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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Discover the secrets to Worcester's hidden past

Visit one of the most historic and haunted cities in England and learn about the secrets of the city on a historic walking tour.

Location: Worcester, Worcestershire

 

Immerse yourself in Byron's Nottinghamshire

Discover why notorious romantic poet Lord Byron was 'mad, bad and dangerous to know', with a sumptuous stay at his former home.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

 

Discover hidden Ice Age art at Creswell Crags

Hidden in a beautiful limestone gorge you'll find some of Britain's only known Ice Age art.

Location: Creswell, Nottinghamshire

 

Hunt for ghosts at the National Justice Museum

Named one of the most haunted buildings in Britain, the National Justice Museum was once home to the villainous Sheriff of Nottingham.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

 

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

 

Spend the night in Peverell's Tower

Pack your suitcase for a hair-raising and luxurious stay in Dover Castle’s former prison tower.

Location: Dover, Kent

 

Discover Dorset’s Myths and Legends

Tour the many landmarks, dotted along Dorset’s beautiful coast and countryside, and uncover their fascinating tales.

Location: Dorset

 

Uncover 900 years of horrible history on the Spice Island Ghost Walk

When things go bump in the night, do you investigate rather than hide under the covers? If that’s the case then you’ll love the hair-raising thrills of a paranormal walk around Portsmouth’s old city.

Location: Portsmouth , Hampshire

 

Meet the mysterious Long Man of Wilmington

Take a trip to discover this incredible figure situated on the South Downs, near Eastbourne.

Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex

 

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

 

Chase the Lincoln Imp at Lincoln Cathedral

Hear the story of the mischievous Imp that has been a symbol of Lincoln for centuries.

Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire

 

Uncover ghostly Brighton

Brighton is believed to be one of the most haunted places in England.

Location: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

 

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

 

Delve into the story of Dracula

Probe into the dramatic history of Bram Stoker’s Dracula in the very place where the stories of the bloodthirsty vampire were born.

Location: Whitby, North Yorkshire

 

Explore The Lake District's Secret Valley

Rannerdale lies between the smaller lakes of Buttermere and Loweswater, a true hidden gem in a place brimming with atmosphere and local legend.

Location: Buttermere, Cumbria

 

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

 

Hunt for the witches in the woods of Pendle

Embark on the interactive Pendle Sculpture Trail, and find the witches ceramic plaques in an atmospheric woodland setting.

Location: Pendle, Lancashire

 
Things to do on Halloween UK

5 gruesome murders in historical English homes

Some of England's historic houses and castles have played witness to some unsavoury tales of murder, deception and revenge.

 

Join Nottingham's famous ghost walk

The Original Nottingham Ghost Tours will take you on a spine-tingling walk around a city which is steeped in history.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

 

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

 

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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