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A sheltered natural inlet with an unspoilt harbour village, with plenty of natural beauty to explore. 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 National Trust. Great for cliff path walks along to the Willapark headland and an intriguing ex-folly, now used as a Coastwatch lookout.

Here are the half-forgotten churches of Minster and St Juliots – once made famous by Thomas Hardy.