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Duchess of Cornwall hails Cornish sparkling wine

The Duchess of Cornwall has called on Cornish wine producers to come up with an evocative sparkling wine to beat Champagne.

Tall Ships regatta coming to Falmouth

Falmouth’s historic Tall Ships Regatta is just over a month away and here at The Valley we’re really looking forward to it.

Ski slope plans to go ahead in Truro

Plans for a dry ski slope just outside Truro have been approved by Cornwall Council.

Cornwall shortlisted as the only potential spaceport in England

The only airport in Cornwall, Newquay, is set to be unveiled as a possible site for the UK’s first spaceport with commercial space flight- the only place in England listed.

Valley infographic lists ten Truro facts

We've put together this handy guide to Truro to help our visitors get to know Cornwall's capital better.

Cornwall bidding for sixth year as best UK destination

Cornwall has been nominated as the best holiday destination in the UK and could claim the title for a sixth year in a row.

Cornwall gets set for scorching heatwave

Cornwall luxury cottages will be showered with warm weather following the latest news that the next two weeks will be delivering a full blown two-week heatwave.

Truro gets in World Cup spirit for annual carnival

The capital of Cornwall is set to get into World Cup spirit this month when it adopts a Brazilian theme for its annual carnival.

Celebrity couple reveal love for Cornwall as their "spiritual home"

Join celebrity couple Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan in Cornwall as they reveal the popular holiday destination as their “spiritual home”.

Cornish and Nepalese circus performs at Glastonbury

A Cornish run Nepalese circus group is set to wow festival goers at Glastonbury festival this weekend.

Video: Dizzee Rasal plays Eden Sessions

Rap hero Dizzee Rascal has performed at the Eden Project and shot this amazing video of his performance.

Finnish magician tries talking to dogs

A Finnish magician has carried out an experiment to see whether it’s possible for dogs to understand humans.

5 of Cornwall’s best surfing beaches named for International Surfing Day

Take a look at our list of five surfing beaches you might fancy trying while you’re on holiday- if you can drag yourself away from your Cornwall cottage with a pool!

Three Cornish beaches in UK top 20

Three Cornish beaches have been named in The Daily Telegraph’s top 20 in the whole of the UK.

6 games and activities for families to enjoy on the beach

We have put together a list of 6 easy and entertaining beach activities and games for children and families to enjoy on the beach without having to bring loads of equipment with you.

New online campaign aimed at attracting more German tourists to Cornwall

Cornwall is set to see even more German visitors all hoping to enjoy the scenery described in Rosamunde Pilcher’s books after a new campaign has been released.

Artist paints magnificent Cornish landscapes and displays them where they were created

These fabulous seascapes - painted by artist Anthony Garratt - will stay in exactly the spot in which his pieces were created for the next three months.

Sunshine here to stay

The glorious sunshine which has bathed Cornwall over the last week is here to stay according to the Met office.

Four night walks to make you fall in love with Cornwall

While you’re on holiday in a luxury holiday cottage in Cornwall with a loved one why not make it an even more romantic trip with some amazing night walks?

Cornwall named as third best place to visit by Lonely Planet

Cornwall has been named among the top three places to visit in Europe this summer Lonely Planet.

Has a Penryn bar found the fastest pasty eaters in the world?

A Penryn man devoured half a kilo of pastry, meat and vegetables to successfully become crowned the world’s fastest Cornish pasty eating champ – unofficially.

Giant slip ‘n’ slide comes to Cornwall

The trend for slip and slides of extreme length has come to Cornwall, with students at Falmouth University setting one up on campus.

Enjoy an amazing day out at Murdoch Day in Redruth

Murdoch Day: make sure you don’t miss out on the annual event held in Redruth as the town celebrate its most famous citizen, inventor William Murdoch.

Cornwall Cricket in Truro Match this July

Cornwall have had a winning start in their first Minor County Championship cricket match. Will you watch them at home in July?

Cornish footballer heading to the World Cup

A Cornish freestyle football star from near to The Valley is headed to the World Cup to perform his repertoire of tricks.

VIDEO: Visit Cornwall video shows off Cornwall at its finest

A video promoting all things great about Cornwall is proving to be rather popular with the video exhibiting the most important things in life- moments and memories.

Royal Cornwall Show a huge success

The Royal Cornwall Show has been hailed as a huge success after taking place over the weekend.

Three great laid back restaurants in Falmouth

Since it’s Friday it’s time to eat out – so we decided to take a look at three of our favourite laid back Falmouth restaurants.

Family fun at St Mawes Regatta this month

If you’re looking for a superb day out with all the family while enjoying a break at our boutique cottages Cornwall then the St Mawes regatta could be just the thing.

Falmouth tea rooms and wine bar attracts national attention

A national newspaper article about what’s hot in Cornwall has mentioned trendy tea rooms in Falmouth, which doubles as a wine bar at night.

Cornish sculptor’s work inspires X-men director

The work of a Cornish sculptor has inspired the director of the latest X-men movie.

Comedian comes up with world's first Cornish satnav voice for your car journeys

Those heading for Cornwall cottages can now enjoy the car journey on the way to their holiday by setting their satnav to a rather amusing Cornish accent.

Festival success for Savannah Hall

A young woman from Carnon Downs has found success at a music festival.

A-Okay: Falmouth oyster sculpture plan gets thumbs up from public

Plans for a huge oyster sculpture that will overlook the popular waterfront in Falmouth have received a firm backing for the idea to go ahead.

Rules of the waves: surfing etiquette in 7 simple steps

It is important to know the etiquette of surfing as it’s an important aspect of ensuring everyone enjoys their time in the surf. Follow these 7 easy steps.

Countess of Wessex attending this year’s Royal Cornwall Show

Experience some of the true traditions and proud history of a working Cornwall at this year’s Royal Cornwall Show while on a pet friendly holiday in Cornwall.

Saving the original Cornwall black honey bees

Cornish bee experts have been successful in being awarded a Lottery grant in order to assist their work in saving the county’s very own honey bee.

11 facts everybody needs to know about Cornwall

So before you set off on your luxury Cornish breaks we thought we’d give you 11 facts that everybody needs to know about Cornwall.

Top 20 things to do in Cornwall revealed

A bucket list of the top 20 things to do in Cornwall has been revealed which provides the perfect guide for visitors coming to the area.

National acoustic sensation Nick Mulvey set to return to Cornwall

Nick Mulvey has announced a gig at Falmouth’s Princess Pavilion after his sensational performances in Truro & Falmouth.

Ultimate Cornwall bucket list

Check out this ultimate bucket list of 10 activities to try during a stay at our self-catering cottages in Cornwall.

Huge jellyfish spotted in an unusual place in Cornwall

A 4-foot barrel jellyfish was seen nonchalantly bobbing along the river more than half a mile inland.

Cornwall hotter than Athens, Barcelona and Rome

Temperatures in Cornwall this weekend rose to more than 20 degrees, hotter than Athens, Barcelona and Rome.

Beaches: One of Cornwall’s hidden gems

We take a look at one of Cornwall’s hidden gems of a beach, which is perfect for dog walks and five minutes from The Valley.

Roughcut film night returns to Falmouth

A popular film night is returning to Falmouth tonight, with showings of several independently shot films.

Poldark remake to be filmed in Cornwall

A much loved TV series set in Cornwall is set to return to the small screen – and will be filmed in the county.

Plans for new Jamie Oliver restaurant near Truro

The charity behind Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen restaurant in Newquay has revealed plans for a new sustainable farm and restaurant near Truro.

Experts declare British shark season best ever

Experts have declared the start of the British Shark season to be the best in living memory with a substantial amount of sightings at this early stage of the year.

Swimming can keep you alive longer!

A long term study by scientists has shown how daily dips can extend life expectancy – so why not start on a holiday in Cornwall.

Nine reasons why Cornwall could be a country

With the recent recognition of Cornish folk as a distinct ethnic group we decided to look at why Cornwall would make a great country.

Wildlife charity to celebrate move to Trebah

A local wildlife charity is set to celebrate its move to a new home near The Valley this weekend.

Where’s the most Cornish place in Cornwall

New analysis of the most recent census has revealed which parts of Cornwall are ‘most Cornish’.

X-Factor hopeful warms up at Truro Festival

A potential future singing star from Cornwall has warmed up for an appearance on the X-Factor with a performance at the Truro Festival.

Family event for Cornwall Wildlife Trust’s new site at Trebah Garden

Families looking for a fun-packed day out near Cornwall cottages can now go and enjoy the Westcountry wildlife charity’s beautiful new waterside location.

The English National Surfing Championships 2014

The English National Surfing Championships are back for 2014 and it’s set to be a cracker! It’s a dog-friendly event in Newquay, Cornwall that is not to be missed!

Royal Cornwall Show set to entertain visitors with headline act

Don’t miss out on this year’s fantastic headline act at the Royal Cornwall Show with Honda’s official UK freestyle motocross team that is sure to wow visitors for 2014.

What are the 10 most defining factors for booking a family holiday?

We take a look at the top 10 most defining factors when it comes to families deciding where to book their holidays.

An historical day as Cornwall gains 'national minority' status

The Government has officially agreed to recognise the Cornish as a “national minority” under the same rules as other Celtic nations as the Scots, Welsh & Irish.

Social petworking’- nearly one million UK pet owners indulge

An astonishing one million UK pet owners have social media accounts for their animals, research has revealed. Have you joined the in thing?

Are you Cornish, English or both?

Today is St George’s Day and here at The Valley we want to know whether the readers of our blog see themselves as English or Cornish.

Top 50 Poll reveals Cornwall is the most child-friendly holiday destination in the world

A poll of 2,000 parents featured Cornwall as the number one destination over anywhere else in the world has been revealed.

Cornwall stars in Jamaica Inn on BBC

A BBC period drama portraying life in 19th century Cornwall has proved a hit with TV viewers.

Top 5 MCS recommended dog-friendly beaches in Cornwall

Five of the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) ‘recommended’ beaches for water quality that allow dogs around the Truro area of Cornwall.

West Penwith wildlife project gets more funding

There’s good news in deepest darkest Cornwall, as we’ve just heard a wildlife project in West Penwith has been granted more funding.

Miniature Llamas give birth to first baby of the season in Truro

The owners of the UK’s only flock of miniature llamas have welcomed their first baby, or cria, of the season into the world.

Cornish adventure company launches new site

A Cornish outdoor adventure company has launched a new website and hopes it’ll lead to more people enjoying the great outdoors on their Cornwall holidays this summer.

Minke whale spotted in Cornwall this weekend

An incredible minke whale was spotted splashing around off the coast of Cornwall, eight miles south of Falmouth harbour

Cornwall Wildlife Trust gain funding to keep up Wild Penwith project

A leading Cornish wildlife charity has received the support they were looking for in order to continue with its conservation work in Penwith.

Record-breaking: Summer weather set to heat up for tourists

Good news for visitors to our popular destination for Cornish cottage holidays. We’re due as many as 100 days of hot weather.

Cornwall’s best pasty makers revealed

Revealed: which shops were voted as the best in Cornwall for being the finest pasty makers in the region.

David Attenborough narrates spoof Cornwall documentary

A David Attenborough impersonator has narrated a hilarious spoof documentary all about life in Cornwall.

Truro Festival kicks off with Ministry of Sound gig

Truro Festival is in full swing after a spectacular launch on Friday night which saw Ministry of Sound DJs playing on Lemon Quay.

