The picturesque village of St Agnes, Cornwall, on the North Cornwall coast is steeped in the history of Cornish tin mining, but now offers a friendly and traditional atmosphere for holidays in Cornwall.
Nearby are 4 beaches and great walking on the dramatic South West Coast Path as well as around the surrounding Cornish countryside, hills and valleys. The coast paths do have regularly placed benches for you to enjoy the breathtaking Atlantic views, as well as the abundant fauna, flora and wildlife.
In the village of St Agnes is the St Agnes museum, showing a history of tin mining and fishing, as well as the many local myths and legends. This includes the legend of the Giant Bolster, who is said to have spent his days on the local cliff tops, idling his time away by throwing rocks at other giants and capturing and eating children at random.
Bolster Day has now become an annual local festival, held at Chapel Porth cove near to St Agnes. On 1st May local people re-enact the events of the Giant Bolster using giant images, as well as Cornish dance displays and other entertainment.
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