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Spend a day browsing in the Morrab Library, Penzance

When the weather beats in from the Atlantic, take refuge in the glorious reading room or enjoy a guided tour of one of Penzance’s finest institutions and Cornwall’s only independent library.


Camellia days

Gardens open early in Cornwall with brilliant displays of camellias at Antony, Caerhays, Lanhydrock and Trewidden or simply venture down the narrow lane to Penberth and pick up a cutting for sale at the garden gate.


A Coast Path Blast

Explore the ragged glory of the north coast cliffs and first sprinkling of wild flowers along the coast path at Morwenstow.


Easter music at St Endellion

Take in a performance of Bach or a lunchtime prom at the St Endellion Easter festival of music in the collegiate Church of St Endelienta.


A Sea of Blue

Lose yourself in the bluebell meadow at Enys, near Falmouth, where bluebells have flowered since medieval times.                

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Champions of Cornish Food and Farming

Make your way to Wadebridge for the Royal Cornwall Show. Meet the producers for a taste of Cornwall’s finest in the Food and Farming Pavilion.

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Lizard rocks

Pick up a picnic and head down to the Lizard to discover your own secret beach below cliffs of blue or green serpentine.


Summer nights at the Minack

Outdoor theatre, enhanced by an astonishing backdrop of sea, sky – and the occasional dolphin – is the legacy of one woman’s determination and romantic vision.


Go back to school!

Enroll on a course at the Newlyn School of Art and be inspired by the landscape, the artistic heritage and the world class artist-teachers in this glorious corner of Penwith.


Bikes, trees and cakes

Take the young ’uns  cycling around the network of tracks and trails in Cardinham woods, and call in at the Woodman’s Cafe for a cup or bowl of something warming after your exertions.


Birdwatching on the Tamar

Pack your binoculars and book a birdwatching cruise on the rivers Tamar and Lynher. Egrets and avocets are regulars here, and there’s always the possibility of spotting a spoonbill, too.


Harbour lights

Head down to Mousehole for a cheery display of Christmas lights on a nautical theme, and then dive into a local pub for a seasonal helping of Stargazy pie. It’s all very fishy...

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