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Exploring Pendennis Castle with kids – an English Heritage day out in Cornwall

The voices of the past echo loud at Pendennis Castle at Falmouth in Cornwall. The barracks at this Tudor fortification were manned for more than four centuries before it was finally decommissioned in the 1950s. Indeed the cliff top observation station and air raid shelter appear to have only recently been vacated by the troops …

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The Round Robin: South Devon by boat, bus and steam train

Last weekend we were invited to experience the award-winning Round Robin tour of South Devon. This river boat, open top bus and steam train experience run by Dartmouth Steam Railway is family and dog-friendly. It takes you on a 20 mile round trip past some of the county’s most historic towns and villages. *Advertisement feature* A …

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Dog-friendly Cornwall: things to do with kids and a pooch

Finding things to do with kids and a pooch while on holiday can be a bit of a challenge. However, we’ve been pleasantly surprised by the number of dog-friendly days out we’ve discovered during our recent family holidays in Cornwall. Here’s our guide to attractions that will be a hit with kids and four-legged friends …

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The Minack Theatre – open air theatre in Cornwall

An enduring memory from my childhood holidays in Cornwall was a visit to The Minack Theatre. Who could forget being perched on a grassy terrace, wrapped in a blanket against the elements, with the Atantic Ocean stretching out in front of you? The Minack Theatre at Porthcurno is unique. And despite the feel of being …

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Cornwall days out: a dog-friendly day the Cornish Seal Sanctuary

It’s very rare that we can take Tin Box Dog with us on a wildlife day out. So when we found out the Cornish Seal Sanctuary at Gweek was a dog-friendly day out we were very excited to be invited for a visit. The aim of the Sanctuary is to rescue seal pups that have …

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Land’s End with kids: Cornwall’s most southwestern family attraction

If you think Land’s End is all about the iconic sign post then think again! I was under this misconception until we looked into visiting during our Easter break in Cornwall. As it turns out there are nine different things to see and do on the most southwestern tip of mainland UK. That’s not to …

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Review: Bryn Parc in Mumbles – a Home from Home holiday cottage

Earlier this month we were invited to stay in a beautiful holiday cottage in Mumbles on Swansea Bay. Bryn Parc is one of 250 properties that can be rented through Home from Home – a holiday letting agent that specialises in luxury self-catering properties which make perfect bases for exploring this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. …

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Bed & breakfast at Warren Mill Farm in the Vale of Glamorgan

It’s not often we go for bed and breakfast breaks. In fact the last time we stayed at a B&B was in 2006 in what is now our hometown of Dartmouth. Mr Tin Box was doing his initial training with the Royal Navy and it was cost effective and homely accommodation for when I visited …

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