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St Agnes, Cornish Coast & the Eden Project

St Agnes, Cornish Coast  & the Eden Project

6 days on the picturesque Cornish coast including a visit to the Eden Project


6 days on the picturesque Cornish coast including a visit to the Eden Project

St Agnes

St Agnesis a picturesque village on the north coast of Cornwall. Steeped in mining history the village still retains a traditional friendly Cornish atmosphere and makes a wonderful base for your holiday, with four varied beaches and a central location for touring the rest of Cornwall. We have dramatic coastal walks and breathtaking scenery filled with relics from the past as well as friendly hotels serving good food in a warm atmosphere.



Falmouth is the third largest natural harbour in the world, guarded by the impressive castles of St. Mawes and Pendennis.

Falmouth is Cornwall's leading south coast resort and home to the county's maritime heritage. Falmouth has flourished as a port for over 400 years, and today it is a bustling town with many attractions, such as the National Maritime Museum Cornwall and Pendennis Castle. You can find sandy family beaches  in Falmouth, including the Blue Flag beach of Gyllyngvase, a 10 minute stroll from the town centre. Visit Falmouth's charming mix of shops, from specialist outlets to well-known high street names and art galleries.


St Ives

St Ives is known for its surf beaches, like Porthmeor, and its art scene. The seafront Tate St Ives gallery has rotating modern art exhibitions, focusing on British artists. Nearby, the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, in the modernist artist’s former studio, displays her bronzes and other works. Boat trips go to Seal Island, just west of town, to see the seal colony. Thanks to warm summers and Britain's mildest climate, the delights of St Ives can be enjoyed all year round. There is a working harbour where boats still land good catches of freshest fish for the local restaurants and a maze of tiny cobbled streets to wander through, lined by fishermen's cottages, with a breathtaking seaside vista to greet you at the end of each one.



Famous for its pirates, well the singing variety anyway, Penzance is a historic port on the south facing shores of Mount’s Bay and has one of the mildest climates in the UK. There is the abundance of palm trees and gardens full of sub-tropical plants, a sure sign that you have arrived somewhere unique made even more special by the sight of St Michael’s Mount out to sea. Wander the town’s streets and you’ll come across the fabulously decorated Egyptian House, the statue of local hero Sir Humphry Davy (pioneer of mine safety) and art galleries, book sellers and new age shops which add a


Eden Project

The Eden Project in Cornwall in a disused clay mine, transforming it into a rich, global garden where people can learn about nature and get inspiration about the world around them. An exciting attraction where you can explore your relationship with nature, learn new things and get inspiration about the world around you. Here's some of what you'll find when you visit:

World's largest rainforest in captivity with steamy jungles and waterfalls

Cutting-edge architecture and buildings

Stunning garden displays all year round

World-class sculpture and art

Evening gigs, concerts and an ice rink in the winter

Educational centre and demonstrations to inspire all ages

Brilliant local, fairly-traded food in the restaurants and cafes

New rainforest lookout that takes you above the treetops

Living example of regeneration and sustainable living

Free land train running on biofuel

Day 1

We depart Cumbria in the morning and travel south via the motorway system to Cornwall and our hotel, the Rosemundy House at St Agnes. Dinner in the hotel.


Day 2

Today we head south through the Cornish Countryside to Falmouth, the town stands on a peninsula below the headland crowned by Pendennis Castle, its picturesque and busy harbour along with palm tree lined streets make it an ideal place to spend the morning. After lunch we return to St Agnes via Truro, the county town of Cornwall, dominated by its splendid cathedral.

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Day 3

We travel past the Cornish coastal resorts of Portreath and Perranporth on our way to the charming seaside resort of St Ives with its cobbled streets full of pretty fishermans' cottages. St Ives is also known for its artistic connections, the Tate Gallery opened a branch here in 1993. We return to St Agnes mid afternoon. Dinner at the Rosemundy.

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Day 4

A scenic drive today as we head via Helston and past St. Michaels Mount to Penzance, the most westerly town in England time at leisure for lunch. This afternoon we continue our coastal drive passing Land's End before returning to St Agnes and the Rosemundy hotel for dinner.

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Day 5

Today we visit the Eden Project at St Austell, nestled in a huge disused clay mine crater where massive Biomes house the largest rainforest in captivity, stunning plants, exhibitions and stories serve as a backdrop to the striking contemporary gardens. Vouchers for a Cornish cream tea add to the day’s attraction. Dinner in the Rosemundy.

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Day 6

We leave our hosts at the Rosemundy after breakfast for our return journey north back to Cumbria, lunch & coffee stops en-route and we are due to arrive home early evening.


B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

Rosemundy House Hotel is based on an elegant Queen Anne residence, tastefully extended and converted to provide warm and comfortable bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms or shower rooms with w.c.s, colour TV, direct dial telephones, modem points, hair driers and beverage tray. All rooms have a relaxing ambience making it the ideal hotel for a relaxing holiday in Cornwall.

The hotel is situated in secluded and sheltered gardens and woodland extending to some four acres, yet only a hundred yards from the main street in the unspoilt village of St. Agnes, less than a mile from the beach at Trevaunance Cove and one and a half miles from Chapel Porth.

If you just feel like relaxing, why not sunbathe by the heated outdoor pool, play croquet or putting on the lawn. The extensive grounds provide a haven to relax.

At the end of the day relax in the olde worlde atmosphere of the "Tom Noggi" restaurant where you can dine on freshly prepared traditional English fayre. You can indulge yourself on a delicious five-course meal followed by coffee each evening.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Appleby The Sands Appleby
Aspatria Car Park beside Spar Aspatria
Brough Monument Bus Shelter Brough
Carlisle Entrance to Sands Centre Car Park Carlisle
Cockermouth Monument Main Street Cockermouth
Dearham Commercial Corner Dearham
Distington Outside Prospect Works Distington
Egremont Conservative Club Egremont
Flimby Railway Station Flimby
Harrington Galloping Horse bus stop Harrington
Keswick Bell Close Car Park Keswick
Kirkby Stephen Market Square Kirkby Stephen
Maryport Outside Coop Maryport
Penrith Sandgate Bus Station Penrith
Shap Village Hall Shap
Tebay Old Services Car Park Tebay
Thursby Bus Stop Thursby
Waverton Bus Stop Waverton
Whitehaven Bus Stop Tangier Street Whitehaven
Wigton Old Bus Station Wigton
Workington Lay By opposite Grahams Travel Jane St. Workington
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