The route our Rosamunde Pilcher tour takes can be adapted dependant on your accommodation pick up point. Alternatively why not let us take the hassle out of booking your accommodation and stay in a comfortable Bed and Breakfast near Launceston on the Cornwall/Devon border. Launceston is an ideal place from which to explore the area as it is centrally located and close to the highway network. It is the ancient capital of Cornwall with a ruined castle, historic church and remains of the town wall and gateway.
Our West Cornwall Rosamunde Pilcher tour starts at St Michael's Mount, which is featured in 'Coming Home' and 'Shell Seekers'. Set on an island in Mounts Bay, the Mount is accessed on foot by a causeway when the tide is out or otherwise by boat. The house was originally a monastery until the dissolution of the monasteries by King Henry V111 in the 1500's when it became a private house. We take time to explore this wonderful House and that sits majestically overlooking the bay.
After enjoying a tour of the Mount we will head into Penzance with it's diverse range of architectural features and where the films 'Snow Storm in Spring', 'The Empty house', 'Summer on the sea' and 'Reflections' were set.
From Penzance we head further West, through the fishing port of Newlyn, also famous for it's school of Artists and on to Mousehole (pronounced Mouzel) which was destroyed by the Spaniards in a raid in 1595. This is one of the most photographed fishing villages in Cornwall and is very beautiful. We continue on to Lamorna Cove where see lovely seascapes which have been used in many films including 'The Shell Seekers'. Lamorna is a very pretty cove situated at the end of a wooded valley and stories of Pirates and smugglers abound.
From here we continue our tour on past Lands End and Cape Cornwall and along the north coast from St Just to St Ives. This drive has been called one of the most stunning journeys in England with unrivalled dramatic scenery. We stop to view the ruins of the Botallack mines set on the cliff edge close to the sea, and also the nearby Levant Mine before passing on to the small village of Zennor with it's legend of the mermaid who came ashore when she heard the vicars son singing in the church and entranced him to accompany her into the sea never to be seen again. This whole length of coast has featured in many of Rosamunde Pilcher's films over the years.
Our Rosamunde Pilcher Tour ends in St Ives, famous for it's art galleries, narrow cobbled streets, sandy beaches and blue sea. It is the perfect place for a well earned Cornish Cream tea to round off a lovely day before heading home.
Tour Costs are just £258 per day per car (maximum of 4 passengers)
Included in the tour are: Tour guide/Driver, All motoring costs, parking etc
Not included are: Entrance fees where applicable, Coffees, teas or lunches, travel insurance
Please contact us if you wish to receive a price for a fully inclusive tour