This February, Bodmin Jail is inviting guests to celebrate an alternative Valentine’s month with its ‘Broken Hearts’ tour.

The award-winning Heritage Guides will entice guests with a Danse Macabre through historical tales of the love-lorn and crimes of the heart.

This dark romantic romp will whisk visitors into the Victorian and Georgian world of marital poisonings, betrayed lovers, murderous couples and heart-rendering hangings.

The new seasonal ‘Broken Hearts’ guided tour runs at 2pm every day from February 7 to February 27 and lasts 2 hours.

This seasonal tour will be addressing the ultimate Cornish whodunnit, the murder of Charlotte Dymond in 1844.

Thousands came to see Matthew Weeks hanged for the crime, a culmination of thwarted love, jealousy and finger pointing.

The evidence implies he didn’t do it, but guests are being asked to make their own minds up.

The Bodmin Jail team are asking people join them this February for the ‘Broken Hearts’ tour and step into the dark side of love.

Alison Warren, General Manager explained: "This alternative Valentine’s tour offers our guests an extra special experience this February.

"Steeped in history, the ‘Broken Hearts’ tour has something for everyone, and we are looking forward to welcoming visitors to Cornwall, families and locals alike to enjoy a tour that will raise ghosts of Valentines past.

"We’d like to say that they all lived happily-ever-after, but the course of true love never ran that smoothly. "

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