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Help with Cornwall trip

Next weekend, We are spending 2 days in Cornwall, staying in Camborne. We will be there on a Saturday/Sunday, leaving early on Monday. We already have a driver-guide set up for Saturday. We have a short activity for Sunday morning, but have the remainder of the day open. As we will have been traveling for close to 3 weeks by that time, I'm looking for something not too strenuous to do that Sunday afternoon. We've been considering a train trip to St. Ives for a late lunch and exploring, but would be open to all suggestions. My sister would like to see some of that beautiful landscape filmed in Poldark series. We may see some of that on Saturday with our driver-guide, but any suggestions of locations in that regard will also be welcome! Thanks much!

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I probably should add that we will not have a car, but we are staying just a 3-minute walk from the Camborne rail station. I just read in another thread that Mevagissy and Mousehole are great places to visit.....could we do one of those in an afternoon?

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Go to St Ives. It's beautiful and has a gorgeous beach. If you have a problem walking hills it may seem too strenuous. There are decent bus (coach) connections in the region. From Penzance I took a tour around that small peninsula and another to St Ives. In nice weather a view from the top of a double-decker is good.

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Did I miss it, or didn't you mention where your driver-guide is taking you on Saturday? Without knowing what you will have already seen, it's a bit difficult to make a suggestion.

However, if you aren't already going to St. Michael's Mount, I can recommend it. It's magical. Nearest town on the "mainland" (i.e., island of Great Britain) is Marazion.

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Go see Trerice Manor! Poldark's author based his books on that house. It is lovely and not one of the big tourist draws. Very intimate. There is a tea room, as well.

We're a bit biased on Trerice, as it is the historical home of my late Dad's family!