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Christmas at Talland

Top Festive Things To Do In Cornwall

  Published: 20/10/2022   Author: Samantha Kirton

There’s something extra special about Christmastime by the coast in Cornwall, the salty tang of the sea air adding a rosy glow to windswept cheeks. From fishing villages festooned with twinkling lights to lantern processions and Christmas fairs, here are some of our favourite ways to mark the season in a truly Cornish way.

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The five best Gardens in Cornwall

  Published: 26/01/2022   Author: Samantha Kirton

There’s something special about Cornwall’s coastal gardens, with the scent of salt in the air and palm trees surrounded by fragrant blooms. 

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Where to go this winter

  Published: 29/09/2020   Author: Sam Kirton

Why this is the year to enjoy a luxury off-season Cornish staycation 


Active breaks for the young at heart

  Published: 09/09/2019   Author: Talland Bay Hotel

It’s not always easy finding a British break that caters for all ages. Especially one that doesn’t rely exclusively on sunny beach days. How do you cater for indulgence AND adventure on holiday in Cornwall?

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The five best walks in south east Cornwall

  Published: 02/07/2019   Author: Talland Bay Hotel

With miles of beautiful Cornish countryside and the stunning South West Coast Path right on our doorstep, there are countless amazing walks within easy reach of Talland Bay.

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How to make the most of a staycation in Looe and Polperro

  Published: 27/05/2019   Author: Talland Bay Hotel

Early summer is a marvellous time of year to visit Cornwall, with long daylight hours, warming seas, quiet beaches and pretty sea pinks in bloom. You’d be forgiven for thinking you’d travelled abroad with the aquamarine waters sparkling in the sunshine and palm trees gently waving in the breeze.

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On the trail of smuggling in south east Cornwall

  Published: 31/01/2019   Author: Talland Bay Hotel

Cornwall’s smuggling heritage is renowned the world over, romanticised in the pages of novels from Poldark to Jamaica Inn. Its virtually uninhabited, rocky coastline provided the ideal setting for smugglers and wreckers seeking to evade the revenue men, with the secluded bay at Talland being a particularly favoured spot for bringing contraband ashore.


Literary connections to Cornwall: From Poldark to Wind in the Willows

  Published: 25/09/2018   Author: Talland Bay Hotel

Cornwall’s captivating coastline, moors and estuaries have been providing the inspiration for authors and poets from Sir John Betjeman to DH Lawrence and Dylan Thomas long before Aiden Turner graced our screens as Winston Graham’s Ross Poldark.

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Amazing adventures in alcohol: Cornwall’s best drinks tours

  Published: 02/07/2018   Author: Talland Bay Hotel

Cornwall may have a well-earned a reputation as one of the foremost UK foodie hotspots, but it would be remiss to overlook the Duchy’s numerous craft ales, stand-out spirits and world-class wines! Whether you’re lucky enough to live in the south west or booking a Cornish break, be sure to include these top alcohol tasting tours in your plans of what to do in Cornwall.

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Top things to do in south east Cornwall this summer

  Published: 06/06/2018   Author: Talland Bay Hotel

The days are long, the weather is fine and the flowers are putting on a magnificent display…Cornish summertime has arrived in all its glory. From savouring fish and chips on the beach to supping a cold Cornish ale, revelling in regattas and rock-pooling, what makes the perfect summer staycation? We’ve picked some of our favourite things to do and see on a visit to south east Cornwall this season.