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Boscastle is a spectacularly located fishing village and tourist attraction on the north coast of Cornwall, in the southwest of England. The oldest and most attractive parts of the village surround the cliffbound harbour, and they extend up the river valley. The more modern part of the village rises up the steep valley sides surrounding the harbour.

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The main things to see in and around Boscastle are the village and the harbour, (especially at sunset) nestling in a spectacularly steep sided narrow valley, together with the surrounding cliffs and coastal scenery. Most of which is accessible via the Cornish Coastal Path:

  • The Lookout. This vantage point gives unrivalled views of the harbour entrance and some of the most rugged coastline in England. To get there, follow the harbour quayside and then walk up the footpath to the left.
  • Museum of Witchcraft (+44 1840 250 111). Alongside the harbour, the Museum of Witchcraft houses the world's largest collection of witchcraft-related artefacts and regalia. The museum has been in Boscastle since 1960.


  • The Cornish Coastal Path is a pleasant walk.






  • Boscastle House, Tintagel Road, 01840250654, [1]. checkin: 1600; checkout: 1030. Boutique B&B in Boscastle, great bed and breakfast £50-£60.  edit

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  • Tintagel, with its ruined castle and reputed connections to King Arthur, is about 5 mi away, either by foot, along the coastal path, or by road.

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