Welcome to Cornwall

While the staple industries of old – mining, fishing and farming – have all but disappeared, Cornwall has since reinvented itself as one of the nation's creative corners. Whether it's exploring the space-age domes of the Eden Project, sampling the culinary creations of a celebrity chef or basking on a deserted beach, you're guaranteed to feel the itch of inspiration. Time to let a little Kernow into your soul.

Since 2006, Cornwall's historic mining areas have been designated a Unesco World Heritage Site, the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape (www.cornish-mining.org.uk).

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$646.79 Multi-day & Extended Tours

5-Day Devon and Cornwall Small-Group Tour from London

From London, your five-day Devon and Cornwall tour begins with a relaxing drive through Wessex on your way to the famous stone circle of Stonehenge – your first stop on the tour. On Day 1, you’ll also visit the South Devon coast, where a stunning landscape awaits you, and Exeter, where you’ll stay for two nights in your choice of a three-star bed and breakfast or three-star hotel. On your second day, visit mystic Dartmoor, where you’ll hear spooky stories from your guide, and Tavistock, a beautiful small town. Spend the afternoon and evening in Exeter. Day 3 offers the beauty of Cornwall. Visit the civil parish of Launceston, the Bodmin moor, Golitha Falls, St Neats church and Tintagel Castle. End the day in Falmouth, where you’ll stay for two more nights. On your fourth day, visit the island of St Michaels Mount and beautiful Minack Theatre. Also visit the white sandy beaches of Porthcurno and Penzance. Move on to Land's End, before you head back to Falmouth. On Day 5, visit Glastonbury with its ancient, mythical connections to King Arthur before returning to London. Return to London in the evening. Please note: Breakfast is included in your accommodation; you'll have enough free time to enjoy lunch and dinner on your own. Please note this tour will stay in Torquay instead of Exeter on 15/07/19, 17/07/19, 19/07/2019, 20/07/2019, 13/09/19, 16/09/19, 18/09/19, 20/09/19 and 21/09/19.

$18.15 Walking & Biking Tours

Doc Martin Tour in Port Isaac, Cornwall

If you’re a fan of the TV show 'Doc Martin', this fully guided walking tour will take you around the fictional Cornish seaside village of Portwenn. In reality, it is filmed on location in Port Isaac, a small and picturesque fishing village on the Atlantic coast of north Cornwall.Now in its seventh series and popular with fans around the world, this Doc Martin tour is the best way to see the main locations from the show which first aired in 2004.The walking tour is led by a local who has been involved in the filming of Doc Martin itself as an extra and shares many anecdotes about the filming of this show. Locations from the show that you will see include the Doc’s house and surgery, Louisa’s school, Mrs Tishell’s pharmacy and much more.However, the village itself has a long and fascinating history dating back to King Henry VIII and your guide will show you hidden village paths, historical buildings, beautiful views and give you an insight into local life. There will be plenty of photo opportunities along the way.

$149.06 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Glastonbury to Tintagel, Boscastle and Dartmoor 2-Day Tour

