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Many his­to­ri­ans are con­vinced Arthur re­ally did ex­ist, and these lo­ca­tions have all been linked to the leg­end…

Carlisle Cas­tle

Many be­lieve this was Arthur’s Camelot – you can even buy a replica of his sword from the gift shop. In re­al­ity, Carlisle Cas­tle was the main fortress of Eng­land’s north-west­ern bor­der with Scot­land. En­try from $12, english-her­itage.org.uk.

King Arthur’s Round Ta­ble

Just south of Carlisle Cas­tle at Ea­mont Bridge you’ll find this ne­olithic henge, from around 2000 BC. The low cir­cu­lar grass plat­form sur­rounded by a wide ditch is though to be Arthur’s Round Ta­ble and pos­si­bly also a joust­ing area.

Glas­ton­bury

Be­fore it was known for its an­nual mu­sic fes­ti­val, this lit­tle town in the south west of Eng­land is where monks claimed to have dis­cov­ered the bones of Arthur and his queen at Glas­ton­bury Abbey. It’s also be­lieved Ex­cal­ibur was forged nearby.

Tin­tagel Cas­tle

This 12th-cen­tury cas­tle ruin in Corn­wall is said to be where King Arthur was con­ceived. Check out the cas­tle’s Where

His­tory Meets Leg­end ex­hi­bi­tion, then hit the beach cafe below! En­try from $15, english-her­itage.org.uk.

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