Category: Town Guides

Cornwall has a wide range of towns, with different characters to suit everyone, from young to old. Whether you are looking for adrenalin-filled action along the coast or a relaxing meditation retreat in the countryside, Cornwall has it. Browse our town guide to learn more. If you are interested in contributing to our guides, please get in touch.

Boscastle Town Guide

Boscastle is a small town on the North Coast of Cornwall with a harbour protected by 2 stone walls built in 1584. It is the only harbour for 20 miles and once was active exporting slate and other local produce and importing Limestone and coal. The harbour is still unspoilt today and the town is a beautiful little place to explore the Cornish coast. There is

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Mevagissey Town Guide

Overview and History Mevagissey is a small village set around a working harbour on the South Coast in Cornwall. The town has a small population of around 2000 but this increases dramatically during the summer months as the village is a very popular tourist destination. The main trade there is tourism now even though the harbour is working and fish are

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St Ives Town Guide

Overview and History A firm favourite with locals and visitors St Ives is a beautiful beach and harbour where tourists flock to enjoy the fabulous views and the harbour. The town sits directly above the harbour and is famous for not just the harbour but the gallery and museum too. St Ives is also well positioned on the north coast and is not too far from

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Falmouth Town Guide

Overview and History Falmouth is a vibrant town in Cornwall situated on a harbour with stunning beaches around it. Falmouth is a fantastic place to stay because it offers so much to do in and around the area but likewise if you are staying in Cornwall it is a must see destination for a day or night out. Falmouth is a great place for families, or groups of

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Padstow Town Guide

Overview and History Padstow, famous for its harbour, Rick Sein, fresh dining and gorgeous beach has something for the whole family. Rick Stein has a seafood restaurant and a take away here as well as a shop which tourists love to sample some of his famous fish and chips. The harbour is a fantastic place with a great atmosphere to explore throughout the

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Truro Town Guide

Overview and History Truro is the capital and only City in Cornwall and is very popular with holiday-makers for shopping and eating as well as live entertainment. Sitting on a river and boasting a busy high street, this small but lively City is a great place to stay or just to visit when you are in Cornwall. Historically Truro was founded in the middle

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Newquay Town Guide

Overview and History Famous for its surfing, beaches, family fun and nightlife Newquay is a real favourite with tourists in Cornwall. The world-famous Fistral beach is at the heart of the town and you really will find something for everyone in this bustling seaside resort. Historically Newquay was a fishing harbour town and the picturesque harbour is

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