Pronounced ‘Mowzle.’ Arguably the most attractive of Cornish fishing villages. The stone cottages huddle around the harbour, facing east, sheltered from the prevailing winds. Originally called Port Enys, it was sacked and burnt by Spanish invaders in 1595. It is worth exploring the hidden alleyways where you will light upon tiny art galleries, tea rooms, and the odd restaurant, or if you are in need of a rest, sit on the harbour wall and watch a time capsule of fishing boats, and children at play. Famed for their Christmas lights that encompass the entire harbour, and Tom Bawcock’s Eve, and the children’s tale, The Mousehole Cat.

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