The Scarlet Hotel
Travel Blogs from Mawgan Porth
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 ...
Friday we ticked off St Michael's Mount on Ella's list. The tiny island, which you get to by walking along a cobbled causeway or ferry if you miss the tide out, dominates the view of the surrounding Cornish south east coast for miles. Once through the stone gates you're in a walled fortress with a steep climb up the mount to get to the castle entrance just past the walled cannons. Don't forget to look out for the giants heart - a large heart shaped stone in the cobbled pavement - ...
... extreme westerly point of mainland England.
Day 4 - Saturday 21st Sept.
Today was a free day for us to explore the historic town of Falmouth. We had numerous options for filling in our day. We chose a ferry trip to St Mawes, where we visited St Mawes Castle, built during the reign of Henry VIII. Another quaint fishing village with more unique galleries & shops.
Home very foot sore & weary.
... 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 ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool