Newquay

BOOK NEWQUAY HOTELS

Featured Destination

January 2016: Get Fit on the North York Moors

January is the traditional month for regretting the excesses of December and promising yourself – and others – that this year you are definitely going ...More
More Uk destinations

Rather interesting Newquay facts

Click for places to stay in Newquay | Today's best rates | Send in your views of Newquay | Read visitor reports

Did you know that at Perranporth - just south of Newquay – the remains of what is probably the oldest Christian church in Britain lie buried in the sand? St Piran, for whom the village is named, was a 5th century saint thought to be of Irish origin. He built an oratory just beyond the beach, whose sands centuries later overwhelmed the building – as they did its 10th century successor.

If you like this, Share it

Brit Quote:
Actually american football is a lot like rugby but why do they keep on having all those committee meetings? - Winston Churchill
More Quotes

On this day:
Captain Cook Killed - 1779, Battle of St Vincent - 1797, Great Ormond Street Hospital Opens - 1852, Dresden Firestorm - 1945, Torvill and Dean Win Gold - 1984, Khomeini Issues ‘Satanic Verses’ Fatwa - 1989, Body of James Bulger found - 1993
More dates from British history

click here to view all the British counties

County Pages

//