• Mount Edgcumbe
     
      http://www.torpoint.biz/2010/06/mount-edgcumbe
  • Whitsand Bay
     
      http://www.torpoint.biz/2010/06/whitsand-bay-life-and-death

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Mount Edgcumbe

Peace at Mt Edgcumbe

Mount Edgcumbe has become one of our most popular tourist destinations since it began to be made accessible to the public in the early 1970s. The house and gardens, as well as being very beautiful, hold great historic interest.

The house was built in the mid-1500s for the Edgcumbe family of Cotehele, and is thought to be the first such house in England to be built to use its surroundings and plan to aesthetic, rather than defensive, advantage. In the 17th century, Samuel Pepys described Mount Edgcumbe as “The most beautiful place as ever was seen”.

Whitsand Bay:
A Matter of Life and Death

Whitsand view

Whitsand bay, three miles south-west of Torpoint across the Rame peninsula, has been described as one of the most beautiful stretches of coast in the world, with long stretches of golden sand and wonderful views from the high cliffs with their bright yellow gorse flowers.

Despite the difficult access, the restricted parking, the lack of toilets, the dangerous rip currents and the long climb back up the cliff, this coast is popular with those who enjoy a ‘day at the beach’ with a more natural, less commercial feel. Generations of Torpointers have grown up thinking of places like The Grotto as ‘their’ beach, and thousands of visitors have come to love the bay too.

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