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Mount Hawke offers many amenities, including a village pub (The Old School Bar and Restaurant), two local convenience stores, one containing the village post office. A pet shop, florists, dog groomers, barbers and café for the most exquisite cakes, plus Park Shady with its new children’s playground equipment.
This area has some of the most beautiful cliff scenery in the country, with plentiful wild flowers and numerous species of sea birds.
Horse riding is also available from various establishments within a couple of miles of Mount Hawke. There are many climbing opportunities nearby for example: Carn Gowla – Arguably the best crag in Cornwall. Visit : www.ukclimbing.com for more information.
The largest Indoor Skate Park in Cornwall is also situated in Mount Hawke! There is also access out onto the North Cornish coastal path from Mount Hawke.
Your Christie Lloyd Cottage in Mount Hawke is the perfect base to explore further afield. Some of Cornwalls top-rated attractions are all within 30 – 40 minutes drive you can visit these glorious destinations:
St. Ives (23 miles)
Often referred to as the cultural hub of Cornwall, St Ives has transcended in recent years to contain a flourishing collection of museums and exhibitions, whilst boasting an impressive art scene. Tate St Ives displays iconic pieces of work illustrating modern Britain, portrayed by artists with bonds to the local area.
The Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden in St Ives are another example of the bustling cultural atmosphere. The town also has a welcoming charm and contains lots of traditional seaside favourites as well as dog-friendly beaches.
Penzance (24 miles)
The splendours of Penzance offers some of the very best Cornish sights and historical landmarks. Take a walk along the impressive South West Coast Path to reach destinations including the beautifully dramatic Minack Theatre and incredible Land’s End headland.
In town, expect charming independent shops, stunning architecture and be sure to visit Chapel Street, which is steeped in local history. Keep your walking shoes on and catch the low tide for a trip over to St Michael’s Mount. Possessing panoramic views of the coast with spectacular sightings of dolphins, seals and basking sharks, this picturesque island promises feelings of romance and delight.
Truro (8 miles)
Embrace Cornwall’s heritage with a visit to Truro, where you will uncover much of the county’s culture by visiting the many churches, gardens and museums. Lying in the heart of the city is Truro Cathedral, a stunning Gothic building built at the turn of the 20th Century, establishing Truro as the UK’s most southerly city.
The Cornwall Heritage Trust is another central fixture, created to preserve and protect some of Cornwall’s most iconic places. Spend a sunny afternoon in Victoria Gardens, catch a live show in the Hall of Cornwall or discover more about the local history in the Royal Cornwall Museum. Walking through the city centre and admiring the impressive architecture will warrant you a warm sense of community and guarantee you a desire to return.
Padstow (29 miles)
Padstow is a charming working port and the best place in Cornwall for enjoying locally-caught seafood delights. Fishing has evolved into the town’s most popular pastime, with many of the fishermen supplying the local culinary scene. Foodie lovers must pay a visit to one of Rick Stein’s seafood restaurants, which are highly regarded and dotted around town.
As well as finding some of the best fish and chip restaurants in the country, there are plenty of other choices to eat in Padstow, including Michelin starred eateries, cosy bistros and vibrant, welcoming pubs.
Newquay (14 miles)
Brimming with adventurous activities, Newquay is the place to be for an invigorating experience. It’s globally-renowned for attracting surfers to its stunning beaches with ideal conditions.
Head to the highly popular Fistral Beach, with its vast expanse of golden sand making it the ideal location to sit back and spectate the sea of surfing enthusiasts. There are so many other things to do and see in this lively, energetic town; have an adventure down at Newquay Zoo, visit Trerice, a charming 16th Century Tudor manor house or dine in the many family-friendly establishments serving delicious Cornish foods.
Fowey (36 miles)
With beautiful scenery and a tranquil energy, Fowey is one of the best spots in Cornwall for a relaxing visit. This romantic seaside town has influenced much creativity and is built above the Fowey Estuary. Journey on a river cruise and discover the literary inspiration behind the legendary Wind in the Willows tale by Kenneth Graeme.
Escape to the secluded Readymoney Cove and relax on the sandy shores or find a peaceful spot along the estuary to watch the sailing boats pass through. There are a number of delightful spa retreats located in the town, which are ideal for unwinding and taking some well-deserved time out, either by yourself or enjoy with loved ones.