Wild West Tour
St Michael’s Mount, Cliff Edge Theatre & Lands End
Marazion & St Michael’s Mount
One of the oldest chartered towns in the UK and the bay where St Michael’s Mount dominates the landscape. We will stroll the soft sand beach over to the mount if the tide allows or catch a boat and visit the enchanting castle and chapel which remains the abode of the St Aubyn family today. (Please note, the mount is closed on Saturdays)
Penzance & Newlyn
The Cornish are a nation of rugby enthusiasts and Penzance is the home to the Cornish Pirates. It also boasts a newly refurbished Art Deco seawater pool. We will pass through Newlyn harbour, Cornwall’s busiest fishing port, where daily catches are landed and the Scillonian ferry takes passengers to the Isles of Scilly.
Breakwater protected, this village and its narrow streets are admired by visitors and has been the source of inspiration for author Antonia Barber who tells the tale of the Mousehole Cat. Here we will eat at one of the many cosy pubs in the area.
This magical open-air theatre was lovingly built into the cliffs by Rowena Cade; with the help of her gardener. Together they built (by hand) this Greek-influenced playhouse and established its sub-tropical garden. Here we can take in the panoramic view of Porthcurno Bay, which has an interesting history all of its own.
The most westerly point of England, from which on a clear day, you can see the Isles of Scilly which sit 28 miles offshore. We start our taste of the South West Coast walking away from the man-made attraction to view Enys Dodnan arch, with views of Wolf Rock lighthouse in the background. Continuing our walk over a nearby brow, you are treated to stunning views of an untamed, ancient, granite landscape, before finishing your day with a Cornish cream tea picnic, looking out across the Atlantic Ocean.