Day One These are two days fit for any goddess or knight in search for the Holy Grail or Excalibur. We drive through the lands of these legends and present the truth hidden in a landscape where dragons fly and crystals emerge from the ground, where you meet real earth energy workers, witches and saints. We begin the day by driving down the Michael ley line into the wilds of Dartmoor, where we cross bridges over 4000 years old and wander in the magical Wistman’s Faerie Wood. We then dine, as nobles do, at the Hunting Lodge in the middle of the moors. Afterwards we climb up the holy Templar hill, Brentor, where a church greets us, perched on its peak as if held up only by magic and the energies of the Michael ley line.We arrive in Tintagel where we settle into our B&B, and go for an extremely delicious dinner at the Wellington Hotel. Day TwoWe start the day in the amazing town of Tintagel as the tide reveals one of the most magical places, where it is said Merlin himself worked and initiated druids, we will bravely clamber into ‘Merlin's Cave’ where we will do a visualization. As we emerge from the darkness of the cave, we will look up towards Tintagel Castle, which is perched on the cliffs above the cave.Then we walk back into the little village and have a taste of the most famous ‘Cornish Pasty’ for lunch - if you haven’t had a pasty in Cornwall you haven’t had a pasty. In the afternoon we will explore the delightful landscape of Fairies and Gnomes through the woodland of Rocky Valley, where we will discover the Bronze Age Labyrinths next to the river. These are over 3500 years old and are found amongst the ruins of an old mill, said to be built on the grounds of a wise women’s college.Then we will walk into the mystically beautiful St Nectan's Glen and waterfall. Here a space is held for the Fairies and the spirit of the 5th century Celtic Christian Saint Nectan. This is said to be the place where the Knights of the Round Table came to be blessed before their quest for the Holy Grail. In the afternoon we travel back to Glastonbury.

$751.77 Cultural & Theme Tours

Cornwall & the Cotswolds: Small-Group Tour from London (5-days)

Day One: Your journey begins by departing London and heading towards your first stop, Stonehenge; the most famous stone circle in the world. This monument is thought to be 4,500 years old, yet it’s meaning is still not truly understood. Next, you'll visit the medieval city of Salisbury; explore the magnificent Cathedral and see the Magna Carta, wander through the charming city centre and have lunch. This afternoon you’ll travel to Durdle Door; a spectacular limestone arch which is one of the most iconic features of the Jurassic Coast. Day Two: This morning you'll negotiate country lanes and absorb beautiful scenery in Dartmoor National Park; known for its Sherlock Holmes connection, native wild ponies and infamous prison. You'll stop in at the charming town of Tavistock; birthplace of Sir Francis Drake, where you can try a traditional Devonshire Cream Tea. By this afternoon you're in Cornwall, and you'll visit the quaint community of Polperro; a fishing village where smuggling once prospered. Then it’s a short trip to the historic port of Charlestown; a main location in TV series Poldark. Day Three: Today will take you to some of the most isolated parts of Cornwall's coastline. You'll start by visiting the iconic St Michaels Mount; an island that’s been home to a monastery since at least the 8th century. Next up is the Minack Theatre; a venue with a spectacular location that would rival any theatre in the world. From here, head to the mainland Britain's most western point; Lands End, and gaze out over the Atlantic. Then travel back to Falmouth, with time to explore Pendennis Castle and the National Maritime Museum Cornwall. Day Four: This morning your first stop is the popular seaside town, St Ives; an important fishing settlement and now a haven for artists, where you can stroll down cobbled lanes or along the harbour front. Next, meander to the charming village of Port Isaac; where hit TV series Doc Martin is filmed. Commonly known as 'Portwenn', you'll have time to see all the Doc Martin connected locations. Then, continue along the coast to Tintagel to explore an island that was once home to an ancient castle legend suggests is the birthplace of King Arthur. Day Five: The final day begins by travelling to the beautiful city of Bath where you can visit the Roman Baths, the Jane Austen centre and see the famous Georgian architecture. After lunch you’ll head into the quintessentially English countryside of The Cotswolds; an area of outstanding natural beauty. The next stop is Castle Combe, possibly the most picture-perfect village in the region. Then, continue through rural scenery to Bibury; described by some as the prettiest village in England. Now its time to return to London, where your adventure concludes.Overnight locations: Exeter (1&4) and Falmouth (2-3)

