10 Facts About The Eden Project

July 23rd, 2021

If you’re embarking on a family-friendly holiday in Cornwall, you likely already have the Eden Project in your sights.

With its bubble-like biomes and outstanding range of plants from around the globe, the Eden Project is a fantastic feat of biological engineering and is one of Cornwall’s premier attractions – a true must-visit!

You might recognise the iconic structure, but what else do you know about this attraction?

A pink plant inside the Eden Project

What is the Eden Project?

Built into an old china clay pit in south Cornwall, the Eden Project consists of a selection of biomes. These giant greenhouse-like structures are made from inflatable plastic cells that are supported by steel frames.

The unique structures allow for the creation of artificial climates, where a myriad of native plants from tropical and desert environments can thrive.

The two main biomes emulate rainforest and Mediterranean climates respectively and house a vast selection of stunning plants.

The site also includes expansive outdoor gardens and various art installations and exhibitions.

1. The Eden Project Opened in 2001

Funded by the Millennium Commission and intended as a way of re-energising the Southwest, the Eden Project opened in March of 2001.

With no building of this scale in the world, at the time a global audience referred to it as the eighth wonder of the world! It was hugely popular from the start, attracting over 1 million visitors in its first four months.

2. The Site Has Been Used as a Filming Location

After functioning as a working clay pit for over 160 years, the original site of the Eden Project was also used as a filming location for the 1981 BBC series The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

In 2002, after the Eden Project’s construction, it once again became a filming location for the James Bond film Die Another Day.

The Eden Project biomes from afar

3. The Eden Project Cost over £100 million

Overall, the Eden Project cost £141 million to complete.

The build was funded through a series of government grants and loans from institutions like the Millennium Commission – with funding coming from the National Lottery – and European regeneration funds.

Since it was fully funded in 2000, the site has been a source of enormous economic revitalisation for Cornwall and the Southwest as a whole – it is believed to have contributed well over £1 billion to the local economy since its launch.

4. The Biomes are Made of A Special Plastic

The hexagonal shape of the biome’s cells was based on soap bubbles and were used for their ability to adapt to the uneven shape of the clay pit that they were built in.

Each cell is made up of three layers of ethylene tetrafluoroethylene copolymer (ETFE) that is inflated to create a pillow. Similar to clingfilm, ETFE is lighter than glass but also strong enough to withstand the weight of a car. It also lets in UV light for the plants inside.

If the plastic needs to be cleaned, this is performed by abseilers who scale the structure.

The canopy walkway in the rainforest biome

5. The Eden Project is Home to the World’s Largest Indoor Rainforest

Eden’s tropical biome houses an incredible selection of plants that make up the largest indoor rainforest in the world!

With over 1,000 varieties of plants, there’s plenty to see and experience, especially when venturing up to the canopy walkway that gives you stunning views from great heights. Temperatures in the biome reach between 18 and 35°C to create a humid environment that replicates climates of Southeast Asia, West Africa and South America.

6. The Eden Project is A Charitable Organisation

The Eden Project is a charitable organisation, although the amount of money it receives from government organisations has sharply decreased. Seen now as more of a social enterprise, the Eden Project is fully capable of funding its operations through gate receipts and other revenue streams.

Despite this, the Eden Project still values its charitable ethos, placing this at the centre of much of their work. They run many educational programmes at the site, while also using their reputation to push the conversation about our environment.

7. The Eden Project Hosts Musical Performances

Thanks to its unique venue, the Eden Project is also a popular place to host musical performances, with world-renowned musicians performing in these ‘Eden Sessions’.

Over the years, the Eden Project has hosted acts like Snow Patrol, Amy Winehouse, Elton John, Bastille, Kaiser Chiefs and much more.

2021 headliners are set to be My Chemical Romance, The Script, Lionel Richie and Diana Ross.

The inside of an Eden Project biome

8. The Eden Project Hosts The World Pasty Championships

Since 2012, the World Pasty Championships have been held at the Eden Project. This competition is, of course, centred around finding the best Cornish pasty, although there are rounds for other non-traditional bakes too.

The event sees amateurs, professional bakers, and companies compete to be crowned the pasty champion. Competitors come from all over the country and from further afield to get the chance to show off their baked goods.

9. The Eden Project is Home to England’s Longest and Fastest Zip Wire

Although the vast array of plants and spectacular gardens are the main draw of the Eden Project, a peaceful stroll in the greenery is not all the site has to offer.

