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Birchall Travel Inspiration – Cornwall


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There are few more beautiful places to visit than Cornwall. An area famed for its beautiful landscapes and coastline, it inspires artists and writers past and present. Its rich land and sea provides sumptuous produce for an area boasting numerous spectacular places to eat and drink. Stunning cultural highlights and beaches provide entertainment for all the family. Below we list some of our highlights in the area to inspire your adventure in Cornwall.

Kynance Cove, West Cornwall

Areas Of Outstanding Beauty – Kynance Cove

Arguable the most photographed and painted location in Cornwall and it’s not hard to see why. The contrast between the cove’s white sand beach and the red and green of the serpentine rock produces an alluring spectacle. Coupled with the clear blue waters that surrounds, it combines to create a naturally stunning location for a relaxing day spent on the beach or exploring the rocks.

Food Highlight – Seafood Restaurant Padstow

We’re very proud to be the Official Tea supplier for Rick Stein and his fantastic ‘The Seafood Restaurant’ in Padstow Cornwall. The Stein family and their restaurants are one of the great success stories of the South West. The family’s commitment to great taste and producing simple, beautifully balanced, delicious food, that reflects the changing seasons, attracts people from all over the world. We urge you to give it s try!

Barbara Hepworth Museum & Sculpture Garden

Cultural Highlight – Barbara Hepworth Museum & Sculpture Garden

One of Britain’s most important twentieth century artists Barbara Hepworth was a truly inspirational figure who felt passionately about the role of the artist within society. Its fitting then that her home and studio have become one of the most important cultural sites in the southwest.  It was here over time her work progressed from stone and wood carving to larger more monumental bronze sculpture. The garden at the studio worked perfectly as a viewing area for her spectacular works and indeed where they sit today is the very environment for which they were created.

It was Hepworth’s wish that her studio and home became open to the public, where visitors can view her works in the very environment they were created. This provides an entirely unique and humbling experience and acts as a spectacular legacy for one of the most brilliant women of her generation.

St Michaels Mount

St Michaels Mount

Known locally as simply ‘The Mount”, this small tidal island has long captured the imaginations of visitors. Linked to the town of Marazion by a man made causeway of granite setts, even getting to the island can be an adventure at low tide.

The island is crowned by a medieval church and castle dating back to the 12th Century and as you gaze at it from across the causeway its not hard to imagine yourself in that era, about to embark on a journey across the treacherous path to seek adventure on this mysterious land.

Exploring the Island small lanes and 12th century architecture really does allow you to immerse yourself in the islands history, including the legend of jack the giant killer.

From the top of the island you have a breathtaking view of the surrounding bay and can look down on the brilliant subtropical terraced garden.

St Michaels Mount is a truly fascinating and unique place, and we urge you to visit!