National Trust
Newquay

BOOK NEWQUAY HOTELS

Featured Destination

September 2014: The Forest of Bowland

Is it sad that so few Britons know the Forest of Bowland, or great for those of us who do? Bowland covers a huge area, ...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:
The kind of people who always go on about whether a thing is in good taste invariably have very bad taste - Joe Orton
More Quotes

On this day:
Battle of Largs - 1263, Keir Hardie becomes 1st Labour MP - 1900, Royal Navy launches 1st submarine - 1901, First Game at Twickenham - 1909, Britain tests first Nuclear Bomb - 1952
More dates from British history

click here to view all the British counties

County Pages