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{"LocationDetails":{"Id":529,"Name":"Looe","Description":"\u003ch1\u003eOur guide to Looe holiday cottages\u003c/h1\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you\u0026rsquo;re determined to get a feel for traditional Cornwall, then a holiday in Looe\u0026rsquo;s the place to do it. An idyllic coastal fishing town set on either side of an historic bridge, Looe\u0026rsquo;s the kind of resort where you slow down and enjoy the feeling of being far from the hustle and bustle. Whitewashed cottages tumble down towards the river, fishing boats come and go, and restaurants serve up the catch of the day to visitors as the sun sets behind the water. The bridge that crosses the river\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eLife in Looe still revolves around the sea, and there\u0026rsquo;s nothing better than pulling up a chair outside one of the cafes that line the harbour and watching the fishing boats as they land their catches on a sunny afternoon. Better still, you\u0026rsquo;ll be able to tuck in to a plate of said fish in one of the town\u0026rsquo;s seafood restaurants that very day\u0026hellip;foodie Heaven.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePlaces to visit in Looe\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you\u0026rsquo;ve never quite given up on that Famous Five adventure, then head over to Looe Island just a mile out to sea. Beautifully unspoilt and one of our very favourite places to visit in Looe, the best thing about this landmark is its story. A pair of sisters fell in love with the island, moved to it and actually lived the island life back in the 1960s. These days, the island\u0026rsquo;s a nature sanctuary run by the Cornwall Wildlife Trust, and a ferry service takes visitors to it during the summer.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026rsquo;s only one place to visit in Looe that involves monkeys so cute you\u0026rsquo;ll want to take them home, and that\u0026rsquo;s The Monkey Sanctuary. An active rescue centre, the sanctuary\u0026rsquo;s home to Capuchin, Woolly and Barbary monkeys, and the keepers are always happy to tell you all about them and the work that goes into caring for them throughout the year.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eEast Looe Beach is another of the town\u0026rsquo;s best-loved spots, and no matter whether you visit on a sunny day in summer of for a winter walk, it\u0026rsquo;s the kind of beauty spot that makes you feel miles from the daily grind. The sands slope gently down to the sea, and you\u0026rsquo;ll find the town centre nearby so it\u0026rsquo;s perfect for those days with the kids.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eThings to do in Looe\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eRecommended as one of the best places to see in the new year by The Times, Looe\u0026rsquo;s all about the fancy dress when it comes to celebrating the start of another year. Visitors and locals dress up as anything and everything and gather in the town to enjoy the party atmosphere, and it\u0026rsquo;s one of the biggest events in the region.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you\u0026rsquo;re after slightly lower key things to do in Looe, how about the section of the coast path that connects Looe and Polperro? This stretch of the South West Coast Path will take you past an early Christian holy site, and the medieval chapel that still stands was built for pilgrims trying to make their way to Looe Island. At just under 6 miles long, this walk should take around two and a half hours, and it\u0026rsquo;s a great one for\u0026nbsp;those of you visiting Looe with your dog in tow.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","Alias":"looe","MainImageLocation":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/emily.judge/2018/11/Looe.jpg/carousel.jpg","PointOfInterests":[{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Looe Island","Body":"\u003cp\u003eHere\u0026rsquo;s an inspiring story, when sisters Babs and Evelyn Atkins discovered this island in 1965 they decided they would own it and live on it, and they made it happen. The island can be seen a mile offshore from Looe, and it may look pretty rugged but it was home to the sisters for 40 years.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eOfficially named St George\u0026rsquo;s Island, Looe Island can be seen just a mile or so offshore from Looe, and a boat trip for the day is one of the most exciting attractions in Looe and Polperro.The island is small in size, yet home to a wonderful feeling of being away from it all and some beautiful wildlife.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe spectacular Looe Island is a Designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and it\u0026rsquo;s easy to understand the two spinsters who fell in love with it and bought it, before living happily there for the next 40 years.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe island can only be accessed by boat and if you visit in summer when it\u0026rsquo;s warm and beautiful try to imagine living on it during a stormy winter when the shore feels far away. The island has two beaches, a natural rock swimming pool, fishing and palm trees and while those of us who visit can only dream of living on it full time it\u0026rsquo;s still a fantastic day out.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.3374,"LocationLongitude":-4.4495,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2013/12/sandy-footprint.