Durgan

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Coordinates: 50°06′14″N 5°06′50″W / 50.104°N 5.114°W / 50.104; -5.114

For the village in Azerbaijan, see Durğan.
Durgan
Hamlet
Country England
County Cornwall
Parish Mawnan

Durgan (Cornish: Dowrgeun, meaning otters) is a hamlet in the parish of Mawnan, south Cornwall, United Kingdom. It is situated beside the Helford River four miles (6 km) south of Falmouth.[1] The hamlet consists of approximately 15 properties, many owned by the National Trust, and has a permanent population of 10. The majority of the properties are second homes or holiday lets. Durgan has a beach popular with boaters, swimmers and holiday makers. Only vehicles belonging to residents or those staying in holiday lets are permitted in the village as the roads are narrow and parking is unavailable.

Glendurgan Garden, a National Trust property, is located in Durgan.[2]

Durgan is known for boating on the Helford River and the Fal estuary and was the home port of Captain George Vancouver.

Durgan hosts its own regatta on the last Sunday in August each year.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 204 Truro & Falmouth ISBN 978-0-319-23149-4
  2. ^ National Trust Glendurgan Garden Information

External links[edit]

Media related to Durgan at Wikimedia Commons