Spectacular video of Cornish coastline goes viral

Amazing video footage of the Cornish coast shot from a remote control drone has become a Youtube hit.

Dead Kennedys to play at Boardmasters

Legendary Californian punk band The Dead Kennedys are set to play in Cornwall this summer, at Rip Curl Boardmasters Festival in Newquay.

Cornwall’s famous musicians

With the X-factor holding auditions in Cornwall for the first time we take a look at some of the county’s most famous musicians.

The Star Inn at Vogue claims best pub in Cornwall award

A pub with a twist located in St Day has been awarded the esteemed title of best pub in Cornwall by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA).

BBC presenters to appear at Cornwall Spring Show

Two BBC gardening show presenters will be appearing at the annual Cornwall Spring Show in Lostwithiel this weekend.

Catch Pokemon at The Valley using Google maps

Google has released a new maps app which lets you catch Pokemon wherever you are - including at The Valley

European award for Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Cornwall

Jamie Oliver’s restaurant at The Watergate Bay has just won a top award at a Europe-wide celebration held in Brussels last night.

Pixies announced as headliner for Eden Sessions

Alt rock legends Pixies have been announced as headliners for this year’s Eden Sessions at The Eden Project, near St Austell.

Doggy selfies- have you taken part?

Dog friendly cottages Cornwall provide the ideal setting to join in the newest charity craze sweeping the world of dog owners in the South West- Doggy selfies!

The rise of Cornish ale Doom Bar

Cornish ale Doom Bar is named after a sand bank in the Camel estuary but is taking the UK brewing scene by storm.

Surfing for beginners- five beaches to ride the waves!

Award-winning beaches with enticing waves- a beginners guide for people looking to learn to surf Cornwall’s beaches while on holiday.

Krowji creative hub to double after £3.7m boost

Krowji creative hub in Redruth is set to double in size as part of a European funded £3.7m project.

Art Exhibition: Totally Truro

If you enjoy taking in some of the finer things in life while staying in Cornwall cottage holidays then the Truro Arts Exhibition is the place for you.

Five fantastic dog-friendly days out in Cornwall

Five fantastic dog friendly days out in Cornwall for all the family. Take a look and see where you’ll be visiting with your four-legged explorer.

Newquay Rowing Club gets new grant to improve facilities

Newquay Rowing Club is planning to ‘push the boat out’ after landing a grant for £50,000 from Sport England’s Inspired Facility Fund.

Cornwall’s St Austell Brewery in the awards

St Austell Brewery have been rewarded for their efforts in the industry and are currently celebrating an award for their IPA Proper Job.

Cornwall sees three beaches voted in UK’s top 10

The fine quality of our Cornish beaches have been recognised once again, with four of them being named amongst the UK and Europe’s best.

Valley manager talks about ski slope plans on Radio Cornwall

Valley manager David Reynolds has contributed to the debate on whether to build a dry ski slope near Truro on BBC Radio Cornwall.

Project launched to explore Cornwall’s historic theatres

Cornwall’s lost medieval theatres are to be unearthed, researched and celebrated by a lottery funded project.

Spring Farmers' Market with Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Cornwall

Do not miss out on this wonderful event that will allow visitors to enjoy a host of local delights at this year’s Spring Farmers’ Market.

Cornwall leading the way to promote electric motoring

Cornwall is fast becoming one of the UK's first 'Plugged in Places' and this means that it will be easier to travel around from luxury holiday cottages than ever before.

Truro burger bar to expand into boat

A dilapidated and run down boat moored in Truro city centre is to become part of a stylish pop-up burger bar.

Cornwall gets set for another crack at Twickenham rugby glory

Cornish rugby fans are set to enjoy three home games this spring as the county’s side attempts to take another trip to the County Championship final.

Philip Schofield helps to save Cornish landmark

Famous household name and Television presenter Phillip Schofield has jumped in to lend a hand in the effort to save Newquay's iconic Huer's Hut.

£3m cycle path opened to public

A ten kilometre cycle path has been opened up to the public at the National Trust’s Lanhydrock Estate in Cornwall.

Five famous films filmed in Cornwall

When you’re staying at our cottages in Cornwall on your holidays why not take a visit to these locations where famous films were filmed.

St Piran’s beer festival returns to Falmouth

An annual St Pirans day beer festival returns to bar Five Degrees West in Falmouth this weekend, with plenty of ale and live music on offer.

Hotter than Greece- Cornwall set for glorious weekend ahead!

Pack your bags and make your way to the luxury cottages in Cornwall! This weekend is set to see the return of some sunny weather.

Dog-friendly holiday facts

Come and take a look at our brand new infographic on dog-friendly holiday facts!

Cream of Cornish farmers recognised at awards

We say congratulations after the cream of Cornish farming and a range of local producers is recognised at a county wide awards dinner.

Blind lemur given guide dog

A Cornish ring-tailed lemur with cataracts has been handed a lifeline in the shape of a guide dog named Maggie.

Goonhilly to open new space age visitors' centre

Good news for budding star-gazers and keen astronomers, Goonhilly Earth Station is opening a visitors’ centre & is set to work with the UK Space Agency.

When Helen Jessup came to stay- A bloggers review

Helen Jessup, owner of The Crazy Kitchen food blog has posted a recent article following her family trip to Cornwall and her stay with us at The Valley, near Truro.

Cornwall part of least stressed area in Britain!

If you are looking to unwind on Cornwall cottage holidays then prepare to be stressed less! New figures reveal the South West is the most relaxed.

Tea grown in Cornwall set to go on sale in Waitrose

Tregothnan Estate near Truro has just become the first ever to supply English-grown tea to a British supermarket.

Scheme to index ancient trees draws to end

A Woodland Trust scheme to index all the ancient trees in Cornwall is drawing to a conclusion and will soon see data published on all the oldest tress in the county.

Cornwall gears up for St Piran’s day

The whole of Cornwall is set to celebrate St Piran’s Day on March 5 and Truro is holding a huge parade to kick off the celebrations.

Ancient forests uncovered in Cornwall from 1,000’s of years ago

Some interesting remains of ancient forests close to Cornish cottage holidays have been exposed on Daymer Bay near Wadebridge by the recent stormy weather.

Five superb golf courses near Truro

While visiting the wonderful region of Cornwall, why not discover some of the superb golf courses available to you near Cornwall’s capital, Truro.

Catch the endless summer…before it ends!

Don’t miss one of the coolest exhibits while it’s still on show. It’s almost time to bail for the Endless Summer at the Royal Cornwall Museum in Truro.

Fistral volunteers declare Cornwall is still ‘Open for Business’

Volunteers have been out in Cornwall to show people the destination which entices so many to regularly visit the region is still more than open for business.

Llama Lland unveils new miniature llama herd

Two llama breeders who run a llama farm and zoo near Truro have unveiled their new star attractions – miniature llamas.

Your chance to meet a Cornish hero

A Cornish hero who hung a giant pasty from the rugby posts at Twickenham has taken over a pub just a few miles from the Valley.

Unusual visitor spotted on Cornish beach

This is the moment a woman from Cornwall snapped an image of what she thought was a well-known, non-flying bird on a Cornish beach.

Flybe doubles flights to Newquay airport

A leading South West airline has doubled its flights to Cornwall as part of an attempt to help out following the recent UK storms.

Surf’s Up for this Cornish pooch

A two-year-old Golden Labrador by the name of Mango has been taught to surf by its owner in Cornwall.

Murphy the dog’s guide to Cornwall for pooches

A Cornish canine has set up a guide to the county for his fellow dogs, detailing idyllic walks, dog friendly businesses and acres of open and accessible beach.

Astro-photographer in Cornwall unveils exclusive insight into Universe

Dig out your telescopes, the wonders of the universe are a glimpse away. And Cornwall is just the place to see it!

Review: Seth Lakeman at Truro Cathedral

A guest at The Valley writes a review of a Seth Lakeman gig at Truro Cathedral which he attended while staying in our cottages.

Celebrate St Piran’s Day at the World Pasty Championships

The World Pasty Championships will celebrate all things Cornish pasty related on March 1 at the Eden Project, Cornwall.

Four places you’d never believe were in Cornwall

We take a look at Cornwall’s diverse beauty and pick out four places you might struggle to believe are in Cornwall.

Cornish ski slope plans for Truro

Cornish ski slope plans for Truro

Giant waves set for Cornwall on big Wednesday

The Met Office has predicted that waves hitting Cornwall today will be among the biggest in the world right now, making for monster surf sessions.

UK sightings hotspot- The Cornwall UFO Triangle

A UFO Triangle in Cornwall is said to exist after claims of sightings top the whole of the UK researchers have declared.

Cornwall adventure park Crealy scoops three awards

An adventure park in Cornwall has won three awards in the first month of 2014 – and has been named Cornwall’s best family attraction.

Plans afoot for annual Easter Truro cultural festival

Plans are in place for an annual cultural festival to take place in Truro this Easter, with dozens of events set to be announced soon.

Plans to make Truro Festival an annual event on the horizon

Following the huge success of Truro Festivals first year, organisers are aiming to make the event an annual occurrence.

Five fun days out for children and parents

We take a look at some of the best family days out in Cornwall that aren’t the beach – from theme parks to zoos and museums to water parks.

Truro man plants over 700 trees around city and he's not done yet!

A local Truro resident who has been proudly continuing his campaign to plant as many trees as he possibly could in the city.

Cornwall secures £300,000 to spend on culture

Cornwall has secured £300,000 of funding to spend on promoting the arts and culture within the county’s booming tourism market.

Cornwall voted UK’s favourite holiday destination!

Cornwall holiday lovers can now be proud to announce that you take your holidays in the country’s favourite holiday destination.

Truro beauty salon introduces Dracula treatment

A beauty salon in Truro has introduced a brand new treatment. The treatment, which involves withdrawing patients’ blood, has been nicknamed the Dracula treatment.

Watergate Bay Beach Polo up for award

Watergate Bay will be packed full of beach sport lovers this summer, especially with the upcoming event being nominated for a national honour.

The underwater sights of the Cornish sea bed

Cornwall has many famous sights – but what ones are hidden under the surface of the Atlantic Ocean? We take a look at some off the best and most interesting.

Charity skydive volunteers wanted in Cornwall

The Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW), a children's charity, is asking for volunteers to take on an exciting and exhilarating challenge.

St Ives Seascape like you’ve never seen it- from a Postman!

A St Ives postman and devoted bodyboarder has been capturing amazing and beautiful moments of himself in the water around Cornwall's beaches and beyond.

Clotted cream is good for your health

The environment secretary has praised Cornish clotted cream and says it should be served more widely in the UK – because it’s good for your health.

Cornish woodland funding will create new walks for dog lovers

A new government scheme is set to see £30m pumped into Cornish woodlands. The scheme will help create new walks for dog lovers to explore.

Christmas trees planted to save Porthtowan beach from wind erosion

Cornwall Council has launched a scheme to stop erosion at Porthtowan beach. The plan has seen dozens of Christmas trees planted on the sands.

Cornish shipwreck revealed after stormy weather

Visitors to Cornwall will have something rather interesting to go and investigate after a shipwreck, has reappeared in Mount's Bay near Penzance.

The Valley’s top five Cornish beauty spots

We take a look at the top five Cornish beauty spots in the wake of news the Cornwall Wildlife Trust is set to spend £340,000 creating two nature reserves.

