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Public transportation in Cornwall

Miami
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Public transportation in Cornwall

Hi

We will be visiting GB in October. Will be spending time in Bath and was considering a visit to the Cornwall Coast before returning to London. Have learned from posts that I can go on a train from Bath to Truro or Penzance and that I can return via overnight train to London. My question is around the feasibility of exploring some of the most interesting and attractive villages using public transportation on a 3-4 day itinerary. We are interested in natural beauty, quaintness, history and gentle walks. Unfortunately cannot do major hikes. Looking for recommendations re feasibility of this plan ie how efficient and convenient is public transportation between the villages, what are some must see sites and what is a good base.. Interested in museums, mansions and gardens as well. Would appreciate links to local transportation, reasonably priced accommodations and train connections.

Many, many thanks. Await reply.

SuzetteMiami

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1. Re: Public transportation in Cornwall

http://www.visitcornwall.com/

http://www.cornwallpublictransport.info/

Edited: 28 July 2012, 18:43
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2. Re: Public transportation in Cornwall

I would recommend Falmouth It's a lovely friendly coastal town, you can do day trips out and about as It's very central to.

You would get off at Truro and catch the branch line train to Falmouth.

Falmouth has a good mix of shops, high street, boutique and individual shops. There are plenty of restaurants to suit all tastes, mix of traditional family pubs or wine bars! Beaches galore ideal for going for a stroll or safe for swimming. Things to see/do: Pendennis Castle or you can take the ferry across the River Fal to St.Mawes Castle. Falmouth also has Ships and Castles leisure comple, there are NT gardens Glendurgan or Trebah Gardens both in a quaint village called Mawnan Smith, just outside Falmouth which is accessable by bus. The City of Truro Is only 9 miles away you can catch the train back to there and look around the cathedral this lovely city is well worth a visit with good high street stores and coffee shops etc., . Accommodation B&B, Guest Houses, Hotels are plentiful too....Falmouth Hotel, Royal Duchy Hotel, St.Michaels Hotel, all have indoor pools and are opposite the beach on Falmouth Seafront or do a Google and if you choose a few you like the look of happy to offer any advice if I can.

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3. Re: Public transportation in Cornwall

Lands End is a nice place to look at but getting very heavily touristy.

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4. Re: Public transportation in Cornwall

Thanks so much to all of you for your quick input. Will consider all info provided and probably ask further questions as plans begin to take more shape.

Encouraged to see that even if not having a car is a bit limiting, it is doable!

Many thanks for taking the time and sharing your expertise...

Good weekend to all!

SuzetteMiami

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5. Re: Public transportation in Cornwall

Many thanks. I may get back to you for further input as planning takes shape.

Thanks for sharing!

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6. Re: Public transportation in Cornwall

Thank you wirewiper for sharing this valuable info. Appreciate your

efforts.

Many thanks,

SuzetteMiami

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7. Re: Public transportation in Cornwall

Appreciate your input. Many thanks!

SuzetteMiami

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8. Re: Public transportation in Cornwall

From Penzance you would be able to use direct local buses to get to/from...

Marazion (for St Michael's Mount), Mousehole (quaint fishing village with narrow winding streets), St Ives (scenic small town, popular with visitors, lovely harbour, art/sculpture galleries, shops), Lamorna (secluded small cove down a wooded valley), Porthcurno (Beautiful bay, beach, Minack open-air theatre, Telegrah Museum in rock tunnels, coastal walks), Land's End (Very scenic cliff headland and tourist trap), Sennen Cove (village bordering a lovely beach/bay), Helston, the Lizard (most southerly point of England) etc etc...

Trains will get you to Penzance, St Ives, Truro, Falmouth, Newquay...

You'll have plenty of places available to you using public transport. Have a good time :-)

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9. Re: Public transportation in Cornwall

What Blorengia said.

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10. Re: Public transportation in Cornwall

Great info. Thanks a million for taking the time!

SuzetteMiami