Boscastle Harbour, Cornwall
Boscastle is a beautiful place to visit anytime of day Joshua Day Photography

A sheltered natural inlet with an unspoilt harbour village


Things to see and do


What's on 



Valency Valley, Boscastle
Thomas Hardy courted his first wife Emma Gifford at Valency Valley in 1870 National Trust / Jude Smith

Discover how Hardy was inspired by the area 

The Valency Valley near Boscastle in Cornwall will forever be linked with Thomas Hardy and his first wife Emma, whom he met at St Juliot rectory in 1870.


Eating and shopping

Browsing in Boscastle shop
Browsing in Boscastle shop National Trust Images / John Millar

Feel refreshed after a visit to our café 

Take home a reminder of your visit to Boscastle or relax in our café at the heart of the harbour.


Our work

Flooded Boscastle
Boscastle on 17 August 2004, the day after the floods National Trust

Find out how we have regenerated the area alongside the community 

Boscastle, which we help to look after, suffered devastating floods in August 2004 but within days the village was getting back on its feet and working towards rebuilding the community.


Places to stay