a small traditional cornish village dating from at least Anglo Saxon times.
A legacy of this period is the superb St James the Great Church (dating
from the 12th cent) which sits in the middle of the village and is well
worth a visit. Large for a village church and among other features
boasts an impressive 12th cent doorway, late norman doorframe, carved tudor
pews and a gothic interior. Slender monolith granite pillars from
Lundy Island support the church. Kilkhampton castle is a short walk
from the village.
There are two pubs in the village (The London Inn and the New Inn) providing restaurants and good food. 2 general stores and a butcher's shop. On the edge of the village is Penstowe Manor Holiday Park, centred on the old manor house and offering quality entertainment during the season (can usually pay upon entry). Footpaths lead from the village; bringing opportunities for walkers to explore by foot the spectacular coastline and Coombe Valley and other walks into Stratton village continuing into Bude.
|The London Inn & Church||Entrance to Church||Main village street|
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