Visit the Wizard Merlin's sleeping place in Alderley Edge

Alderley Edge, Cheshire

Spend the day exploring the magical area in Cheshire’s Alderley Edge where Merlin and King Arthur are reputedly sleeping in enchanted repose.


Explore the magical ‘Wizard Walk’. A traditional tale describes a wizard travelling past the Seven Firs, Golden Stone and Stormy Point to the Iron Gates, a magical entrance to the underworld.

Follow this trail up to Engine Vein, home to the Seven Firs. Pass the Druids’ Stone Circle to Stormy Point with its spectacular views across the Cheshire Plain.

Next, see Devil’s Grave, a cave mouth which drops into a maze of ancient tunnels. Finally, reach the Golden Stone before heading to the Wizard restaurant for lunch.

Nearby is the Wizard’s Well, a watering hole that never runs dry, with the inscription ’Drink of this and take thy fill - for this water falls by the wizard’s will.’

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