Boscastle Language School
121 Pengelly
PL33 9AT, UK

Landline: 01840 211561
Mobile: 07943 719855


Valency Valley

Boscastle Harbour
About the Area


An old mining village, Delabole has a typical friendly Cornish community. There are beautiful country walks, a village pub, a supermarket and a local bus service to the villages and beaches along the coast.

Pengelly, where the school is situated, was once a small settlement that grew up near the famous Delabole Quarry. The old stone miners' cottages in Pengelly date back to the 17th century, when hundreds of men worked in the mine. Now a small force of 20 miners still work the quarry.


Well known for its beauty and hospitality, Boscastle is an old fishing port dating back to Celtic times. Boscastle has an ancient harbour, narrow stone-walled streets and slate-roofed 16th century stone cottages. Three rivers run through the village to the sea: there are wonderful walks in quiet river valleys and along the spectacular coastline.

Full of history and character, Boscastle has interesting shops, cafes and restaurants. On most evening there are live bands playing in the three traditional pubs, village events and social gatherings.


Six miles inland from Boscastle, Camelford is an old market town built beside the River Camel. Camelford offers a variety of shops, cafes and pubs, a swimming and fitness centre, beautiful country walks, nearby Bodmin Moor and Roughtor Mountain, King Arthur's battleground and the museum of Slaughterbridge and the easy warmth of a friendly Cornish community. From Camelford by car or bus are the nearby towns of Launceston, Wadebridge and the fishing villages along the coastline. The town is full of life with a weekly market, local events, pub and club music.

North Cornwall

Nearby there are many swimming and surfing beaches, King Arthur's Castle at Tintagel and other ancient Celtic sites, wild Bodmin moor, picturesque fishing villages, film locations, cycling and walking pathways through the Cornish countryside, the market towns of Camelford and Launceston and many other attractions. There is a coastal bus service and we will also drive you to local places of interest.

And by bus or car you can visit Cornwall's big attractions like the Eden Project, Llanhydrock and other famous Country Houses & Gardens, Historic castles, mines and ancient sites, the small city of Truro and the Museum of Cornwall, The Tate Gallery at St Ives, seasonal Festivals and Shows Falmouth and the National Maritime Museum, Wildlife centres and many other attractions.

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