Find out why history was made in a remote Cornish valley…… 

Inside Porthcurno the Cable Hut

Porthcurno may be a tiny place in the furthest reaches of Cornwall but it holds a very important place in history.  It was the busiest relay station in the world in 1920.  Porthcurno beach is also the place where 14 submarine telegraph cables came ashore at an 1870’s relay station. Did you know that now only 3% of data is fed around the world by satellite? The rest is sent in the blink of an eye by undersea cables. Porthcurno is set at the end of a Cornish valley […]

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A Mousehole teashop with one of the best Cornish sea views. 

A cream tea with a sea view, huge scones at the Rock Pool Cafe

When in Cornwall, it’s obligatory to have a cream tea or two and to that end we found a gorgeous quirky, shabby-chic cafe in Mousehole with a view to die for.  We’d noticed the cafe a couple of years ago on our previous holiday just as they were getting ready to open.  It looked shabby chic and quirky then, with it’s own definite style.  It looked just the same today with the cafe and garden area full, so it’s obviously a popular place. We had a wander around the […]

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