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The Legendary King Arthur Once Visited These Sights In Britain

Travelers Today       By    JC Santos

Updated: Mar 29, 2017 04:20 AM EDT

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Two mythological characters dominate Britain's legends - one being the witty and daring Sherlock Holmes, and the other is King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. Their stories span battles across Britain and the United Kingdom, with Glastonbury being famous as King Arthur's final resting place. But the legendary king had frequented these locations mostly for serious purposes.

Castle Dore in Cornwall is a quick drive to the United Kingdom district. But instead of a castle, one can only see a plaque that most historians believe to be the accurate location of King Mark. The castle is said to be the place where a love triangle was triggered by a wrongful consumption of a love potion in fictional accounts. Historians believe the castle to be around since the fourth and first century.

After Cornwall, Arthurians could head to Dozmary Pool in the same district. The body of water is not appropriate for swimming or water activities due to the drenched marshes and algae habitat surrounding it. It was here the "Lady of the Lake" lived according to Urban Ghosts. It is the same location where King Arthur asked Sir Bedivere to return the legendary sword of Excalibur upon his death.

According to Lonely Planet, it was possible that King Arthur held court in South Wales' Caerleon, specifically in the Roman Amphitheater, which accurately resembles descriptions of the famous Round Table where the loyal knights of Arthur met with him. It is strongly believed that the kingdom of Camelot is in Southern Wales.

In England's northeast lay Alnwick Castle which is famously featured in "Harry Potter's" series of movies as Hogwarts. Alnwick Castle was possibly once the Castle of Lancelot according to accounts by Thomas Malory who wrote in the 15th-century. Lancelot was Arthur's best knight and the biggest traitor to his King having stolen the heart of Arthur's love, Guinevere.

Perhaps the biggest proof that King Arthur indeed walked on the unspeaking lands of Britain is the Winchester Great Hall in Hampshire, which features the huge Winchester Round Table. It is believed to have been made from the 13th century. King Henry VIII had the Great Hall restored, allowing the hall to remain intact until today.

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