Looe

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East Looe and West Looe originated as separate towns. They were what is called "planted boroughs" and first mention of them is in 1201.

The town towns were joined by an estuary bridge, the earliest in Cornwall, by 1411. The Illustrated Journeys of Celia Fiennes 1685 - c.1712 ,ed. Christopher Morris, London, 1982 records that she recorded the bridge as having 14 arches in 1698. The bridge was replaced in 1853 by a new one about a hundred yards further upstream.

The Guildhall is believed to have been built about 1500 and one house is dated 1555 and another 1632. The Golden Guinea restaurant is one of many ancient houses still in use today and whose interiors, in some cases, give more clues to their age than do the later exteriors which have disguised them.

Upcoming Events

Walking Festival - Friday 13 September 2019 to Sunday 15 September 2019

South East Cornwall Walking Festival

Long running Cornish walking festival with award winning guides.

The South East Cornwall Walking Festival is taking a year off in 2019, but there will be walks and events happening in Liskeard over this weekend. The Duloe Beer and Cider Festival will also be going ahead, please support!

01503 273060

South East Cornwall Walking Festival
Looe
Cornwall
PL13 2QD

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Looe Live - Friday 20 September 2019 to Sunday 22 September 2019

Looe Live!

After the cancellation of the Looe Music Festival in 2018, the people of Looe rallied round and at the last minute put on 'Looe Saves the Day' a smaller but just as enjoyable weekend of music.

This year with additional stages, more local acts and street entertainers performing throughout the town, and a new community zone, there will be even more on offer for local people and visitors to enjoy.

The festival may have a new name and a new logo, but organisers promise that Looe Live! 2019 will provide the same fantastic mix of acts and the same incredible community spirit as the original festival had.

Headliners announced so far are Cornwall's very own Fisherman's Friends and The Shires who became the first UK act ever to win a prestigious Country Music Award in the US

01503 262072

Looe
East Looe
Looe
Cornwall
PL13 1AA

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