West Cornwall Tour.
Following a beautiful stretch of the West Cornwall coastal road with dramatic views of part of the Atlantic, locally known as the Celtic Sea. Mounts Bay from Penzance takes in Marazion and St Michael’s Mount from the shore.
Entry fee applicable to visit St Michael’s Mount House and Gardens should you wish to visit.
Following the road through Penzance to Mousehole past Newlyn with it’s working fishing harbour, former colony of painters and other creative arts.
Mousehole is a quaint Cornish fishing village with local folklore. Lamorna Cove, popular with the Newlyn Colony, whose interest was revived after the 2013 film ‘Summer in February’ was released.
Merry Maidens are standing stones (Cornwall’s own miniature Stonehenge) from neolithic times.
After Porthcurno and the Minack theatre we travel through the Cornish countryside and vineyards. At Land’s End we arrive at the most westerly point of Cornwall and mainland UK. Sennen Cove and Cape Cornwall can follow soon after.
Up Pendeen way.
Travelling up the Pendeen coast through Poldark’s mining country, Levant mine (houses a working beam engine) can be visited. Guided tours at Levant mine are charged for though. Ross Poldark’s ‘Wheal Grambler’ aka locally known as Botallack Mine is free to view.
Not far away is Lanyon Quoit, a burial tomb/dolmen, as well as Men-an-Tol with healing powers from neolithic days. En route to Zennor we pass Portmeor, an iron age mining village with nearby neolithic quoit should this be of interest.
At St Senara church, Zennor, is one of only two remaining hand carved wooden mermaid seats, 500+ years old with legend to boot.
This route provides superb views, weather permitting, and has been voted one of Britains 10 most spectacular drives.
In St Ives Tate is the celebrated Barbara Hepworth museum with lots of her sculptures. Barbara was a contemporary with Henry Moore.
The Sloop (a pub) dates back to the 1300’s and has been a popular destination for many a visitor.
St Ives has lots of craft shops and galleries to explore if you wish & time permitting.
Within this area are also several Iron Age settlements like Carn Euny with a fogou. This phenomenon is only prominent in West Cornwall. Chysaucester also has remains of a fogou (entry fee applicable).
Gardens, a pirate’s grave, an ancient oratory on one of the only two UK capes, Cape Cornwall, quaint coves – like the one Ross Poldark went skinny-dipping in.
The list is endless and the choices are yours!
How to book Your Cornwall Tours with Alvajoan.
With nothing ‘set in stone’ you can add venues you particularly wish to see and visit within the time-scope available.
Tell us what you’d like to see and we’ll creatively design Your Private Bespoke Cornwall Tour just for You. Obviously, we will make comfort stops etc en route and I must stress that ALL of the above is impossible to see in ONE day (9am – 5pm).
Half-day Sightseeing Day-Trip Tour (10-14) available and starting from £175.
Cornish Cream Teas and Cornish Pasties are available throughout Cornwall and delightful.
Driver-Guided (in English) full day (9-17) Cornwall Tour with Alvajoan start from GB£275 and includes pick up and return within Cornwall with our knowledgeable experienced driver-guide-escort but excludes food, drink and venue entry fees. Other languages are available at cost and subject to availability. Our comfortable licensed vehicles seat from 1 to 16 passengers. Advance booking is required. Public Liability Insurance GB£10million.
To book Your Cornwall Tour with Alvajoan, email: firstname.lastname@example.org with details of Your interests, dates for visit and we shall be pleased to design Your Private Bespoke West Cornwall Tour just for You. More photos from Cornwall and venues are on our social media: Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
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