"Boscastle - another classic" Top 5 Page for this destination Cornwall Favorite Tip by iandsmith
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Favorite thing: This well known village became world famous in a way it hadn't desired when the flood swept through in mid-August 2004. It's hard to look at the opening picture and imagine most of it was under water at one stage, with upside down cars mangled with trees and shrubs abutting the doorways of the shops.
Set in a narrow valley it is in a situation where this type of event is always a threat, however infrequent those overtones might be.
Fondest memory: Today it strives to return to its former popularity as one of the classic villages of Cornwall and, judging by the number of tourists while we were there, they have been very successful though one can't help wonder as to how much of that is fuelled by the incident in 2004.
Geoff Wright's pages cover the whole story much better than mine do here.
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