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Roche Rock, St Austell, Cornwall

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Roche Rock is another of the hidden gems of Cornwall, it's a massive outcrop of granite on which is perched the remains of a fifteenth-century chapel. Partly carved out of, and partly created of the surrounding rock it is thought to have been either a hermitage and/or occupied by a leper. It also features in the story of Tristan and Isolde in the King Arthur legends. Roche Rock is one of a number of sites around Cornwall that are linked with the lovers. The real tragedy, though is that in one of the more unremarkable areas of Cornwall, Roche Rock is not treated as a major tourist attraction. On the day of our visit we could find no parking area near the rock, and one had to climb over the wall next to the road to find any information about it.

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RocheCornwall, England
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