|Polperro is a very famous well known Cornish
fishing village. Many
people in England who have never been to Cornwall have heard
of Polperro. It is pretty and near to the town of Looe. It is
not too far from Devon being approximately 25 miles from the city of
Plymouth in Devon.|
The Cornish name for the village is Porthpyra which may get
its name from the Cornish word for
harbour. St Peter de Porthpyre chapel is named in a 1398
written record. It has a history and one of the associated manors was
mentioned in the eleventh century Norman Doomsday Book
The tourist industry is very important to Polperro and it
extra important in the twentieth century.
There is a festival held every year called The Polperro
Artists have been drawn to Polperro by its
prettiness and old world presence. There are pubs in the village.