Lizard Village

Lizard Village

Lysardh

Most southerly village in Cornwall

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Lizard village is located on the Lizard peninsula in Cornwall. It is situated approximately ten miles south of Helston at the end of the A3083, and is Britain's most southerly settlement. The population of the village was 967 at the 2011 census.

The name derives from the Cornish Lis for 'place' and Ard for 'high'. The village is in the civil parish of Landewednack, the most southerly parish on the British mainland.

The parish church is dedicated to St. Winwallo and is the most southerly in mainland Britain. It is built of local Serpentine stone and is situated in the nearby hamlet of Landewednack, now a suburb of Lizard village. Almost every other house in the village seems to sell articles made from the beautifully coloured Serpentine stone.

Lizard is a tourist centre and its large village green which becomes a car park in the summer is surrounded by cafes and gift shops. The Spanish Armada was first spotted from near Lizard village in 1588.

Lizard Lighthouse, the oldest mainland light in Cornwall, is situated half-a-mile south of the village. It has twin towers and was erected in 1751 although there had been a light here since 1619. The Lizard lifeboat station, operated by the RNLI, is situated at Kilcobben Cove half-a-mile east of the village.

Cafes

Coast Coffee Bar

The Regent Cafe

Polpeor Cafe

Wavecrest

Pubs

The Top House, is the most southerly pub in Cornwall.

The Witchball

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