Llandoger Trow

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The 1664 Llandoger Trow pub building is rumored to have been the inspiration for the Admiral Benbow in Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Treasure Island” and the place where Daniel Defoe met Alexander Selkirk, his inspirition for “Robinson Crusoe.” Some believe the pub may even have been visited a time or two by Edward Teach, aka the pirate Captain Blackbeard. The pub is haunted by a ghost with a limp, according to the sound of the footsteps of someone who is dragging a leg. Rumor has it that it’s the spirit of Pierre, a little boy who died here long ago. Apparitions have been seen from time to time.

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Llandoger Trow
King St Bristol
City of Bristol
United Kingdom

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51.451946096948156, -2.5931218239425107
City of Bristol
Nearest Towns:
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  1. I lived in the real Llandoger Trow in the 1950’s. The LLandoger was owned by my Aunt and Uncle and we lived with them for several yours (two occasions), once in 1952 and again in 1957.The Llandoger was just the first building, not the three that it is now. I heard plenty of noises, but for me it was the staircase that always scared me. I sensed a presence their on many occasions and did not know anything about Pierre who is now the main ghost discussed the most. A small crippled child who is usually sensed on the staircase.. I even bought my school class to the LLandoger for a visit. The tunnel was still in the basement (boarded up) and the chains for the slaves were still on the wall. A childhood memory I will never forget. I re-visited the site in 2012 for my 41st wedding anniversary and still had weird things happen when they let me sit on the old staircase for a picture.

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