South East Cornwall
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This often forgotten area of Cornwall is a wonderful place to see as it encompasses a number of villages including Cawsand, Kingsand, Torpoint and more. It is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with magnificent scenery and spectacular walks. Kingsand and Cawsand are the twin seafront villages with outstanding views of the Plymouth Sound. It is unspoilt as you will see when you wander the narrow streets and pass colour washed charming cottages.
The seaside town of Looe keeps visitors entertained with the fantastic eateries in the town and the main beach, which is wonderful to visit throughout out the year.
Choose from a number of stately homes and landscaped parks that you can see in the area. Antony House and Garden is just one of them. It is a 18th century mansion with a fine collection of paintings while the fantastic grounds including the formal gardens and the woodland garden can also be seen during your visit. You may recognise parts of the gardens as it was previously used as a location in Disney’s Alice in Wonderland film. Also in the area you can find Cotehele House and Gardens near to Saltash. When visiting you can explore miles of countryside walks after learning more about the story of the Tamar Valley at their Discovery Centre.
Explore South East Cornwall using the South West Coast Path. One route to discover is the coast path from Par Sands that runs round Gribbin Head with its distinctive 80 foot high ships’ day-mark, past St Catherine's Castle and Readymoney Cove to the port of Fowey. You can see the overview of the town and the beautiful harbour. It is a charming town with much to discover both on land and at sea with escorted River trips and the passenger ferry that gives a view of the spectacular cliff side as you pass to Polruan. From there if you are up for a challenge you can continue the walk to Polperro it is quite a strenuous walk but there is fantastic scenery to enjoy making the walk worthwhile. From Par to Polperro the walk is 13.9 miles. You can discover more of the region as each year they put on the South East Cornwall Walking Festival in September when you can join local guides who know the area inside out and can take you to hidden viewpoints.