The Roseland is a lovely, quiet corner of Cornwall, filled with crop fields, grazing cattle, meandering lanes and delightful creeks and villages. Secluded beaches and scenic headlands can be found along its southern coastline.
The Roseland’s principal village, St Mawes, is situated at the southern end of the peninsula. A picturesque harbour with whitewashed houses guarded by Henry VIII’s iconic Castle, St Mawes remains a centre for a wide range of watersports activities.
The peaceful Roseland Peninsula is a walkers’ paradise, offering a great variety of wonderful coastal and inland walks. Many exotic plants thrive in Cornwall’s mild climate, and the Roseland is home to Mediterranean style Lamorran Gardens, Poppy Cottage Garden, an inspirational plantsman's garden and Caerhays Castle Gardens with its fabulous collection of magnolias. The Lost Gardens of Heligan are just a short drive away. You can explore the Roseland villages and hamlets such as the twin villages of Gerrans and Portscatho, Veryan with its famous roundhouses and Portloe with its tiny harbour.
Churches on the Roseland
St Mawes Church of England.
A 19th Century Church overlooking the sea and always open to visitors.
St Mawes Catholic church situated on Grove Hill.
Mass is at 10.30.
St Just in Roseland Church
St Just in Roseland Church is a very special 13th century Church, with a 6th Century Celtic heritage, in a unique waterside semi-tropical garden setting where you will be sure of a welcome.
Gerrans C of E seen from a distance with it's distinctive spire.
Portscatho United church found by walking along the Lugger towards the coastal path.
St Philleigh C of E in the delightful village of Philleigh near to the King Harry Ferry.
All Saints United Church, Portloe in the beautiful harbour of Portloe.
St Symphorian Church, Veryan A warm welcome to Veryan parish church at the centre of the parish.
St Rumon's Church, Ruan Lanihorne part of Powder Deanery in the Archdeaconry of Cornwall in the Diocese of Truro.
At the top of the Fal Estuary you will find the cathedral city of Truro, whilst Falmouth can be reached using the pleasant pedestrian ferry which provides services year round.