Constantine Cornwall

Village

The Parish of Constantine is one of the largest in Cornwall. It stretches from the granite ridge of Carmenellis in the north to the banks of the Helford River in the south.

Employment over the centuries has centred on the river, farming and granite quarries. Now with very little quarrying done, and no schooners and barques using the river, tourism is very important, with lots of vessels enjoying the river with its beautiful creeks and small beaches. Walkers, garden lovers and golfers all recharge their batteries in this lovely area.

The Parish consists of Constantine village, and the hamlets of Port Navas and Seworgan. Constantine’s Fore Street is made up of traditional granite cottages, with a 13th Century Parish Church, and a 19th Century Methodist Chapel which is now home to unique community and arts centre known as the Tolmen Centre, and an accredited Museum. The village also has a popular Silver Band, as well as numerous Village Groups.

Within the village there is a Spar grocers (8am to 9pm) and a General Store with a very large Off-Licence (including 500 different whiskies and an unusually comprehensive selection of wines).

There is an excellent Doctor’s Surgery; a village pub (The Queens Arms), and a Social Club. Just outside the village, a fifteen minute footpath stroll away, is the Trengilly Wartha Inn, a great country pub with real ales, an extensive wine list and excellent food.

The village is served with regular bus services to Helston and Falmouth (both about 7 miles away) and Truro (14 miles). The village taxi service is operated by the Constantine Carriage Company (01326 341291 / 07890 489040).