Cornwall Living 2016

Tourism success for Camel Creek

Following the parks’ acquisition by Mr John Broome CBE in 2015, Camel Creek Adventure Park has seen over £1.5 million invested and will continue to be improved and developed alongside the construction of the UK’s first six star resort, that gained planning permission in October last year.

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The art of discipline

Karate master Ed Byrne and his team of dedicated senseis, otherwise known as Byrne Black Belt Academy, offer the best and most progressive Martial Arts lessons in Cornwall and the South West of England, teaching an exciting range of martial arts classes.

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A match made in heaven

St Ives’ fantastic new bar and restaurant, Beer & Bird, brings together two of our favourite things: craft beer and hearty food.

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Brunch time

Voted into the top ten eateries in Cornwall, The Shed Cafe & Brunch Bar specialises in all day brunch, using homemade recipes and only the freshest, most ethical local produce.

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A great adventure

I’ve long since been a motorhome convert and we’ve been holidaying and exploring both close to home in Cornwall and further afield across Europe for many years now in our trusty VW. For some, taking the plunge and buying a campervan or motorhome can be a big step so when I found about Kernow Kampers I was excited to find out more

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Tornado warning for Cornwall!

Bodmin and Wenford Railway is putting the finishing touches to the plans for the upcoming visit by 60163 Tornado from 1st to 4th June...

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The feel good factor

Upon walking into the office at Oltco, it becomes immediately clear this is no typical flooring business. For a start, just a two-minute stroll from the iconic Fistral beach, it’s not located on some anonymous industrial estate in the middle of nowhere.

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Your adventure awaits

There's nothing quite like a Champagne balloon ride over the stunning landscapes of Cornwall

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Doing it yourself

We speak to Darryl Reburn of The Headland Hotel about the pros of a self-catering getaway

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Dine in style

Award winning food, sea view terrace and cool champagne bar; the Atlantic Hotel has it all.

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The Cowhouse Gallery

The Cowhouse Gallery

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Kidzworld

Providing over 20,000 sq ft of family fun, Kidzworld has plenty for everyone, which includes adults too, and with the majority of our areas undercover, a visit here is a great day out, come rain or shine. All the activities are included in the admission price and you can stay as long as you like.

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Hooked Cornwall

Perfect for a morning coffee in the sun, a long and lazy al fresco lunch, or the perfect way to end a hard day out and about.

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Enjoy the coming of Spring at Caerhays and Burncoose

One of Cornwall’s most spectacular spring gardens opens for the 2014 season for four months from Monday 16th of February until 21st June 2015

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Planning a Trip to Cornwall? – Why not fly it’s so easy!

Newquay Cornwall Airport offers year-round daily flights to/from London Gatwick and Manchester, ideal for both business and leisure passengers. With up to three daily return flights to Gatwick and flight times of only 70 minutes, it’s your quickest route to Cornwall.

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A million miles from the school run

From the moment you board the Skybus aircraft, you’ll know you’re onto something special. During the fifteen-minute flight from Land’s End Airport, the little ones get to watch a pilot in action; while you sit back, relax and enjoy the views of Cornwall’s famous rugged coastline.

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A million miles from ordinary, 28 miles from the Cornish coast.

This spring, leave the stresses of modern life behind with a visit to the island paradise on your doorstep. Take time out for yourself and reconnect with your loved ones, on the idyllic collection of islands where life moves at a gentle pace.

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Day Trips

For many, a day on the Isles of Scilly is an unmissable part of any holiday to Cornwall. For West Country locals, too, it just wouldn’t feel right to be so close to a whole new world, and never actually make the trip. But here’s the surprising thing: spending time on Scilly needn’t cost any more, nor take any longer, than any other family day trip.

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Hidden Beauty

Giving your skin and peace of mind a little care and attention is not only a must,, with a location such as this, it is an experience. 

