Cornwall has many experiences from coast to castle

Over 30% of our visitors every year have been before and one of the reasons for returning to Delamere is that we are in an ideal location to explore the best parts of North Cornwall. Some of our visitors have been coming to us for years and still haven’t experienced the full extent of what the area has to offer! Here are just a selection of the popular places.

Bodmin Moor

Bodmin Moor, one of Cornwall’s designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is a remote, bleak heather covered upland granite moorland still grazed by moorland ponies and bisected by the main A30 road. North of the A30 lie Cornwall’s two highest peaks, Rough Tor and the slightly taller Brown Willy, which reaches a height of 420 metres (1,377 ft) above sea level. More than a hundred Bronze Age hut circles have been excavated on the slopes of Rough Tor, along with a Neolithic Tor Enclosure and the foundations of a Medieval chapel. The wild and windswept ‘high moor’ is also home to Cornwall’s highest church, located in the village of St Breward, starting point of the Camel Trail.

North Cornish Coastline

North Cornwall can boast some of the best coastline in the UK and much of it is National Trust owned. Enjoy the wonderful sandy beaches at Daymer Bay and Polzeath as well as the glorious Surfing opportunities at Trebarwith Strand. We also have one of the best kept surfing secrets on our doorstep – Tregardock! This is recognised as one of the best surfing beaches in the UK but is well off the beaten track, and so can be very quiet even in the height of summer.

You can also enjoy the many miles of coastal paths giving breathtaking views and stunning scenery.

The Eden Project

The Eden Project is one of the premier attractions in Cornwall offering learning and fun for the whole family no matter what the weather is like! The Eden Project is just under 1 hour’s drive from Delamere.

The Eden Project, an educational charity, connects us with each other and the living world, exploring how we can work towards a better future.

Our visitor destination in Cornwall, UK, is nestled in a huge crater. Here, massive Biomes housing the largest rainforest in captivity, stunning plants, exhibitions and stories serve as a backdrop to our striking contemporary gardens, summer concerts and exciting year-round family events. Registered charity number 1093070 (The Eden Trust). Money raised supports our transformational projects and learning programmes.

Port Isaac

Port Isaac is a typical picture postcard Cornish fishing village with steep cobbled roads and narrow lanes. You may recognise some of the location from the Comedy Drama serious Doc Martin starring Martin Clunes. Many hours can be spend browsing the small shops and sampling the local food and hospitality.

If you felt adventurous you could walk to Port Isaac, following our suggested route to Tregardock Beach and then along the coastal paths from there. The walk takes 3 to 4 hours but if you left in the morning then Port Isaac is a lovely place to have lunch. Then there is a bus you can catch back to Delamere which leaves Port Isaac at 10:05am, 12.05pm, 2.05pm, 4.05pm and 6.05pm (Mon-Sat). The cost is approx £2.90. To download a timetable click here.


Boscastle is another unspoilt harbour village for which Cornwall is famous for. The area has been associated with writers and artists for centuries and when you visit you will realise why! The picturesque harbour is the focal point for the village but there many other attractions including interesting shops and places to eat.


Padstow is a working port located in the Camel Estuary and is perhaps most well known as being the home of Rick Steins fish-food restaurant. The town has become a real tourist attraction and really has something for everyone including boat trips around the harbour, delightful medieval buildings, gift-shops and fantastic Cornish food.


Tintagel is famous around the world for it’s castle and the legend of King Arthur. Many scholars believe that Tintagel Castle was the home of King Arthur and his round table. Legend has it that Arthur was protected from evil by Merlin the magician who lived below the castle in a cave. During the summer a story-teller is often around bringing the legends of King Arthur, Guinevere and Lancelot to life.  There are also a host of gift shops to get the perfect present for friends or family.

The Olde Post Office which is a 600 year old traditional cornish longhouse, is also well worth a visit and maybe you might like to take a walk up to Tintagel’s old church which has breathtaking views. We would also strongly recommend a visit to St Nectan’s Glen which can only be reached on foot and has a beautiful 60 ft waterfall.

Colliford Lake

Located to the south of Jamaica Inn, the famous smugglers haunt immortalised by Daphne du Maurier, and in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty ( AONB ). Colliford is Cornwall’s largest inland water, with a vast surface area of 900 acres – that’s about 682 football pitches!

With easy access from the A30. and with ample parking, picnic areas and lakeside walks, Colliford provides the opportunity for a peaceful day in the countryside without the distraction of watersports which are not allowed on the lake. Three way marked walks take in neighbouring moorland and the Nature Reserve is an important site for birdlife including over-wintering wildfowl.


There’s a lot to love about Bude. With a laid back allure all of its own, and so much to see and do, we have something for everyone. From romantic whiskaways to fun-fuelled family holidays, it’s all here, where Cornwall begins and everyday cares melt away.  Bude is repeatedly named (via public vote) as the Best UK Coastal Town winning a series of Silver and Gold awards in the British Travel Awards.

With thrills, spills and pure escapism on the menu, Bude is a little town with big possibilities.  Ramblers, riders, surfers and swimmers flock to our sunny, spotlessly clean beaches (all rated as Excellent under new European standards) and wild coastline. However, a little-known secret is that Bude’s also fabulous for secluded golf courses and brilliant sea and coarse fishing.


Very convenient and centrally located for most sights in Cornwall…

“Very convenient and centrally located for most sights in Cornwall. Accommodation is very good with everything you need including tea bags and sugar on arrival, as well as the heating put on for you. The manager is helpful and helped us with any enquiries we had. As for the location, superb views, absolutely stunning!”

Hilhoop 2008