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Cadgwith Cove, Cornwall

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Cadgwith Cove is an idyllic little inlet next to a pretty fishing village, which was the setting for the 2004 film Ladies in Lavender starring Dames Judy Dench and Maggie Smith. Cadgwith is picture-postcard perfect with white-washed, thatched cottages that overlook the sea.

This region also has a murky past – the countless inlets along the coastline proved to be handy hideaways for smugglers in the past and the scene of many a shipwreck.

Watch out for
The Todden can be a risky outcrop so beware of its extension

Great for
Stepping back in time

Local tip
The Devil’s Frying Pan – a 200ft-deep hole in the cliffs formed many years ago when a cave collapsed – is a short walk from the village and is a sight to behold.

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  2. 2. River Fal, Cornwall
  3. 3. Cadgwith Cove, Cornwall
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