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