Newlyn is home to Newlyn Gallery which houses a collection of modern art, and was also the orginal home of the Newlyn School of Art,(since re-located in Penlee House in Penzance). This is the 4th largest fishing port in Britain (pop. 4000). The mediaeval quay, beloved of the Newlyn School painters (including Stanhope Forbes, Harold Harvey, Henry Scott Tuke, Lamorna Birch, Norman Garstin, Charles Napier Hemy, Walter Langley), still exists and there are still many charming cottages and narrow lanes to explore.
Mousehole (pronounced Mow-zel by most people, although some locals do say mouse-hole!) is about 45 mins walk away along a good footpath with magnificent views of St Michael's Mount and the huge expanse of Mount's Bay. This charming little place is everyone's idea of a Cornish harbour. A short walk uphill goes to Paul where there is a fine church and a memorial to Dolly Pentreath, reputed last speaker of the Cornish language. The King's Arms pub in Paul was once used by Prince Felix Yusupov, who murdered Grigori Rasputin! An excellent book about this area is 'People & Places in Paul Parish' by Jim Hosking.