Follow King Arthur’s trail in Shropshire

Oswestry, Shropshire

King Arthur (the real one!) was born, lived and died in Shropshire. No, really. And his Queen Guinevere was a Shropshire lass too.

Did you know that King Arthur was actually a king of the Votadini tribe, who did their pillaging around Viroconium, now Wroxeter Roman City?

He married a local girl too, the good lady Guinevere, who came from Oswestry. 

The King Arthur we have been brought up with was a romantic figure surrounded by his Knights of the Round Table. But much of this was based on myth and legend drawn from the Medieval Arthurian Romances. 

The King Arthur Trail helps you discover the man behind the myth. Visit the sites most associated with the legendary king, including the sword in the stone at Mitchell’s Fold Stone Circle, the Holy Grail at Whittington Castle and Lady Guinevere birthplace at Old Oswestry.

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