Don’t miss the St Ives Feast in February!

Visitors to Cornwall are in for a treat if they venture to St Ives as the St Ives Feast showcases the traditional game of Hurling the Silver Ball.

New nature reserves for Cornwall

The Cornwall Wildlife Trust has bought two new nature reserves in Cornwall as part of its project to preserve and enhance natural habitats in the county.

Cornwall acquires stargazing Dark Sky status in two new areas

Cornwall has been granted with stargazing dark sky status in two areas by the STFC, recognising them as being among the best locations in the UK.

Newquay set for colourful new signs to help tourists

Newquay is set to become the proud owner of some vibrant new signs that will help tourists get to the best destinations, beauty spot & shops too.

Top five ways to get fit on a Cornwall cottage holiday

The Valley looks at the top five ways, from cycling to yoga, to get fit in the New Year while staying in a Cornish holiday cottage.

Cornish beach in top five British winter beach walks

The walk from Land’s End to Sennen Cove in Cornwall has been ranked as one of the best five British winter beach walks by a top travel magazine.

Dogs’ Day Event at the Eden Project

Dogs can now get entry to the outdoor gardens at the Eden Project and there’s a Dogs’ Day Event this month to promote the new offer.

The Lizard Stallions Truro City Tours

Enjoy a trip back in time as you take a visit around the city of Truro of a different kind… via Victorian horse drawn carriage.

Fireworks display for New Year’s Eve in Truro

See in the New Year with some fantastic scenes in the form of Truro’s very own firework display that will let you see in your new year with a bang!

New Year’s Eve Firework Display in Newquay

Make your way down to the superb location of Newquay Harbour and watch the wonderful firework display on New Year’s Eve.

Live Nativity Play in Truro

Here’s a fantastic opportunity to watch this popular Christmas event as the nativity play comes to life on the streets of Truro.

5 Festive swims in Cornwall- Do you dare?

Watch or join in this strange but oddly entertaining and fun tradition of jumping in the sea over the festive holidays. Here’s our top 5 Cornwall destinations.

Fill those stockings at the Last Chance Market

One final opportunity to purchase something special and unique for Christmas at the Last Chance Market in Truro this weekend.

Oh I wish it wood be Christmas every day!

A fantastically magical Christmas theatre show in the setting of Cornwall's very own Tehidy Country Park near Truro.

Winter Wonderland comes to Babbacombe Model Village

A winter wonderland in Babbacombe Model Village will fill you full of Christmas spirit. A realistic snow effect and lots more to see and do.

Cinderella goes to the Hall for Cornwall

Cinderella is this year’s Christmas Pantomime at the Hall for Cornwall, Truro. Fun for all the family over the festive period. One not to be missed!

Surfing Exhibition continues over Christmas

Take a trip to Truro and visit the Endless Summer Surf Evolution Exhibition for something different to do over the festive period.

First ever food, drink & craft fest at Royal Cornwall Showground

The Royal Cornwall Showground is the place to be this weekend as it hosts the first ever Food, Drink & Craft Festival.

Cornwall becomes first Britain’s first rural Social Enterprise Zone

Cornwall has become Britain’s first ever rural Enterprise Zone. An amazing declaration that was launched by the UK Civil Society Minister, Nick Hurd.

Santa’s visiting the Lost Gardens!

If you want to meet the jolly fellow himself, yes Santa, then make your way to the Lost Gardens of Heligan this December and discover the 12 days of Christmas.

It’s nearly time for Montol Festival!

Montol Festival is almost upon us. A packed 6 day family festival that brings you Cornish traditions along with arts and music.

Victorian Christmas Market returns to Truro

Truro City Centre’s Victorian Christmas Market sets up its stalls for the ninth year this week. Sure to get you into the festive mood!

Christmas at the Eden Project not to be missed!

Christmas is packed full of fun times at the Eden Project for the whole family throughout December.

St Ives Theatre hosts Dick Whittington

St Ives Theatre is hosting a wonderful show in the form of Dick Whittington, its sure to keep have you singing along with the popular chart hit songs!

Fun Festive Weekend at Newquay Zoo!

Looking for something fun to do with all the family this weekend? Take a trip to Newquay zoo, there’s festive fun to be had!

Falmouth Christmas Carnival

Falmouth is hosting a fantastic family event this weekend with its Christmas Carnival. Don’t miss out!

Truro set for traditional Christmas performance from Cathedral Choir

Truro Cathedral Choir will be performing a host of traditional Christmas songs and more on December 14th.

Primestock is Cornwall Livestock at its best!

A family event that allows you to get up close to real livestock right in the centre of Truro City Centre- This and more!

All things ‘Made in Cornwall’ at Christmas Fair

This weekend is a chance for visitors to get something different for their loved ones at the annual Made in Cornwall Christmas Fair in Truro.

5 Christmas Presents you need for your Cornwall cottage holiday

We have given you 5 Christmas presents that will make your Cornwall cottage holiday a truly memorable one!

Father Christmas & Real Reindeer come to Truro!

Truro is sure to be full of festive feeling next week as it fills up with all things Christmassy for one and all to enjoy.

Don’t miss the Truro City of Lights 2013

This year's Truro City of Lights is one not to be missed! A visual & musical spectacle to wow the crowds.

Bumper Santa Fun Run series this year!

Watch out for this year’s Cornwall Santa Fun Run. It’s back and it’s bigger and better than ever!

Cornish “app” nominated for innovation prize

A Cornish phone app that enables the owner to interact with a popular visitors spot has been released.

America's Cup could be on the cards for Falmouth

Sir Ben Ainslie, the Falmouth-born sailing icon, is tipped as being Britain’s best chance of winning their first America’s Cup for 162 years.

Falmouth Oyster Festival back for October

The Falmouth Oyster Festival is back this October and thousands are expected to attend and celebrate the start of the oyster dredging season.

Thundercats to power through Cornwall

Cornwall will play host to the action-packed event that is the Thundercat World Championships 2013 this October across two locations.

Frightful fun in Cornwall this Halloween with The Valley

October is rapidly approaching, and that can only mean one thing: Halloween and the October half term are almost here. Cornish cottage specialist The Valley are embracing the blustery holiday with a host of activities and events between 18 October and 4 November, including a Halloween party for the whole family.

Falmouth painting to fetch £6,000 at auction

A painting of Falmouth will be put up for auction next month and experts have already predicted that the piece could fetch up to £6,000

Cornwall Food & Drink Festival back this September

The best of Cornwall's food and drink scene will be in Truro this month for the annual Cornwall Food & Drink Festival

Cornish Yarg cheese wins two coveted awards

Truro's Cornish Yarg cheese has scooped a number of top awards recently, cementing its status as one of the nation's favourite cheeses.

See Evita at the Hall for Cornwall this September

Hit musical Evita will take over the stage of Truro's Hall for Cornwall this September, and tickets for the show are already selling fast.

Celebrity chefs set to appear at the Eden Project this autumn

The first ever Celebrity Chef Week will be held at the Eden Project from 7-15 September and a number of famous faces are set to appear

Cornish film premier receives star appearance

Film director Richard Curtis makes a guest appearance at the St Austell premier of his recent film About Time.

Cornwall to feature in Richard Curtis' latest romantic comedy

The stunning landscape of Cornwall and the area's many pretty villages will soon feature on the big screen in September in Richard Curtis' brand new film

Plans for Cornish archive centre move closer to realisation

Plans to create a unique Cornish archive centre on the site of a former brewery have moved a step closer thanks to the injection of foreign investment, it has been announced.

David Cameron returns for Cornwall holiday

David Cameron and his wife, Samantha, have returned to Cornwall yet again to enjoy the summer.

Truro art exhibition shows Birds From The Train

An art exhibition in Truro is showing Cornwall artist Kim Pilgrim’s body of work, Birds From The Train.

Truro cocktail bar wins praise from GQ magazine

A Truro bar has won praise from GQ, a well-known men's lifestyle magazine. As well as being a popular haunt with those enjoying a self catering holiday in Cornwall, The Old Grammar School reportedly offers one of the best 'off-menu' cocktails in the country.

Tourist campaign launched to attract overseas visitors to Cornwall

A tourism campaign has been outlined to highlight the beauty of the Westcountry to foreign visitors, one which is being spearheaded by Visit Britain.

Lost Gardens of Heligan create their signature ice cream flavour

The Lost Gardens of Heligan have teamed up with Callestick Farm to develop an exclusive new ice cream flavour

St Ives' surfing heritage remembered 50 years on from store opening

Fifty years after the UK's first purpose-built surf shop was opened in St Ives, Cornwall's rich water sports heritage has been celebrated by a local newspaper.

'Staycation' boom to generate £1 billion for Cornwall in 2013

A new study conducted by a leading holiday group has estimated that the Cornish economy will receive a welcome boost totalling £1 billion this year

Unseasonal Appearance in Truro Cathedral

Each year, Truro cathedral has opened up a store in July that specialises in selling Christmas and nativity decorations. This year is no different, with the cathedral's dean, the Very Reverend Roger Bush, not letting the hot weather put a damper on the Christmas cheer.

Mount Edgcumbe American & Classic Car Show and Summer Fayre

Families looking for a great day out whilst staying in self catering cottages in Cornwall can find just that at Mount Edgcumbe Country Park on 4 August when they hold their annual American & Classic Car Show and Summer Fayre.

St Austell Brewery's Proper Job named the best in the South West

St Austell Brewery, one of Cornwall's biggest producers of ale, is now competing to be the creator of the best beer in Britain after winning the award for the best beer in the South West region.

National Maritime Museum Cornwall in Family Friendly Shortlist

Falmouth's National Maritime Museum has secured a place on the Telegraph's Family Friendly Museum Shortlist

Celebrities spotted enjoying fine restaurant in Perranporth

The most recent star spotted dining at the Pavilion Boatshed restaurant was Matt Lapinskas, best known for his role as Anthony Moon in Eastenders | Cornwall News

The Eden Project opens the new Rainforest Aerial Walkway

The Eden Project's brand new Rainforest Aerial Walkway opened to the public on 8 July, ready for summer holidays in Cornwall

Family fun at Pendennis Castle for the Grand Medieval Joust

Families looking for a fun day out will be able to find just that at Pendennis Castle from 29-30 July

The Boconnoc Steam Fair set for success this month

The Boconnoc Estate will be opening its doors to those enjoying a holiday in Cornwall this July for the annual Boconnoc Steam Fair

Royal Cornwall Museum to display ancient local treasures

Some of the greatest treasures to ever be found in Cornwall are to go on display at the Royal Cornwall Museum

Mevagissey Feast Week to return in coming weeks

The Mevagissey Feast Week is set to feature in the coming weeks, sure to offer a superb event to be enjoyed by anyone on their holidays to Cornwall

Lafrowda Festival returning to Penzance this summer

The Lafrowda Festival is set to return to Penzance this summer, offering a host of activities for the whole family to come and enjoy

Tickets for St Ives Festival go on sale

The tickets for this year's St Ives festival were recently put on sale, with festival organisers boasting that this will be the biggest year yet

Tristan & Yseult on Stage in Truro

The poplar Kneehigh Theatre is set to appear at the Hall for Cornwall this June, bringing their production of Tristan & Yseult to the stage

Late at the Tate Returns in June

Late at the Tate St Ives returns once again this June, offering up visitors to the region the chance to see the gallery's summer exhibitions into the evening.

