Cubert

Just west of Newquay, Cubert is an inland village with an unusual church in that its spire and tower are more or less equal in height. Started in the 14th century, the church of St Cuthbert has undergone various restorations, not least in the mid 1800s after lightening struck both the tower and the spire. Nearby is the holiday resort of Holywell Bay.

As the name denotes, there is indeed a holy well here. In fact there are two. One spring can only be reached at low tide due to its location in a beach cave. Many people have come here over the years seeking its supposed curative powers. Another is accessed via two ornate arched doorways revealing stone seats where one can sit and listen to the gurgling water. A different liquid is on offer in the village’s 13th century Treguth Tavern, as well as pub food.

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