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Cornwall boasts some of the most picturesque coastlines and landscapes in the country. From our base in St Mawes we explore the stunningly beautiful Atlantic Coast and delightful Truro.
We travel to St Mawes via the interchange, enjoying an evening meal after check in.
We spend the next three days in St Mawes, enjoying surrounding towns and attractions on two included excursions.
We visit the town of Truro, county town of Cornwall, where you can learn some of the history of this great seafaring region.
We also travel to the town of Padstow before paying a visit to Healey's Cornish Cyder Farm where we'll learn about cider making in Cornwall. In 2019 this excursion will include a visit to Perranporth.
The other day is free for you to enjoy at leisure, there are a number of walking trails that pass St Mawes and follow dramatic coastline, often leading to beautiful beaches. Falmouth is also only 20 minutes away via a ferry which leaves from just outside the hotel.
Day Five :
After breakfast and check out at the hotel we will travel home via the interchange.
Ship and Castle Hotel
The Ship & Castle occupies an enviable position right on the harbour of the sleepy Cornish coastal village of St Mawes with views of Carrick Roads and Percuill River.
At the other side of the village is St Mawes Castle which is at the perfect spot for views over the coast to Pendennis Castle in Falmouth. From St Mawes you will be in a magnificent place to explore the Roseland Peninsula which has a number of beautiful walking trails along the coast.
Taking the ferry across Carrick Roads to Falmouth there are a number of great attractions in town to enjoy including Falmouth Art Gallery and the National Maritime Museum Cornwall. You can pick up the South West Coast Path in town to take in the Lizard Heritage Coast which is a stunning mix of green hills and dramatic seaside cliffs.
Inside the hotel is the perfect place to relax, with fantastic views so why not grab a bottle of wine in the lounge and look out at the boats on the harbour as the sunsets after a busy day?
Full Day: Padstow and Healey's Cornish Cyder Farm (2019)
First we travel to Padstow, a delightful fishing port with a quaint fishing harbour made famous by Rick Stein’s popular television series. We then continue on to Healey’s Cornish Cyder Farm, award-winning producers of local ciders, wines, spirits and preserves.
Full Day: Padstow, Perranporth and Healey's Cornish Cyder Farm
We visit the scenic and historic fishing village of Padstow. The harbour is the main attraction of this beautiful town and is a great place to see fishermen and visitors mooring their boats as you enjoy this scenic place. Take a seat or enjoy a drink in a café or pub around here and watch children fish for crabs overlooking the harbours calm waters. We then continue on to pretty Perranporth and return to St Mawes via Healey’s Cornish Cyder Farm.
Half Day Truro
Truro is one of the largest towns in the county, however it is still a relatively small, charming town. Highlights here are the cathedral, a beautiful three spired Gothic Revival design and the Royal Cornwall Museum, which gives a great insight into Cornish life, history and culture. There is also a wide variety of shops here and the Pannier market is open year round with a variety of interesting stalls and small businesses housed inside.