If you’ve read the work of Daphne du Maurier, you won’t want to miss a visit to The Jamaica Inn, the real inn which inspired her novel of the same name. Fans of the novel and du Maurier’s other famous works flock to the inn every year, and it’s lonely position on the windy outskirts of Bodmin Moor make it easy to understand why it inspired the chilling book.
If the novel had you imagining an imposing building in the heart of the moor then you won’t be disappointed, the Jamaica Inn is much as it’s always been, so it’s easy to get a sense of how it would have seemed to weary visitors as they arrived at the end of a long day journeying across Bodmin Moor.
This Bodmin family attraction also has a restaurant and fascinating Daphne du Maurier museum, and the coaching house has enough history of its own to fill another. There’s a cinema room which tells the story of Cornwall’s relationship with smuggling, and it’s only fair that we warn you that some visitors report seeing ghostly figures in the bar!
Address: Bolventor, Launceston, Cornwall PL15 7TS