Visit King Arthur Country and discover the dark ages of Cornwall! Tintagel Castle is a great family day out. The fascinating ruins are accessed via a pass up on to the headland offering dramatic views of the coastline and you can explore Merlins Cave at low tide down on Tintagel beach.
Tintagel high street has many shops and cafes, and a weekly market is held throughout the summer (on a Thursday), ideal for picking up holiday gifts and local produce. Pop by the National Trust ‘Tintagel Post Office’, where you can step back in time with their medieval collections and relax with a Cornish cream tea in the cottage garden. There is also a small souvenir shop.
The King Arthur Halls are located in the heart of the village, and within the visitor centre is a ‘throne room’ which has featured in many films and TV productions with over 70 stained glass windows depicting the various Arthurian legends.
The Big dunks paintball centre has 9 game zones and is perfect to get the family together for an active and competitive day out. The market town of Camelford is just over 5 miles away and has a small selection of shops and places to eat. There is golf available locally at Bowood Park.
Cornwall is the most western part of the South West of England and is a very popular holiday destination with its array of golden sand beaches and dramatic cliff top scenery. The Cornish peninsular is bordered by sea, north, south and west with just one (land based) entrance and exit route over the eastern border to Devon. Traditionally fishing, mining and agriculture were the mainstays of the local economy but tourism has since replaced these. Cornwall boasts thousands of acres of un-spoilt moorland protected as an area of outstanding natural beauty. All year round, the 630 miles of coastal walks (preserved in part by the National Trust and Duchy of Cornwall), are enjoyed by walkers of all ages. Cornwall is known for its mild climate giving rise to the plethora of botanical & specialist gardens like the Eden project, Trelissick and the Lost Gardens of Heligan. By escaping to Cornwall you can thoroughly immerse yourself in the many contrasts that draw visitors year after year. From the picturesque fishing villages steeped in history to the iconic Eden Project, looking to the future. Survey the changing landscape from moorland to the dramatic & varied Cornish coastline. Sample the freshest gourmet offerings from the abundance of local produce or simply find a quiet spot and unwind with a Cornish clotted cream ice-cream! Wherever you choose to hang up your boots, you will never be far from the sea.
England’s peninsula incorporates the counties of Cornwall and Devon, Dorset, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Bristol. This region is mostly rural so is perfect to escape the everyday hustle and bustle, whether relaxing with the family by the seaside or exploring the wild moors and rugged coastline. The area boasts hundreds of beautiful sandy bays to choose from and fantastic surfing opportunities. The historic cities of Exeter, Bath and Gloucester are definitely worth a visit, and with transport links all the way down to Penzance even the famous Lands End and remote Isles of Scilly can be reached.