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Cornwall Blog

What's On Guide: June 2015

30th May 2015

As the summer weather (hopefully!) gets nicer, Cornwall is the perfect place to head, with our hotel in Fowey acting as a great base for your adventure! With Father's Day falling in June, and lots of great events happening through the month, why not take a look below and see if there is something to suit you? What's On: Cormorant Summer Offer   What better way to kick off your summer than with one of our special offers here at the Cormorant?

Could Cornwall hold answer to prosecco shortage?

29th May 2015

Experts have warned that due to a recent boom in the popularity of prosecco, there could be a drought of the bubbles not only across Britain, but the world! It has been claimed that current supplies may only last for two months, after a 55 per cent increase in popularity in Britain alone last year. This is because the Italian tipple is seen as a much more affordable and often more enjoyable alternative to the champagnes from France.

Fowey garden designer wins Gold at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

27th May 2015

Darren Hawkes of Fowey, Cornwall has created his garden entitled Brewin Dolphin, which has claimed gold at this year's Chelsea Flower Show. The garden is named after the wealth management company of the same name, for whom the garden was designed for. His garden features giant monuments handmade using 40,000 slate tiles, granite flag stones from an old Cornish farmhouse, and boulders for his dry stone wall, which were taken from farms in Callington and Lifton.

Four reasons why Cornwall is great for food!

21st May 2015

Cornwall has long been associated with great food, being a region that has access to great produce both on the land and in the water. We have taken a look at a few reasons why Cornwall is such a great place to eat!

Study has found many animals produce their own sunscreen naturally

20th May 2015

When we spend time in the sun, we are constantly reminded to apply sun cream throughout the day, in order to protect our skin against potentially harmful UV rays, which come from overexposure. So why isn't this the case for animals as well? Researchers at Oregon State University have found that various animal species found in the wild have the ability to naturally produce their own sunscreen, meaning they are protected against the ultraviolet rays.

Olympic rowers from Cornwall back latest wildlife campaign to help raise awareness

18th May 2015

Olympic medal-winning rowers Helen Glover and Annie Vernon have backed the Cornwall Wildlife Trust's latest awareness raising campaign - My Wild Life - in order to alter the way people interpret, understand and value nature.

Benefits of using a Hot Tub

15th May 2015

  If you are looking for hotels in Fowey, Cornwall that offer you the chance to relax after a day of exploring beautiful Fowey and the surrounding area, then look no further than the Cormorant. We have a fantastic hot tub spa, which has beautiful views of the River Fowey, both up and down stream. The word spa is an acronym for the Latin phrase "salus per aquam", which literally means "health from water", which is exactly what you will experience in our hot tub. Below, we have taken a look at some of the benefits you may find when using a hot tub:

Summer Breaks at the Cormorant

14th May 2015

Summer is rapidly approaching, and is most certainly a wonderful time to be in Cornwall. The beautiful coastal paths provide the opportunity to witness areas of Cornwall you may not have previously seen, and with nature in full bloom around you, summer is the perfect time to do so. Here at the Cormorant, we have a spectacular summer break offer, where upon arrival, you will be greeted with a Cornish Cream Tea (strawberry of course!) and Prosecco.

Eden Project voted onto list of landmarks that define Britain

12th May 2015

The Eden Project has been voted onto a long list of landmarks as one that defines Britain in the 21st Century. The list currently contains a range of landmarks and buildings, such as Stonehenge, the Shard skyscraper in London, and even The Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury Festival. The competition is being run by the High Life magazine, which is owned by British Airways, and in association with The Independent newspaper.

Work finally begins on restoration iconic Fowey building

7th May 2015

Construction work has finally got underway to restore the iconic Old Station Master's House, situated on the waterfront in Fowey. The building is one of historical importance in Fowey, and has recently fallen into disrepair. Planning permission had previously been granted in 2013 for the old house to be redeveloped, as well as the demolition of outbuildings and the construction of a new block which will house ten new homes and four commercial units.

What's On Guide: May 2015

1st May 2015

With the warmer weather heading in, festival season heads to Cornwall! We have taken a look at a few of the events occurring over the month to give you some inspiration for activities to take part in near our Fowey hotel, so why not take a look and see if there is anything to suit you? What's On: Fowey Festival of Words and Music