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South West Tip of Cornwall

A July 2002 trip to Cornwall by HeatherO

St. Michaels Mount Photo, Cornwall, England More Photos
Quote: Penzance and Land's End

South West Tip of Cornwall

Overview

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The best highlight of our holiday was visiting the Minark Theatre near Porthcurno to see Cantebury Tales. The outstanding location overlooking the sea and the interesting design of the theatre made the atmosphere memorable even before the play had started.Also watching the causway from Marazion emerge from the waves so that we could walk across the causeway to St Michael's mount. Quick Tips: Having seen so many pictures of Land's End, we only went so we could say we had been there. Away from Land's End there was a less people and commercialization. Best Way To Get Around: The best way to get around is by bike, and there are several bike hire shops in Penzance which will hire bike...Read More

Bar Coco's

Restaurant

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It was a fairly cozy and colorful cafe with apparently good vegetarian paella, according to my dining companions - it was certainly spicy. The service was friendly and didn't take long, and my meal was delicious.

With a mixture of meals and a delightful mural it was the kind of place where a student could unwind, and anything would go in the way of attire or attitudes, short of infringing on others.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on November 9, 2002

Bar Coco's
12-13 Chapel Street
Cornwall, England
01736-350222

Brown's Vegetarian Cafe & Art Shop

Restaurant | "Brown's Vegetarian Cafe & Art Shop"

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It has a wide variety of vegetarian dishes served in artistic surroundings with pictures on the wall (for sale) and delightful table settings. All the beverages are organic, which can come as quite a shock to the modern palette, but which should definitely be tried at least once. It is one of the rare places where spices are not overly used to "compensate" for lack of meat.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 9, 2002

Brown's Vegetarian Cafe & Art Shop
R/O 40, Market Place, Bread Street
Cornwall, England

The Minack Theatre

Attraction | "Minack Theater"

The Minack Theatre Photo, Penzance, Cornwall
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The day had been warm, but not hot, so we all took plenty of warm clothing and I took a blanket so that we could wrap up warm in the evening. From our seat we looked down over the stage and over the sea to Cribba head. Some of the lower seats are covered in grass, which are warmer than sitting on the concrete seats. The actors all enjoyed performing on such an unusal stage. We saw Canterbury Tales, which was put on by the Ad Hoc Theatre Company.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 9, 2002

The Minack Theatre
Cliffs of Porthcurno
Penzance, Cornwall TR19 6JU
+44(0)1736 810181

St. Michael's Mount

Attraction | "St Michaels Mount"

St. Michael's Mount Photo, Cornwall, England
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St. Michaels Mount was originaly a Benedictine Chapel, but over the years it has become a Lords family residence. The house is cut off from the main land at high tide and the only access is then, via a ferry boat. The house is now owned by the national trust and is open to the public.

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on November 9, 2002

St. Michael's Mount
Marazion
Cornwall, England

Land's End

Attraction

Land's End Photo, Cornwall, England
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At Land's End itself there is a tourist complex with several attractions which feature the history and heritage of Cornwall. There is a charge for entrance to each of the attractions, or a day ticket can be purchased.

The latest attraction is "The Last Labyrinth", which is a multi-sensory, multimedia show that takes you back to an age of smugglers, shipwrecks, pirates, and legends. There is a tourist shop selling items from 'Land's End and John O'Groats Trading Co'. Land's End is the meeting point for the North and South Coastal Paths.

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on November 9, 2002

Land's End
B3306 from St. Ives/B3315 fro Penzance
Cornwall, England