List of Arthurian Locations

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As with many mythologies, the Arthurian Legends take place surrounding real locations. In fact, many think that some characters and events might have actually existed. This is our list of Arthurian locations that takes you to some of these possibilities.

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This list compiles both mythical locations like Avalon, and real-world locations like Glastonbury. Each of these locations has some association with the Arthurian legends, whether mythical or real. Many are listed that are thought to be the actual locations of certain key events, such as the Battle of Badon, a legendary battle that probably took place, and is thought to be led by the real-world Arthur.

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1Alnwick Castle, NorthumberlandOne of two possibilites for Lancelot's Castle, Joyous Guard, as proposed by Thomas Malory.Lancelot
2Amesbury, WiltshireGuenevere retires to a nunnery at Amesbury after the death of Arthur.Guenevere
3Arthuret, CumbriaBattle of Arthuret took place here, resulting in the madness of Myrddin.Merlin
4Arthur's Bed, CornwallA stone monolith that is partially hollowed out like a coffin.Arthur
5Arthur's O'en, StirlingshireAn old Roman building.
6Arthur's Quoit, AngleseyStone structures associated with magalithic burial places.
7Arthur's Seat, EdinburghMountain near Edinburge that is associated with Arthur.ArthurRead More
8Arthur's Stone, West GlamorganAn ancient stone, part of a megalith, of which Arthur's ghost is sometimes said to emerge.Arthur
9Arthur's Stone, DorstoneThe name given to a megalithic burial site in this area.
10AvalonThe legendary island inhabited by the Lady of the Lake, Morgan le Fay, and others.Lady of the Lake, Morgan le FayRead More
11Badbury Rings, DorsetOne of the possible locations of the Battle at Badon Hill.Arthur
12Bamburgh Castle, NorthumberlandAnother possible location for Joyous Guard, Lancelot's castle.Lancelot
13Bath, AvonAnother possible location for the Battle at Badon Hill, as per History of the Kings of Britain.Arthur
14Ben Arthur, StrathclydeA steep mountain with a section also known as Arthur's seat.Arthur
15Birdoswald, CumbriaOne of the possible sites of the Battle of Camlann.Arthur, Mordred
16Brecon Beacons, PowysTwo peaks in this region form Arthur's ChairArthur
17Brent Knoll, SomersetArthur challenged three giants who lived on this hill. The hill did have Iron Age defenses.Arthur
18Cadbury Castle, SomersetOne of the possible locations for Camelot. An old Iron Age fortress did exist at one time.Arthur
19Caer Gai, GwyneddName menas the "stronghold of Cai", or Kay from the Arthurian legends.Kay
20Caerleon, GwentAccording to History of the Kings of Britain, Arthur held court here.Arthur
21Camelford, CornwallOne possible location of Camelot, according ot later writers.Arthur
22CamelotThe legendary city and/or castle where Arthur held his court.ArthurRead More
23CamboglannaAn ancient site possibly located along Hadrian's wall, thought to be the site of the battle of Camlann.Arthur, MordredRead More
24CamlannThe legendary location of Arthur's death. Possibly located in Birdoswald or Castlesteads.Arthur, Mordred
25CardiganArthur holds court here in some early stories like Erec and Enide.Arthur
26Carlisle, CumbriaSome old romances show Arthur holding court here. Malory has Guinevere exposed and sentenced here.Guinevere
27Carmarthen, DyfedThe legendary location of Merlin's birth.Merlin
28Carn March Arthur, GwyneddThere is a rock with an indentation that is supposed to be the hoofprint of Arthur's horse.Arthur
29Castle Canyke, CornwallPossible location of Kelliwic from Culhwch and Olwen, where Arthur held court.Arthur
30Castle Dore, CornwallAn Iron Age hillfort associated with King Mark and Tristan.Mark, Tristan
