English Myths and Magic: Five Destinations that Make Your Imagination Run Wild

Hankering after an escape from the everyday humdrum, we’re journeying to crumbling castles, underwater cities and haunted islands guaranteed to whisk every wild imagination beyond the worldly map.

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Hankering after an escape from the everyday humdrum, we’re journeying to crumbling castles, underwater cities and haunted islands guaranteed to whisk every wild imagination beyond the worldly map.

Pilgrimaging to sites steeped in mythological promise is far from your run-of-the-mill journey. As myths and legends become entwined with the identity of the landscape, each evolving with every retelling, the destination in question is elevated above the ordinary. Hankering after an escape from the everyday humdrum, we are journeying to places that take our wild imaginations beyond the worldly map.

You may think this particular genre of discovery has left no stone unturned, but the tapestry of England’s cultural heritage is so intricately embroidered that some threads weave through unnoticed. We’re spotlighting the familiar figures, local legends and little-known folktales that reveal the lost, the famous and the forgotten versions of England.

England’s Best Mythological Sites

1. Robin Hood’s Hideaway

Lud’s Cave, Peak District

2. The Site of King Arthur’s Magical Conception

Tintagel Castle, Cornwall

3. The Lambton Worm

Penshaw Hill, County Durham

4. St Herbert’s Haunted Island

Islands of Derwent Water, Cumbria

5. Yorkshire’s Atlantis

Lake Semerwater, Yorkshire Dales


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