The 660m long zip wire that takes you to speeds of 60 mph is sure to provide a thrill – not to mention the other adrenaline activities, including a giant swing, leap of faith and aerial obstacle course.

The Eden Project biomes on a sunny day

10. The Eden Project is Going Global

Eden Project International is an organisation chaired by many of the people behind the Eden Project in Cornwall. It was created with the mission of supporting other potential projects across the world in developing their own Eden sites based on the local environments.

There are both national and international projects proposed, with a site in Dundee most recently announced. Based in a former gasworks, this exciting project is set to bring in millions to the regional economy.

There are numerous other planned projects across the world, including in China, Australia and the U.S.A.

The Eden Project is a fantastic location to visit any time of the year and is just one of the many reasons to take a trip to Cornwall. Here at The Valley, our luxury holiday park in Cornwall makes a great base for your Cornish adventures – discover more about our 5-star accommodations today.

Places To Visit in Cornwall Near The Valley

May 24th, 2021

With how the past year has gone, it’s understandable to still be wary of travelling. So, why not treat yourself to a holiday a little closer to home?

A rural, luxury Falmouth holiday is just the thing you need to help you relax and get back in touch with yourself.

As Covid restrictions continue to ease, we’ve made a list of some of our favourite places to visit in Cornwall. And the best part? They’re all within 10 miles of our site. So, if you want to explore what Cornwall has to offer and still be home in time for tea, then this is the list for you.

Bissoe Valley Nature Reserve

Only 2 miles away from our site at The Valley, Bissoe Valley Nature Reserve is a former mine site that boasts beautiful and easy nature walks.

Owned by the Cornwall Wildlife Trust, Bissoe Valley is dedicated to creating a Cornwall that is rich in wildlife. Their vision is for people to care about the natural world and help ensure its protection for generations to come.

Being so close to our site, you can have your pick of transportation to the reserve. It’s only a 6-minute drive or 8 minutes to cycle. Or, if you’d prefer to be in the arms of Mother Nature for a little while longer, you can walk to the reserve in just under half an hour.

Trelissick Garden

Only 3 miles away, nestled in the woodlands on the River Fal you’ll find Trelissick House and Garden.

Owned by the National Trust, Trelissick Garden is a scenic estate that’s perfect for woodland and riverside walks. With an onsite gallery, second-hand bookshop and a cafe serving hot and cold food and drinks, it’s easy to feel a world away.

Trelissick Garden is only a 7-minute drive from our site and only 25 minutes to cycle along the B3289.

The first bluebells in Trelissick Garden

King Harry Ferry

Just a stone’s throw from our previous attraction of Trelissick Garden, you’ll find The King Harry Ferry.

One of only five chain ferries in the UK, the King Harry Ferry runs seven days a week, all year round. The ferry departs from Feock and crosses the Fal River to Philleigh with a journey time of only 5 minutes. This means you’ll avoid the 27-mile journey through Truro and Tresillian if you’re trying to reach St. Mawes or the Roseland Peninsula.

The ferry runs every twenty minutes and can be used whether you’re in a car, on a bike or even on foot.

The King Harry Ferry

Truro Cathedral

With the city of Truro only 4 miles away from our site, it would be absurd for you not to visit Truro Cathedral.

Built between 1880 and 1910, this Gothic Revival style Cathedral soars above the surrounding rooftops. Truly an architectural marvel, the Cathedral sits in the centre of the thriving city of Truro and is within walking distance of various shops, cafes, restaurants and more.

Truro is an 11-minute drive from our site with plenty of parking available throughout the city. Or, you can catch the U1 bus that runs every 30 minutes to and from the city until late at night.

Truro Cathedral over the water

Royal Cornwall Museum

Only 5 miles away from our site and also within the Truro city limits is the Royal Cornish Museum. The museum was founded in 1818 by the Royal Institution of Cornwall who is also responsible for the establishment of the Courtney Library.

The museum is a hub for Cornish culture with exhibits ranging from an extensive collection of minerals from Cornwall’s mining heritage to collections of art and history.

The museum is a 12-minute drive or you can catch the same bus service as you would to see the cathedral. Why not make a day of it and visit both attractions for a real feast of Cornish culture.

Enys Garden

Enys Garden is situated just over 5 miles from our site and features beautiful gardens and woodlands as well as a variety of 20th-century buildings. They even host weekend art exhibitions and have multiple tearooms on site.

