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    • how to get around on public transport

      Newquay Apr 13, 2014 at 1:54 PM

      where are the best place's to see and how to get around on public transport thank you

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      holiday with 1-2 yr old

      Cornwall Apr 14, 2014 at 1:02 PM

      Dear all, a friend of mine from Germany just mentioned that she'd like to visit Cornwall this year. She worries it would be too stressful and expensive with the long journey and a little girl, about 18 months old. I'd like to reassure her, having had a brilliant time there last year in Penzance. But I guess much of what I enjoyed, including the sleeper train, wouldn't be so easy with a baby!! And they'd be travelling from Germany. So I thought I'd just try asking if anyone more clued up than me has any advice / recommendations? L

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      Holliday in Cornwall on june 2014

      Cornwall Mar 23, 2014 at 4:02 AM

      we leave in France and we plan to go on Holliday in Cornwall on June 2014. Do you think it make sence after the very catastrophic Weather and all the destroyed landscape they had.

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      holiday with 1-2 yr old

      Cornwall Apr 14, 2014 at 1:02 PM

      Dear all, a friend of mine from Germany just mentioned that she'd like to visit Cornwall this year. She worries it would be too stressful and expensive with the long journey and a little girl, about 18 months old. I'd like to reassure her, having had a brilliant time there last year in Penzance. But I guess much of what I enjoyed, including the sleeper train, wouldn't be so easy with a baby!! And they'd be travelling from Germany. So I thought I'd just try asking if anyone more clued up than me has any advice / recommendations? L

      4 Answers Apr 16, 2014 at 1:48 AM
    • how to get around on public transport

      Newquay Apr 13, 2014 at 1:54 PM

      where are the best place's to see and how to get around on public transport thank you

      3 Answers Apr 13, 2014 at 3:08 PM
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      Holliday in Cornwall on june 2014

      Cornwall Mar 23, 2014 at 4:02 AM

      we leave in France and we plan to go on Holliday in Cornwall on June 2014. Do you think it make sence after the very catastrophic Weather and all the destroyed landscape they had.

      7 Answers Apr 16, 2014 at 1:41 AM
    • South west England

      Cornwall Dec 23, 2013 at 4:36 AM

      we (couple) a doing a 5- day trip from London on Easter and I cant deside what sites to visit- I want a mix of ancient and historical buildings and nature. And I'd like to see the places of King Arthur too. I thought to visit Bath and Wells and from there go to Tintagel Castle. Is Tintagel Castle worth a trip specifically ? May be another ideas? Thanks

      11 Answers Dec 24, 2013 at 1:31 AM
    • looking to relocate

      Newquay Dec 2, 2013 at 1:33 AM

      Hello all
      I have just accepted a job offer in Bodmin and due to the nature of the work do not want to live there. We have looked at many places throughout Cornwall and have agreed on Newquay. Problem is we do not know the area in depth, is there areas we should avoid buying a house? I don't want to come across as snooty but want to avoid the council housing estates and bring up the kids in a nice area.

      6 Answers Dec 2, 2013 at 3:54 PM
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      Advice on good places to visit in cornwall

      Cornwall Nov 4, 2013 at 7:30 AM

      I am looking to go to Cornwall for 2 weeks in the spring of next year by myself and traveling by car. I am interested in seeing the heritage of Cornwall, as well as gardens, museums and natural sites (waterfalls, caves, woods). I am also interested in visiting towns that are 'traditionally cornish' as opposed to overly touristy. I would like to get a feel for the real Cornwall while I am there, instead of just visiting all touristy places, I would love to see Cornwalls natural beauty and learn about its heritage. Any suggestions for places to go or things to see would be much appreciated.

      11 Answers Nov 12, 2013 at 4:20 AM
    • Best time to leave to drive to Cornwall

      Cornwall Aug 23, 2013 at 6:30 AM

      Heading from Bedforshire to Redruth on Saturday 31st August - anyone done this at this time of year? Im hoping it'll be quieter as right at the end of the school holidays Im happy to leave early as I really dont want to get stuck in hours of traffic... please advise!

      7 Answers Aug 27, 2013 at 3:36 AM
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      Walking the coastal path from Newquay to Watergate Bay.

      Newquay Aug 5, 2013 at 11:49 AM

      Can anyone tell me if they have done this and is there anything I should be careful of? Also can this be done wearing sandal's or should I wear shoes? Many thanks.

      3 Answers Aug 5, 2013 at 2:59 PM
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      Best Tourist route round 'Cornish Alps'

      Cornwall May 21, 2013 at 2:53 AM

      I would hate to drive round the china clay area, near St Austell, not know where the best vantage point was for photographs. I have looked at some spectacular photos in books but they don't say exactly where they were taken or if there are any access restrictions. Can anyone help?
      Also, is there more than one access road (gate) to the Eden Project or does everyone have to approach from the same side?

