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      Sally Lunns

      Bath Nov 30, 2016 at 11:39 AM

      Is this far from the railway station please?

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    • London Reconstructing of Big Ben

      London Nov 27, 2016 at 11:14 PM

      Hi all,
      I will be heading to London for the first time in Feb 2017.
      News had mention that the reconstructing of Big Ben will start in early 2017. The last news available was in April 2017 about the works. I have also read the FAQ at the parliament website but they do not really have an indicative date.
      Read that scaffolding will take 4-6 months to build. Not sure if the view in Feb will be much effected. Saw google images of the tower with scaffolding and it's not a very pretty sight. :(
      Anyone knows of any news of the work schedule or any comments much appreciated.

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      London Gatwick changes

      London Nov 25, 2016 at 10:24 AM

      I have posted this on the TRAVEL ALERTS section here on VT but don't know if there is any other place to post.

      From the 25th January 2017
      These changes take place at London Gatwick
      British Airways will operate from South Terminal
      Easyjet and Virgin will operate from the North Terminal.

      Found this when I tried to book parking at Gatwick's aiport and this warning came up.

      Feel free to move to any appropriate section

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    • TERMINAL TRANSFER

      Heathrow Nov 24, 2016 at 2:05 AM

      I am travelling from Delhi to Terminal2 I have to get my complete luggage and then go to Terminal 3 for check IS this possible or I have to get visa

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      Bus service

      Carlisle Nov 22, 2016 at 12:06 AM

      Is there a bus service from Court Square ( or nearby ) to The Sands Centre ( or near ). I can't seem to find what I'm looking for on the internet

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      New Years Eve

      London Dec 6, 2016 at 3:04 PM

      Hi there, I am travelling to London over the new year with my Girlfriend. We've left it a bit last minute but we're wondering if anyone has any good suggestions on how to spend NYE. Whether that be a dinner and dance, street party, and kind of event really to make it a memorable new year? All suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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    • Leeds, Temple Newsam, where to stay

      Leeds Nov 11, 2016 at 2:55 PM

      I plan to drive from the Scottish Borders, stopping at Hadrian's Wall then to Leeds where I'd spend one night then visit Temple Newsam the following morning.

      Can anyone recommend a pleasant b&b near TN?

      Is Temple Newsam in the city, a suburb or rural area? I'd like to stay in a less populated area.

      I haven't been able to learn much on the net. Is Wakefield convenient to TN?

      Thanks!

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    • Best area to stay

      London Nov 17, 2016 at 4:36 AM

      Which area is the best location and most convenient to stay? Traveling with my husband and 8 year old! Want to be somewhat close to all the sightseeing! TIA!

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      Best restaurants in Nottingham, near City of Caves

      Nottingham Dec 5, 2016 at 7:18 AM

      Hi!
      I'm planning a trip to Nottingham where I will show my friends the sandstone beauty, the City of Caves. Since we may spend there a lot of time, I need some recommendations on good cafes/restaurants/pubs near this attraction to have a dinner at. Where would you go? =) The cuisine doesn't matter, but the distance does (it should be near the City of Caves). I've found a list of restaurants at alltheviews.com/restaurants-... but still can't decide on a place to visit. Is Ibérico World Tapas really great?

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    • Is this a good place to celebrate birthday in London?

      London Dec 5, 2016 at 4:23 AM

      Hi all,
      I'm new here and I hope you can help me with advice:
      Being studying various restaurant comparing sites (Tripadvisor, Michelin, Alltheviews...), I decided to try out Ye Olde Mitre Yelp and Tripadvisor estimate it pretty high (as I can judge from alltheviews.com/Ye-Olde-Mitr...), but I want a real person opinionб who has been there recently. I forgot to mention the reason - why I'm choosing a place to go out: we want to celebrate my father's bithday and he likes bars a lot. So, we need one with a good atmosphere.

      So, is Ye Olde Mitre a good place to go to for a celebration?

