Mousehole, Cornwall


Mousehole is a picturesque fishing village on the south coast of Cornwall west of Newlyn and Penzance. Interestingly it is the last place on the UK mainland to have been sacked by the Spaniards in July 1595 when the entire village, apart from one house, was burnt to the ground. That house still stands today. A hundred years ago Mousehole was a bustling port, crowded with local fishing boats, landing pilchards. Dolly Pentreath reputedly the last person to speak only the Cornish language, lived in Mousehole. She died 200 years ago. There is a memorial to her in the churchyard at Paul, a small village just above Mousehole. The village is also famous for its display of Christmas lights. Makes a good half day out.

Two Buses with a change at Penzance taking about 1-1½ hours each way.

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