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Pavilion Boatshed and Pavilion Ice

Situated right on the Cornish coastline, Perranporth Pavilions restaurant & ice-cream parlour use fresh ingredients, great flavours and its stunning location to provide the very best in Cornish dining.

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Helston Farmers Market

Helston Farmers' Market is a vibrant, lively market, set in the beautiful grounds of Coronation Park in Helston. The Market is thought to be the largest of its kind within Cornwall, boasting some of the County's finest food producers.

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The Waymarker

From humble beginnings The Waymarker has developed dramatically in five years of operating from its rural location in the picturesque North Helford.

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Carbis Bay Beach Club & Spa

Amazing crystal clear waters, soft golden sands, blue flag, one of the most beautiful bays in the world…an irresistible sight.

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The Stable

The Stable offers award-winning gourmet pizzas, delicious artisan pies and over 80 different varieties of craft cider served in a relaxed, rustic atmosphere. Whether you’re enjoying the panoramic views over the raging surf at the stunningly located Fistral Beach restaurant or watching over the beautiful bustling harbour of Falmouth, you’ll be treated to freshly made food and an extensive range of the West Country’s finest cider, served right by the sea

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Bullpit Smokehouse

Home of authentic American smokehouse style baby back ribs, beef ribs, brisket, burgers, BBQ chicken, pulled pork and steaks. The Bullpit is inspired by family childhood memories and the aim is to create a family atmosphere while sharing the 'old school' tricks of a real barbecue for everyone to enjoy.

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Falmouth Packet Inn

The Falmouth Packet Inn pride itself on sourcing and using fresh local Cornish produce and are being recognised for this by both Cornwall Food & Drink and Taste of the West.

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Castaways

Mylor institution expands with new talent. The popular restaurant Castaways has expanded by opening a new pub, Castaways East.

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Fal River Links

Our range of boats are perfect for private hire, charter for weddings, parties, birthdays, special occasions and corporate events. Once on board one of our classic wooden ferries we promise you and your guests will have a great day out along Cornwall’s most stunning stretch of water...

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SKY Bar

Cornwall based company, Blue Sky Events is set to launch its new concept pop-up event, SKY Bar at the end of August on the renowned beauty hotspot, St Agnes Headland. In association with Estrella Damm Lager and Ca’Bolani Prosecco, SKY Bar is ‘popping-up’ to host eight individual events. Expect DJs, live comedy, acoustic, jazz and funk sessions in a series of exclusive and intimate cliff top gigs. SKY bar sets to deliver a series of unrivalled events.

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Kneehigh Theatre

From humble beginnings, this Cornish company now fly the flag for UK theatre on an international stage, but they haven’t forgotten their roots. Here we explore their thirty-four year history, and find out what they’re up to in Cornwall this year.

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Telegraph Museum Porthcurno

Re-opening in mid-June following extensive development. The award-winning Telegraph Museum Porthcurno brings together innovative exhibitions and family-friendly experiences in a unique historic setting. This is unlike any other museum you’ve experienced before!

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The Monkey Sanctuary

Nestled into the side of the south Cornish coast between Looe and Seaton you will find The Monkey Sanctuary, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.

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Fentongollan Farm

The Hosking family has farmed at Fentongollan since 1883. The farm is in a beautiful situation in the heart of Cornwall on the banks of the Fal estuary, where we grow daffodil bulbs, vegetable plants, cereals and produce early fat lambs from our flock of Dorset sheep alongside the specialist horticultural enterprises.

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Lost Gardens of Heligan

Heligan, seat of the Tremayne family for more than 400 years, is one of the most mysterious estates in England.

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Enjoy the coming of Spring at Caerhays and Burncoose

One of Cornwall’s most spectacular spring gardens opens for the 2014 season for four months from Monday 17th of February.

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Beside The Wave

With twenty five years’ experience of dealing in fine art, Beside The Wave is Cornwall’s leading gallery.

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Falmouth Oyster Festival - A celebration of Cornish Seafood

Falmouth Oyster Festival celebrates the start of the oyster dredging season, the diversity and quality of Cornish Seafood and in particular, one of the last remaining traditional oyster fisheries, dredging by sail and hand punt.

