Sites and Locations of Arthurian Legend

 
 


Mount Badon

Location: Swindon (Wiltshire) - Liddington Castle
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This defensive hillfort may be the mythical Mount Baton, where King Arthur defeated the Saxons.


 
 


Merlin

Location: Tintagel (Cornwall) - Tintagel Castle
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A place featuring in Arthurian legend (Arthur is said to have been born here), the cave under the castle is said to be the one time home of Merlin. His spirit now shows a reluctance to leave the place. A ghostly horseman was reported by one witness, who promptly named the spirit as King Arthur.


 
 


Excalibur

Location: Trent (Dorset) - Trent Barrow, pool
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Pool still present
Further Comments: This pool is said by some to be the location of King Arthur's Excalibur.


 
 


Drowned Beast

Location: Tywyn (Gwynedd) - Llyn Barfog (aka Bearded Lake)
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A monster which made a nuisance of itself in the neighbourhood was killed by the hero Huw Gadarn, who drowned the creature. Another tale says that the hero involved was King Arthur. The area is also known for its fairies.


 
 


Badon

Location: Uffington (Oxfordshire) - Uffington Castle
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This location has been named as another possible site where the Battle of Badon occurred.


 
 


Dane Battle site

Location: Westbury (Wiltshire) - Bratton Camp, aka Bratton Castle
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This location is said to be the battlefield where King Arthur defeated the Danes.


 
 


Concealed Treasure

Location: Whitchurch (Hereford & Worcester) - King Arthur's Cave
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Still present
Further Comments: Arthur hid much of his loot in this cave, which Merlin then protected with a spell, ensuring the treasure would never be found.


 
 


Long Man of Wilmington

Location: Wilmington (Sussex) - Windover Hill
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Still present
Further Comments: This tall hill giant, cut into the soft chalk base, stands around seventy metres in height and is thought to represent any one of several legendary figures. A phantom black dog is also reputed to lurk above the figure, and a local legend says that Arthur fought one of his battles nearby.


 
 


Man in Three Corner Hat

Location: Winchester (Hampshire) - Castle Hall
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1973
Further Comments: Seen by a prisoner in the building, this ghost disappeared from sight as it walked through a wall. As a side point, the hall is also home to King Arthur's round table, though it is likely to be a fake.


 
 


Round Table

Location: Winchester (Hampshire) - Winchester Castle
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Still present
Further Comments: The Round Table that is on display here, alleged to belong to King Arthur, is more than likely a fake made many years after his death.


 
 


Whispering

Location: Wolverhampton (West Midlands) - White Ladies Priory
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 20 October 2010, 19:30h
Further Comments: A small group of people who visited the site reported hearing faint whisperings and bangs, although only the female members of the group could perceive them. One legend says that Queen Guinevere retired to the priory after the death of King Arthur.


 
 


Amr's Resting Place

Location: Wormelow Tump (Hereford & Worcester) - Tump (no longer present - destroyed in 1896)
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The Bowl Barrow or burial mound which once stood in the village was said to belong to Amr, King Arthur's son.


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