About Lamorna

Lamorna lies approximately 4 miles south of Penzance and within the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Beauty.  

The South West Coast Path passes by the small pebble cove where there is still fishing albeit on a much smaller scale than in the past and offers spectacular views out to sea.  Just up the valley is the village where you can visit the local inn The Wink which contains an important collection of maritime artefacts.

Lamorna has always been, and still is popular with artists and authors alike; Lamorna Birch, who resided in the area, took his name from the hamlet and was later followed by other post-impressionist artists associated with the famous Newlyn School of Art.  Notable authors include John le Carre and Derek Tangye, author of the famous The Minack Chronicles.

Close to Lamorna is the Merry Maidens, a late Neolithic stone circle consisting of 19 granite megaliths, accompanied by the tale that they were local girls turned to stone for dancing on the Sabbath.  The Pipers stones, their musicians, can be found nearby at Boleigh.


c/o The Art House

36 Fore Street



TR14 0JX

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