The straggling community of Elliston, 5.6km from Bonavista, is known as the “root cellar capital of the world” for good reason, with around 135 hobbit-like cellars for storing produce through the winter dug into the hillside since 1839 (you can visit some of them). The village also boasts the closest viewing of puffins from land in North America, a colony of over 80,000 spread over the cliffs – you’ll be able to get very close to the more curious birds.

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