Cornwall On Our Doorstep
We feel it’s as much our role to introduce you to Cornwall, especially Falmouth and West Cornwall, as it is to Highcliffe.
We would like your stay with us to be an enjoyable and relaxing experience so we hope to inform you through this blog of what Cornwall has to offer, why it is such a beautiful and unique county and why it is such a popular destination that draws people in and keeps them returning year after year.
We are a couple that are passionate about the local culture, the miles and miles of incredible coastline, the wonderful food experience, the charming locals, outstanding events and all year round things to do and see down here and we’d like to pass this passion onto you.
A town that offers more than your usual Cornish harbour village – it has two locations , town & harbour, beach & sea an incredible peninsular with King Henri’s Pendennis Castle on it. A University that is part of Exeter University keeping the town buzzing through – out the year. A large working docks that always keeps the harbour busy and full of amazing sights. The National Maritime Museum not just housed in an award winning designed building but is also an award winning attraction.
Some of the most colourful and vibrant events held in Cornwall, which we will keep you up to date with on our events page and closer to each event we will publish details on this blog for you.
Did we mention the fantastic choice of quality restaurants offering the best local fresh produce and winning awards for their efforts, the busy high street with it’s innovative and individual collection of shops…We didn’t mention any of the above, well you’ll just have to pop down and see us then…
For a taster here’s what happening in and around Falmouth at the beginning of 2014:
Still got that Festive feeling?
Ice skating at Eden St Austell
lantern parades and ice skating at the Eden Project, keep in the festive mood up until 1st March
Winter Wonderland at Retallack Resort Until 31st Jan
Keep Christmas going and visit this great family experience at Retallack Resort’s brand new Winter Wonderland Nr Padstow
Strictly’s Brendan Cole – License To Thrill
Put on the sequins and squeeze into the tight black trousers and head out fo an evening of ballroom dancing. Having thrilled audiences with the breathtaking dances and stunning choreography on Strictly Come Dancing, Brendan Cole’s stunning show ‘Licence To Thrill’ is back by popular demand.
In our own back yard:
Falmouth Spring Festival
14 – 30 MARCH 2014 (TBC). Celebrating Falmouth’s open spaces, terrific coastline and garden
National Maritime Museum Cornwall
Smuggling - Dates: Feb 3rd – Jul 6th
“Them that ask no questions isn’t told a lie. Watch the wall my darling while the Gentlemen go by.”
Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and smells of the heyday of smuggling in the 18th to early 19th century. This multi-sensory exhibition places rare and exquisite smuggling artefacts on centre stage, from an opium concealment loaned from the Border Force National Museum, to a tea chest from the mythical Cornish smuggling haunt, Jamaica Inn.
The Big one for 2014:
We’re really excited about this event: Falmouth confirmed for 2014 Tall Ships Regatta 28 – 31 August.