The Dorsetarian

Dorset Ghost Walks

If you are looking for something different this year, then ghost tours can provide some great entertainment, especially if they're ghost tours after dark.
Alistair Chisholm's Dorchester Ghost Walks
Weymouth Ghost Walks
Haunted Harbour Tours
Granny Cousin's Ghost Walks of Old Poole Town
The Bridport Ghost Walk

The Little Green Dragon Hand Painted Gifts

Mermaid of Church Ope Cove

Location: Church Ope Cove, Portland

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The Mermaid Inn

On the southeast side of Portland there is a beautiful little cove called Church Ope Cove.

The former 'Mermaid Inn' above the cove commemorates that a mermaid actually once came ashore there!

Some say she was there as the people were going to a service at St. Andrew's Church, while others suggest that she was taken up to the church and died at noon.

But what ever may be, this incident must have happened many centuries ago, for the church was abandoned in July 1756 and now lies in ruins.

The Mermaid Inn Sign

Church Ope Cove, Portland

The Mermaid Inn Sign Church Ope Cove, Portland