Looe is situated in the south east corner of the county, just 20 miles west of Plymouth. It's seven arch bridge joins the west and east sides. that in medieaval times were two separate settlements. The town has been a holiday resort for 200 years and this has grown in importance since the demise of it's pilchard canning factory in the 1960's. Fishing is still important to the town with a small fleet of commercial fishing boats still operating from the harbour. These catches can be seen landed on the quay at high tide. You can even try your hand at line fishing from one of the many charter boats operating from the quay side during the summer months.
Looe is serviced by a branch railway line to Liskeard from where the rest of Cornwall awaits.
Situated in a disused slate mine, near the village of St.Neotts. Carnglaze Caverns is a popular all weather attraction. Learn how slate was mined and what it was used for. Take yourself on a tour of the caverns and see the three chambers, the lowest of which holds the crystal clear waters of the underground lake. There is also a woodand walk on the hillside.
Carnglaze also plays host to a number of music concerts and civil partnership ceremonies during the year.
The Lost Gardens of Heligan near Mevagissey are one of the most popular botanical gardens in the UK. It is a world renowned restored productive gardens and pleasure grounds unveiled in 1992 from under decades of overgrowth. Set in over 200 acres of grounds it is well worth a visit.
There are many boat trips available in Looe. Boatzer is a glass bottom boat this trip takes you around St Georges (Looe) island and lasts for 45 mins.
Enjoy a 45 min trip around Looe island and bay to see the seals, a 3 hour trip to the fishing village of Polperro with time ashore or, a 5 hour trip to Fowey with time ashore.
Take a trip to Looe island which takes 20 mins with 2 hours on the island which is a nature reserve.
Partake in a fishing trip one of the many boats to fish for Sharks, Conger and Mackerel.