Boscastle, Tintagel, Crackington Haven and Port Isaac are all situated along the dramatic and unspoiled North Cornwall coastline. The scenery is stunning and each season there is something new to enjoy. Walking and cycling are popular activities in this area. There are many beautiful churches, historic buildings and winding country lanes.
There is something for everyone with the moors, rivers, beaches and harbour all close to hand.
St Juliot Church is the closest church to Cargurra Farm, on the northern slopes of the Valency Valley. The church is set just off the road with parking for visitors. The Church boasts an indelible association to Thomas Hardy, the novelist, and features in the book ‘A pair of Blue Eyes’. It was in St Juliot that Thomas Hardy fell in love with Emma and was persuaded to live the rest of his life here. One of the windows in the church commemorates Hardy.
Tintagel is best known for its connections to King Arthur. As you walk the village you will see this reflected in the names of the shops and inns. Tintagel Castle ruins offer a panoramic view of the coast line and is the dramatic setting for the Arthurian legend. A new bridge was erected in 2019 which has proven to be very popular with great views. We recommend booking advance, timed tickets to cross the bridge to avoid ques.
Tintagel offers a weekly market every Thursday in the summer months and a very popular Carnival in August.