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Boscastle is a picturesque, historic harbour village located on the North coast of Cornwall between Tintagel and Bude. This charming village welcomes guests from all over the world, and it’s easy to see why with its impressive landscape; a narrow valley leading to a distinctive natural harbour surrounded by impressive, rugged cliffs.

Situated in a National Landscape (formerly Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) on the north coast of Cornwall, Boscastle is a true gem nestled into the inspiring coastal scenery. Visit this historic fishing village and you’ll find quaint cafes and tearooms, galleries, potteries and even a witchcraft museum! Don your walking boots and venture past the natural harbour and along the coast path to Warren Point to give you an alternative view of the harbour, or to commanding Wilapark headland in the other direction.

Did you know...

Boscastle has its own museum of witchcraft and magic!

Things to do in Boscastle

While you’re in Boscastle, there’s a few things to tick off the list, firstly the National Trust Visitor Centre. It’s certainly worthwhile learning more about the history of the village, from the importance of the Botterell family to the significance of the commercial port throughout the 19th Century. Secondly, whilst learning about the village, why not stop off at the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic to find out more about the fascinating and intriguing history of witchcraft in Cornwall. 

After these educational experiences, coffee and cake will certainly be in order! With a selection of quaint tea rooms and cafes in the village, you’ll be spoilt for choice! 

For those into art and crafts, there’s a selection of art galleries and potteries in the village worth visiting too.

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Nearby events

Rogue Theatre Winter Wood

Created by Cornwall’s award winning Rogue Theatre, Winter Wood is an adventure for families and those who still believe in magic. Let the faeries lead the way with stories and songs to Old Man Winter, who will weave a tale and reveal the path to a wondrous festivity of wintry marvels.

TBC 2024

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Boscastle Walking Week

Boscastle Walking Week is an annual event which has grown in popularity over the years. Organised by local people with local knowledge, you'll be guided on some of the most beautiful walks along the Cornish coastline, amid woods and streams and on rambles to secluded waterfalls.

15th May 2024

Santa at Lappa Valley Steam Railway

On selected dates during December, board the Santa Express to Santa's grotto where children will recieve a gift from Father Christmas. There will also be children's entertainment, mince pies, and mulled wine for the adults!

TBC 2024

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Santa's Grotto & Elf Emporium

Meet Father Christmas, decorate gingerbread, make Reindeer food and have a festive day out at the Milky Way Adventure Park near Bude. At the elf emporium, children can write letters to the North Pole and take part in other fun activities. Online booking essential. 

TBC 2024

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Bude Jazz Festival

Top UK and international jazz, blues, swing and boogie bands make up the Bude Jazz festival, with over 120 events including street parades, late night jam sessions and a dance marquee.

30th August - 2nd September 2024

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Rock Oyster Festival

A food and music festival on the banks of the Camel Estuary featuring live music from Nile Rodgers with Chic, Groove Armada and Sophie Ellis Bexter, plus performing arts, endless entertainment for kids, and of course fantastic seafood.

25th - 28th July 2024

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Padstow 'Obby Oss' Festival

This colourful tradition that takes place in the harbour town of Padstow. Locals decorate the town with flags, flowers, greenery and a flagpole. The crowds are greeted by the swirling and dancing 'osses' who parade through the town, followed by the 'Teazer' who dances along behind. 

1st May 2024

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Boardmasters Festival

Be part of the UK's biggest surf, skate and music festival at this year's 'Boardmasters', held in the popular seaside resort of Newquay. Enjoy music performed by Liam Gallagher, Florence and The Machine, Lorde and more!

7th - 11th August 2024

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Bude Carnival

First held in 1920, Bude Carnival is an annual event where money raised is donated to local charities and organisations. Join in with the carnival celebrations for a fun filled day of music, dance and competition! 

17th August 2024

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St Endellion Summer Festival

St Endellion Church provides a magical setting for this classical music concert, which features opera, choral and orchestral music over nine days. Musicians visit from all over the world to perform at this special concert.

30th - 9th August 2024

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Bolster Festival

Bolster festival in St Agnes celebrates the demise of the legend of Bolster the giant. The community re-enact the life and downfall of the giant as they parade through the streets and down to the cliffs overlooking Chapel Porth beach. 

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Padstow Christmas Festival

Rick Stein, Paul Ainsworth and Nathan Outlaw will be flying the flag for Cornwall at this year’s annual Padstow Christmas Festival. Enjoy chef demonstrations, live music, food and craft stalls, and meet Santa in his grotto. 

TBC 2024

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Royal Cornwall Show

This three-day event is the highlight of Cornwall's agricultural year, showcasing the very best of Cornwall's rural lifestyle. The event is packed with activities, competitions, food and craft demonstrations and stalls, displays, music, and, or course, lots of animals!

6th, 7th and 8th June 2024

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Lusty Glaze Sundowner Sessions

Every year Lusty Glaze beach hosts their Sundowner Sessions - an opportunity to watch your favourite artsits perform live in the stunning setting of the natural ampitheatre provided by the cliffs at Lusty Glaze. 

TBC 2024

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Tropical Pressure Festival

Head to Mount Pleasant Eco Park to join in with the park's annual festival celebrating the rich cultures of Africa, Latin America and the caribbean. Enjoy live music, dance and food throughout the weekend. 

12th - 14th July 2023

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Walks around Boscastle

If you’re a keen walker, then the walks from Boscastle won’t disappoint! With easy access to the South West Coast Path in both directions, you’re promised breathtaking views whichever direction you choose to follow. Head north along the coast path to Crackington Haven, and south towards the famous Tintagel Castle, via the 317ft high promontory of Wilapark.

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