|Newquay is a town in Cornwall. It is one of the
best known tourist
locations in the whole of Cornwall and one of the best known to English
people who live outside Cornwall who are often likely to have heard and
know a little bit about Newquay even if they have not personally ever
visited the town themself. This is not just a seaside resort
is also a fishing port. It is approximately 12 miles from Truro and
near to St Austell..
are burial mounds which date back to pre historic times. A burial urn
has been found containing the remains of a chieftain from the Bronze
Age. A site has been discovered which may have dated from
approximately the 3 rd century to approximately the sixth
AD. A house called Treninnick Tavern was referrred to in The
Doomsday Book in approximately the late eleventh century but
surprisingly no mention is made of the village, unlike
other places in Cornwall. Thye village was called Towan
with the name Blystra meaning blown. In 1439 burgesses asked the Bishop
of Exeter for building funds.
The arrival of trains in 1876
caused the town to grow in size. Churches were built.
Newquay has become known for its nightlife and stag and hen parties
with some potential tourists being attracted by this nightlife.
Newquay has a zoo.