Myth and Legend: The Best Supernatural Landmarks of England
Although the British are known around the world for their stiff upper lip and no-nonsense attitude, if you look a little deeper, you’ll see that British people can be incredibly superstitious in their own way. The first conquest of the island was made by the Romans, followed by a long period of Christian rulers, the most famous of whom was King Arthur.
Now, British people may debate the existence of an actual King Arthur, but secretly, people love the myth of the mysterious king who ruled for decades in peace and prosperity. If you believe in ghosts, or simply want to explore some of England’s mythical past, here are the places you should be adding to your list.
We can’t talk about mythical England without talking about Stonehenge, so let’s start with this one. Stonehenge is a gigantic, primitive stone circle that has been a source of speculation for centuries. No one knows exactly what purpose it served, but at least now people generally agree on who made it and when.
It was built by Neolithic British islanders around 3000 BCE. What’s remarkable about Stonehenge is many of the stones were sourced from an area far away from the Wiltshire moors where construction took place, meaning that builders would have had to haul them over 155 miles from Wales.