Haunted Places in Cornwall

Pengersick Castle, Praa Sands, Cornwall

Pengersick Castle, Praa Sands, Cornwall

Brief History Pengersick Castle in Praa Sands is believed to be one of the most haunted locations in Cornwall. The Pengersick family have lived here since the 12th Century when it was built. However, there is evidence that the site dates back to the Bronze age, some 5000 years ago. The Pengersick family where amongst the most notorious in all Cornwall, with many legends associated with them throughout the years. The Pengersick’s suffered in numbers during the plague in the 1400′s, and the remaining heiress then entered a...

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The Molesworth Arms Hotel, Wadebridge, Cornwall

The Molesworth Arms Hotel, Wadebridge, Cornwall

The ghost of a coachman has been seen at the hotel on New Year’s Eve for a number of years. New Year’s Eve has long been associated with spiritual and ghostly occurrences, as one year turns into another, and perhaps that’s the reason for this yearly haunting. At midnight on New Year’s Eve, a coach is said to be driven into the courtyard of the hotel by a headless coachman – who knows what happened to him? History About Features Things to Do Room Tariffs ...

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The Wellington Hotel, Boscastle, Cornwall

The Wellington Hotel, Boscastle, Cornwall

Staff and guests at the hotel have reported seeing three different ghosts – a coachman walking through the halls of the hotel, with the ghost of a little girl, as well as an old lady who has been seen walking through walls and closed doors. Room number nine of the hotel is also reported to be the most haunted part of the hotel, with a section in the hotel’s information book dedicated to guests experiences in that room. One individual who stayed at the hotel left a review on www.tripadvisor.com, describing her experience in room...

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Jamaica Inn, Bodmin Moor, Cornwall

Jamaica Inn, Bodmin Moor, Cornwall

The Inn was used as a temperance house during the early 1900′s but there has always been some kind of unexplained presence throughout the years. Most Haunted have been here and described the Inn as one of the spookiest places they had ever investigated! On a moonlit night you might hear the sound of horses’ hooves and the metal rims of carriages in the courtyard outside the Inn. Any attempt at locating the sound will be left with disappointment. It has been reported on many occasions that pacing footsteps have been heard in the...

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Bodmin Jail, Cornwall

Bodmin Jail, Cornwall

Brief History This ominous looking Bodmin Jail was originally built for King George III in 1779. The jail you see now was built by prisoners who brought the 20,000 tonnes of granite it took to build from Bodmin’s “Cuckoo Quarry”. During the First World War, the jail played host to the Domesday Book, and state papers. It was also reported that it held the crown jewels for a time. During its darkest times as a place of punishment, the jail held over 150 prisoners, a total of 55 prisoners were executed by hanging. In 1844 a...

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