...
  Rame, Cornwall's Forgottern Corner / Mousehole
....
       Home.      Picture Gallery.      Places To Stay.      Local Services.      Links.      Comment.      Contact Us.
....
 

Mousehole is another popular Cornish tourist destination, and with a beach in the sheltered part of the harbour, it makes it an ideal place for a family day out. St Clement's Isle - a small rocky islet once the home to an ancient hermit lies just offshore of the harbour wall. A few hundred yards along the coast from the village lies a huge cave which - so some people say - gives rise to the name of the village (Mouse Hole!).

Mousehole appeared in the record books as an important fishing port from as early as 1266, in fact, part of the south quay originates from 1390 - making it possibly the oldest pier in Cornwall. The fishing industry has near on declined here but a few fishing boats maintain the long heritage and tradition of a working harbour, whilst the majority of vessels now lying at anchor are pleasure craft.

During the winter months, sturdy wooden beams are used to close the harbour entrance, keeping the force of the sea at bay and protecting the village. In the past, villagers have suffered from the effects of winter storms - one of these events is commemorated annually shortly before Christmas on "Tom Bawcock's Eve" where a monstrous fish pie is cooked and consumed by the patrons of the Inn on the quayside. This event, which becomes a major village party, attracts visitors from both the surrounding district and from all over the world

.
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
      © www.rame-cornwall.co.uk.