Posts Tagged ‘ Cornwall ’

“Plough to bottle” tours at Colwith Farm

Jul 16th, 2018 | By

A new visitor attraction – has opened near the Cornish town of Lostwithiel and only about three miles off the main spinal road of the county – Colwith Farm Distillery – the A30.



Saturday snippets: 16th June 2018

Jun 16th, 2018 | By

Its county show time and with five at the very least happening in the next week or so its time to see how they have altered over the years. And if you visit London, pop to the Brazilian embasssy to see how the country helped the UK in WWII.



Saturday snippets: 28th April 2018

Apr 28th, 2018 | By

In a week in which a bird wanted to view impressionist paintings and Venice segregated tourists from locals, Adrian wraps up the smaller stories of the week



What’s hot: January 2018

Jan 1st, 2018 | By

Just About Travel tells you what’s hot and what’s not in the travel world



Saturday snippets: 14th October 2017

Oct 14th, 2017 | By

More tourists, more spending, smoking bans and new theme park attractions are just some of the things catching Adrian’s attention this week



Cornwall is six weeks ahead of the rest of the UK

Apr 26th, 2017 | By
poster for Cornish Summer Time

On May 1st, Visit Cornwall and its members are launching ‘Cornish Summer Time’ (CST) which starts six weeks earlier than ‘official’ British Summer Time.



The Kernewek Festival

Feb 20th, 2017 | By

The 9-day festival, organised by Cornish Quest, has been created to celebrate the uniqueness of Cornish language, culture and heritage and much of it will take place at The Acorn Theatre in Penzance.



What’s hot: November 2016

Oct 31st, 2016 | By

Just About Travel tells you what’s hot (and what’s not) in the travel world



The Poldark effect

Sep 6th, 2016 | By
tall ships in Falmouth

Nearly every newspaper has run Poldark stories and linked it to tourism. At this rate maybe Visit Cornwall should finance other novels set in Cornwall and sell it to the BBC, ITV, Sky or one of the other myriad of television channels around.



When it rains

Aug 4th, 2016 | By
Gwithian Beach in Cornwall

Because we always have perfect warm sunny and dry weather in August in the UK and Ireland we need to take no notice of suggestions made by Trevornick on how to enjoy ourselves when the weather is iffy.



Following the Tin Man

Jul 27th, 2016 | By

Wandering through Devon and Cornwall in the next few weeks holidaymakers might run into the Cornish Mining Man Engine, a twelve-metre tall mechanical puppet.



Another bumper, staycation year?

May 1st, 2016 | By
Gwithian Beach in Cornwall

According to Travelodge, more than half of respondents in a survey they commissioned say that they will holiday in the UK this year.



Saturday snippets: 19th March 2016

Mar 19th, 2016 | By

As easter approached, Adrian has a rather full column rannging from theme parks to gardens and from the new Glasgow Restaurant Festival to how some destinations just have some kitties to entice us to them.



Saturday snippets: 5th March 2016

Mar 5th, 2016 | By

A gin distillery at Gatwick captured Adrian’s attention this week but so did Joan of Arc’s ring, the wreck of a gambling ship off San Diego and St Piran’s Day which happens to be today.



Foodie Cornwall

Jun 20th, 2015 | By

Being a foodie, Natasha had to spend some time in Padstow and the Camel Valley exploring the food and wine.



With Poppy on the Fal River

Apr 24th, 2015 | By

The Fal River Festival runs for ten days from 22 May to 31, 2015. Natasha Blair and her beloved dog Poppy went to explore what this area of Cornwall has to offer.



Saturday snippets: 28th February 2015

Feb 28th, 2015 | By

Golfing in the Algarve, a circus extravaganza in Bayeux and the success of Blackpool are just some of the things that caught Adrian’s eye this week.



Where the experts holiday: Hugo Chittenden aka The Volunteer

Feb 11th, 2015 | By

Hugo Chittenden gave up his career in the city to help raise awareness, funding and support for charities and projects overseas. Here he talks travel and reveals why volunteering is the way forward



Saturday snippets: 22nd November 2014

Nov 22nd, 2014 | By
Battle of waterloo British troops memorial

The Battle of Waterloo, Moscow, Great Yarmouth and a Cornish oratory are among the things that attracted my attention this week.



Falmouth’s nautical epic

Aug 14th, 2014 | By

For the bank holiday weekend at the end of August, Falmouth is hosting 47 ships including 12 tall ships that are taking part in the Falmouth to Royal Greenwich Tall Ships Regatta.



Dinosaurs Unleashed

Jul 23rd, 2014 | By

Last Monday a new “attraction” opened at the Eden Project in Cornwall. Designed to appeal to the young and the inquisitive, the idea behind “Dinosaurs Unleashed” is that it will turn visitors into explorers.



Where the experts holiday: Jo Bradshaw, expedition leader and outdoor instructor

May 4th, 2014 | By

Freelance expedition leader and outdoor instructor, Jo Bradshaw, has led horse-back expeditions over the Andes, and on foot in Africa, China, and the Himalayas. Here the adventurer reveals her love for Argentina and why Ama Dablam is on her wish list



Cornwall is connected

Apr 6th, 2014 | By

Two days ago on April 4th, the railway line re-opened allowing visitors to travel by train to Cornwall again.



St Michael’s Mount

Mar 30th, 2014 | By

St Michael’s Mount is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Cornwall. The castle rises from the sea and, at low tide, you can cross the ancient causeway and visit the island on which the castle stands.



St Piran’s Day

Feb 28th, 2014 | By

Although St Piran’s Day may not be until March 5th, some towns are kicking off the celebrations early.
And for those who don’t know who St Piran is, let me explain.



Saturday snippets – 15th February 2014

Feb 15th, 2014 | By

Nottingham is riddled with caves, at least 450 of them. But these are man-made and many are under pubs so that is where many entrances are. I’ll leave you to ponder why they might be there. Now a research team in Nottingham has developed a new mobile phone application to allow people to explore the city’s caves from above ground. The free app will be available by the end of February. The application would have a map function to allow people to locate the caves
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Where the experts holiday: Sean Conway, endurance adventurer

Feb 11th, 2014 | By

Sean Conway became the first person to swim the length of Great Britain, from Land’s End to John O’Groats – via Ireland. Conway left west Cornwall on 30 June 2013. 135 days and 900 miles later, the 32 year-old reached the Caithness coast. He talks to Just About Travel about his experiences in South Africa, Spain and his aversion to sunshine



Holiday like a hobbit

Dec 22nd, 2013 | By

Taking us ‘there and back again’, the second instalment of The Hobbit film series, released on 13 December, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug has once again transported us to the fantasy world of Middle-earth