Travel Blogs from St Mawes
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 ...
... south to Lamorna a small beach which can only be accessed by car descending down a winding nail biting one way lane catering for two way traffic. After exploring a coastal walk and the beach we drove to Logan Rock Inn where we lunched on local Cornish fare. I ordered a half pint Cornish Rattler cloudy cider from the tap and had one of the best pies I can remember with thick juicy steak pieces in a rich sumptuous gravy sauce. Jenny had the ploughman's lunch with Cornish cheddar ...
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 ...
Other places to stay in St Mawes
Harbourside, St Mawes | 3 star hotelfrom $98
- A wonderful setting
- Wonderful home made bread!
- Luxury Weekend Break
Lower Castle Road, St Mawes | 4 star hotelfrom $233
- GOOD VIEW,LITTLE ELSE GOOD
- Expensive but pretty impressive
- The best hotel in the UK
The Waterfront, St Mawes | Hotelfrom $123
The Square, St Mawes | Hotelfrom $148