Boscastle, Cornwall

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Things to see and do near Boscastle

If you're planning a visit to Boscastle, you'll find that there are plenty of things to see and do in the surrounding area. Here are just a few ideas to help you make the most of your trip.

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  • Cornish Art - Taking inspiration from the Cornish coast, from the wild and untamed to the quiet and calm.
  • The Great Cornish Outdoors - Discover the best Cornwall has to offer, from the popular to the more remote hidden gems.
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  • Visit Tintagel Castle – Tintagel Castle is a medieval castle situated on the north coast of Cornwall. It was the legendary birthplace of King Arthur. The castle's ruins are located on the headland, surrounded by dramatic views of the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Explore Bodmin Moor – Bodmin Moor is a vast expanse of open moorland in the north of Cornwall. It is an area of outstanding natural beauty, with rugged peaks, streams, woods and heaths. It is home to a variety of wildlife, including red deer, adders and skylarks.
  • Go to the South West Coast Path – The South West Coast Path is a 630-mile long-distance footpath running along the English coast from Minehead in Somerset to Poole in Dorset. It passes through Boscastle, offering spectacular views of the coastline.
  • Take a Boat Trip – Boat trips from Boscastle harbour offer visitors the chance to explore the coastline from a different perspective. Trips usually include visits to the sea caves along the coast and sightings of local wildlife.
  • Visit the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic – The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic houses one of the world's largest collections of artifacts related to witchcraft, magic and the occult. It offers visitors an insight into the history and beliefs of magical traditions.
  • Visit the Valley of the Rocks – The Valley of the Rocks is a dramatic landscape of towering cliffs and rocky outcrops, located close to Lynmouth in Devon. It is home to a variety of wildlife and offers spectacular views of the sea.
  • Visit the Dozmary Pool – The Dozmary Pool is a mysterious lake at the foot of Brown Willy, the highest peak in Cornwall. Legend has it that this is where the Lady of the Lake kept Excalibur, King Arthur's sword.
  • Take a Sea Safari – Sea safaris offer visitors the chance to explore the coastline by boat. Tours usually include visits to the sea caves, sightings of local wildlife, and the chance to experience the thrill of the open sea.
  • Enjoy the Beach – The beach at Boscastle is a great spot to relax and take in the scenery. It is a popular destination for surfers, and the nearby cliffs provide excellent vantage points for watching the waves.
  • Visit Port Isaac – Port Isaac is a charming fishing village located just a few miles from Boscastle. It is known for its cobbled streets, old cottages and harbour. The village is also home to the popular TV series, Doc Martin.
  • Explore the Camel Estuary – The Camel Estuary is a large tidal estuary located between Padstow and Wadebridge. It is home to a variety of wildlife and offers a great spot for birdwatchers.
  • Visit St. Nectan's Glen – St. Nectan's Glen is a stunning waterfall located near Tintagel. Its turquoise waters and lush foliage make it a beautiful spot to explore.
  • Visit the Eden Project – The Eden Project is an educational charity located in nearby St. Austell. It is home to two huge Biomes, which house thousands of plants from around the world.
  • Enjoy a Cream Tea – A cream tea is a quintessentially English experience. Enjoy scones, clotted cream and jam, accompanied by a pot of tea in one of Boscastle's many tea rooms.
  • Visit the Minack Theatre – The Minack Theatre is an open-air theatre carved into the cliffs above Porthcurno. It offers performances throughout the summer, as well as spectacular views of the sea.
  • Enjoy a Day Out at the Beach – Enjoy a day out at the beach. Boscastle has several beautiful beaches, such as Crackington Haven and Trebarwith Strand, perfect for sunbathing, swimming, and walking.

There are many things to see and do near Boscastle. Whether you're interested in history, nature, or outdoor activities, you'll find plenty of ways to enjoy your time in the area!