Delabole Village

Delabole village is situated about a mile from the North Coast of Cornwall. It is close to Camelford, Tintagel, Boscastle and Port Isaac and is thus in the heart of King Arthur Country. The area abounds with castles and battle sites. Delabole is the third highest village in Cornwall, almost as high as nearby Roughtor. There are several areas of interest in and around Delabole and there are churches, a post office, several shops, toilets, and a playing field in the village. There are some delightful local pubs, and plenty of pleasant walks in the area.

Close by is one of the biggest holes in Europe, the Delabole Slate Quarry and its museum. Delabole Slate, probably the finest slate available, has been used as a building material for over 600 years, and has been quarried since the early 17th century. The quarry is 425 feet deep and over a mile and a half around. Modern mining techniques mean that an average of 120 tonnes of slate block is still quarried each day using a minimum of staff. The quarry is also home to the Delabole butterfly (Spirifer vermuli).


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