{"LocationDetails":{"Id":93,"Name":"South Cornwall","Description":"\u003ch1\u003eOur guide to South Cornwall holiday cottages\u003c/h1\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eSouth Cornwall, a secluded and beautiful part of the West Country, is the perfect retreat at any time of year. The area\u0026rsquo;s isolated stretches of coastline are strewn with charming whitewashed villages reminiscent of times passed. Discover the truth behind the mysterious legends and ancient sites that give South Cornwall its fascinating character. Visitors to Cornwall will be treated to dramatic scenery, from wooded valleys to jagged cliffs, as the setting for their holiday.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eSouth Cornwall\u0026rsquo;s stunning resorts include Looe and Polperro, Fowey and St Austell. Many of its destinations are former fishing villages, which have come to rely on tourism as the industry has dwindled \u0026ndash; so visitors are sure to receive a warm welcome, and the good news is that there are still plenty of fishermen to supply the local restaurants with fresh seafood!\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026rsquo;s one harbour town that may just look familiar if you\u0026rsquo;ve been watching the BBC\u0026rsquo;s Poldark, and that\u0026rsquo;s Charlestown. With a harbour packed with tall ships all year round, this resort\u0026rsquo;s found itself at the heart of the Poldark whirlwind thanks to its role as the setting for the series\u0026rsquo; town scenes. So, if you were hoping to get that \u0026ldquo;I\u0026rsquo;m in Poldark country\u0026rdquo; photo during your time in South Cornwall, this is a good place to start.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eThings to do in South Cornwall\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eSome of the best loved locations for South Cornwall holidays include the beautiful Rame Peninsula, the fascinating Eden Project - and the Looe Valley and Tamar Valley are great for walking with their coastal and wooded scenery. For keen walkers, the South West Coast Path trails through South Cornwall, and you\u0026rsquo;ll discover some of the path\u0026rsquo;s most dramatic stretches just waiting for you to pull on your walking boots and discover them.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe area\u0026rsquo;s mild weather makes golf a popular pastime, and many of the courses include stunning views of the surrounding scenery so you can enjoy the setting while you practice your swing. Speaking of that mild climate \u0026ndash; if there\u0026rsquo;s one thing to do in Newquay that should be compulsory, it\u0026rsquo;s got to be visiting some of those fishing towns and their picturesque harbours. Whether you head for Fowey \u0026ndash; the town that inspired the Wind in the Willows tales \u0026ndash; or the traditional Polperro, you\u0026rsquo;ll be able to slow down to that laidback pace of life and experience real Cornwall. \u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePlaces to eat in South Cornwall\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eOne of the best things about a South Cornwall holiday is all that yummy fresh food you\u0026rsquo;ll find right on your doorstep. Whether you\u0026rsquo;re into seafood, local produce or pub grub with a view, you\u0026rsquo;ll find everything from cosy pubs with roaring fires to those fine dining favourites.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you find yourself in the friendly coastal town of Looe, make sure you show your face in the Ancient Mariner Bistro. With a family feel and a cosy atmosphere, this blue-fronted eatery serves up good food that has visitors to the area returning time and again while they\u0026rsquo;re nearby. Over in St Austell, you\u0026rsquo;ll find Austells serves that foodie experience for those of you keen to dine somewhere special during your time in Cornwall. Perfect for a laidback Sunday lunch, this restaurant has a reputation for its fantastic food (and we have it on very good authority that the Sunday lunches are something pretty special\u0026hellip;).\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eAnd then there\u0026rsquo;s the Eden Project\u0026hellip;home to the Med Kitchen, Cornwall\u0026rsquo;s best-loved attraction\u0026rsquo;s the perfect place to sample the tastes and flavours of the region during a day out. There\u0026rsquo;s no need to book, so just pop in and choose from the Mediterranean menu.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","Alias":"south-cornwall","MainImageLocation":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/emily.judge/2018/11/South Cornwall.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":"St Ives Harbour Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003ePeer over the sturdy harbour wall in St Ives at low tide and you\u0026rsquo;ll see a golden sandy beach. 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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. 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This attraction may be a small one but the TripAdvisor reviews reflect its greatness, so expect a warm welcome and lots of information as you wander around.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eWith the added intrigue of its position beneath the old town hall, the aquarium includes exhibits of the sea life found locally, and it makes for an engaging way for children to learn more about the coast during their stay. The staff are always happy to answer questions, and if the tanks\u0026rsquo; inhabitants are feeling shy they\u0026rsquo;ll even try and entice them out for you.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe highlight of most visits is the touch tank, which enables visitors to touch some of the fish for themselves. 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TripAdisor\u0026rsquo;s reviewers never fail to take to the site and express their delight at this quirky little museum and there are new displays added each year.