Villa Holiday Homes with a pool
National Trust
Newquay

BOOK NEWQUAY HOTELS

Featured Destination

July 2015: Starry Starry Night, Look You Dark Skies Tourism

What do the Brecon Beacons, NambiRand Reserve in Namibia, Mont Megantic in Quebec, and Aoraki Mackenzie in New Zealand have in common? At first glance ...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:
Ours is an excessively conscious age. We know so much, we feel so little. - D H Lawrence
More Quotes

On this day:
Third Battle of Ypres - 1917, Dads Army 1st Broadcast - 1968, Last Day of the Rum Ration - 1970
More dates from British history

click here to view all the British counties

County Pages

//