      1 Answer May 21, 2013 at 5:09 AM
    • self catering accomodation & hiking

      Cornwall Mar 17, 2013 at 9:21 AM

      can anyone recommend where in cornwall would be suitable for hiking. unfortunately due to health reasons arent able to travel to our usual Bernese Oberland boo hoo. Also any suitable s.c apartments/cottages

      9 Answers Jan 4, 2014 at 2:51 AM
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      Cornwall for kids

      Cornwall Jan 9, 2013 at 10:25 AM

      I'm looking for the best place in cornwall for kids 5yrs and 6months it won't be in the school holidays and was hoping to stay in a holiday park. I have been to cornwall but only looe and liskeard and lands end which I thought was a waste of time. How is lizard point area or Penzance or st Ives for kids

      9 Answers Feb 6, 2013 at 10:17 AM
    • tender pier

      Falmouth Feb 15, 2012 at 12:36 PM

      Does anyone know where the Princess tenders dock in Falmouth? Is it relatively easy to get from this location to Pendennis Castle?

      4 Answers Feb 17, 2012 at 3:47 AM
    • mylor bridge

      Falmouth Feb 15, 2012 at 12:32 PM

      I currently live in gloucestershire but soon retiring and thinking of moving closer to son in Penryn. I'd be really grateful for feed back re 'good,lively friendly places to settle in Falmouth area. Am worried whole area may be dominated by the sailing fraternity/students/trippers!! Mylor bridge / Devoran /Port nevas take my fancy but also 'fancy' prices if one's not into sailing! may also consider central falmouth area Any other suggestions gratefully received

      1 Answer Aug 23, 2012 at 3:52 AM
    • Two recommended restaurants

      Saint Ives Jan 15, 2012 at 6:50 AM

      I'm going to St Ives next month (February) and am looking for the best two romantic restaurants, that specialise in seafood, people can suggest. There seems to be a wide choice but given I'm only down there for two days would like to hear people's thoughts.

      2 Answers Jan 16, 2012 at 8:24 AM
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      So many wonderful towns...................

      Cornwall Dec 4, 2011 at 12:36 PM

      OK, this may seem like a repeat of a similar question, but bear with me. We are two couples age 69/70 (but we're lively.) We want a self-catering accomodation, preferably with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths (at our age we need a little more privacy). We'd really like to not have to drive on the "wrong" side of the road (to us), and thus avoid a possible accident. But we don't want to stay in too large a town and want to have access to coastal paths and beautiful scenery. We'll probably go around the second week of September.

      So many of the Cornish towns look so wonderful, but I know once we get there we'll find that only a few fit the bill mentioned above. So.........what would VTers recommend? Can we find what we want in the Doc Martin town (Port something) or Mousehole? Is Penzance too big? Any advice? I've read the Cornwall section and got some very good info, just want more. Thanks.

      8 Answers Feb 16, 2012 at 7:25 AM
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      25th Wedding anniversary dinner

      Cornwall Aug 31, 2011 at 1:32 PM

      Hi

      We are staying in Porthleven (yes, again) in the near future and during the stay, we will be celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary (wedding seems like yesterday). Any ideas on a nice restaurant to have a nice meal (for 4 people! - the in-laws are with us and it will be their 48th anniversay on the same day). Oh, and we don't particularly like fish - yes, I know it is strange to go to stay in a harbrour town and its associations with sea food but we don't go for the food, well, not much anyway. Have car, willing to travel out but obviously not too far!

      Thanks for any replies.

      Andy

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      3 Answers Feb 16, 2012 at 6:43 AM
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      restaurant for 25th wedding anniversary

      Porthleven Aug 31, 2011 at 1:05 PM

      Hi

      We are staying in Porthleven (yes, again) in the near future and during the stay, we will be celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary (wedding seems like yesterday). Any ideas on a nice restaurant to have a nice meal (for 4 people! - the in-laws are with us and it will be their 48th anniversay on the same day). Oh, and we don't particularly like fish - yes, I know it is strange to go to stay in a harbrour town and its associations with sea food but we don't go for the food, well, not much anyway. Have car, willing to travel out.

      Thanks for any replies.

      Andy

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      drive from port isaac to st. ives

      Cornwall Jun 9, 2011 at 8:15 PM

      I was wondering if anyone knows how long it would take to drive from Port Isaac to St. Ives. It will be early July and I won't be going on a weekend.
      Thanks!

      2 Answers Jun 10, 2011 at 2:58 AM
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      South West England

      Cornwall May 11, 2011 at 8:25 PM

      My wife and I have 2 weeks in a rental car going round the south west starting and finishing in Southampton in July before joining the Celebrity Eclipse cruise into the Baltic.
      We would like any tips on routes to take and recomended B&Bs / Farm Stays along the way. We want to avoid motorways as much as posible.
      We realize July is peak season so if you know of places that wont be too crowded would be great!
      Thanks

      5 Answers May 12, 2011 at 8:51 AM
    • 1 day pottery class in or near Daymer Bay, Cornwall

      Cornwall May 8, 2011 at 4:21 AM

      Hello,

      I'm going to Daymer Bay, Cornwall, in a couple of weeks and would love to attend a pottery class one day whilst there. I want to make something and be able to finish it and bring it home. There's very little info I can find online about 1 off classes... would anyone be able to recommend either a class or who I can contact that may be able to help?

      I have a car so driving distance wont be a problem.

      Many Thanks!

