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Canine in Cornwall

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An April 2008 trip to Cornwall by barbara

Port Gaverne Hotel Photo, Cornwall, England More Photos
Quote: We had a weekend with our dog in Cornwall.

Port Gaverne Hotel

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Port Gaverne Hotel Photo, Cornwall, England
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I found the Port Gaverne Hotel in the popular British publication Good Guide to Dog Friendly Pubs, Hotels, and B&Bs. I then looked for reviews and found mixed reports on the quality. I took a gamble and booked a weekend there with my husband and my dog. What was the hotel like? Located in the picturesque northern village of Port Gaverne, we thought the hotel was lovely. When driving up later at night, we parked in front of the building where the front desk clerk said we could leave our car for the evening. The hotel does have its own carpark though! You can find it between holiday cottages a street over. There is a small sign directing yo...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 14, 2008

Port Gaverne Hotel
Port Gaverne, Port Isaac
Cornwall PL29 3SQ
+44 1208 880244

Padstow Harbour and Quayside

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Padstow Harbour and Quayside Photo, Padstow, England
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One of the things that people do when they visit Cornwall is walk through some of the lovely towns. Padstow and St. Ives are very close to each other, so I'd advise seeing them on the same day. Coming from Port Gaverne, we started in Padstow. This fishing town is on the Camel Estuary, and it has a shifting sand bar with the name Doom! Apparently, this has caused more than one sailor indigestion as many wrecks have happened here over the years. If you poke through the town as we did, you will find lots of cute shops... some of which sell tourist tat, of course. With the dog in tow, we were happy to walk by the boats and find a place selling Cornish Pasties....Read More

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Padstow Harbour and Quayside
North Cornwall Coast
Padstow, Cornwall
+44 (1841) 532239

Land's End

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Land's End Photo, Cornwall, England
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When we drove to Land's End, we were expecting another town or village. Instead, we got a tourist attraction. We had to pay just to enter and park! By that point, we didn't know what to think. In truth, we discovered parts of Land's End are a tourist trap... but you can avoid these attractions... or, if you have kids along, pick and choose if you want to see the Doctor Who exhibit. Families will like a little bit of amusement park entertainment to keep all parties interested. As for us, we walked by the little shops and ticket booth for attractions to hit the trails by the coast. Here, Land's End is lovely. The water is a swirling green-blue beneath...Read More

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

Carn Euny--An Ancient Village

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Carn Euny Photo, Cornwall, England
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Wandering through Cornwall with our dog, we left Land's End and started inland. We'd noticed an English Heritage site---an ancient village---was marked on our map, and it was only a short drive away by Brane. Soon we began to see brown signs for Carn Euny. Going down a very narrow road with hedges on either side of us---a drive that would have made us nervous when we first moved to the UK---we dead-ended at a fence. We parked the car and got out to follow the footpath to the historic site. Was there plenty of parking, you ask? Yeah. There wasn't anyone else around that we could see. Apparently "ancient villages" aren't a huge tourist attract...Read More

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Tintagel Castle and Village

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Tintagel Castle and Village Photo, Tintagel, Cornwall
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On the northern coast of Cornwall one can find the romantic ruins of a castle that was built on the very site where King Arthur of the Knights of the Round Table was supposed to once have had a residence. Dogs are allowed to explore the ruins with owners (bring a plastic bag for any needed clean-up!), so off we went! English Heritage members can access Tintagel Castle for free, but everyone else can buy tickets at the bottom of the cliff. If you don't want to walk to the site, you can even take a jeep from the village for a quid. If you've got someone with unsure footing in your party, he/she might want to accompany you to the visitor's center only where they can watch a film on...Read More

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Tintagel Castle and Village
Castle Road
Tintagel, Cornwall PL34 0HE
01840 770 328