Along with gorgeous flower-filled gardens, you can also view the Mansion House which was built in the 1830s. Though mostly only open for the occasional event, the house is available to view in its entirety from the outside.

The onsite cafe holds true to Cornish values, offering a variety of fresh baked goods daily as well as a cream tea served with traditional china. Just make sure you put the jam on first!

Enys Garden is a 14-minute drive from our site or you can enjoy more of the countryside with a half-hour bicycle ride.

The Mansion House at Enys Garden

Healey’s Cornish Cyder Farm

No matter when you choose to visit, you’ll have an amazing time at Healey’s Cornish Cyder Farm.

Only a 15 minute drive away, this family-run farm has been making award-winning cyders, wines, juices and more for nearly 40 years!

The farm offers a wide range of activities for all seasons. Why not take a guided tour of the farm and see firsthand the journey from orchard to bottle. Or visit the museum to see the history of an award-winning cyder company. You can even have taster sessions where you can sample over 20 different drinks in their range.

Penrose Water Garden

Nestled in a beautiful woodland valley only 9 miles from our site you’ll find the Penrose Water Garden.

Established over twenty years ago, this particular attraction is one of Cornwall’s best-kept secrets. Here, you can see aquatic plants growing in their natural environment as well as view some of the local wildlife who have made Penrose Water Garden their safe haven.

With guided tours around the ponds and the beautiful Lily Tearooms, you’re sure to find something spectacular. There’s even a selection of Cornish crafts available to buy from the shop so you can take a little slice of Cornwall home with you.

Whether you’re stepping out for the first time this year or you just want to see more of what Cornwall has to offer, why not give one of these attractions a go on your next holiday with The Valley.

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5 Fascinating Facts About the Lizard Peninsula

October 19th, 2020


The Lizard Peninsula is the most southern part of the UK, standing out for its unique geology and rock formations. Its rugged, rocky coastline is believed to contain rock which dates to over 500 million years old!


What is the Lizard Peninsula?


Almost an island of its own, the Lizard Peninsula is an impressive rocky headland surrounded by ocean on three of its sides with the Helford River to the North.


Situated on the South West Coast Path, it is a popular spot for walkers who come to marvel at its beauty as they enjoy a spot of adventure during their Cornwall short breaks.


It’s beautiful landscape not only attracts the attention of visitors, but the unique area is a hot spot for scientists as well! We explore its incredible history and offerings with our top selection of fascinating facts!


Rocky Cornish coastline

The Origins of Its Name is Not What You Assume


Despite its mysterious title, the name ‘Lizard’ unfortunately doesn’t derive from mystical origins.


Neither does the name come from the Serpentine rock which the area is renowned for. The surface of Serpentine transforms into a snake and scaly like surface once polished.


The roots of its name are relatively ambivalent, but one proposal is that it comes from the Cornish term ‘Lys Ardh’ which means ‘high court’.


Another suggestion is that the name has connections to the Cornish word ‘lezou’ which is translated to ‘headland’.



The RNLI boathouse at Lizard

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Home to the UK’s Most Southerly Lighthouse


As the most southerly point in the UK, it comes as little surprise that it also boasts the UK’s most southerly lighthouse.


Previous to the lighthouse’s construction in 1752, the coast of the Lizard was a dangerous area for ships and was titled the ‘Graveyard of Ships’. The spot is now home to the Lizard Lifeboat Station.


Serpentine rock

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Mainland Britain’s Largest Outcrop of Serpentine


As mentioned, the Lizard Peninsula has been a point of interest for scientists and geologists.


It isn’t uncommon to see many university students visit the area as the rocks here are not found in nearby locations.


One distinct rock is Serpentine. The Lizard Peninsula is mainland Britain’s most significant outcrop of the rock. It’s striking appearance was reportedly favoured by Queen Victoria which heightened the industry in the 19th-century.


Best Preserved Exposed Ophiolite in the UK


Another area of geological interest at the Lizard Peninsula is the ophiolite.


The Lizard Peninsula is heralded as UK’s top spot to see the best-preserved source of exposed ophiolite.


An ophiolite is a unique form of rock formation which is produced from the Earth’s oceanic crust pushed onto the continental crust. It is often green in colour.


The parts of ophiolite include:

• The serpentinites
• The ‘oceanic complex’
• The metamorphic basement


An ophiolite can be found in the mountain belts of locations such as the Himalayas and the Alps, and amazingly you can also see it in Cornwall!


