If you are planning to visit just one fishing village in Cornwall then make it Cadgwith sheltering in the lea of the most southerly point of The Lizard.
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
The bustling tourist destination of St Ives is so different from the quiet, laid back, world of Mounts Bay. We eased ourselves gently into the visit by taking the Train from Lelant Saltings
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
“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.
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
We could almost feel the history simmering in the shadows as we walked down through the sheltered valley of Poltesco to visit Carleon Cove on the Lizard Peninsula at the end of the summer.
Explore West Cornwall with the the Penwith tour. In part one the road follows the coast around the Peninsula following Mounts Bay from St Michael’s Mount to Mousehole
Perranuthnoe sits dreamily at the bottom of the valley beside a sandy beach. A peaceful unspoilt village of granite farmhouses andcottages clustured around a square towered church
Over the years I’ve built up quite a bank of suggestions about Galleries and Museums to visit, for that odd wet day that comes along every now and again in West Cornwall.
I spent two days in Penzance this week and just as the UK revelled in the heat wave I was attending a computer course. I spent my time visiting the town and exploring the side streets down the harbour, to pick up the glorious cooling breeze from the sea.