This summer, there really is something for everyone going on in our beautiful part of the world! Love music, books, nature, food and fashion? Don’t forget that the Port Eliot festival (held on the private estate of the Earl of St Germans, near Saltash) is happening from the 27th to the 30th July 2017 – want more information? Click here: http://porteliotfestival.com
The Great British Summer Festival – a weekend of music and entertainment, food, workshops and shopping – is happening at Mount Edgecumbe House and Barrow Centre on the 22nd and 23rd July: http://www.missivyevents.co.uk/
The world famous British Firework Championships are also coming back to Plymouth’s waterfront on the 9th and 10th August, bringing sparkle and drama to Plymouth Hoe – http://www.britishfireworks.co.uk
Looking for more activities to fill your beautiful long Cornish Summer days? Why not pop over to the visit Cornwall website to find out what else is happening close to Ryelands Bed & Breakfast, and the rest of the county! https://www.visitcornwall.com
For those of you who love a good agricultural show, it’s the Royal Cornwall Show (8th-10th June 2017) this week! Held near Wadebridge every year, it’s a great day out for animal lovers, foodies and those looking for some retail therapy and well worth a look if you are in the area this week.
June and July are big months in Cornwall for outdoor events, thanks to the (mostly) glorious weather we are blessed with! Enjoy a regatta? The Looe Lugger Regatta is happening this week too (from the 9th–11th June). Saltash Regatta, held close to Ryelands B&B, will be on from the 17th–18th June. If music is more your thing, why not head to the Polperro Music Festival (from the 10th-18th June) and enjoy their arts and crafts fair, village carnival and bonfire – as well as plenty of music, obviously!
Two upcoming events that we can highly recommend are Mevagissey Feast Week (25th June-1st July), which celebrates the feast of St. Peter (as it has done since 1754). There are numerous events going on throughout Feast Week, including a carnival parade, fete, musical concerts, fireworks and a raft race. For more information, head over to the Mevagissey Feast Week Facebook Page (look up @MevaFeastWeek) for the latest information and a link to their downloadable event guide.
We also highly recommend Port Eliot Festival (27th-30th July) in St. Germans. The event is an eclectic and fun-filled festival bringing together food, art, fashion, workshops and wellbeing, as well as music (everything from Brass bands to ‘Synth-Pop’!). For more information about the festival, please head over to their website: http://porteliotfestival.com/
There’s always something to see down here in sunny Cornwall – don’t just take our word for it! Visit Cornwall have a great ‘what’s on’ page – find it here: https://www.visitcornwall.com/whats-on
Ryelands B&B is ideally situated for walkers, cyclists, and horse riders, explorers of Dartmoor with its miles of rugged moorland and magnificent granite tors or those just wishing to get away from it all and relax.
Lydford Gorge, Lopwell Dam, Buckland Abbey, the acclaimed Garden House at Buckland Monachorum and the historic market town of Tavistock, with its award winning Farmers Market (www.tavistockfarmersmarket.com) and Pannier market, are among the many attractions in our local area. The National Cycle Route 27 – The Granite Way (www.sustrans.org.uk) – passes through North Brentnor. Also Drakes Trail, a 21-mile walking and cycling route from Tavistock to Plymouth, offers scenic routes over Gem Bridge and through Grenofen Tunnel. Visit Rame Head and its Medieval Chapel and experience the stunning views of the coastline (www.historic-cornwall.org.uk). Once two towns, Medieval Looe has something for everyone (www.looe.org) and an exploration of Polperro's narrow, winding streets and lanes is not to be missed (www.polperro.org)!
Other local attractions include:
This is just a small example of things to explore in our beautiful part of Cornwall and Devon. Take a look at www.welovethetamarvalley.co.uk, www.visitcornwall.com and www.visitdevon.co.uk for more information.
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