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There are numerous sites with an almost unlimited amount of information concerning Cornwall, the Roseland, gardens, art galleries, restaurants and pubs. Here are a small selection that we refer to from time to time. We have tried to give an estimate of travel-times from the Old Forge where appropriate.

General Information

  • King Harry's Cornwall
    All about the Roseland with an emphasis on holidays and tourism from local people who run the King Harry Ferry. Lots of information regarding local businesses, attractions and things to see or do. Updated regularly.
  • Roseland Peninsular
    Information about the beaches, businesses, attractions and accommodation.
  • St. Mawes
    Similar site with an emphasis on St Mawes as well as the Roseland.
  • St. Mawes Harbour Company
    Run by the harbour office. Information from the sailing and boating perspective. Includes moorings, tides, weather and a live webcam of the harbour (requires a small download).
  • Weather St. Mawes
    A comprehensive weather recording and forecasting site. Lots of technical detail and stats.

Pubs & Restaurants

New Inn (Veryan)

Plume of Feathers (Portscatho)

Royal Standard (Gerrans)

Lugger (Portloe)

Ship Inn (Portholland)

The Boathouse (Captain's Cabin) (Portscatho)

Trelissick Gardens (Over KHF)

Rising Sun (St.Mawes)

Smuggler's Cottage (Tolverne - Nr KHF)

Arts, Crafts, & Gifts

  • Spindrift Gallery (Portscatho)
    Cynthia Greenslade's gallery with a large selection of her waterscapes and landscapes together with sculpture, artefacts and jewellery from local artists. The jewellery made from coloured glass, pebbles and silver is particularly striking.
  • The Sea Garden (Portscatho)
    A very individual gallery mixing old and new artefacts with beautiful needlework, jewellery, cards, drawings and photographs.
  • New Gallery (Portscatho)
  • Waterside Gallery (St. Mawes)
    Paintings, prints and sculpture with an emphasis on the sea, wildlife and Cornwall. Some of our favourites include Terry Bailey, James Wood and ### whose marine and wildlife paintings/drawings are much sought after.
  • Melinsey Mill

  • Trelissick Gallery (see below)

Produce & Shops

  • The Blue Carrot
    A new organic fruit and vegetable garden centre just outside Gerrans.
  • Ralph's
    The most famous supplier on the Roseland. Based in Portscatho it's like the Tardis, a superstore in a village shop. All you need for a week plus goodies such as home-baked pasties and local fish or scallops.

Gardens & Estates

  • Gardens of Cornwall
    Umbrella site with most/all the gardens in Cornwall giving details of attractions, opening times and access.
  • Trelissick Gardens (NT)
    The closest NT garden to the Roseland, 250 yards on from the King Harry Ferry. Formal gardens, extensive woodland and riverside walks. Indoor and outdoor dining, art, jewellery and ceramic gallery. (20mins)
  • Lost Gardens of Heligan
    The world famous gardens discovered after 70 years and now refashioned. (30 mins)
  • Eden Project
    The project to save species and environments now expanded to an entertainments venue. (30 mins)
  • Tregothnan Estate
    Private estate between Ruan and Truro. Opening times are limited.  (20 mins)
  • Caerhays Castle & Gardens
    Private estate just behind Porthluney beach and at the north-eastern extremity of the Roseland. (25 mins)
  • Glendurgen Gardens (NT)
    NT garden on the Helford river less than 20 miles from the Roseland. (45 mins)
  • Trebah Garden (NT)   
    Another wonderful NT garden on the Helford less than 20 miles from the Roseland. (45 mins)
  • Trerice (NT)
    An Elizabethan manor with wonderful interior. Beautiful gardens, orchard and interesting historical projects. (45mins).
  • Lanhydrock (NT)
    The home of the NT, large house with extensive gardens both formal and informal, managed estate with fields, river, cattle, rhododendron and woodland walks. (1hr)

Truro & Falmouth

  • The City of Truro
    Website  for the City with links to all its attractions. You can get to Truro by way of Sett bridge which takes @20mins or over the King Harry Ferry. As well as the Cathedral the Royal Cornwall Museum and the usual major suppliers Truro has many smaller unique shops and an excellent farmers' market. Parking is reasonably easy but it does get busy in rush hour. 
  • Maritime Museum of Cornwall
    Museum of the sea in Falmouth. Extensive collection of small boats and artefacts, photographic and other exhibitions about the sea and seafaring. (45 mins)

 Advice & Emergency

Obviously we hope that you never have to worry about the following but it is always nice to know that there are facilities nearby. Also if in doubt please do not hesitate to contact us and we may be able to point you in the right direction.

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    Doctors in or near the Roseland with emergency clinics.
  • RNLI
    Lots of information on the sea and safety.
  • Hypertext Link
    The main hospital in Truro.
  • Police in Cornwall.

The Roseland

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General Information

Pubs & Restaurants

Arts, Crafts &  Gifts

Produce & Shops

Gardens & Estates

Truro & Falmouth

Advice & Emergency

Please note

The links are to external sites and we cannot guarantee the accuracy of their information. If you find an error and let us know we will pass it on if we can.