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MetiNews.Com - 'Most Haunted' described one hotel as 'one of the spookiest places they'd ever investigated'

Cornwall news Five of Cornwall's most haunted and scariest hotels and inns UK news

MetiNews.Com - 'Most Haunted' described one hotel as 'one of the spookiest places they'd ever investigated'

Cornwall news  Five of Cornwall's most haunted and scariest hotels and inns UK news
17 October 2020 - 18:15

Breaking News ! We watch scary movies to give us that rush of adrenaline, so perhaps that's why people flock to haunted spots up and down the country. With a rich history and plenty of characters that have lived here over the years, Cornwall has a great deal of houses and hotels which are said to be haunted. What's more, a number of these spooky spaces even welcome people to ghost hunt, or simply stay the night, in some of their most haunted rooms, nooks and crannies. We've compiled a list of some of the top haunted hotels you can visit - though not all of these ghosts come out at Halloween. For some it's New Year's Eve or other public holidays, while for others it simply needs to be a moonlit evening. And remember, don't have nightmares! How many of these have you visited? Share your favourite ghost stories or encounters with us in the comments below, or by emailing ellie.kendall@reachplc.com. 1. The Molesworth Arms Hotel, Wadebridge (Image: Booking.com) Where to find it: Molesworth Street, Wadebridge, Cornwall, PL27 7DP This 16th century coaching inn, situated in Wadebridge, is said to be the location for a yearly haunting which occurs every New Year's Eve. Apparently, for a number of years, the ghost of a headless coachman has been spotted driving into the courtyard of the hotel on New Year's Eve - a time of year which has long been associated with ghostly goings on. Aside from the spooky sightings, The Molesworth Arms boasts cosy rooms, with en suite bathrooms, a tasty breakfast and a pub and restaurant downstairs. For more information on staying at The Molesworth Arms, click here. 2. The Jamaica Inn, Bodmin Moor The Jamaica Inn Where to find it: Bolventor, Launceston, Cornwall, PL15 7TS Did you know you can stay at the Jamaica Inn and do a bit of ghost hunting? It's open to ghost hunters on weekends and late evenings, after its appearance on 'Most Haunted' - it was described on the show as "one of the spookiest places they had ever investigated". Another coaching inn, this time on Bodmin Moor, it's probably best known for its appearance in the novel of the same name by author Daphne Du Maurier - there's even a museum in her honour at the hotel. Over the years, there have been a few sightings of ghosts here, including reports of a man in a hat and cloak who will appear and float through solid doors in the hotel. You can stay up to date on the top news and events near you with CornwallLive’s FREE newsletters – find out more about our range of daily and weekly bulletins and sign up here or enter your email address at the top of the page. Staff and guests alike have also heard horses' hooves and the metal rims of carriages on a moonlit night, as well as what sounds like a foreign language being spoken around the inn - speculation suggests that this could be the old Cornish language but, as of yet, no one has confirmed this to be the case. Don't be put off though, if you're not in the mood for a ghost hunt, you can still enjoy a stay in one of the many cosy rooms (even with a four-poster bed), log fires and tasty food from the restaurant. Find out more and book your stay here. 3. The Wellington Hotel, Boscastle The Wellington Hotel, Boscastle (Image: Google) Where to find it: The Harbour, Old Road, Boscastle, PL35 0AQ Dating back to the 17th century, yet another of Cornwall's coaching inns has a spooky element to it. The Wellington Hotel in Boscastle overlooks the harbour and was even flooded in 2004.

. Even now, when you visit, you can see a marker at the bar showing how high the water rose. In terms of ghostly encounters here, both staff and guests alike have reported three different ghosts - a coachman walking through the halls of the hotel, the ghost of a little girl and an old lady who has reportedly been seen walking through walls and closed doors. The most haunted part of the hotel is said to be room number nine and there is even a section of the hotel's information book dedicated to people's experiences while staying in that room - ranging from feeling strange sensations, to even saying words with no control. One woman even recorded on TripAdvisor after her stay that she was unable to move any part of her body for about 30 seconds. There are 14 en-suite rooms at the hotel and you can even stay in one of the turrets. What's more, the hotel's restaurant appeared on tv show Changing Rooms as one of the team's final projects, back in 2004 and its food has even been awarded AA rosettes. For more information and to book a stay, click here. 4. The Ship Inn, Mevagissey The Ship Inn in Mevagissey (Image: Geoff Pick) Where to find it: Fore Street, Mevagissey, Cornwall, PL26 6UQ Around 400 years old, The Ship Inn is a typical spot for a bit of a haunting. Though, unlike others on this list, reports of ghostly sightings at The Ship all come back to one ghost in particular - Lil Barron, the former landlady. Back in 2012 or so, the photograph of Lil (which usually took pride of place above the bar) mysteriously disappeared. Shortly after, The Ship Inn began to flood and would do so on a regular basis - that is until the photo was reinstated back in its place above the bar. Since then, while Mevagissey has been the subject of numerous floods, The Ship Inn has stayed dry. Some say that the ghost of Lil, herself, haunts the halls at night. The Inn has a number of different sized ensuite rooms you can stay in. For more information and to book, click here. Read More Related Articles Seven of the best curry houses in Cornwall according to you Read More Related Articles Most Instagrammable locations in Cornwall this autumn 5. The Dolphin Tavern, Penzance The Dolphin Tavern in Penzance (Image: Google) Where to find it: Quay Street, Penzance, Cornwall, TR18 4BD Around 500 years old, The Dolphin Tavern is said to have welcomed many characters through its doors over the years - acting as a recruiting base for Elizabethan sailor Sir John Hawkins to gather a fleet that would fight the Spanish Armada in the late 16th century and even as psycopathic Judge Jeffreys' courtroom and jail in 1685. It's even said that the first tobacco to be smoked in England is associated with this place. There are reports of at least three ghosts known to reside at The Dolphin. The first is an old sea captain, said to be dressed in a tri-cornered hat, lace ruffles and an unforgettable jacket - he's been referred to by landlords of the inn as George and can often be heard walking along the corridors and in rooms upstairs in the middle of the night. The second ghost is said to be a woman in Victorian dress, who appears to wander across the main bar even when customers are about. The third ghost is described as being a fair-haired young man who has often awoken landlords by standing, or even sitting, at the bottom of their beds. If you're not afraid of no ghosts, then you can book yourself a room at The Dolphin here.

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Cornwall news Five of Cornwall's most haunted and scariest hotels and inns UK news


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