Visit Perranporth and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Perranporth, Cornwall. St Piran's “lost church” is one of the oldest in Britain. Built between the 7th and the 10th centuries, it had by the 11th century been abandoned under drifting sand. It was cleared again in the 19th century. Periodically the sands have also revealed bones from its cemetery. In 1910 it was encased for protection in a concrete building and after wet weather is often flooded. But it is extraordinary and the walk to it (about 1 mile over easy ground) from a turning off the Newquay road about 1 mile North of Perranporth, is into grand sand-dune country. About 400 yds North East of it, clear on the skyline, stands a fine Celtic cross, 8 ft 10 in. high, close to where, in c. 11th century, a second church (now demolished) was built to replace the lost one, only in its turn to be made unusable by sand in 1803.
The Piran Round, beside the Newquay road, about 11 miles North East of Perranporth, is an Iron Age hill-camp, later used as a place for games.
Perranporth itself, once a tin-mining village (peak year 1874), is now an architecturally typical small resort with fine sands and a good seaside golf course. At Droskyn Point, just South, cliffs are carved into arches, some by nature, some by mining.
St Piran was a 5th-century saint, supposedly from Ireland. He was the patron saint of tinners.
Nearby towns: Newquay, Redruth, Truro
Nearby villages: Camborne, Carnbrea, Chacewater, Crantock, Cubert, Feock, Gwennap, Illogan, Kea, Kenwyn, Ladock, Mitchell, Nancekuke, Newlyn East, Perranwell, Perranzabuloe, Philleigh, Pool, Portreath, Probus, Ruan Lanihorne, Scorrier, St. Agnes, St. Allen, St. Clement, St. Columb Major, St. Columb Minor, St. Day, St. Enoder, St. Erme, St. Ervan, St. Eval, St. Mawgan, Tuckingmill, White Cross, Zelah
Have you decided to visit Perranporth or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Perranporth bed and breakfast (a Perranporth B&B or Perranporth b and b)
- a Perranporth guesthouse
- a Perranporth hotel (or motel)
- a Perranporth self-catering establishment, or
- other Perranporth accommodation