HAUNTED AND MYSTICAL LOCATIONS IN CORNWALL

JUST CLICK ON A LOCATION TO BE TAKEN TO ITS PAGE.

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Jamaica Inn. Bolventor. Launceston. Cornwall.

Immortalised by Daphne du Maurier Jamaica inn is famous throughout the world and a sprawling tourist complex greets those who visit it today. However, the older sections are both eerie and atmospheric and many who stay here have encountered the ghosts of former residents and customers.

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St Senara's Church. Zennor. Cornwall.

The story of the mermaid carved on to the side of a chair in this lovely little church in the village of Zennor. You will also read the tale of the ghostly lovers whose voices echo on the sea breezes from a nearby cove. Mermaids and ghosts!

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 Land's End. Land's End. Cornwall.

According to legend the sunken kingdom of Lyonesse lies off the awesome yet beautiful coast of Land's End. It was here in the fading light of a winter solstice that King Arthur was said to have fought his last battle.

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 Pengersick Castle. Praa Sands. Cornwall.

A forlorn aura hangs over the imposing bulk of Pengersick Castle and abundant legends swirl around its towering walls. Many ghosts are known to roam its grounds, rooms and corridors. We discuss its history and reveal why it is widely reputed to be Cornwall's spookiest Castle.

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 St Piran's Cross.Penhale Sands. Nr. Perranzabuloe. Cornwall.

On this page you can read the legend behind the origins of the Cornish flag and read about St. Piran the patron saint of Cornwall.

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Tintagel Castle. Tintagel. Cornwall.  

We pay a visit to the cliff-top castle at Tintagel where legend holds that King Arthur was conceived. We explore its history and discuss the 'Artognou Stone' which was found on the site in 1998.

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Trerice Manor. Newquay. Cornwall.

Are you looking for a haunted house to visit?  Trerice manor was built in 1573 and was described in 1915 as "an ancient baronial mansion, which the country people declare to be haunted.' This page details the ghosts that are said to roam this old haunted house.

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Lanyon Quoit   Nr.Madron. Cornwall.

We discuss the origins, history and legends of this huge and impressive dolmen, which is also known locally as 'The Giant's table.'

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Dozmary Pool. Nr. Bolventor. Cornwall.

A journey to the mysterious pool to which Sir Bedivere is said to have brought the dying King Arthur and into which he cast Excalibur. The page also tells the ghost story of Jan Tregeagle and his eternal punishment.

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St. Bartholomew's Church. Warleggan. Cornwall.

When the Reverend  F. W. Densham became vicar of St. Bartholomew's Church in Warleggan he so alienated his parishioners that they boycotted his services leaving him to address cardboard cut outs of former vicars from the pulpit. We tell the story of this eccentric clergyman and reveal the place where his ghost has been seen.

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Cotehele. St Dominick. Cornwall.

The time worn interior of Cotehele was constructed over a period of time between 1485 and 1687. It is haunted by the ghost of a 'young girl with long hair' who many visitors encounter without realising that she is a ghost!

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The Dolphin Inn. Quay Street. Penzance. Cornwall. 

For over 500 years the Dolphin Inn has echoed to the salty banter of the seafaring community. Its has an intriguing history and numerous ghosts are said to wander its atmospheric interior.

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St Michael's Mount. Mount's Bay. Marazion. Cornwall. 

St Michael's Mount is a rocky jewel that rises from the waters of one of England's prettiest bays. It is also the place where, according to Cornish legend' Jack the Giant Killer slew the colossus Cormoran. We tell the story of Jack's adventures.

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The Tristan stone. Nr. Fowey. Cornwall.

The weather-beaten monolith known as the Tristan Stone stands by the side of the A3082. We discuss its legends and tell the story of Tristan and Iseult one of the greatest romances ever told.

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 St Kew Inn. Church Town. Nr. Bodmin. St Kew. Cornwall.

In the 1970's workmen laying a new water pipe uncovered the skeleton of a teenage girl beneath the floor of the St Kew Inn. It is not known who she was but local's have come to know her ghost as Adele.

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The Crumplhorn Inn and Mill. 

This haunted hostelry has only been an inn since 1972 although the building itself is far older and has had many centuries to acquire a ghostly populace. We tell the true ghost stories behind some of the hauntings.

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Lanhyroc House. Bodmin. Cornwall.

Haunted houses don't come more fascinating than the late 19th-century Lanhydrock House. Several ghost hunts and paranormal investigations have taken place here and all who have partaken in them have agreed that the results have been "extremely worthwhile."

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Punch Bowl Inn. Lanreath. Looe. Cornwall.

The Punch Bowl Inn is the subject of a wonderfully melodramatic ghostly tale. Discover the story of the ghostly vicar who having fallen down the stairs returned as a ghostly cockerel to haunt the village!

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Hella Point. Nr. Porthgwarra. Cornwall.

The wild cliff top scenery around Hella Point to the south of Land's End lends itself perfectly to a ghost story that is both eerie and poignant.

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Trethevey Quoit. Nr St. Cleer. Cornwall.

Known locally is 'The Giant's House' Trethevey Quoit is one of England's most impressive dolmens. It is also known as 'Arthur's Quoit' although why this should be is not certain. We discuss its mysteries and explain what is known of its history.

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Men-an-Tol. Nr. Morvah. Cornwall.

Explore the customs and legends of the enigmatic Men-An-Tol (meaning simply 'stone of the hole'). It was once thought to have the ability to act as an oracle and was believed to be able to cure bad backs and aching limbs.

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