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Towan Blystra

The town now known as Newquay began its life as a tiny fishing village. The curved headland acted as protection for the fishermen against the…

King and Queen of the Cornish Piskies

Cornish piskies are tiny mischievous faeryfolk, known elsewhere in the country as will-o’-the-wisps. Not to be confused by the Devonshire pixies, the Cornish piskies are…

Edward England

Edward England is said to have been an educated man, and one of the more humane pirate captains of the Golden Age. Born in Ireland…

Rosy the Cow

Rosy The Cow

The unlikely focus of one of Cornwall’s lesser known legends, is that of Rosy the cow. Rosy was famed throughout Cornwall for producing the most…

Top 10 Famous Female Pirates

A lot of people still think that only men were pirates – it’s true that some buccaneers believed that it would be bad luck to…

Anne Bonny

Anne Bonny was arguably the most famous female pirate to sail the seven seas. Along with Mary Read she found fame when she served as…

St Piran

March 5th marks St Piran’s Day, a celebration named after one of Cornwall’s patron saints. According to legend, St Piran was born in the 6th…

Captain Calico Jack reading a book to celebrate World Book Day at Pirate's Quest Newquay, Cornwall

Top Ten Favourite Pirate Books!

For World Book Day, the crew at Pirate’s Quest have selected their ‘top ten’ great Pirate books for some swashbuckling story telling! 10. PIRATE FREEDOM…

Howell Davis

Born in Wales in 1690, Captain Howell Davis was one of the most successful pirates that operated during the so called ‘Golden Age’. He started…

Samuel Bellamy

‘The Prince of Pirates’ and ‘Robin Hood of the Sea’- just a few of the nicknames given to Samuel Bellamy, more famously known as ‘Black…