Coastline at the Lizard

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It’s an Area of Outstanding Beauty


The Lizard Peninsula has received many awards for its stunning landscape and is a heavily protected area. It is largely recognised as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), as well as providing eight Sites of Special Scientific Interest. These awards and sites are specifically bestowed to protect the geology and wildlife of the area.


The Lizard Peninsula is cared for and under the ownership of a variety of organisations including the National Trust, Cornwall Wildlife Trust and Natural England.


Off land, the surrounding ocean at the Manacles has been awarded as a Marine Conservation Zone which is rich in marine biodiversity.


The Lizard Peninsula is a stunning, natural and protected area, providing the ultimate location for wildlife to blossom. What are your favourite facts about the Lizard Peninsula? Which has not been covered in our blog? Why not share your thoughts on our social media channels; we would love to know!

Location Guide: St Nectan’s Glen

June 21st, 2019

St Nectan’s Glen is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a Site of Special Scientific Interest located in Trethevy, near Tintagel, in Cornwall. A location of great interest, the area is considered to be “one of the UK’s most spiritual sites”, with people coming from far and wide to view the St Nectan’s Kieve waterfall. In our latest location guide, we explore all the St Nectan’s Glen has to offer.

About St Nectan’s Glen

St Nectan’s Glen is a hidden gem, leading you through ancient woodland, where ivy-covered trees provide a tranquil canopy. Follow the river Trevillet and relax as you hear the distant rush of the waterfall. You can easily lose yourself in the beauty of this location, so take your time to absorb the incredible sights and sounds. Look out for the local wildlife, including the delightful birds known as Dippers, who are known to nest in the rocks near the waterfalls.

The main waterfall, St Nectan’s Kieve, is a magnificent sight. Here the river Trevillet has worn through the slate to create a 60-foot waterfall that flows impressively through a rock arch. Two additional waterfalls lead on from the main waterfall, with the third only recently having been made accessible.

Upon seeing the magical beauty of the area, it will come as no surprise that St Nectan’s Glen has long been associated with Cornish mysticism, with fairies and piskies rumoured to be found in this stunning location alongside the birds! Described as one of the most spiritual sites in the UK, St Nectan’s Glen, the waterfalls have become a place of spiritual pilgrimage. Visitors who recognise the site as a sacred place may leave ribbons, crystals, stone piles and prayers near the waterfall as an offering.  

History of St Nectan’s Glen

The area gets its name from the belief that Saint Nectan, a 6th-Century holy man, lived in a hermitage above the waterfall. As the legend goes, he would ring a silver bell when stormy weather came to warn ships of the perilous rocks at the mouth of the nearby Rocky Valley.  

Information About Visiting St Nectan’s Glen

St Nectan’s Glen is open seven days a week, year-round, although hours depend on season. Between 1st April and 31st October, opening hours are 9.30am to 5pm. Visiting St Nectan’s Glen and the woodland walk is free, but there is a charge of £5.95 for adults and £4.70 for children to visit the waterfalls. There is a free car park situated just off the road in Trethevy. Follow the signs to the waterfalls by foot. From the carpark to the waterfall entrance is around a half an hour walk.  

When visiting St Nectan’s Glen, you’ll also discover the wonderful St Nectan’s Café and gallery, where you’ll be able to treat yourself to a delicious Cornish cream tea after the walk! A truly tranquil spot to rest and recover, the café overlooks the river and is surrounded by a gorgeous garden. Situated within the walls of the old chapel you will find the gallery and shop, where a range of fine art and mementoes can be discovered.

Due to the terrain throughout the woodland and around the waterfalls, the walk is not suitable for people with walking difficulties, and those with pushchairs may struggle. Dogs are allowed on the woodland walk, to the waterfall, and the tea room café, making this the perfect spot for a family day out in Cornwall with the dog!

You can discover more of the hidden gems in Cornwall in our location guide series. Check out our previous blogs on Crantock Beach and Nanjizal Beach and Song of the Sea Cave! If you would like to explore all that Cornwall has to offer, both natural wonders and exciting local events, why not take a break and enjoy a luxury family holiday in Cornwall?!  

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Places to Go for Animal Lovers in Cornwall

July 30th, 2018

Cornwall is full of natural beauty, from the moorland to the coastline, so it should be no surprise that the county also provides a haven for an interesting collection of creatures. There are several zoos, sanctuaries and sea life spots around Cornwall, so we’ve picked out five of our favourites.


