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{"LocationDetails":{"Id":637,"Name":"Porthcurno","Description":"","Alias":"porthcurno","MainImageLocation":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/emily.judge/2018/11/Porthcurno.jpg/carousel.jpg","PointOfInterests":[{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Minack Theatre","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThe \u003ca href=\"http://www.minack.com/\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"The Minack Theatre\"\u003eMinack Theatre\u003c/a\u003e is a spectacular Penzance attraction, whether you choose to watch a performance under the stars or visit during the day. The theatre was carved into the cliffs at Porthcurno and it makes an awe-inspiring sight overlooking the glistening seas below.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe Minack Theatre was created in the style of an open air amphitheatre, and it\u0026rsquo;s not only a unique Penzance attraction but also makes for a truly special experience. Actors clamour to perform beneath the skies in this dramatic setting, and the Atlantic just behind it lends itself as the backdrop to every production. The theatre was the life\u0026rsquo;s work of one woman, the late Rowena Cade. She devoted much of her life to making her vision of an open-air theatre in the Cornish cliffs come true, and it remains one of the world\u0026rsquo;s best known amphitheatres today.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe theatre\u0026rsquo;s summer season runs every May to September, and it plays host to everything from Shakespeare to adaptations of modern films. Recent years have seen Titanic, Wuthering Heights, James and the Giant Peach and hundreds more productions thrill audiences of all ages in a setting they\u0026rsquo;ll never forget.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026rsquo;s free parking for all visitors at the Minack, and it\u0026rsquo;s not only the theatre itself that draws the curious but the sub-tropical gardens have also become an attraction. Anyone with a love of gardening or an eye for the exotic will fall in love with the Cliffside garden, and it certainly makes a colourful sight from afar.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":true,"LocationLatitude":50.0408,"LocationLongitude":-5.65118,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/2013/03/1364659001.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"sennen/porthcurno/the-minack-theatre","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/2013/03/1364659001.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Porthcurno Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003ePorthcurno is the kind of beach that could have been made to grace postcards, and when people affectionately call it Paradise they aren\u0026rsquo;t exaggerating. Porthcurno\u0026rsquo;s white sand, turquoise waters and unspoilt natural beauty have helped it to win award after award, and if it\u0026rsquo;s a stroll along the coast you\u0026rsquo;re after then you couldn\u0026rsquo;t ask for more.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe beach is a popular one with families and visitors, so if you want to stroll the length of the sand then getting there early in the morning means you\u0026rsquo;ll be able to enjoy the beach pretty much to yourselves. There\u0026rsquo;s a seasonal dog ban, and the stream that flows down one of the beach\u0026rsquo;s sides is a great spot for little ones to paddle. The cliffs don\u0026rsquo;t only act as a handy shelter from the breeze, the Minack Theatre sits at their summit and hosts open air performances with the stunning backdrop of the sea. The theatre is open to the public throughout the year and dates back to the 1920s.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you fancy walking on for longer make your way around the bay to Logan Rock, famous for its 80 ton granite rocking stone and just half an hour away on foot. You\u0026rsquo;ll also find the Museum of Submarine Telegraphy, which tells how Cornwall helped shape global communications.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.0429,"LocationLongitude":-5.65041,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/EllyD/2016/01/2312 Penthouse Porthcurno_24.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/porthcurno/porthcurno-beach","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/EllyD/2016/01/2312 Penthouse Porthcurno_24.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Porthcurno Telegraph Museum","Body":"\u003cp\u003eOnce the world\u0026rsquo;s largest cable station, it\u0026rsquo;s fitting that Porthcurno is home to a telegraph museum that tells the story of how telegraph cables connected Britain with locations across the globe. The museum itself was once the telegraph facility, and the whole area sat at the centre of international telegraph communications from a century from 1870.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe museum has recently reopened to the public after undergoing a dramatic overhaul, and it now offers more family friendly exhibits than ever to help engage all ages and tell the story behind the Porthcurno you see today. Porthcurno was also home to one of the first commercial wireless stations all the way back in 1902, and the museum highlights the competition between cable advancements and wireless technology.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe museum aims to show as many artefacts as it can in full working order, and it tells the tale of how the cable station shaped the region\u0026rsquo;s history too. Check to see whether there are any events on during your visit as the museum often hosts workshops for the whole family, and you\u0026rsquo;ll receive free entry when you return to the attraction within one year of your first visit.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.0467,"LocationLongitude":-5.65492,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2015/02/porthcurno museum.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/porthcurno/porthcurno-telegraph-museum","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2015/02/porthcurno museum.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Porthchapel Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003eYou\u0026rsquo;ll find this sandy gem tucked between Porthcurno and Porthgwarra, just three miles from Land\u0026rsquo;s End. With a position surrounded by cliffs, this peaceful sandy beach has a sheltered feel to it that makes it perfect for families.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eNow the good news is that Porthchapel doesn\u0026rsquo;t attract the crowds that its neighbours do, but that\u0026rsquo;s because it\u0026rsquo;s not as easy to reach. You\u0026rsquo;ll need to follow the cliff path down through the tree-dotted valley and then make a little climb down to the rocks on the beach (in short, you might want to wear your trainers for the journey down and pop your flip flops on at the bottom).\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026rsquo;s a seasonal dog ban between Easter and October, and if you sit on the sand and look out to sea it\u0026rsquo;s not uncommon to spot a seal enjoying the surf just offshore! Please bear in mind that lifeguards don\u0026rsquo;t operate at Porthchapel Beach, and the closest shop is the one in the Minnack Theatre a short wander along the coast path.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.0394,"LocationLongitude":-5.65831,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2015/02/porthchapel beach.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/porthcurno/porthchapel-beach","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2015/02/porthchapel beach.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]}],"MetaData":{"Title":"Self Catering Holidays in Porthcurno, Book Holiday Cottages in Porthcurno","Description":"Porthcurno is a tiny village in the south coast of Cornwall. We have a small, carefully chosen list of holiday properties. 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