The picturesque harbour of Boscastle is one of Cornwall’s most romantic places. The long narrow valley runs down to a steep and rocky entrance to the raging sea beyond. It is a place steeped in history, associated with authors and artists who have been inspired by its remoteness and rugged beauty, but its also been a working harbour, both for fishermen and stone workers over the years. The main village sits high above the harbour and is a pleasant place to explore.
Reasons to visit Boscastle…
- Distinctive natural harbour
- Surrounding landscape and coastline, much of which is National Trust owned.
- Museum of Witchcraft
- Associated with authors and artists, including Thomas Hardy, who was inspired by its remoteness and rugged beauty
- Abundant in wildlife, dramatic walks and historic features
- Great potteries and art galleries