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A sheltered natural inlet with an unspoilt harbour village
There's more to Boscastle than a picturesque natural harbour and village.
The Elizabethan quay sits in an impressive amphitheatre of steep cliffs and is home to quaint stone-built cottages, shops and tea-rooms.
Much of the land in and around Boscastle is owned by the Trust. Venture beyond the picture-postcard harbour and a cliff path takes you to the Willapark headland and an intriguing ex-folly, now used as a Coastwatch lookout.
Nearby walks around Forrabury Stitches offer a rare glimpse at a surviving farmed landscape showing ancient celtic strip fields. If you wander further afield, you'll discover the half-forgotten churches of Minster and St Juliots - once made famous by Thomas Hardy.
The art exhibition, The Cruel and Curious Sea, took place on 26 and 27 September 2014 at Stowe Barton near Bude. Some of the same artists are continuing to display their work as part of a rotating exhibit in Boscastle café.
Why not come along and enjoy some light refreshment, free wi-fi and the work of visiting, mostly local, artists?
Want to meet new people and spend a day out in the fresh air? The local rangers offer a variety of opportunities to roll up your sleeves and get stuck in. From scrub bashing to clearing reeds in the Valency Valley, we'd love you to join us and help to make a real difference.
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