porthleven food festival 2016

Kernow a’gas dynergh – Welcome to Cornwall

Driving back across the Tamar Bridge… The Tamar bridge marks the Cornish border with England. A toll operates on the English side. ‘The borders of Cornwall have been set for a 1,000 years, since a treaty in 936AD between King Athelstan of Wessex and King Hywel of Cornwall. Cornwall has its own language, culture and traditions. In March […]

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Tamar

The river Tamar marks the Cornish border and is only nine miles short of making Cornwall an island. The Saxon King Athelstan set the River Tamar as the border between Cornwall and England in 936. The Royal Albert Bridge, was built by Isambard Kingdom Brunel in 1859, this 19 arch structure is 2240 ft long, […]

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Steam in Cornwall

Not the usual sort of vehicle you’d expect to be turning the corner down a village lane. Then Cornwall is famous for its steam locomotive inventor Richard Trevithick, in April each year in the town of Camborne, Trevithick day is held, see here A one day festival of FREE entertainment to celebrate the industrial heritage […]

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Kit Hill.

Kit Hill Country Park (which includes the hill and surrounding areas), was given to the people of Cornwall in 1985 to mark the birth of Prince William, by his father, the Duke of Cornwall (Prince Charles). It is managed by Cornwall Council and consists of some 400 acres. This area of the Tamar Valley is […]