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Ghostly Happenings in North Cornwall

Thursday, Nov 9, 2017

Two of the UK’s allegedly ‘most haunted sites’ are to be found just 30 minutes from Port Isaac.

Competing for this ghoulish title, both Jamaica Inn and Bodmin Jail are located in atmospheric North Cornwall.

Jamaica Inn, dating from 1750 and made famous by Daphne Du Maurier’s dark tale of Cornish smuggling in the early 19th century, boasts a number of regular ghostly visitors.

Bodmin Jail, built in 1778, was considered progressive at the time, with segregated areas for different categories of prisoner as well as hot water, a chapel and an infirmary. However, this does not apparently deter the ghosts of executed felons from haunting the site to this day.

Tempted to uncover Cornwall’s dark history?

Port Isaac is a perfect location as a base for investigating Cornwall’s dramatic past and our luxurious self-catering accommodation will house you in comfort whilst you explore.

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