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Cornwall Blog

What's On Guide: April 2015

27th March 2015

Below is a selection of a few activities taking place in April near our hotel in Fowey Cornwall, so why not take a look at see what activities you would like to take part in? What's On: Gribbin Head Walk The countryside just to the west of Fowey is a fantastic place to see a large variety of landscapes, beautiful views and many features of historical significance, including the Gribbin daymark, which was built as an aid to stop sailors mistaking the shallow waters of St Austell bay for the deeper waters found at Falmouth harbour.

Cornwall looks set for one of the hottest Easter weekends

20th March 2015

Weather experts have said that Cornwall could experience one of the hottest Easter weekends on record, with predictions of temperatures reaching 26C over the bank holiday weekend of April 3rd to April 6th. The previous record was the Easter Sunday on the 23rd of April 2011, when temperatures peaked 27.8C, with general temperatures in the South ranging between 25 and 27C.

Red Arrows confirmed for Fowey festival

18th March 2015

The RAF aerobatic display team the Red Arrows have confirmed that they will be attending the Fowey Royal Regatta again this year. The festival runs from the 16th until the 22nd August, and includes many great features such as a Carnival complete with floats and fancy dress, firework displays, live music and of course, daily racing on the water.

How Poldark's got people talking about Cornwall

16th March 2015

The second episode of the remake of Poldark hit the small screen yesterday, and it's got everyone talking about Cornwall! While the hunk Aidan Turner's portrayal of Ross Poldark has got people excited, it's the chatter about Cornwall's stunning scenery that's got us most excited. We know just how beautiful the county is and people come and stay at luxury hotels in Fowey just so they can spend some time amongst that scenery, but seeing it on TV is exciting.

Poldark to start film second series in Cornwall

13th March 2015

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New BBC drama Poldark is set to return to Cornwall to start filming the second series in September, due to the positive reaction received by the current episodes being screened. Aidan Turner stars as the title character Ross Poldark, who is battling love and fortune in 18th century Cornwall. This was the first time Turner has been to Cornwall, and he has said that he cannot wait to return later this year.

Special Mother's Day Menu

11th March 2015

If you are looking for restaurants in Fowey for a Mother's Day meal, here at the Cormorant, we have created a special menu for you to treat the special women in your life.

New festival for Fowey

9th March 2015

A new festival is set to come to Fowey this summer, with the introduction of the Big Gig! The first ever Fowey Big Gig and BBQ Weekend will take place on the weekend of June 19, 20 and 21 and should see people flocking to enjoy a party atmosphere in the town. The festival will be a celebration of food with fresh local produce to the fore and will also feature top bands and local musicians.

A Caribbean breeze is set to bring warm weather to Cornwall

6th March 2015

Spring is most certainly on the way, with forecasters suggesting there will be a significant change in temperature by the weekend, thanks to a Caribbean breeze sending sunshine to the UK. The breeze, which is heading over the Atlantic Ocean from the Caribbean, is set to make temperatures in Cornwall exceed tourist favourite destinations such as Sardinia and Corfu.

Fabulous Fowey in Times' top places to live

5th March 2015

The Daily Times has included fantastic Fowey in its list of the top 50 places to live in the countryside. The brilliant town which we're lucky enough to call home is famous for its association with the acclaimed novelist Daphne du Maurier, which the Times says is one of the reason it was on the final list. The picturesque harbour town of Fowey is well-known across the UK for its royal regatta and because if the fact novelist Daphne du Maurier lived nearby at Menabilly.

Five facts you might not have known about Cornwall

5th March 2015

The 5th March is also known as St Piran's Day, who is commonly regarded as the Patron Saint of Cornwall. It was once considered a miner's holiday, as Piran is also the Patron Saint of tin miners. So to celebrate St Piran's Day, here are a few fun facts that you may not have known about Cornwall.