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Old Kea village, Cornwall

This small hamlet lies roughly four miles south of Truro in Mid West Cornwall.

The parish of Kea (Cornish: Lanndyge), (alias Landege or Landegey), is bounded on the north by Kenwyn, on the east by the River Fal, which separates it from St Clements and St Michael Penkivel, on the south by Feock, Perranarworthal, and Gwennap, and on the west by a fetched portion of Kenwyn and St Agnes.

The name is taken from the Irish Saint, Saint Kea who, after floating from Ireland on a granite boulder, is reputed to have landed where old Kea church stood.

Kea is a large straggling parish formerly abounding in mines. The parish is mainly agricultural, and is noted for giving its name to the damson-type Kea plum.

In the past the main industries were plum growing, oyster dredging, resin for the leather industry (obtained from 'barking' oak trees), and the production of mineral ore. Killiow was the seat of the Daubuz family.

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 Roseland, Mylor, Truro and Falmouth.

Holiday Parks

Holiday Parks

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

arrowSt. Austell

arrowRedruth

arrowPerranporth

arrowCamborne

Hotels

Hotels

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

	arrowSt Mawes

	arrowPenryn

	arrowPortloe

	arrowFalmouth

Caravans

Caravan Holidays

In the vicinity is a choice of camping and caravan sites offering high quality, affordable holiday accommodation. Consider camps in Roseland, Truro, Mevagissey and St Austell.

Nearby Attractions

Attractions

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

Countywide

	arrowFarmers Markets

Truro

	arrowThe Burrell Theatre

	arrowHall for Cornwall

	arrowPlaza Cinema

	arrowKneehigh Theatre

	arrowTrelissick

	arrowThe Royal Cornwall Museum

	arrowBedlam Theatre Company

	arrowTrewithen

Gerrans

	arrowGerrans Heritage Centre

St. Mawes

	arrowLamorran House Gardens

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