From wind thrashed beaches in the depths of winter, to iconic cave formations in lagoon-esque waters, Cornwall is home to some seriously Instagramable spots. Whether you seek the sublime and dramatic, or the pretty and peaceful, if you love to fill your Insta-squares with the mother nature’s beauty spots, then read on and discover west Cornwall’s most Instagramable locations …
Christmas in Cornwall sees coastal towns awash with artisan food markets, characterful pubs drawing in passersby with roaring fires, and colourful festive lights reflecting off the harbours. There’s something so special about spending Christmas beside the seaside, and we just had to put our finger on what makes Christmas in Cornwall so unique. So from harbour swims to festive feasts, read on and be inspired …
Sometimes, we need a break from being constantly connected, to take a breath and find solace in the wilds of the landscape. With winter in Cornwall approaching, we’ve been exploring the idea of escapism in the county; from stepping back into the past through Cornwall’s rich heritage, to finding freedom on coastal trails, we round up some very Cornish ways to embrace new environments this winter.
In Cornwall, it’s more than just dining; it’s huddling around a fire pit as the jacket potatoes crisp, or tucking into the finest seafood dishes, high above the bay. If you are a foodie at heart then the culinary landscape of Cornwall is the place to be. Our rich agricultural industry and fishing heritage has proudly kept the county on the foodie map, but more recently, unique pop-ups, creative street food offerings, foraging masterclasses and innovative distilleries sit alongside the more traditional dining experiences.
From the remote hilltop villages of Portugal, to the dramatic glaciers of Iceland, the producers of Game of Thrones scoured the globe to find the perfect settings for George R R Martin’s Seven Kingdoms. With sublime scenery and enchanting buildings pivotal in depicting the realm, it’s no coincidence that the dramatic landscapes of Cornwall appear in the much anticipated prequel, The House of The Dragon. So join us as we follow in the footsteps of the Targeryans and Velaryons, rounding up the impressive filming locations dotted around Cornwall’s coastline.
Summer seems to slip by so quickly, and yet there is so much to look forward to when autumn comes around. From pottery workshops to pumpkin picking; we round up our favourite autumn activities in Cornwall, to help you make the most of your wholesome autumn escape.
Upcycling, restoring and repurposing existing furniture results in fewer transportation emissions, as well as less virgin materials being used in the manufacture of new products. Transforming old or antique pieces means less landfill, less waste, and a characterful, valued and beautiful end product.
The rise of sea-swimming groups, Wim Hoff ice baths and the emerging interest around ‘blue health’, have certainly shone a light on the restorative power of water. More focus, less stress, and a surge of welcome endorphins have all been noted as cold water benefits. But even for those who simply paddle in the shallows or stay aboard the boat, being around water is inherently calming and invigorating.
I was invited to join Rupert Cooper at Philleigh Way Cookery School for a recent vegetarian course and it didn’t disappoint. Rupert owns and runs Philleigh Way, one of Cornwall’s most popular Cookery Schools that’s been trading since 2018 when Rupert made the transition from being a professional rugby player to becoming a professional chef.