St Columb Minor village, Cornwall
The village of St Columb Minor is given its full title to distinguish it from St Columb Major some 6 miles away to the south east.
St Columb Minor has almost lost its identity in recent years due to the eastward expansion of Newquay, of which it is rapidly becoming a suburb. The nearby coastal hamlet of Porth is more properly called St. Columb Porth but how many of its present residents would know of this heritage?
The late fifteenth century church replaced far older sites of worship. The position of the church lies atop an ancient barrow and nearby lie two tumuli - ancient burial mounds.
The village lies on the flanks of the Rialton valley and is sheltered from the Atlantic winds. Nearby lies Castle-an-Dinas, another ancient monument.
Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:
Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:
There's plenty more to explore in this area, too! Find more attractions and things to do nearby:
St Columb Major