Looe, pronounced with silent 'E', is perhaps one of the UK's lesser known tourist destinations, but those who discover this coastal fishing port find that it offers plenty in the way of places to go and things to see. This amazing find is also famous for its New Year's Eve celebrations, in which people flock to the streets in fancy dress, culminating in a spectacular fireworks display on the seafront.
Approximately 20 miles west of Plymouth and 11 miles south of Liskeard on the south coast of Cornwall, Looe has a rich heritage and the town is thought to have been inhabited from as early as 1000BC. Whilst it remains primarily a fishing town today, it also boasts a huge range of hotels and guesthouses from which to enjoy the very best that Cornwall has to offer.
Whether it's fishing, sailing, diving, coastal walks or simply lazing on the beach, the town is more than just your archetypal tourist town, although you don't have to go far to find ice cream and Cornish pasties along the seafront. The Woolly Monkey Sanctuary offers a great day out for the whole family, and with several stately homes, the Eden Project and the nearby picturesque scenery, Looe rewards those who are willing to go off the beaten track and explore the surroundings.