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Tours > England's West Country > Mousehole

Mousehole - Cornish Riviera


View of Mousehole harbour. Wikipedia photo

Two miles southwest of Penzance, the pretty, unspoiled village of Mousehole (pronounced Mowzle), is yet another of Cornwall's former pilchard ports that now derives most of its income from tourists, attracted to the narrow, twisting streets lined with flower-bedecked stone cottages. The 15th century Keigwin Arms survived an attack by Spanish sailors in 1595. In the nearby hilltop village of Paul, the churchyard holds two Celtic crosses that may be 1000 years old; the Churchyard wall contains a monument (in Cornish and English) to Dolly Pentreath, the last native speaker of Cornish who died in 1777.

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