Falmouth & Cornwall
Cornwall is Great Britain’s most south-westerly area, a famous holiday resort and a wonderful county to live in.
Well known international and national TV productions have been filmed here in Cornwall along with our neighboring county Devon. Well known areas regularly feature in TV drama programs such as ‘Wycliffe’ a crime story that plays all around Cornwall. Where as ‘Doc Martin’ concentrates in Port Isaac on the north coast and is well known with Australians. The Manor Houses and gardens are regular hosts to the dramatic love stories of Rosamunde Pilcher. The Cornish author in her eighties now lives in Scotland and is responsible for thousands of German visitors who pilgrim to Cornwall.
Another very famous Cornish author, Daphne du Maurier, whose novels ‘Rebecca’, ‘Jamaica Inn’ and ‘The Birds’ even intrigued Alfred Hitchcock who turned them into movies. Also everyone’s favorite Winston Grahams’ Poldark, filming in great many locations around our coastline and moors.
No wonder tourists enjoy the rugged cliffs at The Lizard, or surf the fantastic waves on the north coast. Walk the South West Coast Path along
Wheel Coates Tin Minehigh cliffs with stunning views. Relax on the golden blue flag beaches or just enjoy ‘Fish ‘n Chips’ and a good pint in one of the old thatched pubs in a quaint fishing village.
Cornwall’s history is rich and well worth exploring. Tin mining once made Cornwall the richest county in the world! The only evidence that remains are the old engine houses and chimneys. Find them in many locations around Cornwall, but sadly in much decline. Tin mining museums explain very interestingly what hard work this trade involved.
Today Cornwall is still a thriving art paradise, especially in St. Ives where artists like Barbara Hepworth, Ben Nicholson, William Turner and B. Leach took part in the beginnings of the Avant-garde. Many art studios and circles still follow the tradition.