Cornwall Tourism Guide

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Polperro

Polperro is an extremely popular part of South East Cornwall and just a few miles along the coast from Looe. Polperro is set in a cliff ravine and consists of a number of small cottages built by a Cornish fisherman and steps were built from the high placed cottages to allow access to the boats in harbour. The streets are traffic free and there is an air of mystery about the place because it was once the haunt of smugglers. Visitors can learn about the smuggling past of this picturesque area of Cornwall when they visit the Smuggling Museum.

The cellars that were once used by smugglers are now underground crafts markets and restaurants serving up the specialities of the area. When you stay in Polperro or take a trip there from Looe you can go to the quayside and book a cruise of the coast or even go on a fishing trip. Visitors who prefer to stay on dry land can walk along the cliff path to Talland and Lantivet Bay’s smuggling coves. You can breathe in the history of Polperro village from its Saxon and Roman bridges, the famous house on Prope and the Old Watch House.

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