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The Cornwall Home Show: The exclusive home, garden and sustainable living exhibition.

The Cornwall Home Show is Cornwall’s only and most exclusive home exhibition. Bringing together more than 40 exhibitors from across the county, this year’s 'Autumn' event offers you the chance to meet a fantastic selection of home experts at a key time of year.

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Polgoon Vineyard & Orchard: new tasting room & visitor experience area

The award-winning drinks producer, Penzance-based Polgoon Vineyard & Orchard, has recently launched a new tasting room and visitor experience area. Built as an extension to the existing retail shop, the tasting room and visitor experience area will provide an immersive experience for visitors, adding further value to Polgoon’s ever-popular Winemaker’s Tours.

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Tour Cornwall

Cornwall, Cornwall, Cornwall... A truly magical place. Transient, exhilarating, laid back, alternative, devastatingly beautiful and amazingly in easy reach of the rest of England and Europe.

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National Maritime Museum Cornwall

Champion, conqueror, superman, idol – all of these words are alternatives to the word hero, but what better way to explain the term than by describing an ordinary person who leads an extraordinary life.

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Got to go to.... Polzeath

Polzeath has become one of the most sought after destinations in Cornwall.

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Got to go to Cadgwith

With its traditional whitewashed, thatched fisherman's cottages and fleet of working fishing boats, Cadgwith really is a true Cornish village.

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Headmasters welcome

Ethos and community: a sense of belonging.

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Got to go to Bedruthan Steps ...

Undoubtedly home to some of Cornwall's most dramatic & rugged coastline featuring a series of towering rock stacks at the mercy of the ocean.

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Got to go to St Ives ...

St Ives, the most famous of Cornish holiday towns, loved for generations, is easy to reach by road or by air and easy by train too, along one of the most spectacular railway journeys in Britain.

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Got to go to Padstow ...

If you only visit this popular village on the North coast of Cornwall once, the be sure to do so on 1st May when Padstow's Obby Oss festival, an ancient fertility parade, brings the locals onto the streets to sing & dance.

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Duchy of Cornwall Nursery Cafe, Lostwithiel

Having long been renowned for its extensive range of plants & expert knowledge, The Duchy of Cornwall Nursery has been a natural draw for those who love the outdoors. However, its hidden gem is undoubtedly the café & shop, which enjoys stunning views of Restormel Castle.

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Discover the Roseland Peninsula ...

Designated as one of Cornwall's areas of outstanding natural beauty due to the quality of the landscape & spectacular coastal scenery with dramatic headlands & quaint harbours, discover secluded coves, sheltered creeks, lush woodlands & rural hamlets dotted around the countryside.

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Got to go to Mousehole

One of Cornwall’s most picturesque villages, with granite houses huddled together amidst narrow roads and terraced cottages dotted around the harbour edge. A popular tourist spot in season with a safe beach and a rocky islet lying nearby just across the bay.

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Falmouth Art Gallery

Staged to coincide with the Olympics & Paralympics, Cornwall Living visited Falmouth Art Gallery to view an exhibition that shows how challenge can lead to great artistic achievements.

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Kneehigh Asylum – Kids Shows.

Kids aren’t forgotten in Kneehigh’s theatre tent, The Asylum. On Tuesday afternoons, regular Kneehigh performer Craig Johnson presents his own company - Squashbox Theatre - and the well-loved puppets that make the line-up for Sea Show.

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The Lorax at Eden.

Just like the Lorax, who's the guardian of the forest, Eden loves plants, and also love encouraging kids to connect with nature, so they're putting on activities that will not only be loads of fun but will also get them thinking. It’ll make for a summer day out they’ll never forget!

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Launch of replica vessel gets closer...

Visitors to National Maritime Museum Cornwall witnessed a significant moment in the development of the Maritime Museum’s and University of Exeter’s ambitious prehistoric boat build when the keel was laid.

