The Tin Coast

Kicking off a new series of blogs where we focus on different parts of Cornwall, we head down to the far west to explore the Tin Coast...

The Tamar Valley

Separating Cornwall from Devon (or some say England) the River Tamar rises within three miles of the north Cornish coast above Bude and flows south to enter the English Channel in Plymouth Sound.

PK Porthcurno

The tiny coastal village of Porthcurno, located in West Cornwall, was once the heart of international telecommunications, boasting the largest telegraph station in the world. As the G7 summit drew to a close last week, it was interesting to reflect that the leaders were meeting in Cornwall – a place that has a long history of global connectivity.

10 Cornish links with the G7 Nations

With the G7 Summit taking place in Carbis Bay later this week, we thought we would bring you some interesting bits of information connecting it to the 10 nations attending.

The River Fowey

Our guide to one of Cornwall's finest and most varied rivers, from sea to moor.

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.

The Minack Theatre

The Minack theatre is currently used from Easter to September for a full summer season of up to 20 plays and the occasional live music events, read about its history here.

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.