Glendurgan Garden, Cornwall: ‘At every turn there is something unexpected to discover’ – review

In a nutshell Originally home to a wealthy Quaker family (the Foxes), these subtropical gardens sweep down through three valleys to a sheltered beach on the River Helford. Nature trails run through wild flowers and tree ferns, a miniature art gallery is tucked into an upturned boat and a tiny thatched schoolroom is still complete […]

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The Chain Locker, Falmouth, Cornwall: hotel review

In 1688, Falmouth was designated England’s Royal Mail Packet Station, with a monopoly on handling mail to all corners of the empire. The Chain Locker, then called the Marine Hotel, was a boozer with a few dank beds for sailors who manned the swift mail ships. Two years ago, brewer St Austell bought the listed […]

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