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top wildlife to spot in Cornwall

Top wildlife to spot around South East Cornwall

  Published: 28/02/2018   Author: Talland Bay Hotel

Nature lovers should make a beeline for South East Cornwall, home to some of the richest marine wildlife in the British Isles. From basking sharks to seals and seabirds, here are some of the highlights to be found above and in the ocean.

Seven most romantic spots in south Cornwall

Seven most romantic spots in south Cornwall

  Published: 29/01/2018   Author: Talland Bay Hotel

With Valentine’s Day in mind we’ve compiled a list of the most romantic places to head and things to do around south east Cornwall and beyond. There are so many breath-taking spots a short hop from Talland Bay, romantic souls are sure to fall in love whatever time of year they visit.

Best things to do in Cornwall in Winter

Best things to do in winter in South East Cornwall

  Published: 04/01/2018   Author: Talland Bay Hotel

Whether storm watching, walking on a deserted beach or cosying up in a pub in one of the quaint fishing villages, winter can be a magical time of year to visit Cornwall. South East Cornwall is no exception, and with our Gulf Stream kissed coast and sub-tropical gardens you’d be forgiven for thinking you’d travelled to foreign shores.  Make the most of a Cornish winter with our recommendations of top things to do.

national trust days out in Cornwall

Great National Trust Days out in Cornwall this Autumn

  Published: 16/10/2017   Author: Talland Bay Hotel

Autumn can be one of our favourite seasons at the Talland Bay Hotel, whether hunkering down in front of the fire or embracing some of the clement, sunny days Cornwall is often blessed with. Game season comes into play on the menu, balanced with seasonal delights from the sea and flavoursome fruits. It can also be a fantastic time to explore the nearby National Trust properties, each with their own unique tales and glorious estates to explore.

Fine dining restaurants in Cornwall

The top five fine-dining restaurants in Cornwall

  Published: 26/09/2017   Author: Talland Bay Hotel

If you’re looking for the very best places to dine out in Cornwall then the gongs and accolades of the following five establishments would be hard to ignore. According to the team at the Talland Bay Hotel, these are the must-visit restaurants for fine-dining in Cornwall.

Walking in South East Cornwall

Walking in South East Cornwall

  Published: 23/08/2017   Author: Talland Bay Hotel

September sees the return of the South East Cornwall Walking Festival, a chance to join local guides as they shine a light on some of the hidden highlights of this quiet corner of the county. Whether that be exploring tranquil parishes and coves along the South West Coast Path, stepping out on Bodmin Moor, discovering the area’s rich history or sampling local pubs along the route.

Tim Wonnacott’s tips on what to do in South East Cornwall

Tim Wonnacott’s tips on what to do in South East Cornwall

  Published: 11/07/2017   Author: Talland Bay Hotel

Antiques expert, TV personality and former BBC Bargain Hunt presenter, Tim Wonnacott, recently took some time out at the Talland Bay Hotel.  Here he shares his top recommendations for enjoying a short break in South East Cornwall.

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Top five places to dine outdoors in Cornwall

  Published: 22/05/2017   Author: Talland Bay Hotel

When it comes to stunning spots for outdoor dining by the sea we’re spoilt for choice in Cornwall. There are so many top notch cafés, pubs, hotels and restaurants to choose from for dining al fresco with a fabulous view. Here are some of our favourites.

Sea View Room Cornwall

Top Walks & Beautiful Places to Explore in East Cornwall

  Published: 17/03/2017   Author: Talland Bay Hotel

From quiet woodland trails to beautiful coastline and rugged moors, there are no shortage of fabulously wild places to go and explore in Cornwall on your next visit. Whether you fancy an epic day out along the South West Coast Path, or just short walk with the dog and a pub at the end of it, there are countless options (and we always have walking maps and advice here at the hotel). However, if we had to pick just a handful of the best places to go walking and take in some beautiful scenery this spring, the following would be high on our list:

G and Tea at Talland Bay Hotel

Our Sculpture Garden & Other Art Attractions in Cornwall

  Published: 23/01/2017   Author: Dominic Garnett

For as long as it has existed, the sculpture garden at Talland Bay Hotel has been one of the most popular features with visitors. Quirky, curious and amusing, every guest seems to have their favourite item and the reactions can be as much fun as the works themselves! The pieces make wonderful viewing whether you book for a meal or afternoon tea with us, or arrive for one of our great Cornish escapes.