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    • Oyster or contactless

      London Nov 20, 2016 at 10:39 AM

      is there any advantage to buying the oyster cards or is using concatless cards just the same.

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    • Best area to stay

      London Nov 17, 2016 at 4:36 AM

      Which area is the best location and most convenient to stay? Traveling with my husband and 8 year old! Want to be somewhat close to all the sightseeing! TIA!

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      Airside transit or visitor in transit visa or no visa requirement in heathrow airport?

      Heathrow Dec 7, 2016 at 6:31 PM

      Hi everybody, I am Brent, from Vietnam. Now Im living in Hungary and then I have resident permit of an EEA members (as Hungarian resident permit).
      In Jan 2017, my friend (Hungarian) and I (vietnamese, have an EEA resident permit) is going to travel to Vietnam by British Airways, in which we will transit in Heathrow Airport for about 5 hours. We are arriving to heathrow in terminal 3 and then departing in terminal 4. So please help us, in this case, do we need to apply for the airside transit visa or visiting in transit visa?

      1. We have 2 ways ticket (go to vietnam and back to hungary)
      2. We are a Hungarian and Vietnamese (Have hungarian resident permit) and ofc valid passport and vietnamese visa.
      3. British airways has confirmed that our checked bags will be sent directly to the last destination.
      4. We have to change terminal in the Heathrow airport.

      Thanks very much and best regard !!

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    • Best transportation to Stonehenge and Glastonbury Tor

      London Dec 5, 2016 at 9:14 AM

      I will be visiting London for 3 days in March. I would like to take a day to visit Stonehenge and Glastonbury Tor (both in the same day).

      I saw there was a tour offered that included them both, but they are only on Fridays, and unfortunately I will not be there at that time.

      What is the best way to travel from London to these two sites? Rail? Bus? Some other way?

      Thank you for any information.

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      The Royal Crescent

      Bath Nov 30, 2016 at 11:12 AM

      Hi is this museum easy to find from the railway station, also how much time does it take to get round?

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    • Family attractions

      London Nov 20, 2016 at 10:43 AM

      I need to keep two young children and 3 young adults entertained.

      I´ve book tussauds and the london eye. We are hoping to go to Winterwonderland and see Buckinhgam palace. Are there any must sees or child freindly activities.

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    • Cheap accommodation near London

      London Nov 24, 2016 at 11:47 AM

      Hello! I'm travelling to London this Saturday, but I don't have a place to stay yet. I will be in London for 1 month and I was wondering if you recommend any location near London where it might be cheaper, or if you know of any Web page in which people offer rooms for short term accommodation. Thank you so much!

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      Narrowboat Holidays on English canals.

      England Dec 5, 2016 at 4:46 PM

      Mrs Flying.Scotland and I are considering a one week canal boat holiday next August / September. We will both be 70, are reasonably fit, and want a trip that goes through small towns and villages with good canalside pubs and nice countryside too. Can anyone suggest what is their favourite canal trips and also any pointers for first time canal boaters. Thanks for any help you can give us. Bruce

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      Weatherspoons

      Bath Nov 30, 2016 at 11:43 AM

      Is there one in Bath please?

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    • Luggage storage on departure day .

      London Nov 21, 2016 at 7:50 PM

      The accommodation we have booked dont have luggage storage facilities on our departure day. We check out at 10 and have a train booked for 4. I've checked at the train station and the cost is £87. ( 1 case and 6x Hand luggage) is this my only option? We were hoping to use our last day to visit winter wonderland .

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    • visiting highclere castle from london

      London Nov 18, 2016 at 2:11 PM

      best way to get to HIghclere Castle from London. I was going to take a tour from London but they all include other stops for a full day. I'd just like to go to the castle and gardens. Any thoughts

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      London & Ireland for 2 Weeks - Seeking Advice

      London Nov 20, 2016 at 3:28 PM

      My husband and I are thinking of doing this trip next summer (likely mid-July or early August).

