St Just

St Just lafrowdra festival

St Just lafrowdra festival in west cornwall

The BBC’s adaptation of Winston Graham’s novels and Aiden Turner, the beautiful areas of St Just  is sometimes called  ‘Poldark Country’.

The most Westerly town in Cornwall is St Just, this area was once known as the mining centre of the peninsula and therefore possesses one of the richest histories of the region, throughout the wild and rugged landscape of St Just and Land’s End there are countless natural and man-made treasures.

The first two weeks of July in St Just celebrates the Lafrowda Arts Festival, the main event is always on the 3rd Saturday in July, an annual, family-friendly event that comprises live music, exhibitions, food stalls, street performances, 3 parades throughout the day from local schools and buisnesses, including a lantern parade aroud 10pm to finish the festival off.

Visit Land’s End in the height of summer and you’ll likely be treated to an evening of ‘pyrotechnical wizardry’, backed by atmospheric music: Magic in the Skies comprises 12 firework display events spread out over late July and the whole of August.

Year on year, one of the area’s biggest tourism draws is the spectacular Minack Theatre. This open-air venue is nestled into a clifftop spot, high above the crashing waves of the Atlantic Ocean, and offers a packed schedule of events including live music, comedy, storytelling and theatrical performances. But visitors don’t have to purchase a performance ticket to take in the grandeur of this world-famous site: they can explore the grounds all year round for a small admission fee.


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