King Arthur: The Movie Tour
Inspired by Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur, the new adventure film directed by Guy Ritchie and starring Charlie Hunnam and Jude Law. This thrilling tour includes filming locations in England, Wales and Scotland as well as famous sites important to the legends of King Arthur.
Tour highlights include:
- Filming locations in Snowdonia, in South Wales, including Tryfan and Capel Curig.
- Filming locations in the Scottish Highlands including Shieldaig, Loch Torridon and Applecross and Isle of Skye.
- Locations in Windsor Great Park.
- Forest of Dene which was used for King Arthur's cave and a council scene, among others.
- Other key sites in Wales which appear in the Arthurian legends including the lake where Arthur threw Excalibur, the location where his knights lie sleeping and the site of an underground pool full of dragons.
- Caernarfon, with its thirteenth-century castle.
- Chester, reputedly Arthur's chief city, the Roman amphitheatre and harbour, the City Walls, Cathedral, Water Tower and Minevra Shrine
- King Arthur's Labyrinth where visitors walk through caverns showcasing the tales of King Arthur in stunning tableaux and a recreation of a Celtic village from 50AD.
- Cornwall with it many myths, Merlin's Cave, the lost kingdom of Lyonesse, St Michael's Mount, the ruins of Tintagel Castle and King Arthur's Great Halls.
- Glastonbury Abbey, rumoured to be the Isle of Avalon, to see the graves of Arthur and Guinevere, the Chalice Well and take part in the Glastonbury Tour.
- Winchester, which has long been identified with Camelot, to see the famous Round Table.
- Stonehenge, one of the wonders of the world and the best-known prehistoric monument in Europe with its new visitor centre and exhibition.
- Cadbury Castle, a hill fort monument and most likely site for Camelot.
Photographs: Main image: Caernarfon Castle, Wales ©VisitBritain/Lee Beel; Stonehenge © English Heritage; Snowdonia ©VisitBritain/Lee Beel.