World-wide hotels > Europe hotels > UK hotels > Cornwall > Mevagissey
Car Rental | Flights | E-mail this page to a friend | Hotel Advertising

Mevagissey Hotels and Guest Houses

Tregorran Guest House Mevagissey
Cliff Street, Mevagissey, Mevagissey, PL26 6QW
   +44 (0)1726 842319
   E-mail Establishment
Single from: £65.00
Double from: £65.00
per room per night
Local Map
Mevagissey Bay Hotel
Polkirt Hill, Mevagissey, PL26 6UX
   +44 (0)1726 843453
   E-mail Establishment
Single from: £99.00
Double from: £99.00
per room per night
Local Map
6 The Net Loft
6 The Net Loft, Valley Rd, Mevagissey, Mevagissey, PL26 6AP
   +44 (0)1726 843051
Single from: £60.00
per room per night
Local Map
Telephone and fax numbers are shown in international format. To dial them from outside the UK, dial your international access code, then 44, then the rest
of the number, missing out the zero shown in brackets.
Other accommodation near Mevagissey

The charming seaside town of Mevagissey, located in the county of Cornwall, is certainly more unique than many people give it credit for. Throughout its life, Mevagissey has been different things to different people but it has always managed to conduct itself with nothing but the highest regard for its citizens and the most noble pride possible for a town to exude. Mevagissey is a town that has weathered fame and misfortune and, though it has taken on many different masks and faces throughout its long and storied existence, it has always managed to hold on to a singular identity; one of modesty and friendliness.

Mevagissey has been in existence for nearly a thousand years but it has taken on different names over those years. Its most recent moniker before taking on this permanent fixture was "Porthhilly" but by the 1600s the town became the Mevagissey we all know and love. The reason for this was because Mevagissey is actually the formation of two different smaller towns that date back to the Saxon days. Porthhilly merged with a town known as Lamoreck and the name of Mevagissey was created by merging the names of two different saints: St. Meva and Saint Issey. The "g" that stands in between the two saints' names is actually the Cornish abbreviation for the word "and". At any rate, when Mevagissey was first formed it wasn't exactly a place that would make saints very proud. The town's main source of income was smuggling and it was widely known that Mevagissey was the place to unload certain bits of contraband. There were only about a dozen inns at this time in the town but the area began to grow when the criminal element was phased out for a more innocuous form of income: Fishing.

Thus began the second incarnation of Mevagissey. Mevagissey Harbour quickly became a highly desirable place from which to fish and then sell the fish for money each day. To this day there are still several dozen fishing boats in the harbor and the town does indeed still garner quite a bit of attention for the great fishing that is available in the area. These days, however, Mevagissey has once again turned its focus to another arena and so now it is best known for its tourist trade. Thousands of visitors come each year to lay eyes on the historic buildings in the town while still others come for the exciting boating excursions and tours. There is also a very popular yearly event known as "Feast Week". This occurs every June and it draws throngs of visitors and residents alike who revel in the dances, parades, and fireworks displays that occur during every celebration. There is no telling what Mevagissey's next great industry will be but if history is any indication we can reasonably assume that it will be quite a doozy. Mevagissey has never been a town to rest on its laurels but we can at least rejoice in the fact that, no matter what incarnation it takes on, it is still the lovable and faithful city that it has always been.

If you run a hotel, guest house or bed & breakfast and would like to be included in A1 Tourism's Hotel & Guest House Directory, please contact us

The Mevagissey Tourist Board gives comparable information to this page. If you require more information about Mevagissey, you may be able to obtain it from the Mevagissey Tourist Board.

We hope you find suitable Mevagissey accommodation. You can book cheap hotels, guest houses or Mevagissey bed and breakfasts from the list above. Enjoy your stay in Mevagissey hotels.

Contact A1 | Privacy
Copyright © 1997 - 2022, A1 Tourism