      We want to spend 2 weeks: 1 week in/around London then 1 week for Ireland including travel time.

      We have lots we want to do in London - I am a huge British monarchy & literary history buff, plus we have some family in Suffolk so I feel like we have enough to occupy us there for a week. Then we were thinking of doing the rail & sail through Wales to Dublin and renting a car in Dublin to cruise around a bit for 5 days. We'd like to stay in Dublin a few nights, want to visit Blarney Castle, the Cliffs of Moher, maybe drive the Wild Atlantic Way, and stay in Galway as well. We'd then have to head back to London as I'm sure it will be cheaper to fly in/out of there.

      Does this sound like a feasible trip? Any recommendations you can offer for the Ireland leg - that itinerary is just based on the very basic things I know about Ireland, obviously, so very open to hearing what you all think! Any suggestions for things to do in London, too, are appreciated.

      We are planning on getting an airbnb outside the city centre for London and also wondering about affordability of lodgings in Dublin/Galway. Thanks!

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    • London Travel

      London Dec 3, 2016 at 7:49 PM

      Hello Good Day. I am travelling to London for a day on 24th Dec. Can you please let me know:
      1. What ticket can I purchase for a days journey from Heathrow 5 to central London which would work on trains and buses for the day.
      2. Can I purchase the ticket at Heathrow Terminal 5
      3. How much will it cost and can i use credit card issued internationally.
      4.. Are there any timings restrictions for trains or buses as it is a Saturday and Christmas eve.
      Thank you for your help. Best Regards.

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      Helpful advice

      London Nov 26, 2016 at 10:08 AM

      What is the least expensive and best time to try and send my parents to London?

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    • Any suggestions

      London Nov 18, 2016 at 1:19 PM

      Im visiting London soon. We are a family of 7 , 4 kids 2 x19, 17, 8 and 7. We are staying on tower bridge road. Hopefully visiting London eye, buckingham palace, hyde park, Tower bridge and Tusaudes and hoping to see the sky gardens too.
      Can anyone offer local info on places to eat on tower bridge road. We´ll probablly need to be near the apartment early evening for the younger children.

      Also is transport easy from tower bridge road into the centre ? Is it easy enough to get 2 x cabs to take us into the centre or will we need to get a bus to the local tube station.

      Any info or tips will be muchly appreciated.

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    • 70th Birthday

      Cornwall Apr 17, 2016 at 12:00 PM

      I am taking my in laws to Cornwall next month. They live in Switzerland and have only ever spent a few days in the Uk before. While we are there my father in law will turn 70 and we are looking for something fun to do to celebrate. Any suggestions? Living in a landlocked country they are really excited to spend some time by the sea.

      11 Answers Apr 19, 2016 at 1:33 AM
    • route trip to Cornwall in April

      Cornwall Oct 19, 2015 at 5:18 AM

      Hi.. I need help and suggestions on a few things. I'll be travelling with my wife and 3 kids (4yrs,2yrs & 1yrs). We be renting a car from Manchester Airport. We be in UK for 8 days and hope to have a wonderful scenery trip there. We have 2 choices either drive up to Scotland or down to Cornwall where I heard loads of good feedback and beautiful places. The only downside is maybe I'll be travelling in early April where weather is either can be very good or very bad.

      (1) I was thinking of either 1 or 2 base for accommodation. If possible somewhere middle of Manchester and London. At the end of the trip I need to return to Manchester as our flight back is from Manchester Airport.

      (2) Any advice on which route I should take for Cornwall route trip. And how long is the journey

      (3) Whats the difference between Cornwall and Scotland. (If any)

      Thank you in advance.

      23 Answers Oct 24, 2015 at 12:41 AM
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      Is it the best place to stay for Porthcurno beach and kynance cove

      Falmouth Jun 15, 2015 at 8:57 AM

      Hi,

      I am planning to visit the porthcurno beach and kynance cove over the weekend from Southampton. I have options to access only public transport. can anyone help me plan a trip to these places :
      1. as where could be my base.
      2. IS it better travelling from London or southampton for good prices
      3. what other places can be visited in 2 days
      4. Are there any day tours/trips from the base location.

