Dozmary Pool – Cornwall, England - Atlas Obscura

Dozmary Pool

Now nearly dry, this lake is said to be the ancient home of the Lady of the Lake, and was once thought to be bottomless. 


Dozmary Pool is a legendary body of water located on Bodmin Moor.

In 1951, the pool received a designation as a Site of Special Scientific Interest, but its historical importance stretches back much further than that.

Local legend holds that Dozmary Pool is where the Lady of the Lake from many Arthurian tales could be found. Most notably, the legends suggested that it was here that King Arthur was granted the sword Excalibur.  The legends may outlast the lake itself, however. Long supposed to be bottomless, the lake is now only a few feet deep and sometimes dries up completely. 

Know Before You Go

The pool is reached off a minor road from the A30 near the Jamaica Inn from Bolventor.

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