Pretty Cornwall village where the houses seem about to fall into the sea

After more than a year of disrupted international travel, many Brits have a new appreciation for the beautiful towns and villages on offer here in the UK.

The country is full of beautiful places perfect for a day or a stay, from stunning seaside towns to historic towns.

A beautiful fishing village in Cornwall is the perfect place to visit to escape the noise and crowds of the city.

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Portloe is considered one of the most beautiful villages in Cornwall, with its rugged valleys and untouched buildings.

The picturesque village on the south Cornish coast sits in a deep grassy valley, providing visitors with a sense of complete tranquility.



Portloe is considered one of the most beautiful villages in Cornwall

The rugged valleys provide miles of rugged country walks and make the houses look like they are about to collapse into the sea.

Visitors can enjoy excellent views of the Cornwall Coastal Path with many walks offered along public footpaths and quiet country roads.

Thanks to its secluded position, the village has a rich and interesting history of fishing and smuggling.



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According to a Cornish travel guide, French brandy was the main contraband landed in Portloe by fishermen, before then being hidden in local cellars and farms.

The Guide to Cornwall says: “In 1824 the problem was deemed so serious that Customs ordered the erection of a watch, a boathouse and a hold in a futile attempt to deter illicit trade.

Nowadays, fishing boats still work from this beautiful location.

Portloe has also been featured in numerous TV shows and movies, such as Disney’s Treasure Island and Richard Curtis’ 2012 film About Time.

How to get there

The journey from central London to Portloe would take visitors around four hours and 50 minutes.

Alternatively, visitors can take public transportation, which would take just under six hours.

The route would require travelers to take the train from London Paddington to St Austell, then take a bus to Portloe.

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