Polperro in Cornwall UK

Crooked winding lanes... hidden alleys... charming Cornish white-washed... a tiny enchanting harbour... a breathtakingly beautiful countryside...a fascinating history of swashbuckling smugglers...
Its little wonder then, that the picturesque fishing village of Polperro has been called one of "the prettiest villages in Cornwall"...

Of pilchards and pretty harbours
The attractive harbour of Polperro has been the source of livelihood for the villagers, for centuries. This ancient harbour produces a constant supply of pilchards and crabs, and keeps the village ticking.

Even today, many of the locals indulge in this time-tested occupation. Huge fishing vessels, tiny colourful boats, fishermen setting off with their nets, little children trying to catch crabs, the pleasant hum of rural conversation, and the salty sea-air...
...observing all this and absorbing the magical mood of this happy harbour will delight your senses like little else.

You too can set out into the sensational sea by hiring-out boats and fishing equipment. Youll surely be rewarded with more than just fish!

Museum of Smuggling And Fishing
The exciting waters of Polperro have attracted not just fishing boats but also plenty of adventurous smuggling ships. The history of Polperro is peppered with romantic escapades and intriguing anecdotes of the smugglers and fishermen of yore.

The rather unusual and interesting Museum of Smuggling and Fishing is a precious piece of Cornish heritage. Youll be fascinated by their vast and wonderful collection of exhibits, old photographs and memorabilia. They have made a remarkable attempt to recreate the magic and mood of yesteryears. Youll be transported back in time...and transfixed by the sheer charm and character of those long-gone times...

Rural rambling
Cars are forbidden in this old-world village. You need to park your vehicle in the huge car-park, at the entrance of Polperro, and walk down its old old lanes. A perfectly pretty sight will greet your eyes.
Dainty little Cornish cottages, nestling for centuries on the gentle slopes. Gorgeous gardens dotting the landscape. Wild flowers blooming in vivid gaiety. People happily greeting you and moving along in unhurried pace...

Polperro has its own special public transport system. Delightful carriages drawn by handsome horses, await to service you. You can have a jolly gallop around the village and take-in its quaint charm.

And do stop at the little shops you encounter on the way. You can pick up curious knick-knacks and special souvenirs in these extremely delightful shops. The shop-keepers will be happy to welcome you into their charming Cornish world.

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