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.
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