      Thanks in advance..

      2 Answers Jun 15, 2015 at 12:40 PM
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      Getting There

      Tintagel Apr 20, 2015 at 8:40 AM

      I am thinking of making a trek to that part of the uk. I was a fan of the TV series Merlin and Doc Martin. What is the best way to get there, starting from either London airport? I was thinking of taking a train to some spot in the desired direction and then renting a car for the duration.

      8 Answers Apr 21, 2015 at 11:56 AM
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      cottage rental

      Penzance Mar 24, 2015 at 3:38 PM

      looking for an apartment vacation rental in Penzance with a coastal view, any suggested places?

      5 Answers Aug 19, 2015 at 7:38 AM
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      Advice on Hotel/B&B near Minack Theatre in Cornwall near Penzance?

      Penzance Feb 22, 2015 at 12:17 PM

      We plan on attending an evening play at the Minack Theatre, which I believe is near Penzance, but have booked a self-catering cottage in Port Isaac. Since the play will be getting out later in the evening and we are both unfamiliar with the local roads, as well as unaccustomed to driving on the left hand side of the road, we thought it wise to book one night nearby the Minack Theatre. Would anyone have a suggestion as to what would be a reasonable and relatively safe route and hotel to stay at for an overnight?? Thank you!

      2 Answers Feb 25, 2015 at 2:37 AM
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      From cornwall to Heathrow

      Cornwall Feb 8, 2015 at 4:01 AM

      In Wales for 5days then driving via west Coast to Penzance. We are walking part of the South West Coast Path ending in Falmouth on Sat 6 th June 2015. We need to be at Heathrow on Mon 8th.
      We would like some ideas on where/how to spend these 2 days making our way back to the airport. We will not have a car. We are not keen to spend 7 or 8 hours in a train or bus to London so thought we could see something interesting in the country instead. Had a quick look at Salisbury but weren't oversold on it. ( or maybe it was a poor website). Have previously been to Bath, Windsor etc.
      Grateful once again for any suggestions.
      Regards. Jenni

      10 Answers Feb 8, 2015 at 8:57 AM
    • Public transportation to Loo from St. Ives?

      Saint Ives Dec 8, 2014 at 8:18 AM

      We're a party of three seniors heading for St. Ives and wondered if there was bus service to Loo? We're travelling in early April of this coming year and would love to spend a night in Loo but dare not rent a car as we're from the US and the roads are daunting to us. Can anyone assist in public transportation information to Loo from St. Ives?

      7 Answers Dec 12, 2014 at 1:44 AM
    • Best taxi service

      Polperro Sep 7, 2014 at 10:31 AM

      What is the best taxi service from Liskeard train station to Polperro if one is arriving after the last bus service

      6 Answers Sep 9, 2014 at 2:36 AM
    • Gluten Free

      Mevagissey Aug 21, 2014 at 4:05 AM

      re there any bars/restaurants that can cater for gluten free diet (13 yrs old)!

      2 Answers Aug 23, 2014 at 3:56 PM
    • live music

      Saint Ives Aug 20, 2014 at 10:59 AM

      Hi guys, where is the best place in St Ives to experience live music. Rock, folk, blues etc.?
      thanks Tara

      1 Answer Aug 20, 2014 at 11:05 AM
    • Mevagissy fishing

      Mevagissey Aug 5, 2014 at 10:22 AM

      Can you fish from the harbour wall?

      2 Answers Aug 6, 2014 at 3:44 PM
    • dogs and shops

      Penzance Jul 24, 2014 at 8:38 AM

      is there many shops and is it ok to take dogs on the beaches

      1 Answer Jul 24, 2014 at 9:29 AM
    • half-night stay

      Penzance Jul 23, 2014 at 5:35 AM

      Hi

      I just got the summer job with my friend at one of the Hotels in Isle of Scilly. We are arriving to Penzance this weekend. We are coming by bus from London and we will arrive at around 2am at Penzance Bus Station. Our boat leaves at 9am. We don't have much money and renting a room for half a night seems too expensive (we are already spending over 200 ponds on the tickets. We were wondering if there is some sort of waiting room opened? Maybe at the railway station?

