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Wherever you choose to spend your holiday in Cornwall, you'll find no shortage of fascinating places to visit. The brief descriptions given below are just a taste of the unique places which is Cornwall.



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EAST MOOR (Bodmin Moor)

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This delightful area to the north and east of Bodmin Moor runs down to the pretty wooded valleys of the Tamar and Inny rivers. This is an area of unspoilt beauty with excellent walks both on the moor and in the soft countryside hereabouts. It is still only a maximum drive of half an hour from both north and south coasts. Although some of the villages have pubs and village shops the nearest town is Launceston, the original gateway to Cornwall, protected by its castle.


EGLOSHAYLE (Wadebridge)

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Egloshayle is situated on the banks of the river Camel, in the deanery of Trigg-Minor, and in the Hundred of Trigg. It is bounded on the north by St Minver and St Kew, on the east by St Mabyn and Helland, on the south by Bodmin, and on the west by St Breock from which it is separated by the river Camel. The name Egloshayle is Cornish for 'Church on an estuary' eglos(church} plus heyl (estuary). This parish is by the Camel river south of Wadebridge, and contains the villages of Washaway, Ford, Sladesbridge, Gonvena, Bodieve and Egloshayle. Egloshayle was a Bronze Age settlement and a river port; it was also a trading port rivalling Padstow a little over five miles down river. The trade consisted of tin, clay, wool, corn and vegetable crops. It is now a busy rural village. A bridge which links it to the town of Wadebridge was originally built by a 15th century vicar who considered the ferry crossing too hazardous. Because it was built on sand it was continually being washed away by the tide, but the problem was eventually solved by building the foundations of the bridge on bales of wool. Towards the end of the 19th century the town of Wadebridge was growing fast, and was straddling two Parishes, namely St Breock and Egloshayle, which was causing some problems with regards to the day-to-day running of the Town's affairs. In 1898, the two parishes united to form the Wadebridge Urban Council, which continued in existence until 1934.


EGLOSKERRY (Launceston) 

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The parish of Egloskerry, otherwise Egloscruc), is situated in the deanery of Trigg Major and Hundred of East. It is bounded on the north by the river Attery which separates it from the parish of North Petherwin, on the east by St Stephen-by-Launceston, and St Thomas-by-Launceston, on the south by Trewen and Laneast, and on the west by Laneast and Tresmere. The name is Cornish for 'Church of Keri'. This saint is believed to be female and one of the 24 children of the Welsh king Broccan. The parish is about 5 miles south-west of Launceston and consists of the village of Egloskerry and many outlying hamlets and farms. Besides the Churchtown, these include Tregeare, Badharlick, and Trebeath. Penheale Manor dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086, but the architecture of the house today is mainly 17th and 20th century. The estate still farms a considerable area of land.






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