In Brief

Classification: Village
Twinned with: No-one
Population: 4,364 in 2011 (including its surrounding area)
Notable former residents: Known at the time as Lana Peters, the only daughter of, let’s say, ‘controversial’ Soviet leader Joseph Stalin lived in Mullion in the 1990s. Only a handful of people in the village knew the true identity of Svetlana Alliluyeva, who died in 2011
Films shot in town: Mystery thriller TV programme ‘And Then There Were None’ (2015) and scenes in the BBC’s ‘Poldark’ series
Interesting factoid: Mullion is home to the UK’s most southerly golf course


Few peninsulas in the whole country come as famous as the Lizard. This beautiful outcrop on the tip of Cornwall is home to the UK’s most southerly point alongside some of its most breathtaking scenery. It’s also home to Mullion, the biggest village on the peninsula. This gorgeous little place makes a great base for exploring the Lizard, for visiting its coves and beaches, and for enjoying the rugged stretch of coastline on foot. The big draw here is the National Trust’s Mullion Cove attraction which hosts a little sandy beach, a cave befitting of smuggling and a picturesque harbour, all flanked by towering sea cliffs. Mullion itself is a hop, skip and jump inland from all of that, with two river valleys leading away from the village. You’ll find a strong sense of community here with some lovely olde worldy pubs, coffee shops, craft stores, tea rooms and galleries. The traditional feel of the village and its surrounding area belies its significance in the history of technology, however. Just down the road is an area called Poldhu and it was from here that the first radio signal was successfully sent across the Atlantic Ocean in 1901. Over in Newfoundland, Canada, Italian inventor and engineer Guglielmo Marconi picked it up. Mullion is in a historical, breathtaking and beautiful corner of the county. Spread the message.