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/looe/looe-island","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2013/12/sandy-footprint.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Adrenalin Quarry","Body":"\u003cp\u003eOk so here it is ...you\u0026rsquo;ve discovered the UK\u0026rsquo;s longest, highest and fastest zip wire, and it\u0026rsquo;s right above a flooded Cornwall quarry (well that\u0026rsquo;s the name explained). Adrenalin Quarry is the only attraction of its kind that doesn\u0026rsquo;t need booking in advance, and there\u0026rsquo;s no age limit either (the youngest ever to ride it was just 4 and the oldest an impressive 94).\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003ePut off lying on the beach for a day and grab the opportunity to brave this spectacular experience. You\u0026rsquo;ll reach a speed of 40mph as you glide between cliff faces on this once in a lifetime zip wire ride. There\u0026rsquo;s no fuss, just the opportunity to turn up, jump and have an exhilarating time. Adrenalin coursing through your veins aside, the ride is also a lovely chance to see Cornwall\u0026rsquo;s views from a whole new angle, but given the fact that you\u0026rsquo;ll be whooshing high above a pool of water you\u0026rsquo;ll be forgiven for having other things on your mind.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eNow it\u0026rsquo;s time for the stats, the zip wire is 490m long, 50m high and reaches 40mph. The attraction is open in any weather, although it closes during the winter so check the Adrenalin Quarry website for more information. If you want to save time when you get there you can fill in the forms you need to sign online before you get there. Have fun.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.4275,"LocationLongitude":-4.41867,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/02/zipwire.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/plymouth/adrenalin-quarry","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/02/zipwire.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Monkey Sanctuary","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThe Monkey Sanctuary in Cornwall\u0026rsquo;s Looe has a special place in the heart of Blue Chip Holidays since we adopted one of its residents, the very adorable Amy (pictured above). The sanctuary enjoys a peaceful setting in woodland close to Cornwall\u0026rsquo;s coastline, and it offers monkeys in need a safe home and makes a lovely day out for visitors of all ages.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere are 36 friendly monkeys at the sanctuary, and you\u0026rsquo;ll soon find that every one of them has its own personality. There are always experienced keepers around, and they\u0026rsquo;re always only too happy to chat about the monkeys and tell you all about the rescue work the sanctuary carries out.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eOnce you\u0026rsquo;ve greeted the monkeys you can take some time to wander the wildlife gardens, which aren\u0026rsquo;t only designed to attract visitors of the human variety but also local wildlife. The gardens are divided into the pond, the meadows, the Victorian border and the woodland edge- and each area tells a story through plants and flowers.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe bat cave is a rare chance to get up close to rare lesser horseshoe bats, and these mysterious creatures have lived in this spot for more than 25 years as they love its warmth. The play area enables the grown ups to sit back and admire the views while their own little monkeys enjoy some play time, and the Tree Top cafe serves up local produce every day. Don\u0026rsquo;t worry if you can\u0026rsquo;t finish your meal as all food waste is turned into food for the monkeys, so you\u0026rsquo;ll be helping the sanctuary out!\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eOh, and we should probably mention that The Monkey Sanctuary has been awarded a 2013 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, reflecting its fantastic reviews from impressed visitors.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":true,"LocationLatitude":50.3665,"LocationLongitude":-4.415,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/02/monkey.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"portwrinkle/whitsand-bay-downderry/the-monkey-sanctuary","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/02/monkey.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Downderry Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003eIf you venture a few miles to the west from Kingsand or Cawsand, you\u0026rsquo;ll find Downderry Beach less than half an hour\u0026rsquo;s drive away. This beach is a mixture of sand and shingle and one of its biggest perks is the collection of rock pools that emerges as the tide goes out. Expect to see young beachgoers investigating them with their buckets on a sunny day, and as the beach is easy to access it\u0026rsquo;s always popular with young families.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eFor those who snorkel, the wreck of the Cutty Sark\u0026rsquo;s sister ship Gypsy can be found off the shore of Downderry. If you prefer to stay on dry land, you can walk along the sand all the way from Downderry beach to Seaton at low tide, but check the tide times carefully to avoid the risk of being cut off.