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Travel Blogs from Falmouth
... one of the more challenging Cornwall circuits. Hopefully the sound uploads with the clip so you get to hear the commentary in the back seat along the way. We shot this Saturday on the way south to Lamorna and Logan's Rock. Since then I've had some even more challenging drives but this one's not bad. ...
... the giant's well on the way up. Legend has it a giant would wade ashore from the mount and steal cattle. This was superseded by the Christian legend of St Michael appearing to local fisherman. Portraits of the St Aubyn family, who have lived in the castle since the 17th century, hang on the castle walls. In one room is a framed photo of the family with Prince Charles and Carmella, Duchess of Cornwall. People tend to linger as they move through the dozen or so rooms open to the ...
... villages such as Chysauster, an Iron Age settlement originally occupied almost 2000 years ago.
Our next stop was the historical & medieval castle of St Michael's Mount dating back to the 12th century, previously a Benedictine Monastery, fortress, a port & family home. Here our fitness level was tested, at least 500 very steep steps over rugged terrain, but well worth it.
Our last stop for the day was Land's ...
... real coffee. I'm now on an impossible quest, but being an obsessive-compulsive I can't help myself. (Incidentally, in case you're wondering, I rated the coffee 2 stars.) For lunch we drove to Trevaskis Farm where just about everything on your table is grown on site. I lucked out on my first two choices from the menu which had sold out - we didn't sit down to eat until around 2pm - so settled for a ...
... wild ponies & because of the inclement weather covered in mist. Another quaint village where we stopped for coffee was Widecombe.
Last night we stayed at the Two Bridges Hotel in Dartmoor which was built in 1770. Many famous guests have stayed there over its 240 year history including Vivienne Leigh, Winston Churchill, Wallace Simpson, Nicholas Cage.
Left Dartmoor after breakfast - travelled through more narrow roads & bridges ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility