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Mevagissey harbour  Visiting Cornwall Logo - background is part of Bodmin Moor as seen from Jamaica Inn at Altarnun. The road in the picture is the main A30 through Cornwall. Eden Project near St Austell 

Geographical Links throughout the County of Cornwall

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  These pages list most of the towns and villages in Cornwall.
Each entry is a brief pen picture of the place (up to 10 lines).
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Places with names in bold letters within the description have their own entry in these pages.

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Towns and Villages - P
  PADSTOW (the holy place of St Petroc) is a fishing port on the north coast at the mouth of the River Camel. Famous for it's Rick Stein restaurants, bistros and cookery school.

  PAR (from the Cornish porth meaning cove or beach) is a china clay port on the south coast between St Austell and Fowey.

  PELYNT (from the Cornish Plyw-Nynt, meaning Parish of Saint Non - reputed to be the mother of the welsh patron Saint David) is a rural village in south-east Cornwall to the north of Polperro.
Born in Pelynt in 1650, Jonathan Trelawny was one of the seven bishops imprisoned in the Tower of London for petitioning against James II’s Declaration of Indulgence. He was the subject of Hawker’s famous ballad The Song of Western Men; better known as Trelawney and the cornish national anthem at sporting events.
Visitors to Pelynt can find food at the Jubilee Inn and the Dagger restaurant.

  PENRYN (from Penn Rynn meaning "end of the slope") is situated to the north west of Falmouth.

  PENSILVA is a rural village between Liskeard and Callington.

  PENTEWAN is an harbour village between St Austell and Mevagissey.
On the western side of the village is Pentewan beach which is a large sheltered sandy beach with a very gentle slope into the sea. At the back of the beach is Pentewan Sands Holiday Park

  PENZANCE (from Penn Sans meaning "holy head") is a fishing port at the western end of Cornwall. The Scillonian sails to the Isles of Scilly from here.

  PERRANPORTH (the beach or cove of St Piran) is a seaside village south west of Newquay.

POLPERRO (from Porth Pyra meaning "the cove of Pyra") is a picturesque fishing village on the south coast between Fowey and Looe.

POLRUAN (from Porth Ruan meaning "the cove of Ruan") is a fishing port on the eastern side of the mouth of the River Fowey - across from the town of Fowey.

  PORTHLEVEN (the cove of St Levan) is a fishing village near Helston.

  PORTHTOWAN (cove of the sand dune) is a coastal village halfway between Newquay and St Ives.

  PORT ISAAC (the cove of Isaac) is an old fishing village to the north east of Padstow. A featured location in several films including Amy Foster in 1996, Saving Grace in 2000 and then the television series Doc Martin

  PORTREATH (cove on the beach) is a coastal village near to Porthleven, between St Ives and Newquay.

  PROBUS (named after the parish saint) is a large village between St Austell and Truro. It is the home of the County Demonstration Gardens.


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