Cornwall is lucky enough to be home to at least 58 different species of mammal ranging from the tiny pygmy shrew weighing in at 5g, to the fin whale which can tip the scales at 80 tonnes. Cornwall is unusual in that many of our native mammals are found around the coasts where whales, dolphins and seals feed in the rich, shallow waters.
What do you remember about your first holiday to Cornwall?
We asked the Visit Cornwall team....
One of the older members has memories of going on holiday to Hayle Towans, staying in a chalet in the dunes. It was less than half an hour from home, but another world to explore with miles of sandy beach to explore.
Narrow streets and steep valley sides lead you down to the centre of the old Mevagissey, where the distinctive twin harbour provides a safe haven for the fishing boats that land their daily catch of skate, lobster, plaice and sole. Mevagissey was built on fish, in the 1800s and early 1900s it prospered on the back of the abundant source of pilchards (sardines) caught in local waters.
A few weeks ago, we asked our friends on social media to tell us what their dream holiday to Cornwall would involve. The replies were a lot more conservative than we imagined they would be…. Ross Poldark only featured once, and even then, he had his clothes on and was just walking along the South West Coast Path.
Nestled in a beautiful valley, just moments away from the dramatic North Cornish coastline sits Callestick Farm lovingly farmed by us, the Parker family since 1953. It’s where we have created champion Cornish ice cream for generations to our original family recipe.
“Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again” The opening line from Daphne du Maurier’s classic Gothic novel ‘Rebecca’ which has been captured on film again and will be shown on Netflix, starting Wednesday 21st October. This latest version stars Lily James, Armie Hammer and Kristin Scott Thomas as the fearsome Mrs Danvers.