Penzance, Cornwall, England

Pengersick Castle

The castle is reputedly haunted by at least four apparitions. A ghost appears on the battlements. The second is said to be the ghost of former owner, Mr Millington, who originates from during the reign of Henry VIII. Some say that he attempted to murder his wife by poisoning her. However, she exchanged the goblets, and both were taken by the Devil!

 

The wraith of Engrina Godolphin wanders the castle and main bedroom. Two other female apparitions have been sighted in the main bedroom, and these are believed to be a former resident and her maid.

 

Other visual phenomena include a spectral cat and a "demon dog" with "fiery red eyes".

Praa Sands,

Penzance,

Cornwall,

TR20 9SJ.

 

For further information, please visit:

www.pengersickcastle.com

 

For further information, please read Haunted Britain by Antony D. Hippisley Coxe; Haunted Castles of Britain and Ireland by Richard Jones and Britain's Haunted Heritage by JA Brooks.

The Phantom Coach and Four

According to Coxe, a phantom coach drawn by headless horses are said to travel through the streets of Penzance. However, if you see it death will follow shortly afterwards. It is believed that devious smugglers created many of these stories to frighten the locals and keep them away from their illegal activities.

 

For further information, please read Haunted Britain by Antony D. Hippisley Coxe.

Chapel Street

Chapel Street is reputely haunted by the revenant of a certain Mrs Baines. A guard she had placed in her own orchard, when she tried to catch him out shot the unfortunate woman.

Chapel Street,

Penzance,

Cornwall,

TR18 4AQ.

 

For further information, please read Haunted Britain by Antony D. Hippisley Coxe.

Location

Visitor Information

Penzance (Cornish: Pennsans) is a town and port in Cornwall, England. It is well known for being the most westerly major town in Cornwall and is approximately 75 miles west of Plymouth.

Situated in the shelter of Mount's Bay, the town faces south-east onto the English Channel, is bordered to the west by the fishing port of Newlyn, to the north by the civil parish of Madron and to the east by the civil parish of Ludgvan.

Pictured left is a view of Penzance harbour courtesy of Mark Twyning. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.