Discover King Arthur and Guinevere’s romantic homeland

Oswestry, Shropshire

King Arthur, (the real one), was born, lived and died in Shropshire. His Queen Guinevere was also a Shropshire lass too.

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Perfectly sane academics make the case that Arthur was actually a king of the Votadini tribe. They did their pillaging and what-not around Viroconium, close to Wroxeter Roman City. He married a local girl too, the good lady Guinevere actually came from Oswestry. The King Arthur Trail will help you discover the real King Arthur and explain those stories most associated with Arthur and show you the real sites which connect back to them; including the sword in the stone, the Holy Grail, Camelot and the Lady Guinevere.

The King Arthur we have all been brought up with was a romantic figure surrounded by his Knights of the Round Table. Much of this was based on myth and legend drawn from the Medieval Arthurian Romances, but like many legends they nearly all have some basis in fact - facts which get lost in the mists of time.

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