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere is a car park nearby in the village, a pub right on the beach and access for those launching boats, so Downderry Beach is a convenient one. There\u0026rsquo;s good news for pet owners the beach welcomes dogs throughout the year so there\u0026rsquo;s no need to avoid it if you\u0026rsquo;re on a dog friendly walk during high season. Please note there\u0026rsquo;s no lifeguard cover at Downderry.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.3607,"LocationLongitude":-4.36902,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2018/01/iStock-488651525.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"portwrinkle/whitsand-bay-downderry/downderry-beach","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2018/01/iStock-488651525.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"East Looe Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003eEast Looe Beach is probably the most popular beach with those on beach holidays in Looe, as it boasts everything a family could want. Looe beach is large and sandy, and one of the safest in the town, and its surrounding rocks and the Banjo Pier keep chilly winds at bay. There\u0026rsquo;s a sandy shelf which makes the waters particularly shallow for some way out, so it\u0026rsquo;s safe for swimming.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis is a popular beach, so summer sees plenty of entertainment and activity going on, including trampolines for children. Banjo Pier, beside East Looe Beach, is another popular spot, and it\u0026rsquo;s great for rod fishing too. This beach operates a seasonal dog ban.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.3523,"LocationLongitude":-4.45219,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2013/07/heart-sand.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/looe/east-looe-beach","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2013/07/heart-sand.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Hannafore Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003eHannafore Beach is a favourite beach in Looe with rock poolers, and can be found from Hannafore Point on Marine Drive. Although this beach is rocky, with shingle rather than sand, there are fantastic rock pools twice daily when the tide goes out! Whether you have children keen to poke about in the pools with their buckets and nets, or an interest in the sealife visible in almost every pool, this is the place to enjoy them.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere is sand to be found at low tide, and if you prefer a quiet spot over silky sands then Hannafore Beach acts as a pretty good suntrap for bathers. It\u0026rsquo;s also the best beach in Looe for a view of Looe Island.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":51.0442,"LocationLongitude":-4.23448,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/03/looe island.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/looe/hannafore-beach","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/03/looe island.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Polperro Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003eIf you\u0026rsquo;re planning a beach holiday in Polperro, you\u0026rsquo;ll find the beach just behind the harbour of the pretty fishing village \u0026ndash; and you won\u0026rsquo;t be disappointed. The sandy beach emerges at low tide and as it\u0026rsquo;s just behind the harbour it\u0026rsquo;s easy to get to and spend a few hours enjoying the setting before the tide returns.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003ePolperro beach is mainly sand and shingle, and it\u0026rsquo;s a good starting point for a walk along the Cornish coast. Another advantage of this stretch of beach is that it\u0026rsquo;s so close to the village you\u0026rsquo;ll have easy access to toilets, cafes and shops while you make the most of a day on the sand.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003ePolperro remains one of Cornwall\u0026rsquo;s working fishing villages, so don\u0026rsquo;t miss the opportunity to sit back and watch the boats coming and going from the harbour as they\u0026rsquo;ve done for hundreds of years. If you fancy exploring more of the area there are boat trips from Polperro harbour too. There\u0026rsquo;s good news for pet owners \u0026ndash; Polperro\u0026rsquo;s beach welcomes dogs throughout the year.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.3306,"LocationLongitude":-4.5167,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/01/dog walking on beach.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/polperro/polperro-beach","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/01/dog walking on beach.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Second Looe Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003eJust along from the main East Looe Beach, you\u0026rsquo;ll find a smaller stretch of sand known as the Second Beach. If you\u0026rsquo;re keen on an active beach holiday in Looe you\u0026rsquo;ll probably find yourself here at some point, as it\u0026rsquo;s perfect for snorkelling and fishing and there\u0026rsquo;s always something new to try your hand at.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eLarge numbers of Bass swim close to the shore along this beach, so it\u0026rsquo;s a favourite with Bass fishers as the tide comes in. Also, it\u0026rsquo;s possible to walk along Second Beach to nearby Plaidy Beach during low tide, so for a beach walk with beautiful views bear this one in mine. Make sure you look out for a school of Mullet as you pass the sandy patch around half way along the shore, as they\u0026rsquo;re usually seen there by walkers.