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Mousehole (pronounced Mow-zel) (Cornish: Porthenys) is a charming fishing village in West Cornwall, known for its picturesque harbour. Dylan Thomas described Mousehole as "the loveliest village in England."

Get in[edit]

First reach Penzance by air, train, coach or car. Then continue:

By car[edit]

Stay on A30 to bypass Penzance, turn left onto B3315 through Newlyn then onto Mousehole Lane. Use the car park just before the Old Coastguard Hotel and don't try to scrape through the narrow lanes down to the harbour.

By bus[edit]

First Kernow bus M6 runs from Penzance bus & railway station every 30 min via Newlyn, taking 20 min to Mousehole.

By foot[edit]

About 3 miles (5 km) walk from Penzance, follow the promenade to Newlyn then a new foot/cycle path hugs the coast.

Get around[edit]

Map of Mousehole

Walking the best and easiest way.


  • 1 Dolly Pentreath's house, Brook St (marked by a plaque on the way from the car park to the harbour). Reputedly the last person native speaker of the Cornish language. A short walk uphill from Mousehole leads to the village of Paul, where there is a memorial to Dolly.


  • Mousehole Male Voice Choir, Mousehole, +44 1736 361371. Mousehole Male Voice Choir rehearse on Mondays 7:30-9:15PM. Visitors are always welcome.
    • 1 Paul Church, Mousehole Ln, Penzance TR19 6TY. Between May and October the Choir practice at Paul Church.
    • 2 Methodist Sunday School Hall. During the winter months the Choir practice in the Methodist Sunday School Hall in Mousehole.


  • See the Christmas lights around the harbour.


  • Mousehole Male Voice Choir, Mousehole, +44 1736 731479. If you would like to buy one of Mousehole Male Voice Choir's CDs, or the DVD The Magic Of Cornwall, featuring some of the Mousehole Choir's music, call Harry Pender.



Usual selection of good pubs.


  • 1 Old Coastguard Hotel, The Parade, TR19 6PR, +44 1736 731222. Cosy charming seaside hotel, but it suffered a kitchen fire in 2019. They plan to re-open in Oct 2020. B&B double £160.
  • Various B&Bs.

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