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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Lodging
“A five minute walk from the bungalow with great food . Booking usually essential ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Gym / Fitness Centre
“Local sports centre with swimming pool and children’s pool. Waterslide. Gym. Also has badminton/squash courts. Other activities take place during the school holidays.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Athletics & Sports
“It's a great place for all manner of water sports from wind surfing to yachting. There's also an enormous dam and if you're really organised you can get a free tour inside the dam & hydro electric system by contacting South West Water.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Historic Site
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“Nestling among the modern buildings of Tintagel high street, this unusual and atmospheric 14th-century yeoman's farmhouse, with a famously wavy roof, beckons the curious to explore. The name dates from the Victorian period when it briefly held a licence to be the letter-receiving station for the district. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/tintagel-old-post-office”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“Just a short walk from the annex, serving food all day and offering an extensive range of drinks and cocktails. Well worth a visit when you don't feel like driving or heading out further afield!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Pub
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“Serves cheap quality drinks and food. I hear the breakfast is good if you are into a fry up.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Village
“Renowned for it's association with the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, the magic of the association is captured particularly by King Arthur's Castle.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Bar
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“The Tyacks Hotel and Bar is one of the better pubs/bars/restaurants in the centre of town and is popular with the locals. On one side is a quiet bar, on the other a more general bar with pool tables. Outside there is a seating area and small garden area (very small).”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“The Inn on the Shore in Downderry in located just off the beach in Downderry and about 5 minutes away from the cottage. A great little stop off if you fancy a cheeky beer or coffee after a walk on the beach. Serving a good selection of Cornish ale and pub food, definitely worth a visit, if only for the views. Child and dog friendly (as is the beach).”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Such a quirky place with a mix of Middle Eastern cuisine; particularly Lebanese I think. Fabulous views to both coasts you'll need to be able to manage some steep steps and low ceilings! Definitely worth booking.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Get the branchlike from Carbis Bay to St Earth. From St Erth get the train to Hayle, Truro or Penzance. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Pub
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“A lovely quaint pub. Some excellent live music most Saturday Nights. My Dad plays in sessions here - energetic folk music and fiddling!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Restaurant on the beach. Great view and terrace. Like Lusty Glaze- lots of steps down!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Ferry runs between St Mawes and Falmouth. 20 minute boat ride on the Carrick Roads”
  • 2 locals recommend
Café
  • 2 locals recommend
Harbour / Marina
“Maybe too far for a day trip but it's a beautiful steep sloped harbour, so lovely lit up at night. Like a 1970's holiday destination, unspoilt. The church hall often has local art and craft sales (I bought a crocheted bag, have I used it? no! but do I love it? yes!)”
  • 32 locals recommend
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