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Morwenstow village, Cornwall

Morwenstow

Morwenstow village lies in North Cornwall about eight miles north of Bude.

Its most famous resident must surely be the Vicar of Morwenstow - Reverend Robert Stephen Hawker (1803 - 1875). He cut an eccentric figure but is credited as the writer of Cornwall's National Anthem - Trelawny (otherwise known as The Song of the Western Men). Hawker is also credited with reviving the custom of Harvest Festival.

In the churchyard, corpses of drowned sailors were laid out. Hawker buried over forty unfortunate sailors who were drowned at sea and washed up at the bottom of Vicarage Cliff. One of the memorials in the churchyard was the white figurehead of the "Caledonia", whose captain and crew lie buried here.

For more information see the article on Morwenstow on Wikipedia.

Morwenstow is also the most northerly parish in Cornwall. It is made up of several hamlets including Shop, Woodford, Gooseham, Eastcott, Woolley, Youlestone and Milton.

The fine church is dedicated to Saint John the Baptist and Saint Morwenna.

Local Accommodation

Cottages

Cottage Holidays

There is a great choice of cottages for rent in the local area. Take a look at the beautiful cottages in Bude, Stratton, Crackington Haven and Boscastle.

Holiday Parks

Holiday Parks

Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:

arrowStratton

arrowBude

arrowLaunceston

arrowCamelford

Hotels

Hotels

Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:

	arrowBude

	arrowBoscastle

	arrowCamelford

	arrowLaunceston

Caravans

Caravan Holidays

In the vicinity is a choice of camping and caravan sites offering high quality, affordable holiday accommodation. Consider camps in Bude, Launceston, Wadebridge and Callington.

Nearby Attractions

Attractions

There's plenty more to explore in this area, too! Find more attractions and things to do nearby:

Bude

	arrowEfford Down Riding Stables

	arrowRebel Cinema

Boscastle

	arrowBoscastle Witchcraft Museum

Davidstow

	arrowDavidstow Airfield - Cornwall at War Museum

Tintagel

	arrowTintagel Castle

	arrowTintagel Old Post Office

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