Holidays are never set in stone but will be developed to suit the individual desires of each group of guests. Listed below however are some suggestions to wet the appetite and set your thoughts running on what you want from your holiday.

History
Cornwall and Devon abound with history and possess some of the most beautiful historic houses and castles in the UK.
With ancient castles such as Tintagel, Launceston, Restormel, Caerhays, Totnes, Berry Pomeroy, Pendennis, St Mawes and a wealth of historic Houses such as Cotehele, Anthony House, Lanhydrock, Saltram, Godolphin, Mount Edgcumbe, Pencarrow, Prideaux Place, Trewithen, Trerice, Arlington Court , Buckland Abbey, Castle Drogo, Hartland Abbey, St Michaels Mount and many more, all within easy reach of your chosen accommodation, you will be spoilt for choice.
Add to this all the quaint towns, fishing villages and the ancient history of the area with its mining, smuggling, pre-historic stone circles etc your stay will be a continuous experience of wonder and delight as you explore this ancient region of Britain.

Film & TV Tours
Cornwall is a much used location for films and TV series, such as Doc Martin, Poldark and Rosamunde Pilcher. We have ready made tours for both the new TV series of Poldark, Doc Martin and Rosamunde Pilcher many of whos books are based in Cornwall.

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Antiques

Antique shops abound throughout the region and if your interest is in searching out and purchasing antiques we will provide you with a guided tour taking you to the antique shops that specialise in your particular interests. In addition we will look at the local auctions, sales and antique fairs to discover things of interest. Your visit will take you to some of the most beautiful towns in the area such as Honiton famous for its lace making with over 15 antique shops, Lostwithiel and ancient port with 10 antique shops, Ashburton a historic market town on the edge of Dartmoor with 11 antique shops and many more. Should you decide to purchase any item that is too large to carry we can arrange to have it collected and shipped to your home.

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Gardens

Cornwall and Devon contain some of the most beautiful gardens in Britain. Many of the gardens have been established for hundreds of years and contain plants from all over the world collected over many generations of exploration and travel. Whilst many of the gardens are connected to the large historic houses in the region so a garden visit can be combined with a visit to a house, this is not always so and no visitor to the area should miss the delights of The Lost Gardens of Heligan on the South Coast of Cornwall or the Royal Horticultural Society Gardens at Rosemoor in North Devon. Another experience not to be missed is a visit to the Eden Project which is a recently established experience where plants from around the world are grown in their natural environment under glass biomes. This has become one of the wonders of the developing world and is a unique and exciting experience.

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Art

Cornwall and Devon have been for many years home to many famous artists. With the natural light so clear and the scenery so beautiful it has always been an ideal place to paint and also to create sculpture. Cornwall produced the famous Newlyn School of Painters who were prolific in their output and whose paintings are sought by collectors all over the world. The Tate Gallery in St Ives is a must for those who want to view some of the best art in the world and all around the region there are galleries and exhibitions to visit. Should you wish to undertake painting yourselves either individually or as part of a group or take painting lessons this can be arranged.

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Needlework

Cornwall and Devon have many needlework societies and there are always exhibitions of antique and new needlework to be seen. There are a number of organisations who hold specialist classes in all types of needlework from tapestries, quilting, tatting, soft furnishing etc. Jane Marshall is herself an avid needlewoman and has made tapestries, quilts and soft furnishings many of which are hanging within her home.

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Fishing

The rivers and lakes of the region provide some of the finest fishing to be found in Britain with both Fly and Coarse fishing available. The River Tamar which divides Cornwall from Devon and lies within a mile of St Leonards House has some really fine stretches where salmon and trout can be caught.

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Horse Riding

Cornwall and Devon have more horses and equestrian centres than anywhere in Britain. Whether you are a total beginner or an experienced rider the area has something for you. You can choose to have lessons to all standards and experience specialities such as dressage, cross country eventing, show jumping or just relax and enjoy riding over the moors or along the sea shore.

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Golf

The region has many championship golf courses as well as those more suited to the less experienced golfer. Any one who plays golf will find the experience of a round on one of the local courses well worth the effort. Lessons can also be arranged without difficulty if desired.

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Ghost Hunting

There are many tales of ghosts being seen within Cornwall and Devon and speciality ghost hunting tours can be arranged without difficulty.

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General

Cornish Welcome Tours aim to provide a tour which caters for whatever interest you may have and the above list is by no means exclusive. If you have any other special interest that you wish to explore or wish to combine with any of the above we will design a tour just for you.

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Horse Riding
Painting by Henry Moore, Catspaws off the Land 1885 - Tate Gallery, St Ives, Cornwall
Fly Fishing in Cornwall
"Many thanks for your generous hopsitality. John did a lovely job ferrying us around the area and we had a lovely time exploring hidden Cornwall"
A. C. USA July 09
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