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Welcome to Polperro
Narrow, winding streets and alleys, cottages perched on steep
slopes overlooking a tiny harbour -
Polperro is everyone's idea of a picturesque Cornish fishing village
visit and you may
want to stay - for ever
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So, you thought your move was difficult?
Moving house in Polperro - the full
|Size really does matter in Polperro!
and businesses in Polperro, fed up with their properties being damaged
by vans and large vehicles trying to navigate the narrow lanes have
issued some friendly advice to delivery vehicle drivers. Cllr Edwina
Hannaford, Cornwall Councillor for West Looe and Lansallos has
sent supplies of a new flyer to supermarket companies and delivery
firms to give to their drivers and it urges them to use the special
off-loading area by the bus stop in the village centre and not to
attempt to reach their delivery address in their van or lorry. Copies
of the new flyer will also be available to residents to give to delivery
drivers - click
here to see the flyer. More on this
|Visit our jammed
page to see and learn how you can't just trust your satnav when it
comes to narrow streets
Sadly, due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, the Heritage Museum is
closed this year. Hopefully it will be able to re-open in 2021.
Coronavirus Pandemic is NOT over!
holiday acommodation, pubs, restaurants and other businesses in and
around Polperro have been able to open provided they follow detailed
govement guidelines intended to avoid new outbreaks of the Covid-19
But it is vital that everyone is sensible, observes social distancing
and hygiene guidelines including the requirements to wear face coverings
in shops and some other premises. The pandemic is NOT over and everything
is NOT back to normal.
The South West has had the lowest infection rates of any nation or
region of the UK. This could mean that it is now particularly vulnerable
to the virus being brought in from other parts of the UK or abroad.
So those living in the area are anxious that the return of visitors
may result in the virus coming in with some of those visitors. Cornwall
is a relatively sparsely populated county and relies upon just 2 major
hospitals (in Truro and Plymouth). We don't have the medical resources
to cope with a large outbreak of Coronavirus and with quite a large
proportion of Cornwall's residents being retired people, a serious
outbreak could be devastating. Which is why we ask everyone, visitors
and residents, to remember that the virus is still around, UK national
infection levels are still high and nothing has changed to make the
virus less contagious - so take the social distancing, hygiene and
other government advice seriously whilst you are enjoying your visit
to Cornwall and Polperro.
For 20 years this website has been encouraging people to come to Polperro,
one of the most picturesque villages in the UK. As ever, you will
be very welcome in Summer 2020 but please use common sense, follow
all the goverment guidelines and advice and thereby protect yourself
and the people of Polperro from the extremely nasty Covid-19 virus.
of a Victorian childhood
Read the charming recollections of Muriel
Jerram who grew up in Victorian and Edwardian times in
Talland and Polperro. This is a 25 page PDF document with illustrations.
Thanks to her great niece Frances Impey who has kindly allowed
us to make the recollections available online - click
here for a free download.
You will need an acrobat reader on your computer
- if you haven't got one click on the adobe logo below to go to www.adobe.com
for a free download
To visit the Talland website - click
you have family connections with Polperro?
You might have! Check out your family name
on the Polperro Family History Society's pages - click
- the meaning of 'picturesque'
||Photo copyright Dave Owen
- Dave is a member of Gwynfa camera club based in Llantrisant,
South Wales and holidayed in Polperro. Dave says "taken
with my Nikon slr camera - I spent many hours photographing
your wonderful village".
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Simon Lawrence is a photographer with
an exceptional eye both for the details most of us overlook
and the wide views that capture the essence of a place and are
simply stunning. Like most visitors Simon, having discovered
this delightful village, took photos of it - but what photos!
So enamoured of the village and its surrounding area was Simon
that he has returned several times since and has widened his
portfolio of exceptional photos of our Cornish gem.
Here are just four of his many photos of the
village - click on them to get larger versions. You can see
many more on his website - click
here. And if you fancy some of his pictures on your
wall, Simon will sell you high quality prints of your favourite
Bob Tarr, webmaster - www.polperro.org
Forget about the Euro, Dollar and Pound Sterling
- what the world needs now is the Polperro Pound! And it's no good
saying it's untried and doomed to failure because history shows
it's all been done before. Polperro Heritage Museum has brought
the Polperro pound home - see and read about it on our new Polperro
to do at (and from) Polperro?
1. Explore Polperro - narrow winding
streets & lanes with great views of the picturesque harbour
and village at every turn - bring lots of spare film or memory
cards. 2. Browse the eclectic
mixture of quirky and fascinating shops. 3.
Enjoy the selection of great pubs, cafes and restaurants. 4.
Visit Polperro's unique Heritage museum of fishing and smuggling
and learn about Polperro's colourful past*. 5.
And, when you've done all that, there are wonderful coastal walks
on the South West Coastal Path - east to Talland Bay and Looe,
west to Lansallos, Lantic Bay and Polruan. 6.
There are boat trips and 7.
shark fishing. 8. Cornwall's
biggest tourist attraction -The Eden Project - is an easy 30
mins drive (open all year). 9.
Three National Trust houses are within easy reach - Lanhydrock,
Antony House and Cotehele (Cotehele is open in December for viewings
of its famous Christmas Garlands). 10.
Visit Looe - Polperro's bigger neighbour and 12.
Take a boat trip to Looe Island. 11.
Polruan & Fowey - take the Bodinnick car ferry or Polruan
foot ferry and enjoy this historic town and its beautiful river estuary.
12. Liskeard - a bustling
market town with some notable victorian architecture and an interesting
museum - 13. go there by train
on the Looe Valley line from Looe for the best views. And
there's 101 other things to do at and from Polperro - we've not enough
space on this page to list them all!!
*The Polperro Heritage Museum is open daily (including Sundays)
between 11am and 5pm from March until October.
Get yourself a copy of the excellent RNLI leaflet
Your Guide to Beach Safety if you are going swimming, surfing,
or even just paddling, playing, rock-pooling or walking on the beach.
You can get a copy at Polperro Post Office, or from RNLI lifeboat
stations, telephone 0800 328 0600 or visit the RNLI