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- Mawgan Porth - Newquay
- Cornwall TR8 4BA - United Kingdom
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Mawgan Porth is an attractive coastal village approximately six miles north of Newquay, where the cliffs sweep down to a fabulous horseshoe shaped bay with a fine golden sandy beach. At the mouth of the bay and backing onto the lovely Vale of Lanherne stands the Merrymoor Inn, just literally fifty yards level walk from the beach.
Apart from the unrivalled cliff and countryside walks around Mawgan Porth, other local leisure facilities include Tennis, Pitch & Putt, Horse Riding, Fishing and Golf. With the whole of the rest of romantic Cornwall within easy reach, the Merrymoor provides the perfect base for your holiday by the sea.
Nine miles further along the coast is the famous harbour town of Padstow.
We have seven comfortably furnished bedrooms, all with private bath or shower, WC's, and tea-making facilities. Most have glorious sea views. The comfortable lounge with views of the bay is ideal for relaxing in after a long day on the beach and adjoins the Dining Room where a Full English Breakfast is served each morning at separate tables. A wide range of meals and snacks are served in our well stocked Bar and adjoining Family Area or outside in the Beer Garden overlooking the bay. The Merrymoor is a fully licensed Free House which is personally run by Lynne and Dudley Bennett who aim to provide you with comfortable accommodation and excellent food in a friendly, homely atmosphere.
In 1497 the people of Cornwall twice rose up against central authority. The first uprising started in May 1497 in St Keverne under the leadership of local blacksmith Michael Joseph in opposition to excessive taxation. Joined at Bodmin by Cornish lawyer Thomas Flamank, a Cornish host sometimes estimated to number as many people as 15,000 marched all the way to London. The historian Dr A L Rowse says "all the evidence goes to show that the combination of the powerful blacksmith a natural leader of men and the plausible lawyer made a very effective leadership." Cornishmen from all over Cornwall are known to have supported An Gof and Flamank. Many people joined the march along the way including James Touchet (Lord Audley). Historic documents show the uprising was quite peaceful as it passed through England many villages were actually fined for assisting and feeding the rebels.
The Cornish rose a second time in September when Perkin Warbeck landed in Cornwall claiming to be the rightful heir to the throne. Six thousand are documented as flocking to his banner and followed him to Exeter and Taunton - before Warbeck's courage failed and he fled.
Keskerdh Kernow 500 aims to mark the anniversary of the events of 1497 by celebrating in 1997 the culture, identity and achievements of Cornwall. Constituted as a limited company with charitable status applied for, the organisation is non-political and aims to promote education in the field of Cornish history, heritage and culture. Keskerdh Kernow 500 has an increasing membership from people who wish to be kept in touch with events and take part in the plans for 1997.
It is an umbrella organisation which will organise a number of events. It will also provide central co-ordination and publicity for events organised by other groups with similar aims and objectives. It is hoped that the events planned will help to increase knowledge in Cornwall of our own history and culture and pride in it. The events will also promote Cornwall and her achievements elsewhere. The events of 1497 are particularly remembered by St Keverne and Bodmin, the home towns of the two leaders, but people from most places in Cornwall were involved. Keskerdh Kernow 500 takes as itsfocus the whole of Cornwall, with a particular emphasis on the young people who are Cornwall's future. Commemoration plays an important part in the year, but the celebration looks forward to Cornish culture continuing into the next 500 years.