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eFowey Museum is open between May and September, and is a captivating Fowey attraction, especially for those with a passion for history. The museum is packed full of displays and artefacts, including naval, political and military objects and there\u0026rsquo;s an emphasis on the seafaring heritage of Fowey too.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eDiscover the history of Fowey and the people who have called it home and don\u0026rsquo;t miss surprising exhibits such as the cape Garibaldi wore throughout his Italian campaign. There\u0026rsquo;s also a cabinet crammed with curiosities, so you\u0026rsquo;ll learn as well as explore during a visit.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThings to look out for include photographs and ship sails from Fowey\u0026rsquo;s maritime heritage, and the cloak of the Italian military leader General Garibaldi. 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Glide between the banks of the River Fowey in the safety of an open cockpit canoe and imagine the adventures of the characters of Kenneth Grahame as you go.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eYou\u0026rsquo;ll pass picturesque wooded hills and National Trust water meadows as you travel several miles upstream, and while Ratty and Mole may have ended up in the water a few times it doesn\u0026rsquo;t matter if you\u0026rsquo;ve never canoed before as you\u0026rsquo;ll be followed by a safety boat for peace of mind!\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eSpeaking of animals, the area is always busy with wildlife and you\u0026#39;re likely to catch sight of heron, kingfishers, cormorants and wildlfowl as you make your way along. 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The castle overlooks the very pretty Readymoney Cove and was built by Henry VIII to defend the harbour below against the Spanish raids. It underwent restoration in 1855 and can still be reached from the beach below via steps.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe castle is largely ruined, but admission is free and you can still explore the gun emplacements and battlements that surround it. This artillery fort is actually one of a pair built in the 1530s, and each one has two storeys with ground level gun ports that always ignite the imaginations of children.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eSt Catherine\u0026rsquo;s Castle is well worth a walk to take a look around, and it\u0026rsquo;s a great finishing point for a walk too. Dogs are welcome to visit St Catherine\u0026rsquo;s Castle but please keep them on their leads as it\u0026rsquo;s owned by English Heritage. There\u0026rsquo;s a car park at Readymoney Cove which is just under a mile\u0026rsquo;s walk from the ruin. 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The gardens are Grade I listed and for the most part they\u0026rsquo;re free to wander around if the house isn\u0026rsquo;t open or you just want to enjoy the scenery. Look out for the National Camelia Collection as it\u0026rsquo;s beautiful. There is a fee to enter the Earl\u0026rsquo;s Garden.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe house was first built during the 1500s and was carefully restored at the end of World War Two. The house was the first of its kind in the country to be built to enjoy the surroundings rather than as a defensive building, so expect fantastic views across Devon and Cornwall.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you\u0026rsquo;re ever on a Plymouth holiday you can take the foot ferry across the river to Cornwall in just a few minutes and you\u0026rsquo;ll land pretty much at the foot of the gardens \u0026ndash; so bear this attraction in mind if you\u0026rsquo;re ever staying in the area.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.3543,"LocationLongitude":-4.17591,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2013/08/mount-edgecumbe.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/kingsand-cawsand/mount-edgcumbe-house","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2013/08/mount-edgecumbe.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Par Sands Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003ePar Sands is a large sandy beach with plenty of space, dunes and a south-facing position \u0026ndash; all of which saw it win a Seaside Award in 2006.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe waters are shallow for some distance, making Par Sands a good spot for paddling, especially for children. There are toilets, a shop and cafe, and those on dog-friendly beach holidays in Fowey will be pleased to learn that dogs are welcome all year.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eAny parents who have ventured to the beach with their whole clan will appreciate the joy of seeing a car park that\u0026rsquo;s within an easy walk from the sand, and Par Sands Beach is one of those. Fluffy sand may be what we all dream of when planning a day lying in the sun, but the but the slightly firm sand you\u0026rsquo;ll find at this beach makes it an easier one for walkers, so bear it in mind if you fancy a stroll beside the sea during your Cornwall holiday.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eYou\u0026rsquo;ll find those three essentials - a pub, a cafe and a shop - close to the beach, but the picnic benches mean walkers can sit and take in the scenery over lunch. Well, how long has it been since you gathered the family around a bench and handed out everyone\u0026rsquo;s favourite snacks? 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Readymoney Cove is one of those, and although the beach itself is tiny, the crystal waters and floating pontoon make it a fun spot for a dip. On a summer day you\u0026rsquo;ll see children swimming out to the pontoon, clambering on and leaping off into the emerald waters, so Readymoney Cove is a popular place to finish a walk around Fowey as you\u0026rsquo;ll be able to cool off in style.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eOnce you\u0026rsquo;re on the beach, look up above you and you\u0026rsquo;ll see the remains of St Catherine\u0026rsquo;s Castle, built by Henry VIII. The South West Coast Path leads up to the castle, so if you want to get a closer look you\u0026rsquo;ll be able to enjoy some fantastic vantage points on the way up.