If you are thinking of taking your summer holidays this year in the United Kingdom then you might want to consider going down to the South of the country and check out the Cornish town of Looe. Although this small town may seem less appealing than some of the more popular areas of the county like Newquay, it has plenty to offer and there are lots of things to do near Looe and in Looe itself.
Historically the little village itself was and still is a fishing port but it was also a major smuggling village and if you take a trip to the local museum you can see lots of memorabilia related to the old highly illegal activity. If you have a younger family, a great activity and great fun for the kids is to go rock pooling with the local marine conservation society. The children will almost certainly enjoy scrambling around the rock pools after the tide has retreated and discover the various sea creatures that have been stranded by the outgoing sea.