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Cornwall Blog

Unmissable events in Cornwall in 2017

29th December 2016

Cornwall is full of an array of festivals and events throughout the year, that often entertain tourists in the area whilst giving them a taste of what it means to be Cornish. The county is rich in history and culture which is reflected in the diverse range of celebrations and traditions that are honoured far and wide. In fact, in Cornwall you don't really need an excuse for a get together, and good times are all but guaranteed. Here's a few of our favourite events that could be of interest for your stay at our hotel in Fowey.

Best Beaches For Your New Year's Day Walk

23rd December 2016

If you're lucky enough to be heading to our hotel in Fowey over New Year's, rest assured there's plenty for you to get up to during your stay. For many, a long walk on the beach, clearing any sore heads and chatting about the year ahead, is exactly what's needed for New Year's Day. Luckily, you've found yourself in Cornwall and an abundance of beautiful coastlines and expansive beaches are on your doorstep, to keep you entertained on New Year's Day and beyond. Here are some of the best destinations for beach walks near Fowey:

Top names have been announced for Eden Sessions 2017

23rd December 2016

Cornwall's Eden Project has announced two of the stars set to rock the Eden Sessions in 2017. Bryan Adams and Madness are set to perform in the summer, in what will be the Eden Sessions seventeenth year. Why not book a stay at our hotel in Fowey if you are attending the Sessions?

Here's why you should visit Cornwall in January

20th December 2016

For those who are expecting a busy Christmas with piles of presents, gallons of wine, mountains of food and so many visitors you start to forget your own name, you can be rest assured that a short getaway in January is also just around the corner.

New exhibition to show what Cornwall was like in World War One

19th December 2016

A new exhibition at the Royal Cornwall Museum has opened this weekend, and aims to reflect what life was like in Cornwall during the war. The exhibit, named Heart of Conflict, will highlight the struggles of the Cornish throughout World War One and run through to the end of June, perfect if you're planning a holiday to our hotel in Fowey any time soon.

Celebrate New Year's Eve in style at our restaurant in Fowey

16th December 2016

See in the New Year in style at our boutique hotel and restaurant in Fowey, from only £195! A two-night break including 31st December and 1st January, and a seven-course celebration meal and a Murder Mystery challenge is the perfect way to see in the New Year with your loved one.

Christmas traditions in Cornwall

15th December 2016

Cornwall is a county rich in tradition and culture and many aspects of life in Cornwall is shaped by its history and heritage. From the traditional rural industries of fishing, farming, tin streaming, thatching and the building of Cornish hedges to the Old Cornwall Societies, the Cornish language and the Gorseth Kernow. Unsurprisingly, a lot of festive traditions can also be sourced to Cornwall. Many of these can be explored and discovered during your stay in Golant, Cornwall just beside the River Fowey.

Cornish wildlife to see in winter

12th December 2016

The winter months may be wild and chilly in Cornwall, but you won't want to miss out on seeing all the amazing winter wildlife when staying at our boutique hotel in Fowey. There is always a lot to see at this time of year, and you can warm yourself up after a day out exploring with a gourmet meal at our award-winning restaurant every evening.

Literary gems that are set in Cornwall

9th December 2016

It comes as no surprise that Cornwall provides the perfect place to set a novel. The dramatic coastline, romantic beaches and mysterious moors make it a literary feast for the senses. Literature lovers all over the land can enjoy the fascinating tales that can be told from Cornwall and explore the cultural and historical heritage that remains an integral part of the charming county today. Here are our top ten that make the perfect holiday read for you stay in our Golant Hotel.

Enjoy a weekend of festive cheer at Fowey Christmas Market

8th December 2016

This weekend sees Fowey's biggest Christmas event return, with three days of a fantastic shopping experience. There is plenty of stuff to see and do, and our Fowey accommodation is the perfect location for any shoppers wanting to put their feet up and fill their stomachs with delicious food after a day shopping.

Must see shows at Hall for Cornwall coming next year

6th December 2016

Hall for Cornwall in Truro is under an hour's drive away from our Golant hotel, and well worth visiting for the fantastic selection of performances held there. The coming shows in 2017 range from comedy, drama and music - take a look below for the must-see shows of the coming year.