The Cut Throat Tour Comes to the Princess Pavilion

Poetry fans are in for a treat this July as Felix Dennis prepares to get up on stage in the Princess Pavilion for his new Cut Throat Tour

Cornwall Explorer Bus links Penwith attractions

Three of Penwith's best known attractions were linked by a new First open-top bus service recently

Fal Under Fire at the National Maritime Museum

The National Maritime Museum in Falmouth is preparing to take a look into the area's Second World War history.

Tubular Bells 'For Two' Live in Truro

The Mike Oldfield 1973 classic piece Tubular Bells 'For Two' is set to return to stages around the UK this summer as part of a 40th anniversary celebration, including an appearance at the Hall for Cornwall in Truro.

Largest Ever Collection or British Naive Art Goes on Display

The biggest ever collection of 'Naive' art looks set to grace the St Ives Mariners Gallery this summer, featuring works from across the country

Celebrate Midsummer at the Golowan Festival

The traditional Golowan Festival will be returning to Penzance once again, one of the last surviving midsummer festivals in Cornwall

The Midnight Tango on Stage in Truro

If you're a fan of 'Strictly Come Dancing', there's an excellent opportunity to see two of the show's professional dancers live, on stage in Truro

The West of England Bandsmen's Festival

The West of England Bandsmen's Festival is returning to Cornwall once again this year and it should make for an entertaining day out

Cornwall to bake in sunshine this week

Summer has officially started and so has the sunshine in Cornwall, with forecasters predicting a sweltering week for the Duchy over the coming days

Popular Sea Shanty Festival returns to Falmouth in June

This year, the festival will take place on the weekend of 14th – 16th June and, as always, will be completely free for visitors to attend.

New cycle route opened in Truro

A new cycle and pedestrian link has been officially opened between west Truro with the city centre by the youngsters of Treyew Primary School

Celebrate tradition at Polperro Music and Arts Festival

Polperro Music and Arts Festival is back for the 8th year in a row from 15-23 June

Gourmet pasty range launches to great success in Fowey

Sure to make a delicious lunch for anyone visiting Fowey whilst on holiday in Cornwall, Posh Pasties could soon be on the menu across the county

New cycle path offers beauty and peace in Truro

The Coosebean Greenway is sure to make a walk or bike ride into the city centre all the more enjoyable.

Newlyn Art Gallery gets financial backing for gardens regeneration

An art gallery in Cornwall has received the financial backing required to regenerate its gardens and build an outdoor workshop and community space

Rosamunde Pilcher's novels attract visitors to Cornwall

According to Visit Britain, the South West has become a favourite holiday destination for visitors from Germany, with a 14% increase in the number of German tourists in the past year. v

Anticipation building for Royal Cornwall Show

Anticipation is building for the Royal Cornwall Show on 6-8 June and those hoping to visit are being urged to book their 5 star accommodation in Cornwall soon as around 130,000 people are expected to attend.

Free exhibition at Wheal Martyn China Clay Country Park this May

Cornwall's history is full of stories of industrial success, and those soon to be staying in luxury cottages in Cornwall can discover the county's history in the china clay at a free exhibition being run as part of European Minerals Day.

Poldark to return to BBC One for brand new series

The announcement of the last few programmes to be commissioned by Danny Cohen, BBC One controller, were met with a great deal of excitement earlier this month when he revealed that television series Poldark will be returning to screens.

Shaolin Warriors - Return of the Master

If you're planning on enjoying a holiday in Cornwall this summer, you should take a look at the stunning new Shaolin Warriors show in Truro

The Summer Exhibition Kicks off at the Tate St Ives

This coming weekend will see the start of the Tate St Ives Summer Exhibition and this year it's set to take a look back at the region's most famous artist

The Fal Fish Festival 2013

If you're planning on enjoying a break in Cornwall this May, there's an excellent event coming up: The Fal Fish Festival

Dates for 2014 Tall Ships Regatta in Falmouth confirmed

The dates for the 2014 Tall Ships Regatta in Falmouth have been confirmed by organisers, whilst some of the early plans for the event have also been revealed

Fal River Festival back this summer half term

The Fal River Festival is returning to Cornwall this May, and those staying in dog friendly cottages in Cornwall will be able to get involved with a whole range of exciting activities from 24 May – 2 June.

Plans unveiled for Newlyn to get state-of-the-art cinema

Newlyn could soon be getting its very own cinema after plans were made public for an old dilapidated fish house to be turned into a state-of-the-art venue for film screenings.

Nigel Slater visits Tregothnan for tea inspiration

Top celebrity chef Nigel Slater has recently paid a visit to Cornwall to visit the beautiful Tregothnan estate near Truro

Murdoch Day Returns to Redruth

If you're planning on enjoying a summer break in Cornwall this year, there's an exciting event coming up in Redruth

Robin Ince Live in Falmouth

There's an excellent opportunity for a little comedy coming up in Falmouth this May, as Robin Ince prepares to take to the stage at the Poly.

£500,000 of funding awarded to Hall for Cornwall

Truro's Hall for Cornwall was recently awarded £500,000 from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation

Boconnoc Steam Fair to make return this July

The Boconnoc Steam Fair is set to return this coming July, offering a fantastic day out for the whole family to come and enjoy

Curled Octopus caught in Lobster pot given new home in Newquay Aquarium

Keepers at the Blue Reef Aquarium are welcoming the arrival of a new resident, after a curled octopus which was caught by local fisherman was transferred to the attraction

James and the Giant Peach to head to Hall for Cornwall

The latest highly anticipated production to come to Truro's Hall for Cornwall is Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach

Cornwall praised in Great British Bike Rides book

The series features cycle rides which are described as "tough-but-scenic" and Dave Barter thoroughly enjoyed his adventures in Cornwall

Popular Truro restaurant welcomes new head chef

Bustophers Bar Bistro welcomed the arrival of new head chef Matt Long this month as part of their plan for the future of the eatery.

RNLI begin preparing for a busy summer on Cornwall's beaches

Some of west Cornwall's busiest beaches will welcome back RNLI lifeguards over the coming days

Celebrations lined up at Paradise Park for Archie the eagle's birthday

The Paradise Park attraction in Hayle this weekend is preparing to celebrate a very special birthday of one of its very special residents

Truro park-and-ride prices frozen until April 2014

It was announced this week that Cornwall Council has frozen the price of tickets for the service until April 2014.

Celebrate May Day in St Ives

St Ives revived its May Day festival a few years ago, and its 2013 festival is sure to be a hit with both locals and those visiting the area

Caerhays Castle Scoops First Prize in RHS Show

Caerhays Castle once again highlighted the quality of its stunning magnolia collection by picking up the top prize in a RHS National Competition

The St Agnes Victorian Street Fayre

If you're thinking of taking a break in Cornwall this May, there's an interesting vintage fayre coming up in St Agnes: the Victorian Street Fayre

Brand new ale developed by Cornish surf champion

A brand new ale has been launched in Cornwall, one which has been created by the county's surf champion Ben Skinner

Open Studios Cornwall 2013

There's an exciting opportunity to experience some of Cornwall's fascinating culture coming up, as studios around the county prepare to open up for Open Studios Cornwall 2013

Birmingham Royal Ballet Returns to Truro

The exciting Birmingham Royal Ballet is set to return to the Hall for Cornwall this May, bringing a brand new programme of dance to Cornwall

Cornwall triumphs in VisitEngland's 101 things to do

VisitEngland unveiled a new website this week which reveals the top 101 things to do in England before going abroad

Excitement building for St Ives Food and Drink Festival

The festival will be held from 17-19 May on Porthminster Beach, believed to be the first food festival in the UK to be held on a beach

Dawn French marries for second time in Cornwall

Actress and comedienne Dawn French recently remarried in a secret ceremony last week on the north coast of Cornwall

Cornish Cross erected last weekend to mark gateway to Cornwall

The gateway to Cornwall got a new landmark this weekend after a 62ft-high Celtic cross was raised in Saltash by the Tamar Bridge

James May and celebrity friends start charity event at Land's End

A charity campaign for Breast Cancer Care saw a number of famous faces make an appearance at a Cornish beauty spot this week

Sebastian Faulk's Birdsong heads to Truro's Hall for Cornwall

One of Sebastian Faulk's most famous novels has been turned into a play which is set to wow audiences at the Hall for Cornwall next month

Councillors to vote on drive-through Cornish pasty takeaway

A drive-through pasty takeaway could be unveiled in Helston if plans for the food establishment are given the go ahead by councillors

St Mawes Classic Car Festival back for 2013

Motoring enthusiasts are preparing for a spectacular classic car event returning to Cornwall in May: the St Mawes Classic Car Festival

Cornwall to welcome the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh

It was announced this week that Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh are to visit Cornwall this summer

Cornwall's landscape celebrated in updated photo book

Cornwall's iconic landscape has been celebrated by artists, poets and television programmes, and the latest to follow suit are photographers David and Sarah Chapman.

Walkabout St Ives app unveiled for iPhone

The Walkabout St Ives app was recently launched and will offer users the chance to go on an interactive heritage trail around the town

Reef to perform 20th anniversary special at Hall for Cornwall

It was announced last week that Truro's Hall for Cornwall will be welcoming hit English rock band Reef this November

Cornish pasty wins grandmother praise on Food Glorious Food

Whilst on the show, Eunice Woolcock demonstrated her skill at creating the traditional Cornish pasty, much to the delight of judges

See The Military Wives at the Hall for Cornwall

There are around 75 Military Wives choirs in the UK, and members from RAF Bovington and RAF Culdrose will together be performing at Hall for Cornwall

Thousands enjoy Cornwall Spring Flower Show

Thousands of people who enjoyed a stay in luxury cottages in Cornwall last weekend headed to Boconnoc near Lostwithiel for the Cornwall Spring Flower Show, an event which proved to be a huge success thanks to good weather and plenty of reason to celebrate.

Tregothnan Estate to open for special charity event

A great day is expected to be had by all later in April when Tregothnan Estate, near Truro, opens the gates to its private gardens for a charity weekend. As the gardens are normally only opened to private visitors, but for one weekend only, everybody is welcome to enjoy the beautiful grounds.

VisitEngland awards honour South West with 18 nominations

Those soon to be enjoying a holiday in 5 star cottages in Cornwall will be glad to hear that they are visiting one of the top holiday destinations in the country according to VisitEngland.

Truro artwork to be displayed and auctioned off this week

The Truro Festival is well underway in the city of Truro, and the latest project associated with the hugely popular event is set to be put on display tomorrow

CAMRA praises Cornish pub for top local real ale

A Cornish pub has been praised as one of the best pubs in Britain after members of CAMRA voted the venue as one of the top 150 local real ale pubs in the country

National Surf Championship set to return to Newquay

Newquay is renowned for its sublime sands, it is also famed for its fantastic surfing conditions; it’s the perfect venue for hosting the English National Surfing Championships

Writer from The Mirror feels inspired by Cornwall

A writer from The Mirror recently enjoyed a holiday in Cornwall and has taken to her column to praise the county

Cornish museums win £250,000 in funding

A partnership of Cornish museums was recently awarded a joint sum of £250,000 to spend on improving the experience for visitors to the attractions

Lost Gardens of Heligan lift 10-year dog ban

Those enjoying a stay in Cornwall with their pet will be happy to hear that the popular Cornish tourist attraction has lifted its decade-long dog ban

Cornish beaches celebrated in Top 10 family beaches list

A beach close to Carnon Downs featured as one of the Top 10 family beaches in Cornwall in a list created by Out & About Live

Cornish Café Trail launched Cornwall Food and Drink

A fantastic Café Trail has been launched across Cornwall, allowing both locals and visitors alike the finest coffee shop experiences which can be found across the county

Cornish Asparagus Festival set for May return

The Cornish Asparagus Festival is all set to return this May, bringing a wide variety of events all aimed to show the diversity of this humble spring vegetable

Truro plays host to unique Electric Car Rally

Truro played host to a revolutionary racing event earlier this month, becoming one of the first locations in the country to hold an electric car rally.

