Jamaica Inn hotel, Cornwall's legendary coaching house, immortalised in Daphne du Maurier's novel of the same name, has stood high on Bodmin Moor for over four centuries. We're still referred to by historians as Cornwall's most famous smuggling inn. These days we do welcome the more salubrious guest ... and the odd ghost! The Inn also includes a museum and gift shop as well as a restaurant and bar.
Dame Daphne du Maurier was a British author and playwright. Many of her works have been adapted into films, including the novels Rebecca (which won the Best Picture Oscar in 1941) and Jamaica Inn and the short stories "The Birds" and "Don't Look Now". The first three were directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
Nine Maidens Stone Circle, Bodmin Moor. The local myth about the creation of the stones suggests that 9 maidens were turned into stone as punishment for dancing on a Sunday. The fiddler, a megalith some distance north, is said to be the petrified remains of the musician who played for the dancers. These petrifaction legends are often associated with stone circles, + is reflected in the folk names of some of the nearby sites, for example, The Hurlers + The Pipers.
Jamaica Inn, a coaching house in 1750 as a staging post for changing horses during stagecoach runs over the Bodmin Moor, Cornwall. Made famous as the setting for Daphne du Maurier's novel of the same name