Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Back from Cornwall

We arrived back yesterday night after a wonderful week camping in Bodmin in Cornwall. We stayed at South Penquite Farm, which is where we stayed last time and had a lovely time. The site is a working farm with lots of eco friendly features, like the solar heated showers. The weather was a bit iffy and wet for some of the week but we had a wonderful and relaxing time in spite of it :)

We paid a return visit to Restormal Castle in Lostwithniel on the first full day and then visited Looe in the afternoon. The castle was amazing and it was so nice to see it in the sunshine.

The next day we went to the Lost Gardens of Heligan just outside St Austell. The Gardens are absolutely enormous and it took us a whole day to explore and we still didn't get to see everything. We picked a great day to visit too as it scorching hot and the trees and gardens made for some cool shady spots.

The Jungle

The Fruit & Veg Gardens

We then went to St Ives the following day and had a good day checking out the latest collections at the Tate Gallery and then going onto the Barbara Hepworth Gallery. I wasn't overly taken with anything at the Tate but loved Barbara Hepworths' work. I wasn't familiar with her before the day so it was really interesting.

We also visited Bodmin town for a spot of shopping and visited Boscastle on our last full day. The weather was a bit of the blowy side so we had a wander round the Museum of Witchcraft. It was fasinating and well worth a visit.



  1. Sounds like you had a brilliant trip. Luckily we turned up at the Tate last year on a family Sunday and joined in all sorts of activities. I prefered the work of Babara Hepworth too.

  2. Thank you. We had a lovely week away :)

  3. Oh wow some of those places look awesome. I loved when we went around the UK and saw all the castle ruins. They were always way more interesting compared to the intact ones :P

  4. Definitely - Restormal Castle was good too as it had enough in tact to see what it would have looked like to live there.