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.3552,"LocationLongitude":-4.44627,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/101/2013/06/Looe pan 5-2.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/looe/second-looe-beach","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/101/2013/06/Looe pan 5-2.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Trawlers on the Quay","Body":"\u003cp\u003eKnown as The Fish Restaurant, Trawlers on the Quay is one of the leading seafood restaurants in east Cornwall,and you can sit back and watch the fishing boats at work while you dine.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe restaurant specialises in fine seafood and was awarded Gold Restaurant of the Year (2010) by Taste of the West. The award recognises use of local produce and ingredients, excellent service and great food, so come along and try for yourself. If you visit for an evening meal you can sit outside and watch the activity around the quay while you dine by candlelight, so if you love seafood and fancy an experience as well as a meal then don\u0026#39;t miss Trawlers on the Quay.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIt\u0026#39;s best to book in advance as Trawlers is extremely popular with visitors to Looe and its locals.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.354,"LocationLongitude":-4.45441,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/james.lund/2013/08/food3.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/looe/trawlers-on-the-quay","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/james.lund/2013/08/food3.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Ocean \u0026 Earth","Body":"\u003cp\u003eWe like to let you know about those special places to eat before you arrive on your holiday, and if you\u0026rsquo;re planning to visit Looe anytime soon we\u0026rsquo;d suggest you book a table at Ocean \u0026amp; Earth. This authentic Thai restaurant combines fresh, local ingredients with the tastes of the east and it\u0026rsquo;s one of the most popular restaurants in the area.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe freshest Thai herbs and spices are used throughout the menu and the chefs take care not to include any Monosodium Glutamate in the dishes. If you fancy dining in during your holiday you can take advantage of the restaurant\u0026rsquo;s take away service, although the restaurant has a welcoming atmosphere that makes it a great place to unwind and enjoy good food.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.3531,"LocationLongitude":-4.45318,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/james.lund/2013/08/thai shrimp.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/looe/ocean-earth","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/james.lund/2013/08/thai shrimp.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Mawgan\u0027s Restaurant","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026rsquo;s one on every holiday, that welcoming little bistro that serves dishes up just the way you love them and that always offers a relaxing dining experience \u0026ndash; and in Looe that one tends to be Mawgans Restaurant.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eWith its brightly coloured hanging baskets outside to the friendly service you\u0026rsquo;ll enjoy once your inside, this bistro serves up fresh local produce straight from the quay and the specials board changes with the seasons. Mawgan\u0026rsquo;s is family-run and ensures that all dishes are locally-sourced, GM-free and don\u0026rsquo;t include colourings, so if you fancy great food without the guilt then book a table one evening.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eFor wholesome dining in a relaxed atmosphere Mawgan\u0026rsquo;s has it just right, and the fresh fish includes Looe Bay Crab, Monk Fish, Scallops and much more. This charming restaurant also has something of a reputation for its Strawberry Extravaganza...\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.3532,"LocationLongitude":-4.45318,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/james.lund/2013/08/food4.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/looe/mawgans-restaurant","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/james.lund/2013/08/food4.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Old Sail Loft Restaurant","Body":"\u003cp\u003eWith the added charm of being housed within one of Looe\u0026rsquo;s oldest buildings, the Old Sail Loft Restaurant boasts a history that spans four centuries! For a fine meal in cosy surroundings during a holiday in self-catering Looe accommodation, follow in the footsteps of many a smuggler and fisherman and enjoy this pretty quayside restaurant.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eRecent restoration work on the Old Sail Loft led to discoveries such as canon ball, glass bottles and the fireplace you\u0026rsquo;ll see when you visit! The menu leans towards fresh seafood meals and local Cornish produce.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.3533,"LocationLongitude":-4.45457,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/kerry.curtis/2013/08/food13_evo_chinese.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/looe/the-old-sail-loft-restaurant","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/kerry.curtis/2013/08/food13_evo_chinese.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Liskeard - Looe Railway","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThe Liskeard \u0026ndash; Looe railway has got to be the most scenic family attraction in Looe. Also known as the Looe Valley Line, this 9 mile stretch of railway passes through some great examples of the peaceful Cornish countryside.