£250,000 raised for improvements to South West Coast Path

The South West Coast Path has secured funding of £250,000, ensuring that a number of projects can now take place across the longest network of its kind in Britain

Phill Jupitus to entertain in Mylor with new show

Phill Jupitus has announced he will perform live in the Cornish village of Mylor this coming May

Fifteen restaurant wins Gold Level CHEFS Award

The praise and plaudits just keep on coming for Jamie Oliver's Fifteen restaurant in Cornwall, after it recently won a GOLD Level CHEFS Award for its commitment to using locally sourced foods.

Suggs to entertain on Cornish stage next month

Legendary musician Suggs is set to perform live on stage in Cornwall next month, offering a unique look at his life behind the music.

Porthleven Food and Drink Festival to return next month

The Porthleven Food and Music Festival is set to return next month, coming back with a programme bursting with fun activities for the whole family to enjoy

Easter themed art exhibition featuring at Truro Cathedral

Local artist Zoe Cameron has masterminded a unique exhibition in Truro, one which tells the story behind the true celebrations of Easter

Truro Cathedral to host world premiere of secular Requiem

Truro Cathedral will be hosting a world first this weekend when the first ever secular requiem will be performed in public.

Extinct butterfly rediscovered in Cornwall

Cornwall's diverse and interesting wildlife has always been one of the most attractive features of the county

Reginald D Hunter to bring the laughs to Truro this June

Acclaimed comedian Reginald D Hunter is set to perform live in Cornwall this summer, offering fantastic entertainment for both locals and visitors alike.

Outsid'er to return to St Agnes next month

The acclaimed St Agnes Outdoor Festival, known as the Outsid'er, is set to return to St Agnes next month

Falmouth Half Marathon hailed as fantastic success

Organisers of this year's instalment of the The Falmouth Half Marathon have labelled it as a fantastic success

Survey names Cornwall as one of the most admired places to live

Cornwall has been named alongside Devon as the region of the UK they would most like to live

Nature spotting initiative unveiled on St Ives Bay train line

A nature spotting initiative has been drawn up on one of Cornwall's most popular train stretches

Cornish Brewery reproduces stout for first time in 100 years

A popular Cornish brewery has begun reproducing a stout it last made 100 years ago after the recipe was found in the company's brewing journals

Eden Project calls for government funding

The Eden Project, unmistakably one of Cornwall's most famous landmarks, is calling for an injection of funds from the government, money which could help further enhance the experience for those visiting the attraction.

Cornwall named among finest kayaking spots in the UK

Cornwall is heralded for its beaches, offering a collection of fine sandy stretches which are enjoyed by millions of people on their holidays throughout the year

Duchy Ballet to bring Swan Lake to Cornwall

A production of Swan Lake is set to feature in Truro later this month, with the show featuring 100 children from across Cornwall

Douglas DC-3 Dakota makes new home at Newquay airport

Aircraft enthusiasts visiting Cornwall in the coming months have another reason to head to Newquay Airport, after it became the new home of a Douglas DC-3 Dakota

Beer and Jazz on the Quay to return to St Mawes this May

It has been announced that the St Mawes Beer & Jazz on the Quay is set to return later this year, being organised as part of the hugely successful Fal River Festival

Fantastic passenger levels recorded on Cornwall's Maritime Line

Record numbers took advantage of the scenic routes in Devon and Cornwall during 2012

World Pasty Championship winners announced

The winners of the 2013 instalment of the World Pasty Championship have been named, with last year's victor Billy Deakin returning to the event to pick up a coveted prize once again.

Milkshake! Live heading to Cornwall this weekend

If you happen to be enjoying your stay in any of the self catering cottages in Cornwall this weekend, there promises to be plenty to see and do.

Beer and Mussel Festival to return to The Cornish Arms

The Cornish Arms Beer and Mussel Festival is set to return this month, sure to be a big hit once again with locals and visitors alike.

Porthleven's Masked Ball Secures Future

The popular Porthleven Masked Ball recently secured its future, with a permanent licence which allows them to continue to stage the annual event

See Mad Dog Mcrea Live in Falmouth

If you’re enjoying a break in some of the luxury cottages in Cornwall this March and fancy a lively night out, there's an exciting night of live music taking place in Falmouth

National Maritime Museum volunteer up for Tourism Superstar of 2013

Colin Spargo could go on to be named the Tourism Superstar of 2013 after he was shortlisted for the VisitEngland award.

Almost a dozen baby catsharks born in Newquay aquarium

Six catsharks have been born so far and there will be a few more on the way.

Guardian writer praises Cornwall's food and drink scene

A food and drink expert has named Cornwall as Britain's new foodie capital in an article for The Guardian

Porthminster Beach in St Ives voted 3rd best in the UK

Porthminster beach in the picturesque town of St Ives has been voted the third best beach in the UK according to the results of a new poll by travel giant TripAdvisor

Falmouth Spring Flower Show set for March return

Trade stalls and exhibitors will be filling the halls of the Princess Pavilion on 23 and 24 March with beautiful flower displays.

New Truro city guide is now available

Not only has the guide just been released, but a celebrated Cornish artist has painted a picture of the city for the front cover.

Cornish Coastlines Recognised Internationally

Coastlines across Cornwall have received a boost as Porthminster Beach in St Ives recently made its way into the top ten of an international poll of beaches across Europe. The results will come as little surprise to locals who are incredibly proud of their glorious coastlines, complete with azure waters.

Full Steam Ahead for Bodmin Beer Train Event

This spring, Bodmin and Wenford Railway are hosting a sensory event with the ‘Proper Beer Train’ for a jovial evening that combines stunning scenery and real ale.

Truro Arts Festival Celebrates Diversity in 2013

This spring, the Truro Festival sees the Cornish capital unleashing its creative side in a two week celebration of the cultural arts

Miracle Theatre Company present The Importance of Being Earnest

Popular Cornish theatre group the Miracle Theatre Company will be returning to the Hall for Cornwall for their latest production

Falmouth Spring Festival in Bloom

Falmouth Spring Festival is set to ignite the town with blooms of bright daffodils during its annual Paint the Town Yellow day.

Spend a spooky night in Bodmin jail this spring

Daring youngsters are being invited to test their nerves and participate in a sleepover at one of the most notoriously haunted venues in Cornwall, and the UK

Elkie Brooks to perform at Hall for Cornwall

The hugely successful singer will be heading to Hall for Cornwall on 3 August for a performance of some of her greatest hits

Experience the Fal River Festival

If you're looking for an exciting event in Cornwall this May, you should take a look at impressive Fal River Festival.

Archbishop of Canterbury to visit Truro next month

It has been announced that the new Archbishop of Canterbury is set to visit Truro Cathedral next month

Yes, Prime Minster set for Cornwall residency

The production of Yes, Prime Minister is set to feature in Cornwall later this month, offering a fantastic spectacle direct from the West End for audiences to enjoy

All aboard the Maritime Line Rail Ale Trail in Cornwall

The Rail Ale Trail presents 13 different pubs which you can visit on the way from Truro to Falmouth

Shaun the Sheep brings half term fun for kids at Eden Project

Called Animate It! it brings a variety of activities and events all related to Shaun the Sheep to Cornwall’s Eden Project

Gilbert and Sullivan Abridged Heads to Hall for Cornwall

If you’re a fan of British humour, staying in luxury cottages in Cornwall this February, there's an entertaining night out coming up; Gilbert and Sullivan Abridged is set to appear at Truro's Hall for Cornwall on February 16th.

Winners of South West Tourism Awards Announced

The winners of the South West Tourism Awards were recently announced, with Cornwall once again proving it's excellence by scooping a number of top awards

Horse-drawn double decker could be regular feature in Truro

Lizard Stallions have applied to Cornwall Council to let their shire horses and carriage be a regular feature in the centre of Truro

Improvements planned for Hayle town centre

The centre of Hayle could soon benefit from some improvements which would make a visit to the town even better

Celebrate St. Piran's Day with a parade in Truro

Many towns across Cornwall are preparing for the St. Piran's Day celebrations in March, and Truro is no exception

February sees new and old exhibits at Royal Cornwall Museum

An exhibition at the popular Royal Cornwall Museum is due to come to an end this month after a successful few months on display

James and the Giant Peach set to arrive in Truro in June

A fascinating stage adaptation of James and the Giant Peach is set to feature in Truro this May

New footpath announced for Carlyon Bay beachfront

It was announced this week that a new public footpath is due to be created along a privately owned beachfront development

Moscow State Circus heads to Hall for Cornwall

The latest act soon to be heading to the Hall for Cornwall is the world renowned Moscow State Circus

Perranporth prepares to celebrate St Piran's Day

The seaside town of Perranporth is once again preparing to host its annual St Piran's Day celebrations

Travel writer calls Cornwall his holiday secret

A travel writer for The Telegraph has revealed that a holiday in Cornwall out of the typical holiday season is his smug little holiday secret.

Camborne's Trevithick Day

If you're staying near Camborne this April, enjoying one of the region’s many luxury cottages in Cornwall, there's an interesting event coming up: Trevithick Day

The Searchers set for Cornwall gig

English beat group The Searchers are to perform in Cornwall this summer as part of a series of gigs taking place throughout the UK.

Cornwall one of the Stops for First Ever Tour of 'Mousetrap'

The Hall for Cornwall recently announced that they'll be hosting Agatha Christie's famous 'Mousetrap' production this May.

South West to Set to Receive Promotional Boost

Visit England recently announced that they're looking to boost the international profile of the South West

Falmouth representing South West at Britain in Bloom Awards this summer

The South West is to be represented by Falmouth in this year’s Britain in Bloom Awards

Blues legend Wizz Jones to headline Cornwall Folk Festival

It was announced this week that British blues legend Wizz Jones will be the patron for Cornwall Folk Festival this summer.

Join the Cornish fishermen at the Annual Oyster Gathering

29 March-1 April is the final weekend of the oyster gathering season and there is plenty going on in Falmouth.

Falmouth Food & Drink Week returns in February

Falmouth Food & Drink Week will be celebrating the food and drink of Cornwall from 9-17 February.

LostFest Dates Finalised

The popular Lostwithiel LostFest will be returning for another year, with the organisers announcing the finalised date earlier this week.

Coastal path between Sennen and Land's End redeveloped

The South West Coast Path team, National Trust, Cornwall Council and Land's End Company have supported and funded the £20,000 project to improve the path.

2013 Rock Oyster Festival Dates Announced

The organisers behind the Rock Oyster Festival recently announced the dates of the 2013 event, confirming the festival’s return for another year.

