Tag Archives: Cornwall

Lanyon Quoit Neolithic Tomb In The Mist At Dusk

I LOVE prehistoric piles of rocks. Standing stones, hill forts, stone circles… love them! Unsurprisingly then, when we were in Cornwall this time two years ago, we visited as many as we could fit in. One evening around dusk we … Continue reading

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The Eden Project, Cornwall

Cornwall’s Eden Project is a fun place to visit, even in the depths of winter, as I did. Although the weather outside was frightful, it was warm and cosy inside the massive domes at its heart. In 1999 the site … Continue reading

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Mousehole Harbour Christmas Lights

The tiny fishing port of Mousehole (pronounced Mauzel) in Cornwall is a charming place to visit any time of year. In the summer, its picture-postcard circular harbour and fishing boats are a draw for tourists. They stroll the narrow streets … Continue reading

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Wheal Coates UNESCO Tin Mine, Cornwall

The scenery alone of the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape UNESCO World Heritage Site is breathtaking, with its rugged hills and craggy coasts. But the widespread remains of the region’s long tin mining traditions make for something extra special. … Continue reading

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Boscastle Harbour, Cornwall, 12 Years After The Floods

The craggy Cornish coast is littered with tight rocky inlets and narrow river mouths. One of the most famous is at Boscastle, where the River Valency carves its confined route to the ocean. Boscastle Harbour is a beautiful, rugged spot … Continue reading

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Merry Maidens Stone Circle, Cornwall

I love prehistoric stone circles. So when we visited Cornwall in December, I had to go and pay my respects to the Merry Maidens, located just a few miles from Land’s End. One of the things that make the Merry … Continue reading

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Rough Seas Off Land’s End, Cornwall

Land’s End in Cornwall is where the southwest tip of England reaches out into the frigid waters of the North Atlantic Ocean. When I was there in mid-December, the ocean’s waves were pounding incessantly at the bare rocks of the … Continue reading

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