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Atishoo Designs

Atishoo Designs is a contemporary arts and crafts gallery situated in the historic village port of Charlestown in Cornwall. Set within a World Heritage Site, the gallery exhibits work by over 80 artists, many based in the South West of England.

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Got to go to Mevagissey

With a colourful history of smuggling and boat building, the south coast fishing village of Mevagissey is the perfect place to indulge in a living example of Cornish heritage. Wind your way through the picturesque working harbour to explore the many gift shops and art galleries.

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Cornish Giants

Nothing makes a statement in a garden like a specimen tree as Graham Jeffery, expert and owner of Trevena Cross Nurseries explained to Cornwall Living.

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Heading back in time in St Agnes

If you’ve ever fancied getting kitted out in Victorian-style fancy dress and raising a lot of money for charity, then the chances are you may well enjoy the St Agnes Victorian Street Fayre.

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Learning from nature

A local company is leading the way by offering a series of workshops aiming to get people outdoors.

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Porthleven - Our Cornish Harbourside Village

A visit to the bustling harbourside village of Porthleven should be a date on everyone’s calender, whether it be a day out or an extended stay.

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Swim into a spa - Cornish Hot Tubs

There can be few pleasures in life greater than slipping into a steaming hot tub as the sun goes down on a summer’s evening.

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Take the Plunge - Mid Cornwall Landscaping

If you dream of having a swimming pool in your garden but would prefer to steer away from chemicals in the water, then here at Cornwall Living we may have discovered the perfect alternative.

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Newquay Airport

The easiest way to get to Cornwall… Newquay Airport

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Beside The Wave Gallery

Beside The Wave is an art gallery and publishing company located in the main street of Falmouth in Cornwall. It is housed in a regency building overlooking the sea.

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Research inspired artwork - Truro College Photography

Artwork from Truro College’s photography students will be shown in a week long exhibition hosted by the Knowledge Spa at the Royal Cornwall Hospital.

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Heartlands

Heartlands is a new free visitor attraction and World Heritage Site in Cornwall opening on 20 April 2012. Nestled just off the A30 in Pool, near Redruth in the former mining heart of Cornwall, there are 19 acres of eclectic fun to explore.

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Hall for Cornwall

The Best of Cornish theatre: Bette and Joan, TIN, Anne Boleyn & Horrible Histories

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Got to go to Looe

If it’s fresh, locally caught fish that you fancy then Looe is the place to go. Although a popular seaside resort, it remains a fishing town with a fleet of small boats returning their catch to the port daily.

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St Ives Surf School

As one of the most prestigious surf schools in Cornwall, St. Ives Surf School offers everything from surf lessons to stand up paddle boarding…

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Porthmeor Beach

'Porthmeor Beach in St. Ives is a truly magical place. Considered to be the 'jewel of the South West', the sandy shoreline of Porthmeor is a haven for surfers and a firm favourite with families looking for a fun day out by the sea.

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Pentillie festival of Speed

For too long, the South West has lacked a motoring event that champions the thrill of driving where you do not require a licence to take part, and has something to offer families and friends as well as the drivers.

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Morgan Cars

Whether it’s to celebrate a special occasion or just for the fun of it, there can be no better way to explore Cornwall than in a classic convertible Morgan.

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Kneehigh Theatre

From its home in Cornwall, Kneehigh has built a reputation for creating vigorous and popular theatre for audiences throughout the UK and beyond.

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Isles of Scilly Travel

Unforgettable sights and breathtaking scenery await you on these unique islands. Only 28 miles off the Cornish coast, perfect for the day or stay a while.

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Duchy of Cornwall Nursery

With views of the historic Restromel Castle, the Duchy of Cornwall nursery has been a haven for gardeners across the UK including Highgrove and other Royal Estates.

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The Lost Gardens of Heligan

Heligan, seat of the Tremayne family for more than 400 years, is one of the most mysterious estates in England.

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