The River Tamar divides Cornwall from the rest of England for all but three miles between the source and the north Cornish coast. It runs for 60 miles down to Plymouth Sound, winding its way through rich farmland and areas of industrial history, now with World Heritage Status. Much of the area is also part of the Tamar Valley AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty).
Artists of all types are drawn to Cornwall, some paint, some play music and some write novels. The landscape and people of Cornwall have been inspiring writers for years and we have picked eight novels here that date back as far back as the 1880s, but also feature two that have come out in the last couple of years. Some will be familiar, others more obscure, but we believe they are all worth reading..
The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher
Are you one of those people that has been coming to Cornwall for years and keeps going to the same beaches, the same pretty fishing villages, stick to the same roads?
There's nothing wrong with that, we don't mind where you go as long as you keep coming back!
But here's our short guide to a few charming bits of Cornwall that you might just of missed. They're not the out of the way 'hidden' places, we want to keep them to ourselves. These are just a few places that might not be on your usual tourist route.