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Cornwall Blog

What's On Guide: February 2016

28th January 2016

Can you believe February is here already? It may be chillier outside, but that doesn't mean there is any less to do in Cornwall, so we have taken a look at what is happening near us in February to help you plan your trip!

Book your Spring Garden Break today!

27th January 2016

Cornwall in spring is simply beautiful, with plenty to see and do. The wildlife that hibernated over the winter months is starting to awaken, and the first blooms of beautiful flowers are starting to occur. Such a magical month deserves to be experienced in beautiful surroundings, and that is why we are offering a very special Spring Garden Break in Cornwall.

Cornish pooch becomes Britain's oldest dog

26th January 2016

As an unwanted puppy, Jack Russell/Collie cross Yentyl was moments away from being shot, before being rescued by a loving couple. Now, some 24 years later, Yentyl has gone on to become one of the oldest dogs in Britain, at the ripe old age of 168 dog years.

New home for Cornish heritage passes significant milestone

21st January 2016

The dream of creating a home for the world's largest collection of Cornwall's written heritage has moved one step closer to becoming a reality. Kresen Kernow is being built on the site of the former Redruth Brewery, about an hour away from our hotel in Fowey.

Three quarters of Cornwall's population wiped out by Ice Age mega-flood

19th January 2016

A scholar of ancient archaeology and mythology believes that a massive mega-flood hit the South West of the UK some 14,700 years ago, and it would have wiped out 75 per cent of the local inhabitants! In his latest book, Atlantis and the Biblical Flood: The Evidence at Last? Philip Runggaldier suggests that near the end of the last Ice Age, a great deluge hit as a giant glacial lake formed within the Irish Sea Basin.

Valentine's Day break at The Cormorant

18th January 2016

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, we have the perfect option for those of you who are looking to share a romantic time in intimate and peaceful settings. Share a relaxing and blissful time with your loved one, enjoying wonderful food which takes advantage of the freshest produce that Cornwall has to offer and an extensive wine list to compliment the dishes.

Thanks to those who joined us for our murder mystery evening!

15th January 2016

We rounded off our busy festive period with a devilishly entertaining murder mystery evening which took place on New Year's Eve, and the event was a great success! Alongside a wonderful evening of food in our Fowey restaurant, our guests were treated to a terrifying tale, courtesy of the fantastic Murder to Measure, who helped create an event which all who attended thoroughly enjoyed.

Benefits of walking on the beach

14th January 2016

We have some beautiful beaches near us here in Fowey, which can be enjoyed at any time of the year. The great thing about walking on these beaches is that it is free, offering you a great day out for no cost! Not only this, but walking on sand can be extremely beneficial for the body, as we have outlined below:

Giant mechanical puppet to walk the length of Cornwall to celebrate mining history

11th January 2016

A twelve-metre tall steam powered mechanical puppet is being built here in Cornwall, and will walk from Tavistock to Land's End. As part of the ten-year anniversary celebrations of Cornwall having Mining World Heritage Status, the giant puppet will be visiting the ten mining heritage sites across Cornwall and West Devon as part of the "tinth" celebrations.

Is this proof that King Arthur held a court in Cornwall?

8th January 2016

The majority of you out there will be aware of the legend of King Arthur, with the sword in the stone, Excalibur and all of the other folklore out there! Often heavily associated with Wales, there is no "true" story about King Arthur out there, but now a top historian has claimed to have fresh evidence that a Cornish fort was once used as the court of the legendary King.

Whales spotted in rare sighting off Cornish coast

6th January 2016

Two humpback whales have been spotted by bird watchers and passers-by, in a rare appearance off the coast of Cornwall. The whales appeared in St Ives Bay for around two hours on Saturday, before they dived into deeper water and disappeared from view.