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Beyond Paradise Comes to Cornwall

You may have seen that the BBC murder mystery series ‘Death in Paradise’ has recently got itself a spin-off series, ‘Beyond Paradise’ based in, you guessed it – Cornwall and Devon! Well, really, it’s based in the fictional town of Shipton Abbott, but it is filmed in Cornwall and Devon.

On Location – Looe

One of the primary locations is Looe, a beautiful seaside town in south-east Cornwall. Looe is about an hour from Helsbury and would make an amazing trip out. There are many dog friendly places to eat including The Globe Inn, based at Station Road, east Looe, it is just opposite Looe Railway Station and has a great view over the river estuary. Looe has lots of places to explore and a range of ways to do it! Whether you like to walk, run, cycle, kayak, paddleboard or take a trip in a fishing boat, you have a massive range of options to try out when exploring all Looe has to offer.

On Location – Launceston

About half an hour away from Helsbury, Launceston is a gorgeous old town with a beautiful medieval castle. You can explore the castle and then get some lunch at one of the many restaurants and cafes. They also have a range of pubs and bars in and around the local area, our personal favourite being Firebrand Brewery which has an amazing atmosphere and is dog friendly.

Back to ‘Beyond Paradise’ on the BBC… 

Tony Jordan, executive writer and producer of Beyond Paradise, called Devon and Cornwall the “most beautiful part of England” and we couldn’t agree more! The idyllic coastlines and wonderful communities make Cornwall a brilliant place to stay.

Beyond the world of ‘Beyond Paradise’

‘Beyond Paradise’ isn’t the first time that the southwest has been the location of a crime series, however. Agatha Christie herself grew up on the outskirts of Torquay, in east Devon. Princess Gardens  were frequently visited by Christie herself and were featured in The ABC Murders. And older readers may remember the Wycliffe series which was filmed in Cornwall in the 1990s.

Cornwall and Devon both house some of the most beautiful landscapes in England and you don’t have to travel far to find them!