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eYou\u0026rsquo;ll find the lively market town of Liskeard at the head of the line and the landscape along the journey is still home to fascinating landmarks from the area\u0026rsquo;s past \u0026ndash; you just need to know what to look out for. Why not take advantage of one of the halts along the line and explore in your own time? The Holy Well at St Keyne still attracts the curious and those with a passion for history, and those who alight at Causeland can walk the mile to Duloe which has a church dating back to the 13\u003csup\u003eth\u003c/sup\u003e century.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e2010 saw steam trains run along the line once more in celebration of the Great Western Railway, and it\u0026rsquo;s easy to imagine the days when the whistle of the steam trains and billows of steam would have pierced the peace and quiet as they chugged their way past. There are many walks and trails to pick up from the stations, and the Rail Ale Trail is a treat for those with an interest in the many suppliers of Real Ale on the line.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.4468,"LocationLongitude":-4.46764,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/JosephG/2013/05/60163_roebuck_14_june_2009_stephen_edge.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/looe/liskeard-looe-railway","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/JosephG/2013/05/60163_roebuck_14_june_2009_stephen_edge.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Tom Sawyers Tavern ","Body":"\u003cp\u003eWe know that for many of you one of the biggest draws of a Cornwall holiday is dining outside a friendly pub and enjoying sea views, and Tom Sawyers Tavern is just the place for such as pastime. With sweeping views that take in Looe Bay and St George\u0026rsquo;s Island it\u0026rsquo;s a popular place to enjoy good food and a priceless view.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf it\u0026rsquo;s a plate of something hearty you\u0026rsquo;re after then you\u0026rsquo;ll be able to choose between eating in the friendly bar or the restaurant, and if you can\u0026rsquo;t drag your eyes from the views of the sea then the terrace makes just the place to tuck in on a summer\u0026rsquo;s day.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe menu has something to suit every visitors, and it includes a few surprises such as tapas as well as old favourites like the traditional Sunday carvery. One TripAdvisor reviewer described their meal as \u0026ldquo;the best steak in a long time\u0026rdquo; and the tavern has a reputation for serving up good food at great process. 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Start the walk at Looe\u0026rsquo;s harbour and then join the coast path, making sure you don\u0026rsquo;t miss views out to Looe Island in the distance.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eA pair of sisters lived on the island for forty years, and local fishermen shipped their supplies over to them when the seas were calm so they could enjoy life undisturbed. There\u0026rsquo;s a picnic spot opposite the island if you want to pause and imagine what life out there must have been like for all those years.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eBefore you reach Polperro you\u0026rsquo;ll pass through another village \u0026ndash; Talland \u0026ndash; which has a pretty, sandy beach, a historic church and a caf\u0026eacute; if you need a pit stop before carrying on with your walk. 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You\u0026rsquo;ll pass through a picturesque wooded valley, and the first point of interest you\u0026rsquo;ll encounter is the Dragonfly Pond. If you walk this route during summer you\u0026rsquo;ll be treated to the sight of the many dragonflies that call the pond home (although you\u0026rsquo;re unlikely to see any if you walk the route out of season).\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eYou\u0026rsquo;ll pass many a bench along this walk, so there\u0026rsquo;s plenty of opportunity to take a seat for awhile and just enjoy the scenery before walking on. 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The pretty little fishing town of Looe welcomes music lovers \u003cspan style=\"font-size:13.3333px\"\u003e21st\u003c/span\u003e\u0026nbsp;\u0026ndash; 2\u003cspan style=\"font-size:13.3333px\"\u003e3rd\u003c/span\u003e\u0026nbsp;September, and the beach provides the setting for hundreds of live acts including Jools Holland, The Proclaimers and Johnny Marr.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe live entertainment centres around the beach (and if you\u0026rsquo;ve never watched a festival with the sea shimmering behind you then you haven\u0026rsquo;t lived), as well as around the harbour and at various locations throughout the town. The line-up always includes a mixture of big names from all over the world and local talent to give visitors an experience of the sounds of Cornwall, and previous years have seen the likes of Seth Lakeman, Squeeze, Reef, The Darkness and The Stranglers giving sandy performances.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis is one of Cornwall\u0026rsquo;s most laidback festivals (and that\u0026rsquo;s saying something!), so everyone\u0026rsquo;s welcome and the streets of Looe fill with wandering visitors exploring the area between acts. 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