Tate St Ives to get £10.5 million expansion

Plans for a £10.5 million expansion of the award-winning Tate St Ives have received a boost after the town council threw its weight behind the exciting ideas

Heritage railway line in Cornwall gets essential work done

A heritage railway line in Cornwall is being spruced up by a number of volunteers from the surrounding area

Eden sessions adds Sigur Rós to exciting 2013 bill

Legendary Icelandic ambient and post-rock band Sigur Rós is to perform in Cornwall this summer

Falmouth Spring Festival set for 2013 return

A festival designed to celebrate Falmouth’s beautiful open and green spaces is returning to the pretty Cornish seaside resort this spring.

Rare shark donated to Cornish aquarium

Those enjoying a break in one of the stunning 5 star cottages in Cornwall over the coming months could be tempted for a family day out to one of the county's most popular attractions after a rare shark was donated to Newquay's Blue Reef Aquarium.

Cornish restaurant scoops prestigious accolade

Renowned for its colourful array of fine-dining restaurants and traditional dishes, the county of Cornwall has become somewhat of a Mecca for foodies

Registration opened for second annual World Pasty Championship

Bakers from across the world are preparing their chopping boards and planning a spring break in one of the excellent 5 star cottages in Cornwall

Using Cornwall as film destination could provide tourism boost

Cornwall is also a popular location for the filming of films and television shows, some which many believe could provide a further boost in visitors to the region

New edition of St Austell map set for release

It has been announced that a revised version of the discovery map for St Austell is set to become available in the coming months.

Count the residents at Newquay Aquarium and win a year’s membership

The attraction is currently having a huge count of its residents as part of the annual census, one which all the public are being urged to join in with

Hall For Cornwall set to stage 9-5 The Musical

The acclaimed production of 9-5 The Musical is set to feature in Truro this coming March.

St Ives Art Talk at the Royal Cornwall Museum

If you're interested in the art of Cornwall, there's a fascinating event coming up at Truro's Royal Cornwall Museum

The Inga Foundation Talk at the Eden Project

If you're staying in one of the luxury cottages in Cornwall, there's an excellent event coming up at the famous Eden Project.

Licence to Thrill at the Hall for Cornwall

Fans of the BBC series 'Strictly Come Dancing' are in for a treat as one of the show’s dancers and choreographers is coming to Truro with another show of his own: Licence to Thrill

Cultural Cornwall with the Fowey Festival of Words and Music

If you're planning a stay in one of the many 5 star cottages in Cornwall this spring, there's an excellent cultural event coming up: the Fowey Festival of Words and Music.

The Famous Porthleven Food Festival

The Porthleven Food Festival is once again just around the corner and this year’s event looks like it may well be the best yet.

Falmouth’s Stunning Spring Flower Show

If you're taking a spring break in one of the many cottages in Cornwall there's a fantastic event coming up: the Falmouth Spring Flower Show.

Cornwall appearance for The Mousetrap on first ever UK Tour

Currently the longest serving show on London’s West End, The Mousetrap has played almost 25,000 performances and boasts a history of more than six decades.

Brendan Cole to bring dancing spectacular to Truro

Tickets are still available to see professional dancer and television star Brendan Cole perform live in Cornwall

Truro's Victoria Gardens subject to sizeable development

It has been announced that Truro's Victoria Gardens are set to undergo a sizeable facelift

Financial backing secured for Cornish Spring Flower Show

In some fantastic news for Cornwall, one of the county's most popular flower shows has received financial backing.

Porthcurno Telegraph Museum shortlisted for another award

Porthcurno Telegraph Museum looks set to take home an accolade at another awards ceremony.

King Charles to bring UK concert tour to Falmouth

Talented alternative singer King Charles is set to perform live in Falmouth, with the much anticipated concert forming part of a multi-date tour across the UK.

Tree bought back to life as beautiful sculpture in Newquay

A beautiful new sculpture has been unveiled in Newquay, designed to celebrate the Cornish town's links to the sea

Cornwall's landscapes captured in 2013 calendar

A brand new calendar for 2013 has captured the beautiful landscapes of Cornwall

Enjoy the ice rink in Truro during the festive season

Ice Skate Truro has been featuring at the city's Cathedral Green since the 28 November, continuing until the 6 January

The Du Maurier Festival Re-Invented for 2013

If you're staying in one of the many cottages in Cornwall next spring, you'll be able to visit the re-invented Du Maurier Festival

The Victorian Christmas Market in Truro

If you're fortunate enough to be visiting Truro this December, there's a fantastic festive event coming up: the Victorian Christmas Market

Cornwall man licensed to sell Lizard seaweed

Fantastic fish, corking crab and awesome oysters sourced locally are something visitors dining out in Cornwall have become used to for centuries| The Valley News

The famous Angarrack Christmas lights to be turned on next month

Renowned for its array of pretty villages and welcoming communities, Cornwall is a great place to visit during Christmas time when the festive celebrations kick off in earnest.

Redruth’s Evening of Late Night Shopping

If you’re enjoying one of the many Cornwall cottages, this winter, there’s a great chance for a little Christmas shopping at Redruth’s late night opening.

World Pasty Championships to Return to the Eden Project

The World Pasty Championships, which saw its inaugural year in 2012, is set to return in March next year and will once again take place at the Eden Project.

Radio 1 DJ Enjoys Cornish Holiday

The Radio 1 DJ Sarah Cox recently enjoyed a stay in Cornwall, tweeting about her time in the county to twitter followers

See Aladdin at Truro’s Hall For Cornwall Theatre

Visitors enjoying a stay in Cornwall this winter have access to a range of fun festive family events, one of which is the fantastic annual pantomime in Truro

Still a chance to see Russell Kane perform live in Cornwall

Tickets are still available to see Russell Kane perform live in Cornwall, with the popular comedian set to visit Truro next April as part of a nationwide tour.

Huge increase in people on search for half term holidays

There has been a late surge in the amount of people looking for holidays during the half term period, a clear indication that families are looking to enjoy the last of the summer before the winter sets in.

Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart rumoured to buy home in Cornwall

Hollywood superstars Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart could be purchasing a house in Cornwall

Tourism hotspots shortlisted for 2012 VisitCornwall Awards

Businesses and people who work tirelessly to help sustain the glowing tourism scene across Cornwall may have the chance to be rewarded for their efforts.

Truro’s Made in Cornwall Fair

If you’re looking for that last stocking filler, or Christmas present, then you should head down to Truro this November, for the impressive Made in Cornwall Christmas Fair.

Get close to nature with a Coastal & Hedgerow Wild Food Foraging Walk

The Fal River Autumn Walking Festival is holding a particularly special event this October, where visitors can find the best natural edible treats around

Truro’s City of Lights Festival

If you’re enjoying a stay in one of the many 5 star cottages Cornwall this November, there’s an opportunity for a night out at Truro’s City of Lights Festival.

40,000 Flock to Cornwall for Food Festival

Early indications are that this year’s Cornwall Food & Drink Festival has been the most successful ever, drawing in over 40,000 visitors

Redruth Pasty Festival Hailed Great Success

Cornwall’s first pasty festival turned out to be a hit with visitors as hundreds flocked to Redruth for the celebrations.

Truro Wins South West in Bloom

The Cornish town of Truro recently received the news that the town was to get an award for its stunning floral displays

Cornwall’s own TV channel airs in October

A new TV channel will begin airing on Sky TV from 1st October onwards; the Cornwall Channel will begin airing this autumn

Cornwall coastal resort gets new brand image

Newquay has become the recipient of a new, brand-conscious image thanks to the work of the town’s Business Improvement District (BID).

Japanese lacquerware collection unveiled

A museum in Cornwall has recently opened one of its most unique exhibitions of the year after a very kind donation from some local Cornish residents

The Falmouth Oyster Festival

With the summer approaching its end, it’s time to start looking ahead to some of the great events coming up, such as the Falmouth Oyster Festival

Head to Newquay Fish Festival

One of the biggest events in Newquay’s calendar will be happening this September: Newquay Fish Festival.

Baby mongoose welcomed into Newquay Zoo

Newquay Zoo is a favourite attraction for visitors to Cornwall, and now there is an extra special reason to visit the zoo; a narrow-striped mongoose has given birth to a little baby.

Cornwall campaigning for national park status

The Campaign to Protect Rural England in Cornwall is in the preliminary stages of planning a submission for national park status

Kylie and Cameron spotted in Cornwall

This week has seen some famous faces opt for a Cornish holiday; David Cameron and Kylie Minogue have been seen in the area

The Minack Theatre up for 2 British Travel Awards

The Minack Theatre is one of Cornwall’s most stunning and well known leisure attractions and is an open air venue known all over the world.

Stomp set for September appearance at Hall For Cornwall

July 2 – 6 sees the a performance of William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night at the beautiful outdoor Minack Theatre at Porthcurno, near Penzance

See the Human Race Festival of Sport

Even though the Olympics are over, sport fever continues to grip the country, and not just with the Paralympics. Cornwall is hosting its very own sporting extravaganza; the Human Race Festival of Sport.

The St Ives September Festival lines up a wealth of talent

St Ives September Festival offers an exciting line up of local and international performers for this year’s event on September 8 – 22

Alex Katz’s ‘Give Me Tomorrow’ Exhibition at the Tate St Ives

Alex Katz’s ‘Give Me Tomorrow’ exhibition at the Tate St Ives will be celebrating 6 decades of art until September 23

Enjoy Evening Outdoor Theatre at Falmouth’s Carwinion House

The wonderful 18th Century stone manor of Carwinion House is the venue for an evening of outdoor theatre with Oscar Wilde’s classic play The Importance of Being Earnest on September 2.

Enjoy the refreshing Gyllyngdune Tea Festival

Enjoy the refreshing Gyllyngdune Tea Festival and celebrate the UK’s number one beverage and all things tea related

Heartlands reaches 100,000 Visitors

Good news concerning the attraction continues to bloom after it announced this week that it has received 100,000 visitors

Botallack Mine impresses CNN

Botallack was described by CNN as “thrillingly dramatic” and since then their website visitor numbers have increased

Eden Project creates Ice Creams

The Eden Project have launched their own range of ice-creams with rainforest inspired flavours

Falmouth set for SPLASH 2012

Falmouth may soon be making a name for itself in the arts world thanks to a new festival; SPLASH 2012. From 7th-16th September the Cornish town will provide an ideal platform for well known and not-so-well-known creative talent to showcase their art.

Enjoy Gyllyngdune Tea Festival

The British certainly love their tea, particularly as a warming and relaxing drink, perfect for a cosy night in.

Cornwall’s Festival of Sport in Marazion

Fitness fans staying in cottages in Cornwall are in for a treat this September thanks to the launch of the Human Race Festival of Sport.

Guardian reporter praises arty Newlyn

A reporter recently published an article in the daily newspaper the Guardian which praises Newlyn as an artistic hotspot.

St Ives September Festival on its way

Every September since 1978 there has been the St Ives September Festival, and the town is putting the final plans in place for this year’s offering.

Enjoy the Great Looe River Duck Race

Family’s staying in luxury holiday cottages in Cornwall this summer will undoubtedly be looking for activities and things to keep the children occupied during the holiday period. One

Experience the Chamber Philharmonia Cologne in Cornwall this summer

Anyone staying in luxury cottages in Cornwall for relaxing summer holidays who enjoys classical music might like to experience one of Germany's finest ensembles, the Chamber Philharmonia Cologne.

