Did you know...Looe and Polperro were once thriving smuggler’s communities

Perched on the south coast of Cornwall, the town of Looe and the village of Polperro are just six miles apart, but have characters all of their own.

Looe and Polperro have gripping histories filled with tales of the smugglers, pirates and fisherman who have walked the cobbled streets and alleys over the centuries. Although the only traces of the less lawful industries are these days confined to the museum in East Looe, Looe remains a working fishing port and holidays in Looe involve ample to see and do - both in the town and around the area. With the harbour and main shopping area in East Looe, West Looe is the quieter of the towns.

Access for cars in Polperro is controlled very strictly, and most vehicles must be left in the car park on the outskirts, so it is worth walking if possible. Cars are permitted into Looe, although it is advisable to leave them at the town’s entrance or arrive on foot as the narrow, winding streets can be difficult to navigate by vehicle.

Looe Music Festival

Looe music Festival isn’t quite like any other…you don’t have to camp, you can dine on fresh seafood from the local waters during the day, and you’re free to drop in and out as you please. The pretty little fishing town of Looe welcomes music lovers 18 th – 20 th September, and the beach provides the setting for hundreds...

Adrenalin Quarry

Ok so here it is ...you’ve discovered the UK’s longest, highest and fastest zip wire, and it’s right above a flooded Cornwall quarry (well that’s the name explained). Adrenalin Quarry is the only attraction of its kind that doesn’t need booking in advance, and there’s no age limit either (the youngest ever to ride it was just 4 and the...
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