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Leisha’s guidebook

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Leisha’s guidebook

Sightseeing
Panoramic views. Perfect vantage point for dolphin watching. Part of south west coast path. Part of Whitsand Bay. Dartmoor ponies freely roam. Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)
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Rame Head
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Panoramic views. Perfect vantage point for dolphin watching. Part of south west coast path. Part of Whitsand Bay. Dartmoor ponies freely roam. Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)
Stately home and grade II listed building. Country park and gardens have free admission. Grade I listed gardens. Many historical features of interest.
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Mount Edgcumbe House and Country Park
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Stately home and grade II listed building. Country park and gardens have free admission. Grade I listed gardens. Many historical features of interest.
18th Century National Trust Home. Home to many splendid portraits. Grounds landscaped by Georgian garden designer Humphry Repton.
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Antony House
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18th Century National Trust Home. Home to many splendid portraits. Grounds landscaped by Georgian garden designer Humphry Repton.
Visit the Hoe where Drake played bowls while waiting for the tide to turn before sailing out with the English fleet to engage with the Spanish Armada. Look out to sea from Smeaton's Tower. Visit Tinside Pool (lido) for a swim and admire the view overlooking the ocean . Visit the Theatre Royal and watch a show. Visit the National Marine Aquarium. See the new statue of 'Messenger' Visit the historic Barbican with its many restaurants and cafes.
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Plymouth
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Visit the Hoe where Drake played bowls while waiting for the tide to turn before sailing out with the English fleet to engage with the Spanish Armada. Look out to sea from Smeaton's Tower. Visit Tinside Pool (lido) for a swim and admire the view overlooking the ocean . Visit the Theatre Royal and watch a show. Visit the National Marine Aquarium. See the new statue of 'Messenger' Visit the historic Barbican with its many restaurants and cafes.
Amazing views. Great for walking and running. Take your binoculars for a spot of bird watching. Incredible fauna and flora.
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South West Coast Path
South South West Coast Path
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Amazing views. Great for walking and running. Take your binoculars for a spot of bird watching. Incredible fauna and flora.
Best beach in the area
Surfing, kite surfing and swimming. Beach walks at low tide. Magnificent sandy beach. Beautiful sunsets. Camp fires and beach BBQ. Sand castle building.
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Whitsand Bay
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Surfing, kite surfing and swimming. Beach walks at low tide. Magnificent sandy beach. Beautiful sunsets. Camp fires and beach BBQ. Sand castle building.
Quaint fishermen's villages
Meander through the narrow lanes of the inter-connecting villages of Kingsand and Cawsand admiring the multi-coloured houses and views out to the bay. Visit one of the many pubs for a drink or a bite to eat. Treat yourself to an ice-cream from the shop in The Square. Tombstone from rocks at hightide. Hire a SUP board or a kayak from Cawsand Beach. Safe place to swim with young children.
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Kingsand
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Meander through the narrow lanes of the inter-connecting villages of Kingsand and Cawsand admiring the multi-coloured houses and views out to the bay. Visit one of the many pubs for a drink or a bite to eat. Treat yourself to an ice-cream from the shop in The Square. Tombstone from rocks at hightide. Hire a SUP board or a kayak from Cawsand Beach. Safe place to swim with young children.
Neighbourhoods
Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Largest village in Cornwall. Surrounded by hills and farmland, sits at the head of a tidal creek that flows into the Tamar River. Has a good range of facilities: supermarket, convenience store, a greengrocers and health food shop,, a post office, a pharmacy, doctors surgery and a range of other shops. Walk round the lake and feed the ducks. Great for walking. Play tennis for free. Visit one of the pubs for a drink.
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Millbrook
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Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Largest village in Cornwall. Surrounded by hills and farmland, sits at the head of a tidal creek that flows into the Tamar River. Has a good range of facilities: supermarket, convenience store, a greengrocers and health food shop,, a post office, a pharmacy, doctors surgery and a range of other shops. Walk round the lake and feed the ducks. Great for walking. Play tennis for free. Visit one of the pubs for a drink.
