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Cornish Smugglers and Novelists

Cornish Smugglers and Novelists

During this captivating holiday in Cornwall, we stay in Newquay, voted one of the nation's favourite seaside towns perched on Cornwall's Atlantic cliffs.

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During this captivating holiday in Cornwall, we stay in Newquay, voted one of the nation’s favourite seaside towns perched on Cornwall’s Atlantic cliffs. William Golding once lived here, the author of the ‘Lord of the Flies’. We visit Jamaica Inn on the Bodmin Moors where Daphne Du Maurier was inspired by her love of Cornwall by writing several famous novels including ‘Jamaica Inn’. Visit St. Mawes where one Cornish man, John Carter from Breage, nicknamed the ‘King of Prussia’ used this harbour as one of secret smuggling coves. Visit Perranporth, where Winston Graham once lived, the author of the famous series ‘Poldark’ and enjoy a coach tour of the dramatic North Cornish coastline where the famous novelist and poet Thomas Hardy met his wife.



Glass of Cornish Cider

Visit to Skinners Brewery

Truo, St. Ives and Padstow


G&K Shared Tour

We have been working behind the scenes with Galloway to be able to offer you an even wider range of UK and Continental Holidays, this enables us to offer you more choice and some exciting NEW destinations. As these Holidays will be offered by both companies, we encourage you to book early to avoid disappointment.

Day 1

Depart home area and after making suitable refreshment stops for morning refreshments and lunch to be obtained, we continue to our hotel in Newquay, upon arrival enjoy a welcome cream tea. Time to freshen up before we meet up in the bar at 6pm for a glass of Cornish cider followed by your evening meal.


Day 2

This morning visit the award-winning Skinners Brewery which offers a unique opportunity to see behind the scenes, followed by a tutored beer tasting in the brewery's tap room. The tour is led by an experienced guide who'll teach us the brewing process, share their entertaining stories of the brewery and provide a fascinating insight into their ale. Afterwards we visit Truro, Cornwall's county town and only city. Truro Cathedral is centre stage with its impressive gothic towers ruling the skyline. In its shadow, compact streets are home to an impressive array of independent shops. Time here to obtain lunch and free time before returning to your hotel for time to relax or enjoy the hotel leisure facilities before your traditional fish and chip supper.

B, D

Day 3

This morning enjoy a scenic coastal coach tour of 'Poldark' country. We travel to St. Ives and have some free time to explore, we then continue via St. Agnes, and onto Perranporth for a quick stop before returning to Newquay spending the rest of the afternoon at leisure and/or to use the hotel leisure facilities. After dinner tonight there will be live Cornish entertainment in the Bay bar.

B, D

Day 4

Today enjoy a scenic coach ride of the north Cornwall coastline. Our first stop is the charming village of Padstow situated at the head of the Camel River. We then continue along the
coastal road towards Boscastle where we turn off and continue to Launceston for free time and lunch to be obtained. We return to our hotel via the Bodmin Moors and stop at the famous
Jamaica Inn, Cornwall's most famous smugglers inn. We then continue to our hotel with time to freshen up before your 5-course taster menu this evening sampling Cornish seafood with a glass of Camel Valley sparkling wine.

B, D

Day 5

Return to home area making suitable refreshment stops en-route.


B=Breakfast Included, D=Evening Meal Included


Located in a hillside setting with sweeping views over Fistral Bay and only a 10 minute walk to Fistral Beach. This 4-star hotel has airy modern rooms equipped with a TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. The hotel boasts stunning spa facilities, including an indoor swimming pool, sauna, and steam room, you could even treat yourself to a massage during your stay.


En-suite, Ground floor rooms, Lift, Restaurant, Bar, Pool, Wi-Fi, Hairdryer, Telephone, TV, Tea/coffee

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Name Address Contact Details
Ardleigh Crown Ardleigh Crown Public House
Bramford, Angel PH Bramford, Angel Public House
Brentwood George & Dragon George & Dragon PH, Roman Road, Mountnessing
(B1002) CM15 0TZ
Bury St Edmunds Bus Stn Bury St Edmunds, Bus Station, Stand 9
Capel St Mary (South) Capel St Mary National Express Stop Southbound
Setdown Point: Capel St Mary White Horse Pub
Chelmsford Services Chelmsford Springfield Services
Lorry Park (Off A12)
Claydon Crown Claydon Crown Public House Lay By
Colchester North Rail Stn Colchester North Rail Station
Combs Bus Shelter Combs Bus Shelter, Ipswich Road (Opp. Esso Garage)
Copdock - Tescos Copdock Mill, Tesco Superstore Front Exit Bus Stop
Debenham Angel Debenham Angel Public House
Diss Bus Station Diss Bus Station
Eye Town Hall Eye Town Hall
Felixstowe Coach Park Felixstowe Coach Park, Garrison Lane, Felixstowe,
IP11 7SJ
Felixstowe Gt Eastern Sq Felixstowe Great Eastern Square
Ipswich, West End Rd Ipswich,West End Road Car Park
Kelvedon - The Tavern Kelvedon The Tavern, High Street/Station Road
Long Stratton Long Stratton Police Station
Mendlesham Kings Head Mendlesham, Kings Head Public House,
Mendlesham, Denters Hill Mendlesham, Denters Hill
Needham Market - Swan Needham Market, Swan Public House,
Norwich - Castle Meadow Norwich, Castle Meadow,(Outside Galloway Office)
Redenhall/Station Road Junction of Redenhall Road/Station Road Harleston
(Old Duke William PH) IP20 0LB
Scole - Scole Engineering Outside Scole Engineering Garage, Scole
Sproughton Sproughton, Wild Man Public House
Stowmarket Railway Stn. Stowmarket Railway Station.
Stowupland Dents Corner Stowupland, Dents Corner,
Tollgate McDonalds Stanway, Mc Donalds Bus Stop, Tollgate, CO3 8RG
Witham Old Post Office Witham Old Post Bus Stop - Sorting Office
(NOT McColls Store)
Woolpit Church Woolpit Church

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Mendlesham, Suffolk, IP14 5RR

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