|Holiday Cottages Cornwall|
Holiday Cottages Cornwall
Boscastle is a photographer's delight. Although Boscastle proper with the old cottages and Inn are at the top of the hill, the Boscastle that visitors flock to is at the bottom of the hill, with a walk to the harbour. The harbour entrance is little more than a cleft in the slate cliffs. The tiny pier dates from the early 16th century and the entrance is so tortuous that rowing boats (called hobblers) had to be used to haul boats into the harbour. The heather covered sides of the valley snake inland to the pretty cottages. Upon arrival at the bottom of the hill visitors will find an arcade of shops and little cafes by the huge car park. Also a few old Inns and ancient cottages. Proceed along the valley walkway until you reach the pier and harbour mouth. On your way drop into the Witchcraft Museum (worth a visit). There are also a few gift and curiosity shops ,Boscsatle Pottery and craft workshops. At the end of the harbour mouth proceed a bit further and there are stunning sea and coastal views.
The Boscastle flood of 2004, when an avalanche of water descended on the village, amazingly from the usually tiny stream, is already just a memory but seems to have attracted even more visitors and the village is now completely restored. During the flood 84 wrecked cars were swept into the harbour and 32 out to sea. Over 100 people were rescued from their homes by 7 helicopters.
|Arcade of shops/cafes by car park||The Witchcraft museum||The Witchcraft museum|
|Boscastle's large car park||The old harbour||The old harbour|
|The pier||Valley walk to pier|