The zzzland Times

Our travel

                          Fowey, England

A note about Cornwall (Cornish: Kernow) is a county in South West England on the peninsula that lies to the west of the River Tamar.


Daphne du Maurier lived in Fowey and wrote some of her novels using this location for some inspiration. Her short story "The Birds" was set in this town.

She had written it after observing a large flock of seagulls following a ship leaving the harbour. A "what if the seagulls began attacking?" idea popped in her head.

Alfred Hitchcock transplanted the location to New England for his famous movie of the same name              


The Birds and Other Stories

Daphne Du Maurier lived in this cottage for a number of years.

                      Lanhydrock, Bodmin, Cornwall
Magnificent late Victorian country house with extensive servants' quarters, gardens and wooded estate with stunning 17th-century gatehouse and long gallery. It is a 19th-century 'Upstairs/Downstairs' experience.

Film location for 'The Three Musketeers' (1993) and 'Twelfth Night' (1996)

It was fun visiting this House. I couldn't take pics inside the Lanhdyrock House, but trust me it is very well preserved.        


                  Fire pumps... The House's own fire department.         


The same picture without me... :-)

 View of the surrounding Cornish countryside from the Lanhdyrock House. 

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