About Looe in South East Cornwall

Cornwall with its dramatic coastline and romantic history has long held a place of special affection in the hearts of British holiday makers and foreign visitors alike. The rugged coastline and superb beaches combine to offer some of the most glorious scenery to be found in these islands.

Inland too the rugged moors and softer country lanes offer endless opportunities for further exploration and on those cloudier days the Eden Project, Falmouth National Maritime Museum and the Tate at St. Ives offer splendid under cover diversions.

The National Trust is also well represented in Cornwall with miles of unspoiled coastline and many fine houses and gardens open to the public. The many other gardens in Cornwall are a special delight in the spring when they provide a blaze of dramatic colours.

Also readily available are excellent water-sports facilities, fishing, diving, and boat hire, championship golf courses and pony trekking. For wet days the city of Plymouth is only a half hour away with Truro just about an hours drive. The north Cornish coast - Padstow, St.Ives etc can also be reached in about an hour.

For a full list of places to visit whilst on your stay with us in Looe, please see our Local Attractions page.

How to get to Looe

The delightful town of Looe is easily reached by road and has the added advantage of being served by a pretty branch line connecting at Liskeard with the main London to Penzance line. Local bus services connect to Polperro and outlying villages and the city of Plymouth is also served by regular connections. Liskeard is the nearest point (about 8 miles) for connections with the National Express coach network. Local taxis are plentiful and inexpensive.

From the western end of the M5 or A303 at Exeter, take the A38 via Plymouth and Saltash direct to Looe.

There are regular Intercity services from London (Paddington), the Midlands, Northern England and Scotland, stopping at Plymouth and Liskeard. A pretty branch line operates between Liskeard and Looe. National Rail Enquiries - Contact Us

There are direct National Express coach services from London, the South-East, North-East, Midlands and Yorkshire, to Plymouth and Liskeard and there is an extensive network of locally run bus services connecting with outlying villages, Polperro and Plymouth. Coach Travel & Airport Transfers | National Express

Brittany Ferries sail regularly to Plymouth from Roscoff (Brittany) and Santander (Spain). Cross Channel Ferries to France & Spain - Brittany Ferries (

CAR HIRE Conveniently located at the main Plymouth rail station Europcar offers a wide range of vehicles at reasonable rates Car Hire & Van Hire - UK and Worldwide | Europcar UK

Newquay Airport hosts scheduled services offered by British Airways andRynair plus a number of charter operations. Fly to and from Newquay Cornwall | Cornwall Airport Newquay