I have lived in North Cornwall all my life and have an affinity with all it has to offer, from rugged cliffs to hidden coves, from legends and myths to real life events.
I will share with you the fascinating history and stories, show you the most spectacular views and ensure that your tour of North Cornwall will be unique.
We will visit Tintagel, birthplace of King Arthur, call in at Port Isaac, the charming fishing village made famous by Doc Martin (“Port Wenn” in the TV series) and enjoy the narrow streets and beautiful sea views.
Onward to Boscastle, which has a special atmosphere about it, and a visit to the Witchcraft Museum is an option here also. My hometown of Padstow will also feature in this tour, a place made famous in recent years mainly because of Rick Stein and his cookery programs. There is so much more to Padstow to discover, such as the beautiful Camel Estuary, the ancient harbour, St Petroc’s Church and Prideaux Place which has been used for filming in 14 of Rosamund Pilcher’s stories.
The starting point for this tour will be in Padstow.
I will collect you after breakfast, and we’ll make our first stop at Port Isaac. I will show you the main filming locations which will be instantly recognisable to all Doc Martin fans and we’ll have a look around the village.
Then onward to Tintagel after winding our way through Port Gaverne. We can visit the spectacular site of the 13th century castle and easily imagine the stories of King Arthur.
Onto Boscastle, with its ancient harbour beneath brooding hills, the site of terrible floods in 2004 but now fully restored. Lunch will be at a typical local inn.
After lunch we will head to Padstow via Bodmin Moor where I will share with you the best Padstow has to offer, including Prideaux Place, which is an Elizabethan manor completed in 1592 – we can visit the charming house with a special link to Winston Graham.
We could then stop for a cream tea at Prideaux Place as we enjoy the view over the magnificent Deer Park which dates back to 435AD.
I will then return you to your accommodation at around 5.00pm.