Penzance and Cyder Farm Excursion
Famous for its pirates, well the singing variety anyway, Penzance is a historic port on the south facing shores of Mount’s Bay and has one of the mildest climates in the UK. One of the striking things about the town is the abundance of palm trees and gardens full of sub-tropical plants, a sure sign that you have arrived somewhere unique made even more special by the sight of St Michael’s Mount out to sea that seems to hover magically over the water. Wander the town’s streets and you’ll come across the fabulously decorated Egyptian House, the statue of local hero Sir Humphry Davy (pioneer of mine safety) and art galleries, book sellers and new age shops which add a slightly bohemian feel to the town while down at the harbour boat trips, sea safaris and fishing excursions provide some great seaborne activities.
Healeys Cornish Cyder Farm
From pressing the fruit for their first ever cyder to dreaming up a unique Classic Whiskey, Healeys is about more than just apples…
In 1986 they decided to resurrect the largely forgotten art of cyder-making in Cornwall. Using the county’s wonderful produce to craft a quality cyder that everyone would love. So from a 150-year-old farm and a 16th century press they planted orchards, renovated barns until they reached the Healeys we know today – with award-winning cyders, spirits, juices and jams to our name.
Have a tour round the farm, taste some of their finest and of course pay a visit to the farm shop. For more info visit the Healeys Cyder Farm website