Headland Hotel

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The Headland Hotel.
Towan Head and the Headland Hotel from Fistral Beach

The Headland Hotel is a Grade II listed building located in Newquay, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. It was opened in June 1900 and is built in a prominent position overlooking Fistral Beach and Towan Head.


The Headland Hotel was designed by the Cornish architect Silvanus Trevail and opened in June, 1900.[1] In 1911, Edward, Prince of Wales, and his brother Prince Albert (later Kings Edward VIII and George VI respectively) recuperated at the hotel after catching measles and mumps while studying at Royal Naval College, Dartmouth.[2]

The hotel is the setting of an adaptation of Roald Dahl's novel The Witches, and was renamed "Hotel Excelsior" for the 1990 film.[3]


  1. ^ "Our History". Retrieved 27 May 2013. 
  2. ^ Judd, Denis (1982). King George VI. London: Michael Joseph. p. 24. ISBN 0-7181-2184-8. 
  3. ^ "The location of the Headland Hotel". The Headland Hotel. Retrieved 2010-04-05. 

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Coordinates: 50°25′14″N 5°5′49″W / 50.42056°N 5.09694°W / 50.42056; -5.09694