The picturesque harbour of Boscastle is one of Cornwall’s most romantic places. The long narrow valley runs down to a steep and rocky entrance to the raging sea beyond. It is a place steeped in history, associated with authors and artists who have been inspired by its remoteness and rugged beauty, but its also been a working harbour, both for fishermen and stone workers over the years. The main village sits high above the harbour and is a pleasant place to explore.
Reasons to visit Boscastle…
- Distinctive natural harbour
- Surrounding landscape and coastline, much of which is National Trust owned.
- Museum of Witchcraft
- Associated with authors and artists, including Thomas Hardy, who was inspired by its remoteness and rugged beauty
- Abundant in wildlife, dramatic walks and historic features
- Great potteries and art galleries
Things to do in Boscastle
The landscape, coastline and quaint old buildings are undoubtedly the main attraction of the local area. These are made all the more interesting with local potteries, art galleries and the Museum of Witchcraft. Also nearby is sacred site Saint Nectan’s Glen where the River Trevillet has created a magnificent 60 foot waterfall cascading into a beautiful valley.
The area also has a number of gorgeous churches, most dating from Norman times and there are plenty of good walks into the beautiful countryside that start in the village.
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