St Michael’s Mount is the jewel of Mounts Bay with a history full of myths and legends. The Mount has seen life as former priory and site of Pilgrimage; as a Castle and finally an opulent Country House. Today it is one of the National Trusts most loved and visited locations
Explore West Cornwall
Explore West Cornwall with local tips and seasonal snaps in my blogs. Follow the changing seasons as we visit the secluded hidden coves and beaches.
Enjoy visiting the beautiful fishing villages and harbour towns and the wild pagan lanscape of the Penwith moors.
“Away down to Lamorna” is chorus of a famous Cornish song and I had forgotten just how beautiful Lamorna Valley was, until we drove down through the valley to the harbour again this week.
Lamorran House Italianate gardens are a must for garden visitors seeking a truly palm filled, sub tropical garden with a style of its own – flamboyant, dramatic, occasionally OTT but never boring – a garden with real soul.
These balmy late summer days are just perfect to walk along the tranquil coastal footpaths and soak up the sun on the empty beaches
Bonython Gardens with its 18th century walled gardens, tranquil lakes and dramatic sweeps of parkland is almost a hidden gem amongst the Great Gardens of Cornwall.
We visited Trengwainton gardens this August and found a garden for all season, with a rich depth of planting evolving within the old estate walls.
There is certain mellowness about those dusky evenings, when the winter storms are spent and the summer sea laps languidly against ancient harbour walls. Here in west Cornwall we are spoilt with so many lovely sheltered harbours to visit for a seafood supper and we recently made our way around Mounts Bay to renew our […]
We took a look at some of the ages of art yesterday in our local churches, by visiting the 15th century Frescoes in Breage church and the Penzance and Newlyn school paintings in St Hilary. Each are well worth a detour if you are looking for a different interest on your holiday in Cornwall. We’ve […]
I’ve watched the bluebells spring up around the country lanes of Cornwall this week and I spotted the first House Martin, back from its long migration to Africa. These twin augers were enough for me to feel spring was at its peek and summer fast approaching and I knew it was time to visit the […]
The stannery town of Penzance is more of solid, middle of the road, type of dowager, in comparison to the fashionable thirty something of St Ives. Yet explore and you will find a rewarding companion in the sleepy granite streets. Streets that still echo with memories a whisper of the Medieval town, the shades of the seafaring pirates and smugglers