HAUNTED AND MYSTICAL
LOCATIONS IN CORNWALL
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TO BE TAKEN TO ITS PAGE.
Bolventor. Launceston. Cornwall.
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.
St Senara's Church.
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!
Land's End. Land's End.
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.
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.
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.
Tintagel Castle. Tintagel.
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.
Trerice Manor. Newquay.
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
We discuss the origins,
history and legends of this huge and impressive dolmen, which is also known
locally as 'The Giant's table.'
Dozmary Pool. Nr.
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.
St. Bartholomew's Church. Warleggan.
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.
Cotehele. St Dominick.
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!
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
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.
The Tristan stone. Nr.
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.
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.
The Crumplhorn Inn and
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.
Lanhyroc House. Bodmin.
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."
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!
Hella Point. Nr.
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.
Trethevey Quoit. Nr St.
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.
Men-an-Tol. Nr. Morvah.
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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