Ancient Stones and Monuments

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Sun over the moors
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North Cornwall is rich in ancient stones and monuments, reflecting its deep historical and cultural heritage. These stones range from prehistoric standing stones to medieval crosses, each with its own story and significance. Here are some of the notable ancient stones and monuments in North Cornwall:

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Embracing Tradition: The Joyful Celebration of the Obby Oss

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The phrase 'Obby Oss' is believed to originate from the Cornish words 'hobby horse'. The heart and soul of the Obby Oss festival lie in the processions led by two iconic horses – the Red (Old) and Blue (Peace) Oss. Bedecked in brightly coloured ribbons and led by a troupe of revellers known as the 'Teasers', these mystical creatures weave through the streets, captivating onlookers with their rhythmic dance.

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Discovering the Enchantment of Golitha Falls: A Bluebell Haven

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Bluebells at Golitha
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Walking among the bluebells is a surreal experience, like to stepping into a fairytale. The air is perfumed with their sweet fragrance, and shafts of sunlight filter through the trees, casting dappled patterns of light and shadow on the forest floor. It's a scene straight out of a storybook, where magic seems to linger in every petal and leaf.

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