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Mousehole

The first thing to note about this picturesque fishing village is how to pronounce it: locals say ‘mowsul’ – never ‘mouse hole’. The narrow streets do make you think of a mousehole though. They make it challenging for cars, so park before exploring the huddle of shops and pubs around the harbour, which is famous for spectacular Christmas light displays. 

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