Going to cornwall-land of (real) pirates!


#1

DH and I have just booked a short break in St Ives in Cornwall in November, which is located at the far south of England on the coast.:happy:
Its a beautiful area, renowned for its history especially with smuggling, pirates (real ones):eek: and other marine activities.
There are lots of specialist foods there that are unique to the area, and I dont know if any of you are familiar with Rick Stein the chef? but he has a wonderful seafood restaurant there.
I wonder, should I do a mini TR from there? I know its not Disney, but as some of you may never get the chance to go there I thought it may be fun to take a look? However, wish I’d have been there when a certain Mr Depp was there:blush:
Pirates To Film In Cornwall | Pirates of the Caribbean | News | MTV UK


#2

Please do…I love to read your TR. If you don’t mind, please post pictures.


#3

Thank you:flowers: I will take some photos for you.


#4

Oh, Dixie, I would absolutely LOVE to hear your TR from Cornwall. Yes, Johnny Depp could definitely make ANY place more intriguing. Yummy! Have a safe and wonderful trip.


#5

Nicole, thank you, will do:flowers:


#6

yes, yes, you should do a report.

Will there be rum?


#7

yes please with pictures.


#8

Yes, yes, yes!!!:laugh: My husband has promised me a trip to England and ireland if I beat this and I’ll rely on your good judgement on what to do go and see! And stay too!


#9

Oh fantastic news- get planning Trish because you WILL beat it!! How exciting- so yes I will do a TR for you:flowers:

And Iris, yes there is always rum in Cornwall:pirate:


#10

Ohhh I love Cornwall! We spent a few years going down their on family holidays and it was wonderful! We stayed in great little chalets atop the beach and we could see Lands End from the sun porch! You will have an amazing time, St Ives is lovely! Make sure you get your teeth into a Cornish Pasty too! Very yum! Are you planning on visiting Lands End? There are some spectacular views there! You will have a great time! :smiley:


#11

Can’t wait to read the TR!!! Sounds like a fun time, and have a great trip!


#12

-We are open to suggestion so Lands End is now on the itinerary! :flowers:

And Christina thank you:flowers:


#13

Oh yes! Please! Our very favourite place in England was Cornwall (it was a big hit with the kids). We visited a working sheep farm called The Big Sheep - never mind the Tower and Westminster - when we talk about England we still talk about The Big Sheep. My kids spent lots of time trying to decide exactly where Camelot was located! Such a beautiful part of the country!

I know it’s not Cornwall - but it was close by in North Devon - we visited a little town called Clovelly - which was so lovely. No traffic was permitted and it was built on a steep hill that you had to walk down to the harbour (and just about killed yourself walking back up). What an amazing little place it was - like out of the 18th century.

And clotted cream!!!:wub:


#14

[QUOTE=llama;1054971]Oh yes! Please! Our very favourite place in England was Cornwall (it was a big hit with the kids). We visited a working sheep farm called The Big Sheep - never mind the Tower and Westminster - when we talk about England we still talk about The Big Sheep. My kids spent lots of time trying to decide exactly where Camelot was located! Such a beautiful part of the country!

I know it’s not Cornwall - but it was close by in North Devon - we visited a little town called Clovelly - which was so lovely. No traffic was permitted and it was built on a steep hill that you had to walk down to the harbour (and just about killed yourself walking back up). What an amazing little place it was - like out of the 18th century.

And clotted cream!!!:wub:[/QUOTE]

Gosh Janice you gave me a flashback to my childhood there- my grandmother had a tiny donkey and cart ornament in her house with Clovelly written on. She told me then, that a donkey and cart was, in those days, the only means of transport. It was also her and my grandfather’s favourite holiday place.
We have never been there but maybe we should? Isn’t Camelot and King Arthur’s sword at Tintagel or Boscastle?:huh: Not sure about that either (shame on me I should know).


#15

:laugh: Travels with Dixie :laugh: I love it!! Have a wonderful trip!!


#16

[QUOTE=dixie;1054977]Gosh Janice you gave me a flashback to my childhood there- my grandmother had a tiny donkey and cart ornament in her house with Clovelly written on. She told me then, that a donkey and cart was, in those days, the only means of transport. It was also her and my grandfather’s favourite holiday place.
We have never been there but maybe we should? Isn’t Camelot and King Arthur’s sword at Tintagel or Boscastle?:huh: Not sure about that either (shame on me I should know).[/QUOTE]

We visited Tintagel. They searched for “clues” but were unsuccessful.


#17

[QUOTE=dixie;1054977]Gosh Janice you gave me a flashback to my childhood there- my grandmother had a tiny donkey and cart ornament in her house with Clovelly written on. She told me then, that a donkey and cart was, in those days, the only means of transport. It was also her and my grandfather’s favourite holiday place.
We have never been there but maybe we should? Isn’t Camelot and King Arthur’s sword at Tintagel or Boscastle?:huh: Not sure about that either (shame on me I should know).[/QUOTE]

We did visit Tintagel - the kids looked everywhere for clues. Unsuccessfully - but it was a great place. By the time we were in Clovelly, donkeys weren’t used anymore (but we did visit the donkey sanctuary - they were so sweet). They use sledges to pull supplies up and down the hill - when you go down they call it going “down along” and when you climb up they call it going “up along”. We just loved it.


#18

Aw thanks Fairy Granmama!:heart: I am not going until the 14th of November, so I wont be posting just yet-