31Castlesteads, CumbriaPossible location of Camboglanna, thought to be Camlann.Arthur, Mordred
32Catterick, North YorkshireThought to be Catraeth, the location found in Y Gododdin.
33Chalice Well, GlastonburyA spring in Glastonbury though to be the spring visited by Lancelot in Perlesvaus.Lancelot, Avalon
34Chester, CheshireThe site of Arthur's ninth battle in Historia Brittonum.Arthur
35Craig Arthur, DenbighshireThe end of a rocky ridge near an old hillfort.Arthur
36Dinas Emrys, GwyneddThe supposed site of Vortigern's tower. Excavations have revealed settlements dating back to that time period.Vortigern, Merlin
37Dover, KentThe site of Arthur's return after Mordred's betrayal, and the site of Gawain's death.Arthur, Gawain
38Dozmary Pool, CornwallThe supposed site of Excalibur's return.Arthur, Lady of the Lake
39Drumelzier, BordersThe supposed location of Merlin's grave.Merlin
40Dumbarton Rock, StrathclydeThe legendary location of Mordred's birth.Mordred
41Eildon Hills, BordersArthur and his knights supposedly sleep in a hidden cavern beneath these hills.Arthur
42Glastonbury, SomersetThe legendary location of Avalon, as well as Arthur and Guinevere's grave.Arthur, Guenevere, Avalon
43Gloucester, GloucestershirePart of the Culhwch and Olwen and Peredur stories.
44Killibury, CornwallOne of the legendary locations of Kelliwic, Arthur's court in the Welsh Triads.Arthur
45King Arthur's Downs, CornwallThere are two bronze age stone circles here.
46King Arthur's Hall, CornwallThe name of a large rectangular earthwork.
47Liddington Castle, WiltshireOen more proposed location for the Battle of Badon Hill. There was an iron age hillfort here.Arthur
48LlongborthThe site of a battle in which Geraint died in Geraint son of Erbin.Geraint/Erec
49LondonMany sources place Arthur's court in London.Arthur
50LyonesseA possible location for the legendary kingdom of Tristan and other figures. Possibly the Isles of Scilly.Tristan
51Maiden Castle, DorsetAn iron age castle often compared to the Castle of Maidens in Arthurian literature.
52Merlin's Chair, CarmarthenA chair-like summit. Merlin is said to be sleeping beneath the hill.Merlin
53Merlin's Mound, MarlboroughAn earthwork thought to be Merlin's grave.Merlin
54Moel Arthur, ClwydAn old earthwork named after ArthurArthur
55Mousehole, CornwallA rock where Merlin was said to prophesy.Merlin
56Mt. EdnaOne possible location of Avalon.AvalonRead More
57OrkeneysHome of King Lot and his sons, Gawain, Agravaine, Caheris, and Gareth.Gawain
58Pen Arthur, DyfedA hill associated with Arthur throwing a boulder for a full mile from the summit.Arthur
59Pendragon Castle, CumbriaTraditional site of Uther Pendragon's fortress.Uther
60The Pillar of Eliseg, ClwydA stone cross with a Latin inscription mentioning Vortigern.Vortigern
61St. Govan's Chapel, DyfedClaimed to be the location of Gawain's tomb.Gawain
62Samson, The Isles of ScillyThe supposed location of a fight between Arthur and Morholt/Marhaus.Arthur
63Silchester, HampshireIn History of the Kings of Britain, Arthur is crowned here.Arthur
64Slaughter Bridge, CornwallOld bridge associated both with Arthur's birth and his death.Arthur
65Stonehenge, WiltshireIn Arthurian Legend the stones were brought to Britain from Ireland by Merlin. Also supposedly the grave of Ambrosius Aurelianus.Merlin
66Tintagel, CornwallThe mythical birth place of Arthur.Arthur
67Tristan's Stone, CornwallA stone monolith with an inscription thought to refer to Tristan and Mark.Tristan
68Wearyall Hill, GlastonburyThe traditional site where Joseph of Arimathea planted his staff where the Holy Thorn now grows.Joseph of Arimathea
69Winchester, HampshireThe site of an old table claimed by Henry VIII to be the Round Table of Arthurian legend.Arthur

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