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Top Choice Seafood in Port Isaac

Restaurant Nathan Outlaw

Port Isaac's prestige has skyrocketed since Cornwall's top chef, Nathan Outlaw, moved his main operation here from Rock. This is the place to experience Outlaw's passion for Cornish fish and seafood. His style is su…
Top Choice Castle in Tintagel

Tintagel Castle

Famous as the supposed birthplace of King Arthur, Tintagel's epic clifftop castle has been occupied since Roman times and once served as a residence for Cornwall's Celtic kings. The present castle is largely the wor…
Top Choice Waterfall in Tintagel

St Nectan's Glen

Hidden away in a secret valley, this little glen feels like something from a fairy tale. Fringed by climbing ivy and shrubs, a 60ft waterfall tumbles across the slate into a kieve (plunge pool). It’s a mystical spot…
Top Choice Monument in Camborne & Redruth

Carn Brea

Towering on the skyline between Camborne and Redruth and visible for miles around, this craggy hilltop is one of Cornwall's most iconic natural features. It's thought to have been occupied for several thousand years…
Top Choice Vineyard in Padstow

Trevibban Mill

This young vineyard has a fast-growing reputation in the wine world, and it's a fine place to sample vintages in a dreamy Cornish setting. In total there are some 11,000 vines and 1700 apple trees spread across the …
Top Choice British in Padstow

Paul Ainsworth at No 6

Rick Stein might be the household name, but Paul Ainsworth is often touted as Padstow's pretender to the throne. His food combines surprising flavours and impeccable presentation with a refreshingly unpretentious ap…
Top Choice Bay in St Agnes

Chapel Porth

Two miles from St Agnes is one of Cornwall's most beautiful coves, Chapel Porth, a wild, rocky beach framed by steep, gorse-covered cliffs, owned by the National Trust. Above the cove is the ruined engine stack of W…
Top Choice Beach in Perranporth

Perranporth Beach

Perranporth's huge, flat, sandy beach is a favourite for everyone: dog-walkers, bucket-and-spade families, kite-buggiers and surfers alike. Its main draw is its sheer size – more than a mile long, backed by dunes an…
Top Choice Seafood in Padstow

Seafood Restaurant

The restaurant that started the Stein dynasty, and still one of Cornwall's top places to dine. Stein senior rarely puts in any hours these days – Rick's son Jack runs the show. As ever, fish is the raison d'être: fr…
Top Choice Bakery in Newquay

Pavilion Bakery

After opening three outposts in London's hippest-of-hip corners (Victoria Park, Columbia Rd and Broadway Market), this fabulous bakery has set up its first shop outside the capital in Newquay, in an A-frame building…