Cornwall: England’s Hidden Treasure
Venture to the famous Falmouth Harbor to learn about Cornwall’s 4,000-year-old history, from the ancient standing stones of Bodmin Moor to medieval castles and historic mines.
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Program No. 22431RJ
10 days
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At a Glance

Journey to the stunning sea-swept landscapes of Cornwall, England, where the rugged coastline and surrounding moorlands are home to over 4,000 years of fascinating history as well as some of the most gorgeous landscapes in all of England. Join an expert historian as you explore Cornwall’s most interesting sites, including medieval castles, a preserved Iron Age village and a historic tin mine. Discover the geological phenomenon of Land’s End, learn the legends of Bodmin Moor and its ancient stone monuments, and try the local delicacy — the humble Cornish Pasty!
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Let's Go!
Participants must be able to walk and stand for up to two hours at a time.
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Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Join an expert historian to learn about Cornwall’s rich history at the Iron Age Chysauster Ancient Village and the ancient monuments of Bodmin Moor.
  • Learn about the Victorian-era Levant Mine, the site of the world’s only Cornish beam engine still in operation.
  • Explore two of Henry VIII’s iconic castles — the mighty fortress of Pendennis and the elaborate St Mawes Castle.
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Peter Maxted
Pete Maxted graduated from Nottingham University and worked around the world as a teacher, journalist and travel writer. He settled in Cornwall in 1983 and has lived in the Duchy ever since. Peter has been the editor of local and national magazines, run an advertising and marketing company and written several books, the most recent of which is The Natural Beauty of Cornwall He currently runs a Falmouth-based charity, lectures on the Cornish landscape and history and presents a weekly environment-themed show on local radio.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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