Budock Vean Hotel on the River
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There's only one thing more exciting than driving on Cornish roads in the sunshine - that's driving in the mist and rain, which we've had a bit of in the last few days. But enough of the commentary. (You can read my blog Bloody Tourists for my rave about Cornish roads.) We shot a clip from our car driving ...
... outcrop jutting out from the surrounding cliff face. The climb is not for the feint hearted but loads of fun for the girls who raced ahead of us, at times to the parents' consternation. On the way back we struck an archeologist who informed us the relatively flat stretch of land proceeding the outcrop was being prepared for an excavation as it once hosted an ancient Celtic castle. That's one great thing about travelling around England. You are constantly reminded of your own ...
Day 3 - Friday 20th Sept.
The weather is much improved, bright sunshine, so ideal for our drive to the old fishing town of St Ives. Here we sampled the famous Cornish Pasty (that is how they spell it over here) for lunch & viewed the many wonderful galleries including the St Ives Tate.
We then journeyed through the unique landscape of tiny Iron Age fields bounded by stone walls, stone circles & the remains ...
We ducked into the St Ives Guildhall this morning to get out of the drizzling rain and were pleasantly surprised by a local farmers market made up of dozens of stalls of local produce from honey cured ham to Trelawny cheese - the later originates from Cornwall. We spent our time stocking up on food for a picnic tea back at Sam's Place tonight. On the waterfront, I sampled another coffee, sucked in by the ...
... an attractive market town & the birthplace of Sir Francis Drake, here we discovered the award winning Pannier Marketplace, just wonderful, could have spent hours there. Also passed the famous Dartmoor prison which is soon to cease operation.
Next stop - Port Isaac (Port Wenn for TV) the location of Doc Martin. Saw the Doc's house, Louise's school & Bert's restaurant.
Last but by no means least on today's itinerary was our lunch at ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking