Pirates of Cambridgeshire

Shiver me timbers! This pirate island has been custom built in a lake on a millionaire’s 60-acre private estate – in the arrrrrght of Cambridgeshire.

James Challis, a member of the local Dickerson family, created it in memory of his grandad, haulage and gravel extraction tycoon John.

Challis Island, just five miles from Cambridge, comes complete with a pub called The Black Doubloon, Coffer’s Cabin guest house, Lubber’s Locker beach hut Dead Man’s sun deck, it’s own special seal and an 18th century-style colonial Caribbean main street.

The island, not open to the public, was constructed by Kettering-based company The Master Wishmakers after the lake had become silted up.

Pirate fan James said: “We hope that it will be a fitting tribute to be enjoyed by many generations to come.

View Challis Island here

© Daily Mirror

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