CORNWALL WITH CAROLINE QUENTIN
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Top Customer Reviews
This was a real waste of an opportunity to be really interesting. Why not have tours of Llanhydrock, Trelessick, Fowey (!), St. Ives or any of the truly picturesque towns with their quaint streets? I mean, to get all the way out to St. Michael's Mount and only see the exterior walk to the Giant's Well made me positively howl in frustration.
Must've had a limited budget, and it shows. I wish I'd saved my money on this DVD, although Caroline Quentin made a charming narrator.
What spoils it though is a lot of timewasting showing off upper class bed & breakfast establishments instead of concentrating more on the beautiful towns & vlilages and more. For example,there is nothing on the Eden Project,or even a brief look at Lands End,at the very tip of England.
SDH SUBTITLES for all 8 episodes. Each about 22 min.
~~~~~1 Cornish region food, old properties, and meet some locals including surfers, wine grape farmers, even a fishing boat ride to supply day-caught sushi shops.
~~~~~2 Quentin, with her own Cornish roots, checks out a local bent on attracting seasonal residents; a German film crew on location; then the odd gig rowing event--cross dressing race.
~~~~~3 St. Michael's Mount is about as Medieval Magical as Cornwall gets. Smugglers and pirates also for this episode balanced, although, by dollops of Cornish crème.
~~~~~4 World Belly board champs come in all ages for the scenic surf of chapel Porth Beach. That's quite different than Mousehole, a place that attracts others.
~~~~~5 Historic 16th Century houses, Cornish locals' genealogy, and vast herds of fallow deer all provide a look back at tradition--including ghosts. Tin mining engine houses are a grande place to eat pasties.
~~~~~6 A country camping look where guests help on the farm activities/chores. Another look for a small home in Mousehole which demand high prices. A personal St Michael's Mount look too.
~~~~~7 St. Issey joins in the `Cornwall In Bloom' competition.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
enjoyed it immensely. The scenery was gorgeous and Caroline Quentin is a great narrator.Published 3 months ago by Carol J. Dingwell
This stunk. Don't waste your money especially if you where thinking you where going to see more of the countryside where Poldark was filmed. Read morePublished 10 months ago by suzette calleja
After watching the series "Doc Martin," my wife an I decided to buy this travelogue. Despite some repetition, we found it to be an excellent description by a seasoned... Read morePublished on April 25, 2014 by Robert C. Whitten
The southern part of England known as Cornwall has to be one of most romantic and beautiful places on the planet. Read morePublished on April 14, 2014 by Jon Wynne
I ordered this for the scenery and was disappointed that there was not much at all. Brief scenes of beauty but most of it centered on people and some different sports they were... Read morePublished on February 7, 2014 by Sage Wolf
I love Cornwall, and so it is obvious why I selected these DVDs. (2) If you visit England take time out of your trip to explore Cornwall, it's beautiful, rugged, and full of... Read morePublished on November 23, 2013 by enpointeagain
Gorgeous cinematography, and you get a really feel for this special place with Caroline Quentin! Wow! Read morePublished on October 19, 2013 by Parisanne20
I loved this dvd series! It was truly delightful to spend some vicarious time in Cornwall. It is so refreshing to meet the real people who live there and aren't actors, but every... Read morePublished on July 24, 2013 by randi j winters