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Find out more about A tale of two wisterias

A tale of two wisterias

31st May 2024

Every year in May, the wisteria that winds itself around the front of Restormel Manor puts on a magnificent display.

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Find out more about Spring escapes to Cornwall

Spring escapes to Cornwall

4th April 2024

The weather is getting warmer & the evenings are getting lighter – the perfect time to visit Cornwall and explore, from the quaint villages, stunning beaches to the rugged heart of Cornwall, Bodmin Moor. There is so much to see, and activities for all generations. We have picked out a few ideas to make the most of your time on holiday.

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Find out more about Beyond the Pale

Beyond the Pale

25th March 2024

Anyone visiting the Restormel Estate can look up onto the hill and see the circular ruins of Restormel Castle. Ownership of the castle passed to the Duchy of Cornwall (then the Earldom) in 1268, after which it was rebuilt.

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Find out more about What’s on this Easter for families

What’s on this Easter for families

26th February 2024

If visiting Cornwall this Easter there is plenty to do for all the family.

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Find out more about Things to do in Cornwall during January and February

Things to do in Cornwall during January and February

15th December 2023

A Cornish winter has lots going for it, from quieter beaches to fewer people visiting holiday hotspots like Padstow and St Ives. We've compiled just a few of our favourite things to do during the months of January and February.

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Find out more about What’s on this Christmas

What’s on this Christmas

20th November 2023

From ice-skating to night time illuminations, we've highlighted some of the wonderful activities to do across the county, during this festive season. Take a look at our guide.

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Find out more about Festive shopping

Festive shopping

6th November 2023

With the build up to Christmas, Cornwall comes alive with Christmas markets and late-night shopping, across the length and breadth of the Duchy. Supporting local businesses and artisan makers, find unique gifts that will delight friends and family.

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Find out more about Autumn Walks

Autumn Walks

23rd October 2023

We have picked our top four favourite places to walk this autumn.

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Find out more about What’s on this October

What’s on this October

12th October 2023

Welcome to our very first Journal entry for the Duchy of Cornwall Holiday Cottages. Here is a snapshot of what's on this October in Cornwall.

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