Wednesday 8 June 2011

From Brussels to Tintagel

Yesterday we had a long day of travelling from Brussels in Belgium to Tintagel in Cornwall of the UK. Our day started with a short train trip from Brussels Centraal to Brussels Midi (aka Zuid) where we did customs formalities for leaving Belgium and a few steps later for arriving in the UK, before we boarded the Eurostar. We really appreciated how efficient this was.

Two hours later we arrived at London St Pancras and then took a cab to Paddington Station after surviving a ridiculously long queue. We were amused watching people looking up at the boards waiting to see where their train would be departing from and then as soon it was announced there was a mass exodus. I would have taken pictures of the crowd, but as soon as I had taken one picture our platform was announced.


We then commenced a 4 hour train journey down to Par, passing through some lovely country side.


At Par we change trains and had a one hour journey on a two carriage train across to Newquay travelling through lots of little villages. We picked up a rental car in Newquay and found our way to our accommodation in Tintagel (about 45 mins away) where we are enjoying magnificent views looking out to Tintagel Castle / Island straight ahead,


and a castle to the left.


The village of Tintagel is quaint and very quiet (at least it is midweek, but we suspect it gets a lot busier in the weekend).


We had a pub meal for dinner with a pint of flat warm beer (and even had Millie, the pub cat, sit with us).


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