$206.09 Outdoor Activities

Surfing, Coasteering & Wild Camping

WHAT ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES TO EXPECT A quick run down of how the weekend unfolds. Your weekend consists of two surf lessons, a coasteering session and an overnight camp at our private wild campsite. SATURDAY…We kick the weekends off early with a warm welcome and an & overview of how the weekend will run.Saturday is the big day with two water activities & wild camping. Each of the activities is two hours long and includes all the kit, you’ll need a few personal items for the weekend, so make sure you see our packing list before you arrive. Once everyone is ready, its time to grab a wetsuit and surfboard for the first of the weekend’s surf lessons. Whether you are experienced or it’s your first time, our surf coaches are on hand to offer advice and guide you throughout your surfing lesson. Lunch – You’ll have plenty of time to grab some lunch and take a stroll around Newquay’s many surf shops between the activities. Newquay has a great vibe during the summer with plenty to look at, just ask us for some recommendations on where to go and what to see. After lunch its time for the afternoon’s activity, coasteering. Once your group is kitted out you’ll take a short walk over to our coasteering location, commonly known as the ‘Gazzle’. Don’t worry if you aren’t confident in the sea or have never tried coasteering before, your group will have two knowledgeable guides who will explain and demonstrate all the skills you need to have a fantastic time. SATURDAY NIGHT…Once the day’s water activities are finished you’ll have time to grab your belongings for the evening and visit the supermarket across the road from our base before we leave in convoy to our wild campsite.We recommend some bbq food and one or two of your favourite drinks, we’ll provide the rest.   For those without transport, we’ll help you arrange a lift share with other members of the group. The wild camp is a lovingly crafted space in our own private woodlands set on a working dairy farm in the heart of Cornwall. After a quick introduction to the camp, you’ll want to settle into your shared Bell tent (air bed & pillow provided) before the evening activities begin. With axe throwing, balance games and firefighting skills there’s plenty going on throughout the evening to keep you entertained.Finish the night off with stories around the campfire, roasting marshmallows or one or two of your favorite drinks before sleeping soundly under the stars. SUNDAY…Sunday morning starts with cereals, fruit with tea and coffee (on us) before we wave goodbye to the wild camp and head back to Newquay, jump into a wetsuit and hit the Cornish waves one last time. By 1pm we are typically all surfed out and ready to say fond farewells and home time.

$2268.29 Outdoor Activities

In the Footsteps of Arthur Five-Night Retreat

While in Cornwall, we will rest our heads at Camelot Castle, located just a stone's throw from the magic of Merlin's Cave and Titangel Castle. We will ask the land's permission to explore them. The dramatic views of northern coastline will mesmerize you and take you back in time as you envision masted vessels out at sea and local trade in port. As we walk expect to encounter the dragon energy of Kernow, the whispering silence of the isolated ancient circles of Bodmin Moor, and visit the Hurlers Stone Circles. We will explore Boscastle and the Museum of Witchcraft where you will explore the history of the ancient craft and the magic of the surrounding town.We will be in Cornwall close to the time Samhain (Halloween). Here is where Arthur is linked with the Winter King, who rises on this night and leads the wild hunt across shadowy land. Arthur, Odin and Gwynn Ap Nude are all linked with the festival of the Wild Hunt. A time of year where abundance and health gives way to magick and learning. This is a great time to get lost in the mysteries of the land.There are visits to the legendary place of Arthur's burial and the sacred site of Camelot. Many argue King Arthur was a Scot, Welsh or even an Englishman. Regardless, I believe his story touched all from the Northern Wall, to the mountains of Wales and on into the Somerset Levels.While we explore the mystical energy of this place, we will rest and rejuvenate at the Healing Waters Retreat and Sanctuary, just a short distance for the Tor. Our time here will include a guided tour of Avalon; Glastonbury Tor, Orchards of Avalon, Jesus Field, and the Holy Thorn Tree. We will experience the energy of Camelot, exploring South Cadbury Castle and Avebury Stone Circle on the way to Stonehenge where we will have a sacred ceremony. We will also walk the grounds of the Glastonbury Abbey and have ceremony in the White Spring. Ceremony is a very big part of all my retreats. In ceremony, we connect with spirit, the land and our ancestors. As we walk, and perform ceremonies in the lands of Avalon we, will feel the magic come alive and in doing so heal our own wounds.