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Travelling by Car in Cornwall England

My husband & I and my sister will be touring Cornwall by car this September. Any tips on "must-see" sights, good places to stay?
Thanks
Kathy

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St. Michael's Mount (though you have to take a boat to get there), St. Ives, Fowey, Penzance to name a few. You probably will have better luck staying in B&Bs rather than hotels.

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Mevagissey is nother nice seaside town. If you are in to plants and nature the Eden Project is worth a half day.

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You can wade out to Saint Michael's Mount. It's only about fifty yards, and not knee-deep if you catch the tide right. Not that there's much to see when you get out there.

The Minack Theater is one of the highlights of my whole life.

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@Ed Minack Theatre.... I found a video on youtube a few months ago of a singer named Seth Lakeman performing there... Made up my mind I had to go there next trip to England... It looks amazing. Who did you see there?

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Don't know what it was called. A story I'd heard as a kid -- Toad, Badger, motorcar. Didn't matter, the troupe was good and the waves whumping the rocks with the last bit of daylight hitting them has always stayed with me -- more so than the stuff that's scared the crap out of me.

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+1 for Mevagissey. Tintagel - doesn't matter if the legend is true. Port Isaac is just down the coast. It was sleepy when we visited but now probably overrun with Doc Martin fans. Some people sneer at going to Lands End but we found it fun with a pretty coastline. The Lizard to say you've done it.

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@ Ed , it's " The Wind in the Willows " by Kenneth Grahame .

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FYI, Rick's England book has chapters on Cornwall, Darmoor, and other southern England destinations that his Great Britain book does not.

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Gotta luv E's whacky sense of humour. If you don't want to wade across to the SMM you can walk across the causeway early in the morning

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I have no sense of humor. I just don't express myself too well.

The causeway is exposed by phase of tide, not time of day. When it is submerged, but still at a walkable depth, you must wade rather than strut. The normal tidal range in the area is on the order of three meters The causeway is closed two periods per day since twelve feet tall people don't exist. Causeway times are posted on the Marazion village website.