Local Attractions


Check out what's of interest in the local area.

Polperro Model Village
The Old Forge, Mill Hill, Polperro, Cornwall, PL13 2RP. 01506 272378. Come and meet Merlin the Lizard, see the model railway and model village.

Old Guildhall Museum & Gaol
Higher Market Street, East Looe, Cornwall, PL13 1AA 01503 263709. The collection charts the Heritage and Development of Looe as an important port servicing both fishing and mining industry. Also the transformation of the town into a major tourist centre. One of our most popular displays is that of Looe Island. Recently featured on Time Team, the island Chapel site, combined with a nearby mainland monastic site excites a lot of interest. The subsequent history of the Island from smugglers to the Atkins sisters is well documented.

Lanhydrock House & Gardens
Bodmin, Cornwall, PL30 5AD 01208 265950 Lanhydrock is essentially a very grand Victorian house that evolved from much earlier beginnings around 1650. The name Lanhydrock comes from St Hydroc, believed to have been an Irish missionary to Cornwall. The estate was owned by the Priory of St Petroc in Bodmin until the dissolution of the monasteries in the 1530's by King Henry VIII. After a number of owners, it was purchased by Sir Richard Robartes, a powerful local merchant, the son of a very successful Cornish moneylender, in 1620. Sir Robert and his son John, completed the construction of a new house on the site, a traditional four-sided house around a central courtyard.