This adventure trip is based on a king of Britain who defeated the Saxons and established an empire
Camelot. The very name summons images of knights in armor fair maidens in need of rescue, castles imposing their will on the countryside, and countless other true to life, historical romances. Let us not forget, however, Merlin the wizard, the magical sword Excalibur, the immortal Green Knight, and all the rest of the mythical elements of the King Arthur story.
King Arthur’s Round Table at Winchester Castle – Winchester is located at Hampshire, South East England. It hosts the Winchester Da Vinci Code was filmed here).
The Winchester 13th century at the heart of the Winchester Castle with the finest architectural designs.
The legendary Round Table at Winchester’s Great Hall was constructed in the late 12th century during the reign of Edward I. The creation was said to be initiated by King Edward because of his interest in Arthurian legend, and for his 1299 hosting of a Round Tables festival. This festival was a popular event during the middle ages around Europe to imitate King Arthur’s court. The table was made of English oak and weighs 1.25 tons with 18 feet height and 3 inches thick.
Stonehenge – Visit the awe inspiring prehistoric monument of Stonehenge, the most outstanding monument in the UK and a World Heritage Site. Hear about the many myths, legends and mysteries of this ancient monument, over 5000 years old, and take time to reflect upon its powerful presence. See the Celtic burial mounds where this ancient civilisation buried their leaders. Located in the English county of Wiltshire, about 2.0 miles (3.2 km) west of Amesbury and 8 miles (13 km) north of Salisbury.
Glastonbury – Venture into King Arthur’s Avalon and explore the mystery, chivalry and romance of King Arthur. Enjoy a leisurely walk up Glastonbury Tor and enjoy breathtaking views from this fabled Isle of Avalon, rich in myth and legend.
Visit the tranquil Chalice Well Gardens a timeless and sacred place full of legend, symbolism and atmosphere a place whose history has no beginning. Drink from the magical red and white springs.
Explore Glastonbury Abbey, the final resting place of King Arthur and his queen, Guinevere and once a major centre of culture and learning. An earlier legend tells of how Joseph of Arimathea brought the Holy Grail to Glastonbury and built a simple church on the site of this great abbey, possibly the first Christian church in England, “the holiest earthe in England”. Stonehenge is said to be the burial place of Uther Pendragon.
Tintagel Castle – Best known for King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, Tintagel Castle is situated in Cornwall, in the northwest corner of England. Tintagel Castle was built 800 years ago by the Earl of Cornwall, brother of the King of England. The earl was intrigued by the legends of King Arthur and his infamous Camelot. The castle was constructed to resemble the court where it’s believed King Arthur reigned for so many years.
The remains of Tintagel Castle are worth visiting simply for the views. The Castle lies on the South West Coast Path and is most impressively approached along a footpath from Glebe Hill in the west. Continuing along the path and its spectacular coastal scenery, you’ll come to Tintagel Castle. At low tide, it’s worth descending to Tintagel Beach (a good swimming spot) where you’ll also be able to see Merlin’s Cave. Like America, with its Civil War re-enactments, England has its King Arthur mock battles. Each summer, hundreds of enthusiasts come to relive the days of King Arthur and his knights.
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