellent hotel, called the Watergate Hotel, which overlooks the bay. The vibrant nightlife of Newquay is just a short drive away for your evening entertainment.

Cornwall Map.

December 29, 2010

Geevor Mine Pendeen St Just

Filed under: England,Travel,United Kingdom — Tags: , , , — needahand @ 2:01 pm

A museum and heritage centre located in a former tin mine in western Cornwall, the Geevor Tin Mine is a great place to visit if you are in the Penzance, St Just area. Learn a little about the historic tin mining industry, you can take the underground tour, visit the Hard Rock Museum, take a look down the Victory Shaft, visit The Dry, left as it was when the mine was operational, or try your hand at mineral panning an see what you can find. Located near to the village of Pendeen, north of the town of St Just, the Geevor Mine is open Sunday to Friday.

October 26, 2010

Perran Sands Holiday Park Perranporth

Filed under: England,Holidays,United Kingdom — Tags: , , , , , — needahand @ 9:16 am

Lying in an area of great natural beauty on the north coast of Cornwall, the Perran Sands Holiday Park is situated in the village of Perranporth, beside over three miles of fabulous sandy beaches, sand dunes, and attractive Cornish coastline. An ideal spot for a family holiday, Perran Sands will also prove handy for walking enthusiasts, as there are miles of wonderful and spectacular walks in this outstandingly beautiful area, perfect when the weather is fine. Currently run by the Haven Holiday group, Perran Sands boasts a wealth of activities for both adults and children, with swimming pools (indoor and outdoor), children’s clubs etc, for the evenings, there is lots of entertainment, which again will appeal to both adults and children (even the toddlers). For a break from the park, you can take a 40 minute drive to the Eden Project, which is located close to the town of St Austell, and is one of Cornwall’s most famous tourist destinations, or you can simply head into the attractive village of Perranporth itself, where you will find several pubs, shops, and the usual facilities. Golfers can enjoy a round or two at the Perranporth Golf Club, an excellent links course, which is rated at par 72.

More Info Here:

Perranporth Road Map.

August 13, 2010

Cape Cornwall Golf and Leisure Resort St Just

Filed under: England,hotels,United Kingdom — Tags: , , — needahand @ 10:30 am

Visiting Cornwall this year? If you are staying in the St Just, Penzance area, then a nice spot for your accommodation could be the Cape Cornwall Golf and Leisure Resort which caters for both leisure and business guests and offers all the comforts required for your stay in St Just. Rooms are non-smoking with en-suites, hotel facilities include an 18 hole golf course, restaurant, bar, lounge, heated indoor swimming pool, so you can swim whatever the weather, sauna, gym, and spa bath. St Just is a charming little Cornish town, which is the most westerly in Britain, it is one of the oldest mining towns in Cornwall. The surrounding coastline is beautiful and ideal for walking and hiking, there are also some interesting places to visit including ancient tin mines and engine houses, and historic archaeological sites.


June 29, 2010

Falmouth Cornwall

Filed under: England,History,Holidays,United Kingdom — Tags: , , — needahand @ 3:13 pm

A leading holiday resort on the south coast of Cornwall, Falmouth enjoys a mild climate and boasts some excellent beaches with safe bathing conditions. The largest dock in England is located here and it takes in tankers up to 90,000 tonnes, Falmouth harbour has a dry dock and safe anchorage. Established as a port beside the older town of Penryn, in the early 17th century, Falmouth is overlooked by the 16th century Pendennis Castle, which Henry VIII built to defend Carrick Roads. Its parish church King Charles the Martyr was so named after Charles II who awarded the town its first charter. Holidaymakers arrive in Falmouth to enjoy the pleasant weather conditions, and the many attractions of the town which is one of Cornwall’s most popular resorts.

Falmouth Street Map.

Guide to Falmouth Cornwall:

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