St Keverne is reputed to be the largest village on the Lizard peninsula. The tall steeple of its church tower has provided a landmark for ships for many a century. In fact the Manacle rocks, that lie just off the coast, are probably named from St Keverne church. (Manacles: Church Rocks) Unlike most other places in Cornwall the village has been built around a central square.
Historically, St Keverne seems to have been quite a centre for unrest; the Cornish rebellion of 1497 started here and was led by the local blacksmith Michael An Gof who is commemorated by a statue in the village. The protest was against Henry VII attempting to impose a war tax on the poor tin miners of Cornwall. The village was again up in arms in 1549 when the church authorities attempted to force the Cornish-speaking locals to use the new English Prayer Book.
Attractions & Theme Parks:
One2eleven | Bodmin Railway | Crealy | Dairy Land | Flambards | Cider Farm | Holywell Bay | Lappa Valley | Minack Theatre | Polgoon Vineyard
Castles, Monuments & Heritage Sites:
Caerhays Castle | Geevor | Lanyon Quoit | Pendennis Castle | Porthcurno | Poldark Mine | Restormel Castle | Shipwreck Centre | St Mawes Castle | Tintagel Castle | Wheal Martyn
Nature, Wildlife & Scenic Sites:
Bedruthan Steps | Bodmin Moor | Cadgwith Cove | Cornwall Coastal Footpath | Gweek Seal Sanctuary | Kynance Cove | Land's End | Lizard Peninsula | Lizard Lighthouse | St Michael's Mount | Tolverne Cottage
Gardens & Historic Houses:
Antony House | Caerhays Castle | Cotehele | Eden Project | Lanhydrock | Lost Gardens of Heligan | Mount Edgcombe House | Pencarrow House | Prideaux Place | Trebah Gardens
Bodmin, Boscastle, Bude, Camborne, Camelford, Coverack, Falmouth, Fowey, Helston, Launceston, Liskeard, Lostwithiel, Lizard, Looe, Marazion, Mevagissey, Mousehole, Mullion, Newlyn, Newquay, Redruth, Padstow, Penzance, Perranporth, Polperro, Port Isaac, Porthleven, Porthoustock, Portscatho, St Agnes, St Austell, St Ives, St Keverne, St Mawes, Tintagel, Truro