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Cornwall Blog

What's On Guide: November 2015

30th October 2015

Autumn has arrived, with the shorter days and slightly crisper weather, but that doesn't mean that Cornwall is any less beautiful or isn't still full of great things to do! We have taken a look at a few things happening near us this November, to give you some inspiration for your next visit.

Eden Project helps to strengthen tourism from China

29th October 2015

A group of visitors from China have visited Cornwall recently, heading to the Eden Project as part of an initiative to increase tourism to the UK from their country. A party of 29 travel agents came to look around the biomes in a quick visit to the south of England, which was hosted by VisitBritain.

Festive menu at The Cormorant

28th October 2015

It is almost that time of year again, and this year at The Cormorant, we are offering a festive menu running throughout December at lunchtime and dinner (excluding the 24th, 25th and 26th as the whole hotel is closed) which will be sure to tantalise the taste buds.

Fowey's castle could be lit up for Christmas

23rd October 2015

After years in the dark, the castle over Fowey could be illuminated in time for Christmas, pending approval from English Heritage. St Catherine's Castle was built approximately between 1538 and 1540 and was commissioned by Henry VIII as a reaction to the French invasion. It is also believed to be the smallest castle in Cornwall, with the interior measuring only 16ft by 14ft.

Tourists spend more money in South West than anywhere else in UK

22nd October 2015

Tourists and day visitors to the South West spend more money than anywhere else in the UK, it has been found. A recent survey has monitored how attractions and museums in Cornwall have brought in record visitors, by taking advantage of hit TV shows such as Vikings, Game of Thrones and Poldark.

Cornish towns and cities best in UK, says Britain in Bloom

21st October 2015

Towns and cities across Cornwall have been praised for being some of the best in the UK, by the Britain in Bloom awards. Gardeners and volunteers across the region have had their efforts praised by judges from Britain in Bloom, who presented the awards to winners at a recent ceremony.

Cornish man launches campaign for UK's first pasty museum

19th October 2015

A businessman from Cornwall has launched a campaign to create the UK's first ever pasty museum, right here in Kernow! Malcolm Ball is the chief executive of WMC Retail Partners Plc, who are the company behind transforming the award-winning Old Spitalfields Market in London. Currently based in Oxfordshire, Mr Ball was born in Cornwall, and is proud of his heritage.

Walking the Cornish coast is good for your health, says National Trust report

15th October 2015

  Cornwall is well known for its beautiful and rugged coastline, but did you know walking along it is good for your health, and can help you sleep longer? A report published by the National Trust found that taking a leisurely stroll along the coast can result in walkers spending, on average, 47 minutes longer in the land of nod!

Cornwall Council are trying to put the Cornish language back into the county

12th October 2015

It was recently found that only 500 people can say they speak Cornish fluently, which has led Cornwall Council to try and encourage their staff to learn a few words. Cornish officials are now encouraging their staff to answer the phone using Kernewek words. This means instead of hearing "good morning" when people ring the council in Cornwall, they could be greeted by a voice uttering "Myttin da", in an attempt to bring the language back into circulation.

Winter breaks at The Cormorant

8th October 2015

We may have just entered into autumn, but that means winter (and more importantly, Christmas!) is just around the corner. It may get chillier outside, but that just gives you an excuse to curl up indoors, in front of a lovely log fire, which is exactly what you can expect with a winter break at The Cormorant. We have a couple of different deals in December, which we have outlined for you below, helping you to pick the perfect Christmas breaks in Cornwall:

Cornish television responsible for a quarter of South West visits

5th October 2015

Love him or loathe him, there is no denying that Captain Ross Poldark is doing wonders for Cornwall, as demonstrated by new figures released by Visit Cornwall. These figures show that 26 per cent of visitors have travelled to Cornwall after watching the BBC series, although it isn't just Poldark attracting tourists to locations close to our hotel in Fowey.

What's On Guide: October 2015

1st October 2015

With autumn well underway, the beautiful mild Cornish climate can offer a whole host of things to see and do outdoors. We have also taken a look at a few more events that are happening across the region in order to give you some inspiration for your next visit to Fowey! Eden Project Beer Festival When? 3rd October The 2015 Beer Festival at the Eden Project is being held with the aid of St Austell Brewery,