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Your Holiday Itinerary for Looe

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The Guildhall Museum and Gaol, built in the 16th century, houses remnants of the past -- shipbuilding materials, minerals collection, prison cells, and magistrate’s benches. The Old Sardine Factory Grab a quick lunch at the Old Sardine Factory, now converted to a cafe and restaurant, Looe’s newest attraction in the west sideThis Victorian building was recently rehabilitated to become the town’s heritage site, equipped with a massive coastline exhibition and a virtual reality booth featuring the smuggling and fishing life of the pastTo get your body warmed up for adventures, try the center’s wall climbing, too. Talland Bay Now, it’s time for real outdoor adventuresJumping from the sardine factory, head to the picturesque Talland Bay, also in the westThe view of the twin coves is so captivating you can’t stop snapping photosIn Talland, you’ll also see the intriguing 18th-century church filled with vicar stories.

The Guildhall Museum and Gaol, built in the 16th century, houses remnants of the past -- shipbuilding materials, minerals collection, prison cells, and magistrate’s benches. The Old Sardine Factory Grab a quick lunch at the Old Sardine Factory, now converted to a cafe and restaurant, Looe’s newest attraction in the west side



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The Best Tail-Wagging Dog-Friendly Attractions in Cornwall

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Cornwall is such a wonderful destination to visit with your dog. As well as many dog-friendly attractions, there are loads of pooch perfect pubs and cafes, as well as wonderful holiday homes where pets are most welcome. For an extensive list of dog friendly places to stay in Cornwall visit Dog Friendly Retreats which lists thousands of holiday cottages, houses and apartments where you can bring a dog and feel right at home in this beautiful county.

There are other Cornish attractions that allow pets. Unfortunately, man’s best friend is not usually allowed in the main attractions; more or less they are only allowed in the surrounding grounds. But these Cornish places we’ve listed not only allow your furry friend; they welcome it with open hearts.

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Exploring the Cornish Coastline with the Best Coasteering Locations

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Try Cornish Holiday Cottages for the best choice of holiday homes in the areaWatch out for the tides here as the Fal estuary floods in and out from the sea a few times a daySo it's sensible to go on a coasteering tour with a local company who can show you the best spots and ensure safety and enjoyment of this magical coast. Lizard Peninsula

The Lizard Peninsula is home to some of Cornwall’s spectacular sceneries including the Mullion Cave surrounded by stacks of imposing volcanic rock in their foreboding black colour, lapped by warm waters down below. If you’re feeling adventurous, try your luck diving just off the Manacles rocks and feel the eeriness of the shipwrecks in the area. Whirlpools, jagged cliffs, and waterline caves abound.

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Weird and Quirky Things to See in Cornwall

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Cornwall is best known for its sandy beaches, fantastic coves, and picturesque attractions. But did you know that this county of the UK is actually home to some of the quirkiest, weirdest, and most unusual things you can find on the planet? Well, you’ve got to check these out for you to really believe it. Victorian Murder Mystery

Have you ever wondered what it felt like to be a jury in a 19th century Bodmin courthouse? Well, the Victorian Murder Mystery gives you the chance to serve as one of the juries in the famous Matthew Weeks trial for the killing of Charlotte Dymond. Was it in a fit of jealousy? Or did the police simply take advantage of Weeks’ poor cognitive capabilities? It’s a re-enactment of the 1844 trial that includes a tour of the prison cells where Weeks awaited his judgment.

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Top 5 Must-Try Cornish Dishes and Treats

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You’ll never truly enjoy a Cornish holiday if you don’t sample some of its most famous dishes and treats. Known for their use of only the freshest local produce and ingredients freshly caught off the Cornish coast, these foods from Cornwall are a reflection of the region’s rich maritime and mining heritage where local fishermen and miners were treated to a feast of ingredients that were readily available without the fuss and flair of modern cuisines. Here are the top 4 must-try Cornish dishes and treats to complete your holiday vacation in Cornwall.
1.       Cornish Pasty
A visit to Cornwall is never complete without tasting the Cornish Pasty. Sure, you can get this in other cosy restaurants in other parts of the UK as well the rest of the world but there is something magical about the way these baked goodies are produced in Cornwall.

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Tips to Enjoying a Holiday in Cornwall without Breaking the Bank

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A good place to start is this BG Adventure article which outlines some of the must-see attractions and must-do activities in Cornwall You can also try local tourism sites such as VisitCornwall.co.uk, which runs discounts and promotions from time to time Or go to the attraction's website itself for the latest news and tips. Give a working holiday a serious thought.  The National Trust offers a wide range of working holiday where you will be helping the Trust preserve some of its assets by performing a variety of workIt’s like volunteering for the upkeep of the interests of the National TrustLike any work, you will also enjoy time off to give you the chance to enjoy the beauty and history of the local communityIn many cases, free activities are provided as part of the Trust deal.

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