      We tried calling hotels with 24h reception asking if we could wait in their lounge, for a small charge if necessary but no luck here.

      It is our first visit to Cornwall and we would appreciate any help.

      7 Answers Jul 24, 2014 at 12:34 PM
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      Car rental pick up and drop off points

      Cornwall Jul 18, 2014 at 8:54 AM

      This is for the trip in March. I want to pick a car up on March 16th from some place along the rail route from London and drop it off at the Newquay airport March 20th. Enterprise had a place in Bodmin but does not allow one way rentals and has no place to drop off at Newquay.

      What place can I get off the train and rent a car where I can return it to Newquay airport or where I can get some form of transportation from the drop off point to the airport. Enterprise won't drive more than 10 miles and the airport is 15 miles from Bodmin.

      9 Answers Sep 3, 2014 at 2:33 PM
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      CLOTHING for mid-Sept. VISIT

      Cornwall Jul 9, 2014 at 2:38 PM

      Hello from Canada!
      Hubs & I are visiting England in September & have a 4 day tour of southwest England planned for the middle of Sept.
      Can anyone advise what is the most appropriate casual attire for that time of year? Short, capris,jeans or ?
      real jacket for warmth? hoodie? Track shoes ok? or something waterproof? I know the weather changes quickly but like all females, I like to get some advice from those who have gone before me.
      Much thanks,
      Chris in Canada

      3 Answers Jul 9, 2014 at 3:55 PM
    • travelling from St. Ives/Cornwall to Dublin

      Saint Ives Jul 8, 2014 at 2:58 PM

      best way to get from St. Ives to Dublin

      3 Answers Jul 9, 2014 at 3:57 AM
    • Place to store suitcase?

      Saint Ives Jun 18, 2014 at 12:01 AM

      Hi, I'll be travelling in Cornwall and would like to spend most of a day in St Ives. However, I'll have my rolling suitcase with me and will be using public transportation.

      Is there any place where I can find lockers to store my suitcase while I explore?

      Thanks very much.

      Cathy

      1 Answer Jun 18, 2014 at 1:13 AM
    • Cornwall in winter

      Cornwall May 24, 2014 at 12:29 AM

      My husband and I are planning to visit Cornwall and Devon for 2 weeks in late December 2014 and early January 2015.
      We will be driving from the Nth West of London and would like to include stops in Portsmouth, Salisbury and Bristol on our way to and from London. At this stage we are thinking that we will spend 3 or 4 nights in Penzance, but would like advice on a workable itinerary, bearing in mind the short days and the winter weather! We enjoy less touristy destinations and would like to take in both the coast and moorlands, including some scenic, but not too strenuous walks.
      Hoping someone can help!

      4 Answers May 26, 2014 at 8:28 AM
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      Train, Rental, Places to visit

      Penzance May 20, 2014 at 2:22 PM

      I was impressed with a First Western train advertisement showing nice places around Cornwall, UK. I stay in London and it is around 250 miles to this place. I was thinking of going in train, then take a rental car to visit around this place. Which station in that area or location is easily accessible to get rental cars. What are the various places that I can cover. I was thinking of travelling around saturday early morning, reach around noon, then take next day late evening train to London.

      7 Answers May 21, 2014 at 10:52 AM
    • Luggage transfer

      Polperro Apr 27, 2014 at 9:43 AM

      We are considering a self catering break in Polperro later this year, does anyone know the cost of the luggage as no matter how hard we try, we never travel light!?

      3 Answers Apr 27, 2014 at 1:35 PM
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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.

      8 Answers May 12, 2014 at 12:24 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