Porfell Wildlife Park

The largest exotic animal sanctuary in Cornwall, Porfell Wildlife Park provides a home for an amazing assortment of fascinating animals, many of which were injured, neglected or unwanted. There is an incredible mix, with wallabies, lemurs, meerkats, capybaras, zebras, porcupines, marmosets and lynx. Many of these animals now live at the sanctuary having retired from zoos. Over on the children’s farm, you can pet and feed the little guinea pigs and rabbits, as well as the donkeys and goats.


red panda

Image Credit: Michelle Turton


Paradise Park

A true paradise for nature lovers, Paradise Park is home to a vast assortment of tropical birds and mammals, set in stunning exotic gardens. Over 600 birds from 140 different species can be found here, from colourful parrots to powerful birds of prey. A number of bird shows will take place each day, including parrot feeding and Eagles of Paradise display, giving you the chance to get up close and interact with the fancy flyers. Also at Paradise Park is the Fun Farm, an assortment of farmyard favourites such as mini donkeys, pygmy goats and sheep. Straying into the wilder side, there are also cute red squirrels, adorable otters and cuddly red pandas to watch as they play, as well as penguins that you can watch getting fed.


Healey’s Cyder Farm

While their ciders, spirits and preserves are what they are best known for at Healey’s Cyder Farm, beyond the orchards you will discover a sweet range of friendly farm animals. With peacocks roaming freely throughout the site, the courtyard area is home to Shire horses, Shetland ponies, pygmy goats and Cornish black pigs, as well as the slightly smaller rabbits, ferrets and chickens!



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Cornish Seal Sanctuary

As a coastal county, it is only fitting that Cornwall is also home to a number of sea life rescue centres and aquariums. There is only one seal sanctuary though, and it is definitely worth a visit. Home to a number of very cute seals, as well as equally adorable sea lions, otters and penguins, these rescued marine animals are in the best of hands as the sanctuary doubles up as Cornwall’s only seal hospital. Nestled in by the Helston River, the sanctuary is both a site of special scientific interest and an area of outstanding natural beauty and also features a woodland trail, complete with a quiz for the kids!


Newquay Zoo

There are over 1000 creatures who find their home at Newquay Zoo, so there will definitely be something there that every animal lover will be excited to see. Here you’ll find animals from all areas of the world, from the African Savannah exhibit, where wildebeest, zebras and antelopes roam, to the vibrant Madagascan Walk, featuring the bright and brilliant parrots and lovebirds. Zoo favourites, including monkeys, lions and penguins, can also be found here. Newquay Zoo is an incredible day out for families, with feeding sessions, a maze and play areas to keep the kids entertained.


Animal-based activities are perfect for keeping both kids and parents entertained, making for a great family friendly holidays in Cornwall. What animal are you most excited about seeing while on holiday in Cornwall? Let us know in the comments below!



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6 Instagram Accounts That Will Make You Want to Move to Cornwall Immediately

June 24th, 2018

We all know that Instagram is jam-packed full of inspirational and aspirational images for all areas of your life, but sometimes it can be hard to find the perfect accounts to follow. We’ve rounded up some of our very favourites who post about all things Cornwall. They’re bound to inspire you to book a trip to the South sometime soon!


Cornwall based travel enthusiast Lowenna posts some of the greatest seaside pictures out there. Scrolling through her Instagram, you’ll think it’s the Caribbean rather than the Cornish coast! With every image transforming the coastal county into a tropical fantasy, this is a must follow for those longing to return to the beautiful beaches.



Becca is based in Cornwall, posting beautiful pictures of St Ives and Mousehole. Her Instagram is incredibly neat, with a clear colour scheme; each picture framed by a clean white border. Here you’ll find a quaint little world of streets lined by tiny houses and picturesque bays.



A clear fan of the sea, Lee from @kernow_shots has some of the best seaside snaps there are. From idyllic, calm summer beach days to immense shots of crashing waves, every image is overflowing with beauty. He also regularly features the quaint seaside towns and picturesque villages that border these seas, showcasing some of the very best of Cornish life. Lee also runs the fantastic @explorecornwall account, which reposts some of the very best photos taken throughout the county, via the hashtag ‘#explorecornwall’.


See Cornwall from a different perspective with this incredible Instagram endeavour. Using drones, the team take stunning shots of Cornwall’s coast from above. If you love these snaps as much as we do, they’re also available for sale via their website!



