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|Mevagissey is a very popular tourist village in
Cornwall as well as
being a fishing port. The Cornish name for the village is
Lannvorek. It is approximately 5 miles from the
town of St
Austell. There is an inner and outer harbour
fishing is not so important now as the tourist trade.
trade is very obvious to anybody that has visited Mevagissey on a busy
tourist day and witnesses the tourists in some narrow streets.
Although there may have been a Bronze Age settlement in the village the first recorded mention of Mevagissey was in 1313 AD. Really the village has come from the merging of two places being Porthhilly and Lamoreck. A search for holiday cottages can be made on our home page.
The name of Mevagissey is derived from the two saints of St Meva and St Issey , the naming of places after saints being commonplace in Cornwall. There was a medieval quay a long time ago. There is a harbour which has been given charitable status.
Mevagissey has a Feast Week celebration in June every year in which there are entertainments including floral dances and a carnival.
Mevagissey has been classified as an "Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty".
The village is not too far from the popular town of Newquay.
The village has a Tourist Information Centre and an Aquarium..