Are you looking for information about how to get to Aleister Crowley’s house in Cornwall?
Look no further, everything you need to know is here. If you are in a rush you can skip to the end of my blog and watch my video.
Firstly, here’s a bit of background about Aleister Crowley.
Who was Aleister Crowley?
Aleister Crowley was born on 12th October 1875 to a wealthy family in Cheltenham Spa, UK. He died on 01st December 1947. He was an Occultist, Writer, and Mountaineer who was a practitioner of ‘Magick’ (his pronunciation) and he also called himself ‘The Beast 666’.
You can read more about Aleister Crowley here.
How to get to Aleister Crowley’s house
Head towards a small village not far from St Ives in West Cornwall called Zennor.
Park in the small car park in the Zennor. A donation of £1 to park is requested. There is also limited on-street parking available. Please bear in mind Zennor is a very small village and gets inundated with tourists during the holiday season.
I can highly recommend having a pint of the local stout by the roaring fire in the Tinners Arms.
Follow the road around past the pub and church and head up out of the village back onto the main road.
Turn left when you get to the top of the road and walk up a bit until you see the public footpath sign on the right-hand side of the road.
You’ll pass this traditional phone box and small hut on your way up the road
Follow the beaten path up the gradual hill.
Follow the marked signpost.
Walk over the steps and cross the field.
Pass through the gate.
Stick to the more natural-looking path on the right, don’t pass through the gap in the wall on the left.
Continue on the path and cross over these steps through the stone wall.
Continue on the path until you get to this gap in the stone wall.
Head to the top of the path until you get to the rock outcrop.
Wander past the rocky outcrop and look to your right, You should see Aleister Crowley’s house in the near distance.
Your first glimpse of Aleister Crowley’s house (just peeking through the bamboo plants on the left of this picture) Yes, it’s bamboo, it grows all over Cornwall when the conditions are right.
Here it is in all its glory. You can climb over the barbed wire here or carry on walking along the wall to where eventually you can follow the path around to the back of the house.
In and around Aleister Crowley’s house
A car presumably abandoned by the previous owner.
What you see as you walk through the main door.
Evidence of squatters in recent times.
666 the number of the beast!!!!!!
Someones had a tidy up recently. Those bottles in the plastic box used to be arranged on the shelf over the fireplace.
If you are in a rush you can watch this 60 second Instagram video of my time wandering around Aleister Crowley’s house.
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