With so many incredible beaches in the county of Cornwall, there are a wealth of picture-perfect moments to capture along the coast. Arguably, anyone can take a good picture of something as stunning as this coastline, but there is certainly something extra about the photos posted to this account that really highlights the beauty of the area. If you take a trip to the area, be sure to tag your posts with ‘#360beaches’ and you could find your images being shared with their followers.



Jacob is an artist and architect living in St Ives, and this is certainly apparent in his photography, making use of lines, geometry and more abstract concepts in his images. As well as posting gorgeous skyscapes, and seaside shots, he plays around with the exposure, resulting in some truly incredible imagery.


After seeing these gorgeous snaps, are you desperate to come and visit the stunning Cornish coastline? Check out the amazing luxury family holidays in Cornwall we have available here at The Valley! Be sure to take a look at the gorgeous pictures on our own Instagram too!

Exciting Winter Walks Near Truro

December 22nd, 2017

With the South West Coast Path spanning the entirety of Cornwall, there are plenty of beautiful locations along the way for winter walks with stunning views. Walk off the Christmas pud with these exciting strolls through the Cornish countryside!


Trelissick Gardens

With gorgeous views and an incredible variety of plants, this garden sits right on the water’s edge, providing a year-round display of vibrant blooms. While you can take a casual stroll through the gardens to admire the flower beds, there are also 375-acres of park and woodland to explore. With an extensive number of trails to choose from, you can enjoy the gardens whatever the weather, picking your route based on the conditions or how much time (and energy!) you have. Follow the river and discover the creeks, or take in the views from the farmland and woods. Warm up after your walk by popping into Trelissick’s tea room and indulge in a delicious cup of hot chocolate and a slice of cake.


St. Michael’s Mount

For a bit of a different walk, combined with incredible views, why not walk along the causeway to St. Michael’s Mount!? While you’re there, wander around the village and harbour, before ambling through the gardens. Be sure to check the causeway closing times before you head off, as there will be no public boats to and from the island until mid-March!


Percuil River


The gentle, rolling landscape around Roseland makes for a calming walking experience, perfect for those wintertime rambles. Strolls across the beach are great at any time of the year, but there is certainly something quite enchanting about the seasonal scenery during this time of the year. While it is colder out and about in the winter, the beaches here remain sheltered, protecting you from the full force of the winter winds! If you are looking for a bit of a longer walk to burn off some of the mince pies you’ve been scoffing for the past month, then set off from Porthscatho and head south-west around the coast and headland, before returning up the inland waterway to get some incredible views from St. Anthony. This walk will take you through all sorts of striking landscapes, from beaches to wooded riversides, making it a very exciting journey!


Devoran Circular Walk

The beauty of this walk includes the fact it can be started from your cottage! Embark on a tranquil journey as you head towards peace and quiet along a track which was once used to link the copper and tin mines in the Centre and the North of Cornwall. Following the trail you can enjoy stunning views at Restronguet Creek and the River Fal as well as learning about the history of the port found on the interpretation boards. Regain your energy as the walk draws to a close by sitting down to a well-earned drink and bite to eat at the Old Quay Inn.


If you’re looking for luxury family holidays in Cornwall to get the New Year started, then The Valley is in an ideal location to enjoy all of these walks this winter!



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Take a Trip to the Eden Project

July 17th, 2017

With its cutting-edge architecture housing the world’s largest greenhouse, the Eden Project is the perfect place to marvel at some of the world’s most exotic plants. On the South Coast of Mid-Cornwall, it’s an experience that you shouldn’t miss during your next stay at one of our 5-star cottages in Cornwall.


7 days in Cornwall: A tourist’s guide to a Cornish holiday

April 29th, 2017

If you’ve booked a summer holiday to Cornwall, or debating about it, you are sure to have a fantastic break! With a host of activities and sights, there are plenty of things to keep the whole family happy this summer holiday. The question is, what should you do on each day of your summer break? Don’t worry-we’ve got that covered with a 7-day guide of some of the must-see things in Cornwall:


Autumnal Equinox in pictures: how can you take advantage of it, and what does it mean for you?

September 23rd, 2015

As the Autumnal Equinox officially marks the arrival of autumn, here at The Valley we thought we would celebrate the changing of the seasons with a flurry of pictures and information on the season that brings us a warmth of colour and cosiness in the way that only nature can.