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Boscastle Harbour

There’s more to Boscastle than a picturesque natural harbour and village.

The Elizabethan quay sits in an impressive amphitheatre of steep cliffs and is home to quaint stone-built cottages, shops and tea-rooms.

Much of the land in and around Boscastle is owned by the Trust. Venture beyond the picture-postcard harbour and a cliff path takes you to the Willapark headland and an intriguing ex-folly, now used as a Coastwatch lookout.

Nearby walks around Forrabury Stitches offer a rare glimpse at a surviving farmed landscape showing ancient celtic strip fields. If you wander further afield, you’ll discover the half-forgotten churches of Minster and St Juliots – once made famous by Thomas Hardy.

This is what the National trust website has to say about the accessibility of Boscastle and Boscastle Harbour:

  • Disabled parking and facilities in main car park (Non NT)
  • Level tarmac riverside roads in harbour area
  • Level access to National Trust café/shop/Visitor Centre

For more information, to look for other National Trust places that you would like to visit or to book tickets, please check out the National Trust website at 

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