Enjoy Roald Dahl's ‘The Twits’ at Lanhydrock

If you are venturing down to the South West to stay at one of the beautiful cottages in Cornwall with your family, you might be looking for some entertainment to occupy the kids during the summer holidays. If so, how about a children’s play?

The Eden Project opens longest zip wire in the UK

The Eden Project has opened the longest zip wire in the UK for visitors to one of Cornwall’s biggest attractions to enjoy | Cornwall News

Enjoy the Truro Outdoor Show

Enjoy the a fun day at the Truro Outdoor Show is taking place at taking place on August 6 at Lemon Quay from 10am | Cornwall News

Sea Food Extravaganza at Newlyn Fish Festival

Enjoy a Sea Food Extravaganza at Newlyn Fish Festival on August 27 for a fun day out for all the family

August bank Holiday sees Morval Vintage Rally near Looe

Enjoy a day out at the Morval Vintage Rally at Bray Farm near Looe during August 25 – 27 for a fun family day out

A Grand Medieval Joust at Pendennis Castle, Falmouth

Enjoy a day out at the grand medieval joust at English Heritage’s Pendennis Castle in Falmouth on August 7 -

Enjoy a fun day out at the Portscatho Regatta

Enjoy a day out at the Portscatho Regatta on August 25, offering fun and excitement of a traditional Cornish regatta in a beautiful location

Top Cornish Designers at Cornwall Design Fair 2012

Cornwall Design Fair, near Penzance is taking place on August 17-19, offering designs from top contemporary designers from around Cornwall

Goldsithney Charter Fair, near Penzance

Goldsithney Charter Fair is taking place on August 4, offering a traditional Cornish fair in the beautiful village of Goldsithney

GP14 World Sailing Championships at Looe, Cornwall

The fishing town of Looe in Cornwall plays host to the prestigious 2012 GP14 World Championships, which takes place in Looe Bay

West of England Steam Rally, Truro

Truro’s West of England Steam Rally takes place on the August 17 – 19, offering an extensive range steam engines from all over the UK

Trereife Cornish Summer Festival

Trereife Cornish Summer Festival, near Penzance takes place on the August 3 – 5, offering a wide range of entertainment and activities

Be Active Truro Festival

The ‘Be Active Truro Festival’ is taking place during August 15 – 19, enjoy a packed programme of events at many venues throughout Truro

Nowhereisland visits Mevagissey as part of London 2012

The London 2012 Cultural Olympiad project Nowhereisland visits Mevagissey from August 13 – 16 as part of the Olympic initiative

Falmouth’s Maritime Museum Website Wins Award

The Falmouth National Maritime Museum website has just won a coveted award of excellence from travel review website TripAdvisor

Charlestown Regatta Week

The annual Charlestown Regatta Week takes place on July 28 - August 03, which offers a whole host of family fun

Henri Lloyd Falmouth Regatta Week

The annual Henri Lloyd Falmouth Week takes place on August 12 – 18, which has now grown into the largest sailing regatta in the South West

The Outdoor Theatre at Pentillie Castle Presents: Macbeth

August 2 sees the Lord Chamberlains’ Men perform an Outdoor Theatre of ‘Macbeth’ at Pentillie Castle, near Saltash

Charles and Camilla visit Cornwall

The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall visited the county recently as part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations

Aviation museum to open in Newquay this summer

Aviation fans staying in any of the cottages in Cornwall this summer are set to have something extra special to smile about

The Constantine Art Society Annual Exhibition

Constantine Art Society 38th Annual Exhibition takes place on July 21 – August 11, open 10am -7pm daily, free admission & meet the artists

Looe Carnival Week

Looe Carnival Week is taking place from July 29 – 4 August, offering a week of entertainment for the whole family in Cornwall

The Pendennis Cup 2012

The Pendennis Cup is taking place from July 2 – 7, offering an impressive range of superyachts racing in the waters of Falmouth Bay

Penzance Literary Festival

The Penzance Literary Festival on July 25 – 29 is a must for anyone who a lover of the written word. Festival goers can enjoy a celebration of the very best in literature, poetry and storytelling

The Constantine Agricultural Association Country Show

The Constantine Agricultural Association Country Show takes place on July 7, when visitors can enjoy a traditional Cornish agricultural show

BIANCO - No Fit State Circus at the Eden Project

During July 28 – September 2 sees the highly acclaimed BIANCO - No Fit State Circus performing at the Eden Project

Mousehole puts on the Sea Salts and Sail Festival

Mousehole is the most famous fishing village in Cornwall, and its fishing heritage is celebrated twice a year in the form of a festival

Cornwall well represented in British Travel Awards nominations

The shortlist for this year’s British Travel Awards has been announced

Lafrowda Festival in St. Just

Are you looking for a fun Cornish festival to experience this summer? Then, how about the annual Lafrowda Festival on July 20 -21? This event takes place in the beautiful coastal village of St. Just, near Penzance

Minack Theatre: Performance of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night

July 2 – 6 sees the a performance of William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night at the beautiful outdoor Minack Theatre at Porthcurno, near Penzance

Padstow Vintage Rally and Country Fair

If you have planned to visit the south west and already booked your beautiful 5 star accommodation in Cornwall during July, there are many attractions and events to add to your itinerary.

Marazion Carnival, overlooking Mounts Bay

The annual Marazion Carnival takes place on July 24 overlooking Mounts Bay, which offers a great day out for all the family

The West Cornwall Motor Show, near Falmouth

The annual West Cornwall Motor Show takes place on July 1 near Falmouth, offering a fantastic day out for all the family

The International Sea Shanty Festival in Falmouth

Visit Falmouth’s International Sea Shanty Festival, a fantastic three day event between June 15 and 17. Enjoy a piece of Cornwall’s maritime past.

The Saltash Regatta and Waterside Festival Weekend

The Saltash Regatta is now in its 177th year and is one of the oldest Regatta’s in the country. This year the Saltash Regatta and Waterside Festival weekend takes place on June 16 – 17 offering visitors of all ages a chance to experience the wonderful nautical event.

World Bellyboard Championships to return this autumn

Excitement is gathering around the return of the World Bellyboard Championship

Huge pod of dolphins spotted off Cornish coast

A massive pod of Risso’s dolphins have been spotted close to the Cornish coast

New gallery at the Royal Cornwall Museum set to open

Volunteers who contributed to the creation of a new gallery at the Royal Cornwall Museum have been praised ahead of National Volunteering Week

Truro to benefit from Diamond Jubilee Wood scheme

Cornwall is just one of the regions across the UK that looks set to benefit from a scheme to introduce locations for 60 new woods

Daredevil air display team confirmed for Falmouth Week

Renowned daredevil air display team was confirmed for the Henri Lloyd Falmouth Week

New fish for Newquay aquarium

A Newquay aquarium has taken special measures to ensure the happiness of its latest arrivals, a wise move given its notoriety in the wild

Cornwall sizzles in early summer sun

Thousands of British sunseekers are flocking to the coast thanks to a prolonged period of stunning weather

Cornwall confirms its status as premier British holiday destination

The West Country has confirmed its place at the top of UK tourism industry after cleaning up at the prestigious VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2012

Excitement over North Atlantic right whale sighting off Cornwall

An appeal has been made for people to keep an eye out for a rare North Atlantic right whale by excited marine scientists

Line up for West Cornwall Motor Show confirmed

The line-up has been confirmed for this summer’s West Cornwall Motor Show in Wendron by organisers of the event

Cornwall benefits from excellent torch relay

The opening day of the torch relay was hailed a ‘brilliant success’ after millions of people tuned in across the world to witness the arrival

Penzance to get new map

All the hidden gems in Penzance are to feature on a new map, which looks set to be developed after meetings between town chiefs

Baby wildebeest born at Cornwall zoo

A baby black wildebeest has been born at a Newquay Zoo, marking the latest in a series of new arrivals at the tourist attraction

Cornwall Food and Drink Festival set for autumn return

The Cornwall Food and Drink Festival is set to return this autumn

Cornwall beaches earn Blue Flag status

It seems the sublime sands of Cornwall have excelled once again

Cornwall declared as UK's best holiday destination

The credibility of Cornwall as a tourist hotspot has been boosted once again

Line-up for Cornish Cricket Festival confirmed

Organisers of the highly anticipated Teddington Solar Cornish Cricket Festival have confirmed the event’s full line-up.

Champion sailor Ben Ainslee to begin UK Olympic Torch relay

Champion sailor Ben Ainslee is all set to embark on the first leg of the Olympic Torch relay across the UK later this month

Planning consent granted for Hayle quay development

Planning consent has been granted for a multi-million pound development to take place at a Cornwall quay

Cornish cider wins national award

A Cornish cider, regarded a hallmark of the county’s fantastic culinary range, has won a top award in a national competition

Stithians Agricultural Show returning to Cornwall this summer

Widely regarded as Cornwall’s biggest one day agricultural show since the early 1800s, the Stithians Agricultural Show is returning to the county this summer.

Water quality results provide added boost for Cornwall tourism

Water quality tests undertaken by the Marine Conservation Society across the West Country region have returned positive results

Mousehole festival set for summer return

Excitement is gathering around this year’s Mousehole Sea Salts and Sail Festival

Encouraging financial figures for Cornwall venue

Figures emerging from one of Cornwall’s most famous theatres are more than encouraging for the venue’s long term future according to the Hall for Cornwall director.

New National Trust Visitor centre opened in Cornwall

The national Trust has opened a new ‘Welcome to West Cornwall Centre’ in Penzance that offers lots of useful information to tourists in the area

Study to understand health benefits of living by the sea in Cornwall

Scientists in Cornwall are undertaking an investigation into whether the coastline can really benefit people’s health

The Temper Trap to perform in Cornwall next month

Tickets are running out quickly for any of those hoping to catch Australian indie rock band The Temper Trap in Cornwall next month

Tim Minchin set for Cornwall performance as part of London 2012 festival

Australian-British comedian, actor and musician Tim Minchin has been lined up for a performance in Cornwall this summer

New phone app details Cornish beaches

A new phone app, which is of significant interest to the thousands of holidaymakers who flock to Cornwall every summer has been released

Exciting bands set for Eden Project performance

Some of Britain’s most exciting bands are heading for the Eden Project this summe

Cricket legend Henry Blofeld set for St. Ives show

Henry Blofeld is heading to Cornwall this summer

Eden Project to house experimental Green Home

Cornwall’s popular tourist attraction the Eden project is set to be the home for a new experimental prototype green home.

Classic cars heading to Truro after 1,500 race

Visitors staying in our luxury self catering Cornwall cottages and heading to Truro are in for a treat this week. On Sunday April 29th, over 40 vintage cars will be pulling into the town as the final stop on their 1,500 mile race from Scotland

Walkers encouraged to go barefoot at Cornwall property

Trekking and walking in Cornwall has long been a favourite pastime for thousands of holidaymakers who flock to the county every year to explore the stunning surrounding countryside,

The Drifters set for Cornwall summer gig

One of the longest serving bands in history is going on tour, stopping off in Cornwall as the county prepares to roll out the red carpet for The Drifters this summer.

