St Keverne

A little village... proud of its rich history and Cornish culture... A tiny hamlet...blessed with the "best church in Britain"...
St Keverne, A small sea-side settlement thriving on the lovely Lizard peninsula...

Reef And Wrecks
St. Keverne has a dramatic coast-line. Known as the Manacles Reef, this treacherous line of rocks has brought many a sailing vessel to a cruel end. Do talk to the locals, theyll fill your ears with long-ago tales… tales of swashbuckling smugglers… of horrifying wrecks… of lost treasures...

This area is very popular with divers. You can rent-out scuba gear and get set to explore the hypnotizing under-water world. You will have a marvellous time observing the fascinating sea-life and exploring around the ancient sunken wrecks...

St. Keverne Church
This fifteenth-century worship house is the heart around which the whole village revolves. The villagers take justifiable pride on their church being named "the best church to visit in Britain". The church is a precious piece of living history, and youll be fascinated by its structure and atmosphere.

The church is pretty large and is a beautiful example of Cornish architecture. Youll be in awe of its tall tower and its octagonal spire. The locals say that the spire was built to act as a distinctive landmark to warn the mariners of the treacherous Manacles coast-line...

Today the church stands tall, steeped with half-remembered legends...its walls will speak to you of yonder years...its mood and ancient air will grip you, and youll be mesmerised...

Cantering in the Countryside
Walking through the untouched countryside of St. Keverne is an enchanting experience. Youll delight in the fresh green open land, the thick dense gorse bushes, the clump of billowing bamboos, and the riot of colourful wild flowers...
Youll even come across an old disused quarry! Do have fun exploring it...

Life and Leisure
The inhabitants of the lovely hamlet will charm you with their warmth and friendliness. Their old Cornish cottages and pretty gardens will delight you. The locals take great pride in their rich Cornish roots; and the village, even today, celebrates and conducts ancient Cornish customs.

One of them is the fun and frolic celebration on Good Friday. Lannaghevran, as St. Keverne is known is Cornish tongue, comes alive on this day. Youll see the locals heading towards the Helford River. Families and friends get together and spend the whole day trigging for cockles and picnicking on the riverside. Do try and be part of this delightful old custom, its an experience you wont forget soon!

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