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.
Autumn Breaks at The Cormorant
Cornwall is a great place to be during the autumn, with the mild climate offering the chance for lovely autumnal walks around the many local gardens that remain open all year round, as well as the South West Coast Path.
If you stay for three nights or more, you will be able to enjoy a discounted rate that includes dinner, room and breakfast, plus £25 off a bottle of wine on your first evening.
Prices are based on two people sharing for a minimum of three nights, and are as follows:
Standard Room - £135
Superior Room - £155
Cormorant Room - £190
Cornwall Macmillan Christmas Fair at the Eden Project
When? Thursday 12th November
The largest and most exciting Christmas fair in Cornwall returns to the Eden Project again this November, with the aim of raising the largest single amount of money for Macmillan in Cornwall this year.
There will be a range of stalls on display, selling Christmas gifts, clothing, jewellery and food, amongst other things. There will certainly be something for everyone! With £39,000 raised last year, the bar has been set even higher this year, with the aim to raise £50,000 to help build The Cove Macmillan Support Centre at the Royal Cornwall Hospital, Treliske.
There is a Preview and Shopping Evening for the Fair taking place on Wednesday 11th November. Tickets for both events can booked online, and it's advised that you pre-book in order to avoid disappointment. Just click here to book.
St Austell Torchlight Carnival
When? Saturday 14th November
Just a short drive from us here in Fowey is the St Austell Torchlight Carnival, which was traditionally held to mark the beginning of winter in a one-day celebration. There's live bands and a range of stalls, as the Carnival parades through the town. As it gets darker, the procession gets more amazing - the clue is in the name!
The procession gets started at 6pm, and attracts thousands of visitors and participants visiting every year, with the numbers getting bigger each year. It truly is a spectacle to remember!
Fowey in the Shadow of Napoleon 1789 - 1815
When? Thursday 26th & Friday 27th November
This year was the bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo, which took place on the 18th June 1815. The victory by the Coalition forces saw the end of the Napoleonic Wars, and this exhibition tells the remarkable story of Fowey life during the age of Nelson, Wellington and of course, Napoleon Bonaparte.
The exhibition promises to teach you about privateers and smugglers, wealth and poverty, murder and madness and much, much more! You will also be able to learn about the role of Fowey men at Trafalgar and Waterloo.