Buy Cornish this Christmas

This Christmas why not give your loved ones a memory of Cornwall in the form of a gift? You may not have been able to visit this year, but there are plenty of ways to source a gift from our Visit Cornwall partners below. They can offer everything from a bottle of cider, a yoga retreat or a trip on a steam train through the Cornish countryside, the choice is yours...

The Garden of Eden

In light of his failing health, a Buddhist monk grew fearful that his garden of rare camellias would have no one to look after them once he passed away; believed to have as many as 100 to 300 species, the Japanese flowers are commonly known for their spirals of dainty pink petals, not dissimilar to delicate pinecones that flutter in the breeze.

Some more Cornish Connections

With the G7 leaders coming to Cornwall in June 2021, we have been researching links between Cornwall and the countries represented.

Here's a few more interesting stories..

The Chynoweth League

While the Chynoweth name will be most familiar in Cornwall as the name of a family within the Poldark series, the Cornish surname – literally meaning ‘new house’ – has also given rise to a family powerhouse within the hockey world.

Reaching out to the world

For a small area, that in the past has been pretty hard to reach overland, Cornwall has a long history of being at the forefront of communicating with the world.

Cornwall Connected: The G7 and Germany

With the 2021 G7 Summit arriving at Carbis Bay from 11th to 13th June, we explore the history between Cornwall and the nations it will be welcoming. From unexpected royalty to celebrity teddy bears, here are five Cornish connections with our friends in Germany.

 

Cornwall Connected: The G7 and the USA

With the 2021 G7 Summit arriving at Carbis Bay from 11th to 13th June, we explore the history between Cornwall and the nations it will be welcoming. From the White House to Hollywood, here are five Cornish connections with our friends in the United States of America.