Places to See

VLUU L100, M100  / Samsung L100, M100Armorica
The capital of Corentin, Armorica sits within the largest natural harbor on the island.  Meaning ‘By The Sea’ in the Breton language, it is home to a number of landmarks, including the 19th Century warship The King James which is in dry dock, the seven-story Archibald’s Toy Emporium, and the renowned Museum of Local and Natural History.  Armorica also contains Crusoe Park, where the annual Summer Festival is held every Hañv Bank Holiday.
Arnev CastleArnev Castle
Dating back to the 13th century, Arnev Castle was mostly deserted as of the late 1600's, and due to its remote location it remained unused thereafter, falling into ruin over the years. Today parts of the main hall and adjoining rooms can be walked around, as can the lower level of the keep.  Certain ramparts remain accessible, and a visitor to the site will find the entrance archway amazingly well preserved.  The castle also is used annually on October 31st for the traditional Corentin Halloween party, when ghosts of long-departed prisoners are said to walk the walls once more.
Autumn BayAutumn Bay
Situated on the most north-easterly point of the island, Autumn Bay is predominantly a fishing village, accounting for over 80% of the locally-caught fish that is brought onto Corentin.  While somewhat famous for its seals which congregate on Becquith Point, the most notorious feature to be found there are the barrow mounds which cover the northern shore, being the final resting places of ancient kings and queens who used to rule Corentin in the distant past, and who are believed by many to haunt the area still today.
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The quaint old village with its odd assortment of stone and brick buildings houses The Old Jail Museum, which has been restored to look and feel as it would have done 200 years ago, when the renowned criminal Charlie Augustine was housed there.  Having been caught sheltering from a storm, the man wanted for multiple robberies and murders tried, and almost succeeded, in escaping his first night, and visitors can today see the very cell where he was kept.
Eight Armies HillEight Armies Hill
A small hill that is situated in the middle of the island, this spot would be nondescript if it wasn’t for the eight towering oak trees that shade its summit.  Legend tells of eight armies that once fought for control over Corentin, and that it was on this spot that they came together in one final battle.  Story does not tell of a winner, but it does state that the commander of each army was slain there, and that an oak tree grew at each of the spots where they fell.
Glasaod 2Glasaod
Located on the north shore of the island, situated between Glasaod Lake and the Atlantic Ocean, the village’s most famous inhabitant is Greenback, the mythical sea monster who is meant to live in the lake there.  Despite many fuzzy photographs, no proof has ever been found of her existence, although this doesn’t stop visitors in their thousands every year from taking a trip to the area to get a look for themselves.
The ancient town on Hingleton is famous for the fort that bears its name – although mostly in ruins today, cannons chained down at the site make for a great photo opportunity.  Perched upon the highest spot for miles around, the site provides an excellent viewpoint over Lookout Rock (home of the Corentin Lookout Lighthouse) and Winter Island, as well as on a clear day the Shark’s Teeth (the infamous rocks that have caused so many shipwrecks over the years).  One highlight in the town itself is Capt’ Landjack’s Pirate & Shipwreck Museum, which contains numerous unique artifacts recaptured from the ocean floor.
The small village of Hornside, located on the south-east corner of Corentin with a wide sandy beach situated in a bay that draws sunbathers from Armorica, is best known as being the entry point up to the World War II fortifications.  Built to defend against any invasion, the gun placements there saw frequent use during the war defending against air attacks on the island’s ship building areas.  Although today many of the tunnels are off limits due to collapses, there is a museum and restored rooms for the tourist to visit.  Hornside’s additional claim to fame is that it was home to Corentin’s most famous author, Padriga Paquet.
Istor IslandIstor Island
Perhaps the most famous location on Corentin, Istor Island is home to Eldridge’s Keep and, most importantly, The Giants.  Positioned at five different points on the small island, these stone statues stare out over the Atlantic Ocean facing perfectly north, north-east, east, south-east, and south.  Ranging today from a pair of feet up to two full-height figures, nobody knows who, how, or when they were created, and their mystery is celebrated throughout Corentin.
Close to the base of Arnev Hill, Kador is built around a large village green, where most of the area’s activity takes place.  The village itself often serves as a starting point for those heading on to visit Arnev Castle, while horse trekking is another popular pastime.  Just to the west of Kador is the island’s dinosaur museum, Them Ol’ Bones, which displays finds only from Corentin, as well as Cutlass Copse, the supposedly haunted band of trees that are said to whisper to those who pass through.
Melen ForestMelen Forest
Once a part of the Becquith Estate, the area is heavily wooded, and today is a Corentin Preservation Society Protected Area.  Home to a wide abundance of plant and animal life, there are a number of sub-species here which are believed to exist nowhere else on earth, including the Flared-Nosed Frog, the Thwarberling Tuckamander, the Semi-Pygmy Shrew, and the Becquith Pine.
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With a wonderful view out over the five islands of Charlotte’s Finger, Nook’s End was once an important stop for those travelling up the western shore of the island.  Today it is known for its bed & breakfasts, attracting many people who want to get away for a few days and enjoy the tranquility of the small village and cliff walks.  It is also the site for St. Barnabas Church, which is the oldest functioning church on Corentin.
Pell MenezPell Menez
Once the hub of commerce on the island, due to it’s being at the center of the lucrative tin mining industry, there was a time when Pell Menez was home to more millionaires per square mile than anywhere else in the United Kingdom.  The decline of the mines however culminated with the closing of the last of the pits in the 1970’s, and with its remote location on Corentin’s north-west tip, Pell Menez has fallen on hard times.
The home of the only pier on Corentin, which stretches some 303 meters out into the Atlantic Ocean, Sandmarket is known for its wide golden beach and seaside attractions.  It is also the closest town to Istor Island and its stone Giants, being about an hour’s walk via the headland path, which proves a very popular day trip with locals and tourists alike.  Sandmarket also is home to the Choko’s headquarters and manufacturing plant, Corentin’s famous chocolatier.
Smuggler's CoveSmuggler's Cove
Tucked away on the western shore within Archant Sound, Smuggler’s Cove is inaccessible either by foot or boat, and can be reached only via mooring offshore and wading in through the series of sharp rocks that guard the golden sands of the small inlet.  Despite its secluded nature, it was the site of one of the most famous pirate battles ever fought on Corentin, where the majority of the notorious pirate ship Firemast were ambushed in 1812 by local law enforcement together with The Royal Navy, resulting in the death of all the pirates there, as well as five of ambushers, who are celebrated still as the Firemast Five.
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Located on the northern slopes of Arnev Hill, Treuzell was once a bustling village providing provisions and merchandise to the miners and merchants of Pell Menez.  However, with the closing of the last of the tin mines, the railway soon followed a similar fate, and now the Treuzell Tunnel which runs through Arnev Hill is boarded up, famous only as the site of the Treuzell Tunnel Terror.  The village itself in turn became deserted, and today is little more than outlines of old buildings and a decaying railway platform.