The Rising Sun
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 ...
... to get their money's worth. You do feel as if you've covered a large chunk of the castle once you get back to the entrance by which time you've walked through a number of rooms including a study, library, dining room, smoking room, armoury, courtyards, drawing rooms and private chapel where weddings are now held. The village of Marazion lies on the other side of the sea path to the mount. The girls buy earrings and necklaces at a local designer, Silver Mine. I take a nano nap in ...
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 ...
... to explain the two natures of Christ - human and divine. Outside we explored the haphazard graveyard marked with random Celtic crosses. A sundial on the church wall features cross bones and angels representing death and immortality. Somehow this all seems more believable in the grey windswept Cornish late afternoon haze. We walked from here along a path winding through stone walled fields down towards ...
... 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 ...
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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