Levant Mine occupies a spectacular cliff top location in the heart of the Cornish Mining World Heritage site. Amongst the poignant ruins from another age there is one working Beam Engine still to be found in the care of the National Trust.
Recommended local Places to visit in West Cornwall
Information and personal recommendations about the best local places in Cornwall to explore. Learn some tips from a local blog about the towns, villages and iconic landmarks of Cornwall, as we visit the Lands End, Lizard and Roseland Peninsulas
To stroll through Helford village is to touch a scene beyond the picturesque. Helford has known life as a bustling port and as sleepy backwater. It inspired one of Cornwall’s best loved romantic writers, Daphne Du Maurier who honeymooned in Helford, to write Frenchman’s Creek.
Visit today and it is unchanged, just as romantically reflected, in the slow lazy waters of the river.
Penberth Cove, an idyllic fishing hamlet is hidden in plain sight, here in West Cornwall. It is totally unspoilt and if you enjoy exploring special secret places then Penberth is a must of your bucket list.
I had a real treat when we visited Godolphin House. From the walk through the bluebell woods to the iconic ravaged time worn wooden doors, to the fabulous granite paving slabs to the intriguing doorways opening to yet another vista of the house Godolphin House was redolent with the simmering character of a place rooted in time…
Mousehole is picture perfect postcard cornish harbour and village with a fascinating history, legends and Christmas lights
Cape Cornwall towers above the sea, crowned by a statuesque mine chimney, with fabulous views from the summit back across the sea to Sennen and Land’s End.
The Minack Theatre can only be described as a spectacular fantasy, a Cornish dream started by one woman Rowena Cade at the bottom of her garden. But a garden that just happened to lead to fabulous outcrops of rocks hovering over the silky white sands of Porthcurno sheltered by Logan Rock.
I spent a happy hour walking under the ribbon of Christmas lights that canopied Fore Street in St Ives and made a lasting memory of Christmas magic
I think there’s something special about Christmas in a Penzance – a town that has stood almost unchanged through the centuries that has seen so many Christmases’ come and go like the tide in its harbour.
The Mousehole Lights are simple lights that feature all of the traditional Christmas symbols of songs and folklore