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Home to one of the largest fishing fleets in the United Kingdom, our holiday lighthouses in Newlyn are on the doorstep of over 40 acres of working harbor – one of the most important in the country which contributes millions to the Cornish economy.
After being brutally attacked by Spanish raiders, the town was rebuilt in the 16th century and so little of the old town remains from before then, but there’s a lot to be discovered around the Newlyn holiday lighthouses. A true gem of working Cornish culture, Newlyn has much to intrigue those interested in working heritage, especially the bustling morning fish markets, where delicious hauls are sold to buyers from as far afield as Spain and Portugal.
Newlyn’s self-catering holiday lighthouses also provide a great base for many surrounding Cornish tourist sights and attractions, including the stunning village of Mousehole, St Michael’s Mount at Marazion, Lands’s End and the Lizard peninsula. Also nearby is the stunning secluded bay of Porthcurno, atop which sits the ancient Minnack theatre, carved into the Cliffside and home to incredible matinees and sunset performances all summer – but book ahead early if you want to get seats here!
From one of Cornwall’s top smuggling spots in the 1800s, Newlyn has grown into a bustling port town and tourist base with new holiday lighthouses in Newlyn opening each year and while it’s no longer a smuggler’s haven – the local pubs are brimming with interesting memorabilia and handed down folklore.