Heartlands project opened in Cornwall

One of the most anticipated dates in the Cornish cultural calendar has arrived

British band Curved Air set for Penzance gig

Pioneering British progressive rock band Curved Air have been lined up for a performance in Cornwall next month

Study suggests we prefer seaside to the countryside and urban parks

We really do prefer to be beside the seaside. That is what the results of a study presented to the British Psychological Society suggested

Olympic sailing exhibition lined up for Falmouth museum

An exhibition at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall is set to celebrate Britain’s unique Olympic and Paralympic sailing heritage

Stunning Cornish artefact to go on display in Penzance

A stunning Cornish artefact, thought to date back to around 2500 BC, has been returned to the county where it was found

Old Cornish building receiving extensive makeover

A Grade I listed palace in Lostwithel is in the process of an architectural makeover thanks to European Regional Devlopment Fund Convergence grants

Hall for Cornwall to host Pink Floyd tribute act this summer

Brit Floyd are set to perform at the Hall for Cornwall this summer

Eden Project to host Green Fingered Fete

The Eden Project will be hosting a series of great events throughout 2012, including the Green Fingered Fete on Saturday 12th May.

New performing space at Hall for Cornwall proves a hit

A new type of performing space has taken over the Hall For Cornwall in recent months

Horrible Histories bring insightful performances to Cornwall

The Horrible Histories collection is set to come to hit the Cornish stage, offering an insightful show designed to help youngsters learn

The Truro & Penwtih Fal River Festival to return this June

The Fal River festival is set to return is set to return this June, presenting a wonderful event that has quickly become one of the most popular events in the region.

Helicopter expected to light up Cornwall festival

The spectacular landing of a Cornwall Air Ambulance helicopter looks set to bet the major attraction at this summer’s Trereife Summer Festival

The Cornwall Wildlife Trust hopes for increased basking shark sightings

The Cornwall Wildlife trust is hoping for a summer full of basking shark sightings as the conservational charity begins preparing for its annual Seaquest Basking Shark Project

Discover your Wild Side with Woodland Workshops

Learn about building fires, surviving in the forest, and how our actions mesh with the natural world in these workshops in Pendarves Woods

New exhibition at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall

The National Maritime Museum Cornwall in Falmouth is set to host a new photographic exhibition

Events lined up to celebrate 50th anniversary of Cornwall Wildlife Trust

A series of events will be taking place from spring through to August all over Cornwall to mark the Cornwall Wildlife Trust’s 50th anniversary

Folk musician Seth Lakeman to perform in Cornwall

Award winning folk musician Seth Lakeman has announced he is to perform in Cornwall this autumn, as part of series of dates across the UK.

Political satirist Andy Zaltzman set for Cornwall performance

Educated comedian Andy Zaltzman is heading to Cornwall this summer, as part of a series of dates across the country in 2012.

See Cornish choughs at the Lizard

A joint initiative between the RSPB, the National Trust and Natural England has been responsible for organising a series of events celebrating the return of the historic chough to Cornwall.

Cornwall Wildlife Trust celebrates 50th anniversary

2012 sees the Cornwall Wildlife Trust celebrate its 50th anniversary and, to mark this very special occasion, a number of gardens in the county will be making themselves open to the public during the spring months and beyond.

Secrets of treasured Truro Cathedral items to be revealed in exhibit

A £10,000 exhibition at Truro’s Cathedral is set to reveal the truth behind some of the intriguing secrets about the building’s artefacts

Tourism chiefs from abroad fly in to get tips from Cornwall

As if to underline Cornwall’s status as a leading international tourist destination, tourism chiefs from Iceland and Estonia have flown in to the county

The Strawbs set for Cornwall gig

Internationally renowned English progressive folk-rock band the Strawbs are heading to Cornwall this summer

Prime Minister David Cameron predicts big year for tourism in Cornwall

There will be a massive boost in tourism for Cornwall this year, according to Prime Minister David Cameron

Olympic torch relay route through Cornwall mapped out

The Olympic torch relay route through Cornwall has been revealed

Sister port agreement between Caribbean and Cornwall

Two ports, one Cornish, one Caribbean, have signed an agreement to become sister ports, it has been revealed

Choir set to perform in Cornwall this spring

The acclaimed Mevagissey Male Voice Choir is set to perform in Cornwall this May

Suzanne Vega to perform in Cornwall in May

American singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega is heading to Penzance for a gig this spring

Rare butterflies in Cornwall start to return in numbers

The protection of Britain’s rarest butterflies is the chief aim of a conservation project

Deaf comedian Steve Day to perform in Cornwall this April

Britain’s best known deaf stand-up comedian Steve Day is heading to Cornwall this month

Food guide listing best restaurants in the South West launches latest version

A food guide focusing on the best restaurants in the South West has launched its latest version

Comedian Julian Clary set for Cornwall gig this September

Iconic English comedian and novelist Julian Clary is coming to Cornwall this September, as part of a mammoth UK tour this year

Stewart Lee to perform in Truro this spring

Acclaimed English stand-up comedian, writer and director Stewart Lee is heading to Cornwall this spring

International opera star coming home to Cornwall

International Cornish opera star Ben Luxon is coming home.

Experts predicting Cornwall tourism boost this summer

Tourism in Cornwall is expected to receive a welcome boost, after a multi-million pound advertising campaign unveiled by VisitEngland

Chicago set to wow audiences in Cornwall

Sexy, sassy, sinister and sensational, one of the most celebrated musicals of all time is gracing Cornwall this summer with a series of dates

Beaches in Cornwall dominate list

Cornwall beaches have dominated a list put together by leading travel agency TripAdvisor and voted for by members of the public

Popular musician Andy Abraham to perform in Truro

Talented musician and former reality television star Andy Abraham is set to perform in Cornwall this spring

The London Gospel Choir set to perform in Truro

The London Community Gospel Choir are heading to Cornwall this summer

Olympic Torch sweeps through Falmouth and Truro on tour

With the Olympic Games in Britain beckoning, a series of events have been staged to help celebrate the greatest show as it arrives on our shores

Porthleven Food and Wine Festival set for a return

The annual food and wine festival is set to return to Porthleven, bringing a fine array of culinary masterpieces from some of top chefs in the country.

New development in Cornwall to open in April

Dates for the opening weekend of a £35million project have been confirmed

Matthew Bourne’s Early Adventures set to entertain Truro audiences

Widely regarded as Britain’s favourite choreographer, Matthew Bourne is set to bring his famed show to Cornwall this summer

Jazz maestro YolanDa Brown set for Cornwall performance

British jazz musician YolanDa Brown is preparing to delight audiences in Cornwall this spring, as part of a series of dates across the UK

New website documents Falmouth history through photography

A new website has been launched featuring 5,000 images of Falmouth, with some dating back as far as 1870

Deer population on the rise in Cornwall

Britons heading for Cornwall this year to revel in the county’s extraordinarily diverse wildlife will be delighted to hear the deer population in Cornwall has risen

Cornwall to be dazzled by Welsh National Opera this spring

Britain’s most southern county is widely recognised as a place of beauty and resonance, facets that will be brought to life by the Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera

Comedian Dave Gorman to perform in Truro

Award winning stand up comedian Dave Gorman is coming to Cornwall this summer, as part of a mammoth UK tour

National Maritime Museum Cornwall to exhibit Sea King helicopter

A museum in Falmouth is preparing to open one of the most ambitious exhibitions in its history at the end of the month

Truro museum receives financial boost

A museum in Cornwall has received a huge financial boost to help it launch a new ancient world exhibition in June

Pam Ayres to bring her latest show to Cornwall

Renowned English poet, songwriter, radio and television presenter Pam Ayres is scheduled to perform in Truro this spring

Preparations pick up pace for Cornish oyster festival

Excitement is gathering around the up and coming Mylor Oyster Gathering and Seafood Festival taking place this spring

Talented musician Claude Bourbon set to perform in Truro

French born musician Claude Bourbon is set to perform in Cornwall this summer

Birmingham Royal Ballet set to wow theatre goers

Excitement is gathering around one of the most eagerly anticipated dance shows to hit Cornwall this year

Pendennis Castle Ghost Tours

If you’re staying in one of the many cottages in Cornwall, and you’re they type of person who enjoys a little scare, then there’s a great opportunity to spend a spooky evening at Pendennis Castle on March 9th.

Unofficial event in Cornwall to welcome Olympic torch

Towns in Cornwall are organising a massive event to celebrate the arrival of the Olympic Torch to the county, despite being overlooked on the torche’s historic route to the capital.

Falmouth prepares for spring festival

Preparations are underway for the eagerly anticipated Falmouth Spring Festival, returning for its second year after a successful debut in 2011.

Classical musician Julian Lloyd Webber set for Truro show

Internationally renowned cellist and classical musician Julian Lloyd Webber is coming to Truro this spring

Pasadena Roof Orchestra announce Truro concert

The Pasadena Roof Orchestra have just announced a concert in Cornwall, planning to electrify Truro's Hall for Cornwall next month.

Two west Cornwall venues listed among UK’s top food pubs

Two pubs in the surrounding countryside of Penzance have been named in the UK’s top food pubs

Photographic exhibition in Penzance highlights simpler times

A collection of historic photographs assembled by an unknown historian fifty years ago has gone on display at a museum in Cornwall, reliving times gone by

St Piran’s Day parade celebrations in Truro

Cornwall is a county steeped in tradition, offering a range of events throughout the year displaying its rich heritage and history.

Search and Rescue exhibition coming to Falmouth

Following the success of last years event, the Falmouth Spring festival is set to return for another year of celebrations.

Duchy Ballet to present Giselle at Truro

The beautiful and intricate skills of the Duchy Ballet are set for an appearance at Truro's Hall for Cornwall

Historic archives could be heading to Falmouth

Some of Cornwall’s most important historical manuscripts, books, photographs, maps and recordings could be heading to Falmouth

Falmouth prepares to host St Piran’s Day parade

Beautiful Cornwall coastal town Falmouth is to hold its first ever St Piran’s Day parade, celebrating the patron saint of Cornwall

Famous Cornish artist sells painting in London for vast sum

An artist from Cornwall has sold a painting for nearly £41,000 at an auction in London.

Thirty-five million pound project in Cornwall nearing completion

A £35 million project in Cornwall, which has transformed 19 acres of derelict land into an elegant community space and a World Heritage Site, is nearing completion

Cornish vineyard applies for protected status under European law

An award-winning vineyard in Cornwall is applying for protected status under European Union law for one of its wines

Cornwall prepares for the 7th annual Fal River Festival

Excitement is building ahead of the 7th annual Fal River Festival, an event that celebrates the local community and encapsulates everything good about Cornwall.

Porthcurno Telegraph Museum obtains substantial grant

One of Cornwall’s most vital pieces of history has received a huge boost after obtaining more than £1.5 million in grants

Cornish Cricket Festival to host luxury dinner

The Cornish Cricket Festival will proudly welcome the return of international competition to the county. The climax of the festival sees England’s women take on India in an ODI match.

Golowan Festival Provides Boom for Local Economy

A report by VisitCornwall has revealed that Penzance’s much-loved Golowan Festival brings in an astonishing £1.5m to the local economy each year.

Cornwall Looks Forward to Jubilee Celebrations

Think tank British FutureMON has revealed that Cornwall will be one of the best places in the country to mark the Queen’s upcoming Diamond Jubilee.

St Ives Feast Coming to Cornwall

St Ives is preparing for its annual Feast Day celebrations, which will take place on 6th February.

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