The little fishing port of Boscastle is situated in the north coast of Cornwall, England. It is a part of the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty due to its exotic locales and pristine scenic beauty of the harbour, village, and the greenery around. But if natural beauty doesn’t entice you, then Boscastle’s unusually fantastic history definitely will.
If you are interested in Wicca or the science of magical power, this Cornish town is where you should be. Boscastle has a museum specially dedicated to Witchcraft. The Museum for Witchcraft is a very unique place in Boscastle, which showcases various ancient diagrams and objects used for witchcraft. This double storied museum offers enough excitement and elaborate study on sorcerers and their unusual magical powers.
The Beeny Cliff and Pentargon Falls Path walk is an experience of a lifetime. You get to traverse the topography of Boscastle and be enthralled by the beauty of nature. A long leisurely trek along the cliff will take you to the Pentargon Fall, though a little arduous for some, it is worth the walk for the scenic beauty, which is a treat for your eyes.
As with every tourist village Bocastle has a visitor’s centre. Though it might sound very clichéd and an average place to venture, but once you enter the Boscastle Visitor’s Centre, it reveals quite a few interesting facts about Boscastle and its past. Especially facts about the flood in 2004, which caused massive damage to the natural flora and fauna and the locals staying in Boscastle. Residents were trapped indoor and roads turned to rivers, and residents were rescued in helicopters. Thankfully, there was no loss of life and tourism was reinstated very soon. In fact, the flood seemed like just someone’s imagination and tourism took off like never before in this port village.
When in Boscastle, enjoy your meals amidst the grand and gorgeous nature. Having your meal in the lap of nature is a unique experience to look forward to.
Boscastle Farm Shop, which is situated overlooking the Sea has the finest food to offer. Take advantage of the outdoor seating arrangements and appreciate the greenery in its myriad hues while you delight on some delicious desserts and tasty quiches and pies, all home-made and sure to please your tummy.
Try out a lazy Sunday brunch at the Boscastle Farm Shop in the company of family and friends. Take a walk up the village to get to The Napolean Inn, a traditional pub with very good quality meals at affordable prices. The walk to the inn will build up your appetite sufficiently to devour some lip-smacking meat delicacies. Liven up your spirits with a variety of ciders, ale and beer. This comfortable pub has an open fire to warm you up and provide a cosy atmosphere for dinner, relax while you dig in to some delectable dishes.
The River Side Restaurant is highly recommended for a scrumptious meal. Every dish has an edge of creativity by the chef, which is visible in the flavour and the aroma of the food. The divine feeling when you bite of their amazing sea food platter is unmatched. Wash down all that you devoured with freshly prepared cream tea.
Boscastle is well networked with Cornwall and beyond. Thus, it can be approached through air, rail and road. The nearest airport is the Newquay Cornwall Airport and is approximately 28 miles (ca. 45 kilometres) from Boscastle on the A39 Atlantic Highway. Bodmin Parkway is the closest railway station serving Boscastle and serves a lot of commuting trains. The local bus service X9, is operated by South-western and commutes to and from Boscastle making the journey very comfortable.