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Right at the centre of Bodmin Moor lies the village of Bolventor which takes its name from the "Bold Venture" that it was to have established farmland in this harsh moorland spot.

At the centre of the village is the "Jamaica Inn" which has stood there since 1547. This coaching house was of course immortalised by Daphne du Maurier in her novel and now the name will always be synonymous with the exploits of ruthless Cornish smugglers.

To the north Bolventor looks across to Cornwalls highest peaks, Brown Willy and Roughtor - while a short distance to the south lies Dozmary Pool, by legend the lake into which King Arthur as he lay dying instructed Sir Bedivere to cast Excalibur.

Places of interest
Jamaica Inn Jamaica Inn

Cornwall's legendary Coaching House which has stood high on Bodmin Moor for over four centuries, and was made famous by Daphne du Maurier's book about Cornish smugglers

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