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    We're off to Cornwall on Sunday for a fortnight camping holiday.
    Although I've been to Cornwall before, it was many moons ago.
    We are staying in St Ives but we are prepared to travel........where/what would you recommend visiting?

    On our list so far is.......
    St Michaels Mount
    The Seal Sanctuary
    The Eden Project
    Rick Steins restaurant in Padstow

    Any other recommendations greatly received (children are 18, 16 & 10)
    Thanks x
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    We are going in 3 weeks for the first time :-).. Cant wait!.. This thread will be very helpful for me too xxx

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    Watch out for the seagulls in St Ives they've been known to steal whole pasties out of your hand

    Have a lovely time, Looe is a lovely little town, they have a gorgeous shop there very near the car park, I have bought loads of christmas pressies there.

    We visited Port Isaac (Doc Martin Town). Flambards, went to the Scilly's, something Castle...

    You will find lots of leaflets around and I'm sure you will find lots of places that interest you and your family

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    We love visiting padstow.. We always stay near Rock and you can get a little ferry across .. Have fun, love Cornwall!

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    I've only been once many years ago but had a fantastic camping holiday in perranporth. Lots to see in surrounding areas. Have fun and I hope this weather continues for you

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    Two of my mindees are off there tomorrow for a week camping and begged me to go with them wish I could have.

    Have a fabulous time

    Carol xxx

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    I've just returned from Cornwall today.

    I have been going there for holidays since I was tiny and returned every year with my kids until they wanted a bit more.

    My youngest (19) is studying out in America at the moment. She came home in May and was desperate to have our summer holiday in Cornwall again.

    We stay in North Cornwall and love it.

    Polzeath is a good beach for surf. If you want to just sit on the beach, Daymer Bay which is the next beach round is lovely.

    We went to Lands End and were very disappointed. There is not much there at all, only theme bits.

    Padstow is a big favourite of ours.

    When I was small we always used to stay down the road from Port Isaac. I love that fishing village, even more so now they use it for Doc Martin. They were filming on the beach when we went there last week

    Have a wonderful time. I hope the weather is as good as it was for us. We had one night of rain in the two weeks!!!
    littletreasures xx

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    We stayed in St Agnes a few years ago and we liked Flambards, Newquay Zoo and the Eden Project and when we go next time we will visit the Lost Gardens of Helligan as they were recommended by a Cornish friend

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    We loved St Ives, went a boat trip out to see the seals too. Happy memories :-)

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    I went to the caves at Torque they were amazing. I went on a fright night. It was so scary. They told you a ghosts story as you walked around then all the lights went out then back on and their was a ghosts standing in the middle of our group. A very well muscled and rather buch bloke screamed like a little girl. It was fab.

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    we go every year, just north of Truro love love love it there !

    Lands End big let down - commercial and have to pay to park for just going there

    Love Tintagel - went over to the castle (ruins) great views

    Done Heligan, eden, lots of NT places, flambards (liked the victorian 'town')

    Fave beaches - lots but Polly Joke is special and off the beaten track (no facilities - unless you count caves to have a wee!)

    Truro for shopping in bigger shops

    Port Isaac - love it

    St Ives - lots of nice little shops

    shall I go on?!.........................

    I want to go NOW! but booked for Eastertime
    Happy to be back with the Greenies

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    Land's End parking is £5!!! Waste of money!!
    littletreasures xx

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    Thanks everyone, I've added all your ideas to my list
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    If your travelling around and want an Ice-cream stop would highly recommend Callestick Ice-cream Farm Shop, if you're near by. Delicious flavours and a lovely courtyard to sit in whilst you enjoy them.

    Agree about the killer seagulls in St Ives.... had a cheese sandwich swiped from my hand. They are also quite evil in Newquay too.

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    st ives is lovely. we have been about 5 times to the same place i just love it.
    BEWARE OF THE GREEDY SEAGULS. last time i was down i had just bought a pastie and the little _____ swooped down and look it right out my hand. did the same to my dd's one as well.

    the beaches are great down that way.

    eden project, lands end and st micheals mount have been mentioned. what about the theme parks, creally i think it was called.
    karen

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    For nice long walks or cycle rides there is the camel trail too. Its an old railway line thats been gravelled over. OH made me cycle 16 miles and I hadn't used a bike since being a teen. Boy was it hard work but sooooo much lovely scenery to look at x

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    Quote Originally Posted by peanuts View Post
    st ives is lovely. we have been about 5 times to the same place i just love it.
    BEWARE OF THE GREEDY SEAGULS. last time i was down i had just bought a pastie and the little _____ swooped down and look it right out my hand. did the same to my dd's one as well.

    the beaches are great down that way.

    eden project, lands end and st micheals mount have been mentioned. what about the theme parks, creally i think it was called.
    Creally is in Devon.. but there is one called Cornwall Creally or as mentioned, Flambards :-)

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    I live in Padstow

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    Quote Originally Posted by beckygrey View Post
    I live in Padstow
    Ooh you lucky lucky girl what a beautiful place to live!!

 

 

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