Up on the clifftops of the harbour front is where Thomas Hardy fell in love, and composed poem after poem inspired by his delightful Boscastle bride and the fab scenery in her home town.
It is also home to the Museum of Witchcraft. Witchcraft of the hubble bubble toil and trouble type with potions, spells and other pagan profferings. The weirdness of this just adds to its charm.
Last year saw three of Cornwall’s Michelin starred chefs head up the festival alongside some excellent live music in proper folksy style.
Walking is the best way to explore, particularly if you have your dog with you. Boscastle is right on the South West Coastal Path and donning the red socks with some nutritious snacks is the perfect activity. Explore the cliffs above the medieval harbour before heading inland across the Valency Valley and alongside the Valency river to discover the woodland getting the best of both seaside and countryside.
Such is the awesomeness of the walking that Boscastle has a Walking Week Festival in the Spring. Led by D of E types, and expert orienteers to prevent getting lost, you can adventure and yomp across the north coast. The guided walks are a great way to explore some of the ancient farming methods that still take place in the fields above the valley.
Boscastle also hosts the Boscastle Food, Art & Crafts Festival in the autumn. Meet lots of culinary talent in the Chefs Demo Tent and some great artisan producers to stock up your larder full of goodies. Last year saw three of Cornwall’s Michelin starred chefs head up the festival alongside some excellent live music in proper folksy style.
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