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe cove is as quaint as the rest of Fowey, and the whole area is a favourite with walkers. Some of the streets may be a little on the steep side, but the unspoilt charm of this harbour town makes it a lovely alternative to some of the busier beach destinations in Cornwall. Visitors can also take the ferry across to the ancient fishing village of Polruan as the journey takes less than ten minutes. 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Cotehele in the heart of the valley was once home to a thriving quay and flickering lime kilns, and today it makes a great place to explore without the car. The quayside is always a good place to start as you can enjoy a leisurely lunch in the Edgecumbe Arms and have a closer look at the historic barge, Shamrock before setting off.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe gardens are a beautiful example of how the area would have dazzled in the days when mining made the Tamar Valley a bustling hub of activity, and they set off the river views to perfection. You may find the landscape of the wider estate steep in places, but it\u0026rsquo;s worth the effort when you reach the Chapel and Prospect Tower.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eBuilt in around 1879, the tower was built as a folly by the owners to mark a visit from King George III. 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There are five clay trails in the landscape that surrounds Cornwall\u0026rsquo;s St Austell, and the area has some beautiful sights that can be seen from miles away. The trails weave between the clay tips and pits around St Austell and its nearby villages, and they date back more than two centuries to the days when mining was king. This ride is ideal for anyone who likes a dramatic backdrop with plenty to see as they go.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf your favourite way to explore is on horseback then pick up one of the trails and discover the miles and miles of scenic trails that have been specially created for riders, walkers and cyclists. In fact, the whole area is being transformed from a former industrial hub into a haven for wildlife. Enjoy the peace and quiet of the pathways and look out for grazing deer as you go.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe surfaces of the clay trails are mostly gravel, so you\u0026rsquo;ll find the majority of them suitable for riding. 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The Eden Project may be associated with summer days and blooming flowers but it sure knows how to add a sparkle to winter time, and visitors and locals make the festival a huge success year after year.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe biomes take on a festive feel as the Winter Wonderland arrives from November until January, and if you\u0026rsquo;ve never ice skated at Eden then you haven\u0026rsquo;t lived. November and December sees late opening on many days, and there\u0026rsquo;s always a programme packed with festive events for the whole family. Skating sessions at the ice rink usually run from November throughout to the start of January, and the decor has a different theme every year. There\u0026rsquo;s also an annual lantern parade that makes a beautiful sight in the infamous biomes.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eChildren can visit Father Christmas as the big day looms closer and children can even explore his base when he\u0026rsquo;s returned to the North Pole. 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The Jungle will ignite your sense of adventure as you make your way along the raised boardwalk, weaving between ponds and inspiring plants and flowers.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe Victorian gardens have the feel of days gone by about them, and a visit is like peering into Heligan\u0026rsquo;s past. The gardens were once cultivated so much by the Tremayne family that they produced most of their food, and today they produce more than 200 types of heritage herbs, salad, fruit and vegetables. You\u0026rsquo;ll find plenty of historic plants in the Pleasure Grounds, with the oldest plantings dating back 150 years. 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Julie and David Gibbons decided that it was time for a change, sold their business and their home in Buckinghamshire and took on the sanctuary with no experience. Now it\u0026rsquo;s their lives and they wouldn\u0026rsquo;t have things any other way, so a visit to the park is inspirational as well as great fun.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe family work hard to make sure the park cares for as many donkeys as possible and that they make for a friendly day out with something for everyone, and their barn means that you can be sure of a donkey ride for the little ones come rain or shine.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eClose to Tavistock, the Tamar Valley Donkey Park is open daily from March to September and on weekends from November to March. There are dozens of donkeys to get to know during a visit, and each one has its own name and personality. Wish you could have one of your own? 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It starts at the Cremyll Ferry landing stage and ends in Cawsand, so it\u0026rsquo;s a great way to finish a day if you return from Plymouth via the ferry.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eFollow the South West Coast Path from the landing stage through the Mount Edgecumbe landscape and grounds. Much of this walk is inside the grounds of Mount Edgecumbe historic house, and you\u0026rsquo;ll pass its formal gardens, Amphitheatre and resident herd of Fallow deer. 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This is a six mile walk that takes in spectacular views along the way, so if you just want to take in the scenery and see some of the area then it\u0026rsquo;s perfect.