Myths and Legends in England - Things to Do

Myths and Legends in England - Things to Do

Ours is a mystical and ancient land where legendary kings and queens, highwaymen, outlaws, witches and pirates once stalked. Which bedtime stories and famous myths are true? It doesn’t matter – the pleasure lies in believing they might be. Can you feel the presence of Robin Hood in the ancient oak trees of Sherwood Forest? Did Jesus Christ visit Glastonbury, built on the meeting point of ancient ley lines? Is Tintagel Castle the birthplace of the legendary warrior leader, King Arthur? Feel your spine tingle when you stand in the presence of these myths and legends in truly awe-inspiring places.

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Trip-trap along the troll’s trail

Trip-trap along the troll’s trail

This family-friendly cycle and walking path encompasses an exciting trail of artwork, sculpture and trolls under bridges.

Location: Newport, Isle of Wight

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Titanic & Liverpool: the untold story

Titanic & Liverpool: the untold story

Titanic & Liverpool: the untold story tells Titanic’s story from unique Liverpool perspectives, including Captain Smith and the 120 crew with Merseyside links.

Location: Liverpool, Merseyside

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Have a frightful Halloween with Dark Encounters

Have a frightful Halloween with Dark Encounters

Discover a spookier side of Portsmouth on a ghost walk around some of the most haunted spots in the city.

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

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Experience Cumbria’s soaring coastal cliffs at St Bees Head

Experience Cumbria’s soaring coastal cliffs at St Bees Head

Discover towering red sandstone cliffs, a perfect sandy beach and a rich past – part of England’s only Heritage Coast between Scotland and Wales.

Location: St Bees, Cumbria

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Join a ghost tour of England’s spookiest fortress

Join a ghost tour of England’s spookiest fortress

Join a spooky twilight tour at Eastbourne’s Redoubt Fortress this October for a fun and frightful tour around the creepy cobwebbed corridors.

Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex

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Learn prehistoric skills with Norfolk’s resident ‘caveman’

Learn prehistoric skills with Norfolk’s resident ‘caveman’

Norfolk’s resident ‘caveman’ Will Lord will teach you the long-forgotten skills of fashioning tools out of flints and even how to make deerskin clothes.

Location: Thetford, Norfolk

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Go ghost hunting in ‘Europe's most haunted city’

Go ghost hunting in ‘Europe's most haunted city’

York claims to be the world’s first city to run ghost walks – you’ll soon see why, with tales of murder, mayhem and gore at every corner.

Location: York, North Yorkshire

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Discover the gruesome past of Leicester's Guildhall

Discover the gruesome past of Leicester's Guildhall

One of the oldest civic buildings in the country, Leicester’s Guildhall stands beside Leicester Cathedral and has many gruesome stories to tell.

Location: Leicester

Price: Free

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Retrace the steps of Jack the Ripper

Retrace the steps of Jack the Ripper

Take a trip down murder lane with a Jack the Ripper walk on a dark winter’s evening and retrace the steps of the infamous Victorian monster.

Location: London, Greater London

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Get spooked in the dungeons

Get spooked in the dungeons

Dig deep into Lancashire's dark history and head to the Blackpool Tower Dungeon for scary stories galore.

Location: Blackpool, Lancashire

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Paranormal experiences at Tudor House and Garden

Paranormal experiences at Tudor House and Garden

Wonder what life was like during Henry VIII’s reign? Step in to the past in an ancient Southampton home.

Location: Southampton, Hampshire

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Go ghost hunting in Newcastle Castle

Go ghost hunting in Newcastle Castle

Uncover the horrifying history and hauntings of the castle from which Newcastle gets its name.

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear

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Walk with Ezekial Bone on the Ghost Guts & Gore Tour

Walk with Ezekial Bone on the Ghost Guts & Gore Tour

Hear some of the most horrific tales from Nottingham's past with resident ghost Ezekial Bone on the Ghost Guts and Gore Tour.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

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Visit the Wizard Merlin's sleeping place in Alderley Edge

Visit the Wizard Merlin's sleeping place in Alderley Edge

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

Location: Alderley Edge, Cheshire

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Join Bill Spectre on his award winning Ghost Trail

Join Bill Spectre on his award winning Ghost Trail

Dressed as a Victorian undertaker, Bill will lead you through the streets of this pretty city lifting the lid on this great seat of learning.

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire

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Enjoy tales of witches, monks and haunted pubs

Enjoy tales of witches, monks and haunted pubs

Head to Medieval Norwich this Halloween for spooky ghost walks and spine-chilling stories told by master storyteller, Man in Black.

Location: Norwich, Norfolk

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Be spooked on a Lincoln Ghost Tour this Halloween

Be spooked on a Lincoln Ghost Tour this Halloween

Hear the spooky tales of Lincoln’s past by foot or by open-top bus.

Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire

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Learn about Jack the Ripper at City of London Police Museum

Learn about Jack the Ripper at City of London Police Museum

This museum offers a fascinating insight into the deeds of criminals and villains, and looks at the lives of those who have guarded the City since 1839.

Location: London, Greater London

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Discover Bristol’s myths and legends

Discover Bristol’s myths and legends

Delve into ancient folklore and uncover Bristol’s iconic landmarks on a family city break

Location: Bristol

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Discover the village that fell into the sea

Discover the village that fell into the sea

One dark night in 1664, while local people were attending a wake, the whole village of Runswick slipped into the sea…

Location: Runswick Bay, North Yorkshire

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