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Tel code: 01326 | code search
Postcode: TR13 | code search
Population: 3200
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Folk Customs:
Cornish Midsummer Bonfires
Helston Floral Day Furry Dance
Padstow 'Obby 'Oss
Quinquennial Knill Dance,
St Columb Hurling
Tom Bawcock's Eve

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Porthleven Food and Music Festival

Porthleven Lifeboat Day
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Moonflower Restaurant
"Great and outstanding food and service. Was a real joy to go there. Friendly staff, good decoration. Well recomended for all types of people. Huge portions, and resonable prices food, ..." More

Harbour Inn
"After going to the Harbour Inn on the 1st night of my holiday I was very disappointed with the treatment from the staff here. I work in the catering industry ..." More

Atlantic Inn
"Two out three meals were fine the third had the salmon burnt on both sides and tasted of meat, as though it had been cooked in/on the same placed as ..." More

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Porthleven is a beautiful village and sea port on the south coast of Cornwall, home to 3,150 people. The harbour dates back centuries and is a perfect place to watch the fishing boats and forever changing activity, Rod Danglers look eternally hopeful of catching the big one, and enviously at the Trawlers off loading their catch of Crab, Lobster and Crayfish. There are Sea Angling Trips available from the harbour that’s always busy with artists who display their work in the local galleries. A few miles away will find Gweek Seal Sanctuary, where visitors can see the enchanting Seals, or maybe feathered friends are more for you, Paradise Park is set in tropical gardens, and is home to Parrots, Penguins Owls and many more, smaller visitors have a chance to pet the donkeys, goats and pot bellied pigs. Or there is always Trevarno Gardens which date back to 1246 and is the home of The National Gardening Museum. With Cornwall’s rich history of mining a chance to visit Poldark Mine should be grabbed, this historic Tin Mine gives up it’s story completely during the underground tour. Or why not Follow the footsteps of pilgrims to St Michael’s Mount and share this Medieval masterpiece of castle and chapel. Porthleven worth a visit? ……. definitely.


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Atlantic Inn
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Critchard’s Seafood Restaurant
Harbour Inn
Juniper Restaurant
Kota with Rooms
Moonflower Restaurant
Porthleven Fish Restaurant
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Porthleven Primary School

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Net Loft Gallery
Albatross Gallery
Creations Art & Crafts
Julia Mills Gallery
Dockside Trading Co Ltd

St Keverne Bakery
Horse & Jockey Bakery
Quayside Fish
Nauti But Ice
Chips With Everything
Harlequin Hair
The Vault
The Bijou Box

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Harbour Inn (0.16 miles)

Harbour Inn

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In the historic Cornish harbour village of Porthleven, sitting in a commanding position overlooking the harbour, there are 14 en-suite rooms and many with stunning harbour and Atlantic views. This ... More


Classic Cottages (2.06 miles)

Classic Cottages
Georgian town houses line the streets of Helston, giving it a stately air. Every May, the town hosts ‘Flora Day’, a May Day celebration which involves the famous ‘furry dance’ procession through the streets. ... More
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Premier Inn Helston (2.35 miles)

Helston, the UK's most southerly Premier Inn, is situated halfway between Falmouth and Penzance - the perfect location for exploring southwest Cornwall. Whether on a day trip to Flambards, exploring beautiful countryside or taking advantage ... More | visit website
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The Mowey Barn (4.95 miles)

The Mowey Barn

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Set in lovely countryside on a working farm, this very comfortable, newly converted barn is ideally located for exploring the north and south Cornish coasts. Adjoining the ... More

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Polurrian Hotel (5.35 miles)

Polurrian Hotel

Set in 12 acres of landscaped gardens at the top of 300 foot cliffs, the family owned Polurrian Hotel offers Edwardian elegance with modern comforts. The stunning location and friendly service draw guests back ... More | visit website

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Mullion Cove Hotel (5.56 miles)

Mullion Cove Hotel

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Set in a magnificent cliff top location above Mullion Harbour, with spectacular coastal views. The Mullion Cove Hotel offers a haven of peace and relaxation.Enjoy lunch, a cream tea or ... More

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Trelynden (5.87 miles)

Trelynden is a warm and friendly family home located in the heart of the village of Goldsithney, 1 mile from Marazion and St Michaels Mount. Four bedrooms, two en suite with the master having an ... More | visit website
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Grovewood B&B (6.75 miles)

Grovewood B&B

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Grovewood is in the village of Constantine which is approximately 4 miles west of Falmouth within close distance to the Helford River and the Lizard Peninsular. Nearby there are numerous ... More

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Mount Haven Hotel (6.87 miles)

Mount Haven Hotel

One of the World's Top Nine Secret Hotels - CNN January 2011 (Frommers)

With breath-taking views across the bay to St Michael's Mount, The Mount Haven feels simultaneously luxurious yet relaxed. An unusual East-meets-West blend ... More | visit website

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Artists Cottage (6.97 miles)

Artists Cottage

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Listed cottage with incredible, uninterrupted views of, officially, one of the most beautiful bays in the world including the heritage site of St Michael's Mount. ... More

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