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you start the walk in Plymouth you can take the ferry service to Cawsand and head into the village from there. Look out for the old sign on Corn Cottage which once marked the Cornwall and Devon border (before it was moved). The route then heads towards Penlee point from Cawsand Beach and passes through peaceful woodland. Penlee Point is a great place to pause for a rest, as it also enables walkers to take in the scenery below.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis is a great walk to tackle with your dog, but it\u0026rsquo;s best to keep pets on leads as you wind your way along the cliff top pathways. 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You\u0026rsquo;ll find the village tucked quietly in a valley that\u0026rsquo;s often missed by the crowds, and that\u0026rsquo;s what makes it so special.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003ePretty fisherman\u0026rsquo;s cottages huddle protectively around a sleepy cove, and little has changed over the centuries. The beaches are two of Cornwall\u0026rsquo;s safest for swimming, so if you have small children they\u0026rsquo;re perfect. Dogs are welcome as long as they stay on their leads, and as the coves are part of the South West Coast Path they\u0026rsquo;re ideal to stop off at as part of a walk. The village\u0026rsquo;s main beach is easily accessible, and close to toilets, shops and a large car park.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eSo whether you drive along to this beach or make it the finishing point of a walk from Mevagissey you\u0026rsquo;ll have no trouble parking or refreshing yourself when you arrive. 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Although the beach can only be reached by walking along the South West Coast Path and then taking around 200 steps down to the sand, its long stretch of sand and wonderful views make it worth a visit if you can. The beach is found off the coastal path that heads to Pentewan, so you need to look out for the steps down to the beach.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere are 200 steps, so if you need to bring pushchairs or have a lot to carry this is probably not ideal, but if you can get down you\u0026rsquo;ll discover a long sand and shingle beach. Also, bear in mind that there are no facilities here. 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It can be a little tricky to access the beach as the slope down to it is steep, but if you\u0026#39;re feeling energetic and you don\u0026#39;t mind a bit of an adventure you\u0026#39;ll be rewarded with striking views and a peaceful beauty spot. in fact, few could resist this unspoilt length of sand at any time of year, let alone during the summer when surfers dot the waves and the surrounding scenery comes into its own.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026#39;s lifeguard cover during high season, and The South West Coast Path follows the bay, so it\u0026rsquo;s a lovely point to visit during a walk if you\u0026rsquo;re not one for sitting on the beach. 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Whether you pop along to browse the wares or stock up your cupboards for your stay in St Ives, this event is part of the community.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe market opens from 9.30am until 2.00pm, and depending on the season or which traders are there on the day it\u0026rsquo;s the place to sample meats, homemade meals and vegetables. The market has been revived in recent years and it\u0026rsquo;s not a community project \u0026ndash; so you\u0026rsquo;ll find it has a welcoming and friendly atmosphere that makes shopping a pleasure. 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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. 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It\u0026rsquo;s difficult to imagine a more typical Cornish pub, from the warm welcome you\u0026rsquo;ll receive when you get there to the Cornish Ale that\u0026rsquo;s been on tap for centuries...and \u0026lsquo;the Blue\u0026rsquo; has won award after award for its hot meals too.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eChoose whether to sit upstairs in the restaurant or just pull up a pew in the bar and look out across the inner harbour, and whether you opt for something from the Specials board or an old favourite from the menu you\u0026rsquo;ll enjoy fresh, local food. 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Built in 1851, the pub\u0026rsquo;s unique in that its car park has a Grade II listing and it sits right in the heart of a World Heritage Site.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe Rashleigh is the kind of pub where you\u0026rsquo;ll feel at home as soon as you sink into one of the leather sofas. The lounge bar has changed little over the years and it\u0026rsquo;s always a happy sight for those who\u0026rsquo;ve spent a day wandering the nearby Lost Gardens of Heligan or exploring The Eden Project in St Austell. There\u0026rsquo;s a contemporary restaurant too, and it offers dishes created using locally sourced produce for a real taste of Cornwall.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you visit on a sunny day the patio and garden make for comfy places to settle down and watch the world go by for awhile, and there are live bands at the pub every other week. 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The older area of the town is flanked by wooded valleys to its north and south, making it a leafy spot for a walk.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis walk should take around an hour, and as it mostly sticks to surfaces roads and pathways it\u0026rsquo;s an even route that should be quite easy for all abilities. The walk starts and finishes at Holy Trinity Church in the centre of St Austell . Walkers should set off along Fore Street and head downhill to Truro Road. Cross over the road at the traffic lights and turn left into River Walk.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis walk passes fine old English oaks, beech and lime trees, sycamores, ash trees, pines and cedars, so aside from being a handy walk that won\u0026rsquo;t exhaust children it\u0026rsquo;s also a great opportunity to see some of the historic trees that make St Austell\u0026rsquo;s landscape. 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