Trips to Cornwall always include a visit to historic Tintagel, located on the North Cornwall coast between Padstow and Bude. The coastal views are breathtaking and the castle is steeped in legend and mystery and is heavily associated with the legend of King Arthur. The castle itself is well worth a visit and once you have reached the top be prepared for stunning sea views all around and since April 2016 you will now see an 8ft bronze sculpture entitled 'Gallos' (meaning 'power' in Cornish), which was created by artist Rubin Eynon and depicts an imposing figure inspired by the legend of King Arthur.
Back in the town there is the Old Post Office building on the high street which is a 14th-century yeoman's farmhouse. This medieval building with its wavy roof has a cottage garden attached and there are five rooms inside to explore. It's an interesting place to see nestled in amongst the other shops of the area. Our favourite place to go into however is the superb art gallery Another Green World owned and managed by artist and resident exhibitor Nicola-Clare Lydon and her husband, international fantasy artist Peter Pracownik. This time I was delighted to meet and have a chat with Nicola-Clare who was there at the time working on one of her artworks. Hopefully we will get the chance to meet her again when we visit Tintagel in the future! The gallery has the added bonus of having a selection of old vinyl records for sale. You can find out more about Nicola-Clare and her work by visiting her website at http://www.nicola-clarelydon.co.uk/