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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 tearooms.
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.
Pay a visit to Boscastle and start ticking off your 50 things today.
Explore the nearby footpaths using a map and compass or look out for sea birds such as guillemots. Explore the Valency Valley where you can create some wild art or play pooh sticks. Our staff at the National Trust visitor centre will be able to give you some pointers.