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St Keverne

Located on the southernmost point on the Lizard Peninsula, St. Keverne village is truly unique as it is built surrounding a town square. This village has a colorful history, thereby making it a popular destination, regardless of whether you prefer staying in cottages, hotels, hostels or bed and breakfasts. This village square hosts two pubs, a large church and few quaint cottages.

St Keverne houses plenty of shipwrecks and many lost lives owing to its treacherous rocky shoreline. Beyond these shipwrecks, this village also was the site for two Cornish rebellions, in 1497 and 1549. It has a colorful history and now this village is worth spending sometime, as they are historic locations pointing the modest beginnings of the renowned Cornwall district. However, this village just does not revolve around its history; there are glorious gardens, famous attractions and pristine beaches.

The choices of breathtaking gardens and vegetation imply you are at St Keverne. The highlight is the laurel maze planted originally in 1833, and is now completely renovated. The Glendurgan Gardens also include a vast orchard, lovely flower beds and numerous shrubs and trees relating to biblical times. There is also another attraction, the Treebah Gardens nearby, a sub-tropical paradise having unusual, rare plants, besides a secluded beach. Above all, it hosts children’s activities, special events, exhibits, garden and gift shop.

Beaches are another catchy reason for choosing a holiday in St Keverne, Cornwall district. It has beautiful coastlines and beaches that people wishing to spend majority holiday days at the beach, may find many accommodations to make their holiday very special. These accommodations range from apartments, resort hotels offering full service to bed and breakfasts and self-catering cottages. However, for a perfect family spot, visit the Coverack beach, and if fortunate, view dolphins and seize it in your mind.

There are other attractions also creating interest in visitors to visit St Keverne. The Goonhilly Satellite Earth Station offers over 60 communication dishes as it is the largest satellite receiving end throughout the world. It also offers undersea communication lines and owing to its speed it has the fastest cyber cafes offering fastest internet connections. Sending email to outer space is also possible from this set up. There are outdoor and indoor play areas for children to spend their time, while the shopping areas and refreshments attract young, old and children.

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