Food scene
Amazing view over Whitsand Bay out towards Rame Head and Eddystone Lighthouse and further west along the Cornish coastline to Goonhilly on The Lizard. Fantastic high quality but simple local food cooked to perfection. Menu changes daily - mostly fish and seafood. Opening hours - Lunch: 12.00-2.00 (last orders) Wednesday through to Sunday and Dinner: 7.00-8.30 (last orders) Wednesday & Saturday. Booking always advisable , as occasional private parties or in extreme weather opening hours can vary. For reservation call 01752 822345
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The View Restaurant
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Amazing view over Whitsand Bay out towards Rame Head and Eddystone Lighthouse and further west along the Cornish coastline to Goonhilly on The Lizard. Fantastic high quality but simple local food cooked to perfection. Menu changes daily - mostly fish and seafood. Opening hours - Lunch: 12.00-2.00 (last orders) Wednesday through to Sunday and Dinner: 7.00-8.30 (last orders) Wednesday & Saturday. Booking always advisable , as occasional private parties or in extreme weather opening hours can vary. For reservation call 01752 822345
Ex-River Cottage chef Nick Platt. Very relaxed café-come-restaurant environment. The food is rustic and akin to the food at River Cottage. The kid's menu received a special mention in the Sunday Times as one of their favourite places in Cornwall to take children to eat.
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The canteen at maker heights
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Ex-River Cottage chef Nick Platt. Very relaxed café-come-restaurant environment. The food is rustic and akin to the food at River Cottage. The kid's menu received a special mention in the Sunday Times as one of their favourite places in Cornwall to take children to eat.
Unique position in the historic traffic free Cornish village yards from the small beach that looks out across the Rame peninsula. Great value food. Local seafood is a speciality such as Lobster, potted crab, Moules Marinieres, or river Exe oysters. Open from 11am for coffee. Example lunchtime food includes: Plougmans, Cornish pasty or sandwich or even a full meal. In the evening Jerome, the Head Chef enjoys cooking local seafood and French specialities from his home country.
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The Devonport Inn
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Unique position in the historic traffic free Cornish village yards from the small beach that looks out across the Rame peninsula. Great value food. Local seafood is a speciality such as Lobster, potted crab, Moules Marinieres, or river Exe oysters. Open from 11am for coffee. Example lunchtime food includes: Plougmans, Cornish pasty or sandwich or even a full meal. In the evening Jerome, the Head Chef enjoys cooking local seafood and French specialities from his home country.
Cafe and sourdough bakehouse. The café is open for breakfast, lunch, home-made cakes, cream teas and coffee. All meals are accompanied with freshly baked sourdough bread from their own bakery. They bake delicious artisan pizzas on Monday from 5.30pm-8pm from April to September and on the last Friday of the month year round. On Sunday they bake "Sunday Snails" - delicious cinnamon buns that come out of the oven at 10am. They run one day "Learning to Bake Sourdough Bread" courses once a month. The course is suitable for everyone, whether you have baked bread before or not.
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The Old Bakery
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Cafe and sourdough bakehouse. The café is open for breakfast, lunch, home-made cakes, cream teas and coffee. All meals are accompanied with freshly baked sourdough bread from their own bakery. They bake delicious artisan pizzas on Monday from 5.30pm-8pm from April to September and on the last Friday of the month year round. On Sunday they bake "Sunday Snails" - delicious cinnamon buns that come out of the oven at 10am. They run one day "Learning to Bake Sourdough Bread" courses once a month. The course is suitable for everyone, whether you have baked bread before or not.
Pub, farm shop and cafe. Affordable, local, seasonal produce.
The Carew Arms
Pub, farm shop and cafe. Affordable, local, seasonal produce.
Pub known for its great food. Music nights.
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The Rising Sun
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Pub known for its great food. Music nights.
Thrill seeking adventure
Thrill seeking adventure: Aquapark Karting Axe throwing Zip line Giant swing
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Adrenalin Quarry Ltd
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Thrill seeking adventure: Aquapark Karting Axe throwing Zip line Giant swing