      2 Answers May 19, 2011 at 5:22 AM
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      Driving Route

      Cornwall Feb 23, 2011 at 6:18 PM

      This summer, I am driving from London, with an overnight in Bath, and then onto Port Isaac. I will be taking the M4/M5 Route.
      After a week in Port Isaac, I will be heading back to Heathrow airport for an overnight before flying out. I may drive by Stone Henge just to see it. I was wondering about taking a different driving route back to London and was wondering about taking the A303. I'd like to take my time heading back. Is there any place I should stop along the way? I know this route is longer than the M4/M5 but I've read that it's more scenic.
      Any help would be much appreciated!!

      2 Answers Feb 24, 2011 at 1:13 AM
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      Places to see

      Cornwall Feb 20, 2011 at 8:35 AM

      I will be staying in Port Isaac for one week this summer. I will spend most of my days on the north coast but thought about doing one day trip more southwest. I have seen some pictures of beautiful beaches and I was wondering, if I am just going for the day, what would be the best area to visit for scenery (would like to visit somewhere with a nice scenic beach). Also, how long would it take to drive from Port Isaac to the suggested location?
      Thanks for any ideas!

      5 Answers Mar 20, 2011 at 8:09 AM
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      Accomodation in Newquay

      Newquay Feb 16, 2011 at 2:37 AM

      Hi

      Looking for self catering accomodation in Newquay / Cornwall area. 5 / 6 adults for 4 nights. Any suggestions would be most appreciated.

      Thanks
      Butters

      5 Answers Jun 12, 2013 at 9:24 PM
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      From United States

      Cornwall Jan 10, 2011 at 4:58 PM

      Hi, I'd like to visit Cornwall in the spring. The only way I know of getting there would be to fly into London and take a train to Penzance. Is there an airport closer to the area that I could fly into, without it costing an arm and a leg?

      Thank you for any help you could offer!

      4 Answers Jan 20, 2011 at 10:55 PM
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      Accommodation

      Cornwall Aug 12, 2010 at 3:20 AM

      Dear Cornwall memebers,

      Please help me in getting an accommodation in Cornwall area for the August bank holiday for 3 nights. We prefer the self -catering apartment as I am taking my parents this time. I see many websites, but all of them are for long breaks and everyone has hiked the price sky high. :( Everything is booked well in advance, and I think we are too late.

      15 Answers Aug 25, 2010 at 1:36 AM
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      Recommended maps for Cornwall?

      Cornwall Jul 15, 2010 at 2:40 AM

      My wife and I are off to Cornwall in September - nothing is booked as we intend to tour-around and use B&Bs.
      The only definite things on the agenda are the Eden Project and St Michaels' Mount - otherwise we will go where the fancy takes us!

      I usually buy an OS Map (Ordnance Survey) of the area we stay in but because we are travelling about and have no firm destinations in-mind, it would involve buying 4 or 5 OS maps and cost rather a lot of money. Annoyingly, some of these maps are over 50% sea!

      I know there are OS regional maps of National Parks etc but I cannot see one for Cornwall.

      I do have a motorsists' map which will be fine for travelling, but I rather like to look at a bit more topographical detail or footpaths etc so that if we do end-up on a nice coastal path, for example, we can set-off reasonably easily.

      Have any of you got any suggestions?

      9 Answers Aug 7, 2010 at 12:13 PM
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      St Austell to Penzance

      Cornwall Apr 17, 2010 at 2:52 AM

      How long will it take to drive from St Austell to Penzance on a Sunday in early May. I have a very tight schedule to stick to but wanted to see St Michaels Mount. My dentist is from Devon and she said when she lived that way it could take a couple of hours.

      3 Answers Apr 26, 2010 at 1:02 PM
    • simple self catering in Cornwall?

      Cornwall Feb 6, 2010 at 5:26 AM

      I hope someone can help - I've been looking for a very simple self catering accommodation - we don't need any luxury only 2 bedrooms (2 friends) and simple facilities. Is there such an accommodation to be found? The location doesn't matter so much as we will have a car. But I don't seem to be able to find the sort of simple thing (and therefore cheaper...) I was hoping for. Any ideas? Thank you all beforehand!
      Margret

      4 Answers Jun 14, 2010 at 12:20 PM
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      Harrington guest house + anyone recommend it please?

      Newquay Jan 11, 2010 at 7:19 AM

      On the last two weeks of June myself and my parents will be staying at the Harrington guest house in Newquay. I would like to hear from anyone else who has stayed there and what it is like? My parents are senior citizens and I read that anyone can run a six bedroomed guesthouse, and not be registered with the council or have any fire safety certificate which is a bit worrying.

      Please put my mind at rest before i send off the deposite? Many thanks.

      9 Answers Jul 10, 2011 at 8:02 AM
    • rick steins fish and chip restaurant

      Cornwall Jun 16, 2009 at 8:59 AM

      I am trying to obtain a copy of the sample menus for the above establishment as we are holidaying there in a few days time. Unfortunately my computer won't allow me to do it. Does anyone have anny suggestions on how I can obtain copies.

      3 Answers Jun 16, 2009 at 2:26 PM