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Cornwall Hotel, Camelot Castle, are talking about Tintagel’s very own Legend -King Arthur

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Stayed at a Cornwall hotel? Have you ever wondered about the legend that is King Arthur? Camelot Castle provides with a low down of the story behind this renowned King.

Tintagel, Cornwall, United Kingdom (PRUnderground) October 31st, 2013

It is a story of a renowned legend that sees many of the 4.5million visitors to the county of Cornwall every year flocking to immerse themselves in the surroundings and the aura that comes with the reputed birth place of the famous King Arthur. Camelot Castle Hotel lies in that place- Tintagel.

Cornwall hotels simply don’t get any closer than here at Camelot Castle as it overlooks the ruins of the iconic castle that King Uther Pendragon met with the beautiful Igraine and conceived King Arthur.

Legend has it that King Arthur was the famous British leader of the late 5th to early 6th centuries. He was the man, that the historically romanced stated, led the defence of Britain against Saxon invaders in the early 6th century.

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Merlin, who was a wise magician used his magic to set a sword in a stone. He did so as he knew that Arthur’s father was more than likely going to be killed in battle. In order to save the dynasty and the next heir to the throne, and after Merlin’s advice, Arthur was raised in secret under an anonymous identity.

When he set the sword into the stone he wrote on it, in letters of gold, with these words: “Whoso pulleth out this sword of this stone is the right wise born king of all England.” As you’d expect, many a contender had a go at removing the mighty sword from the stone. Contenders for the vacant throne after the death of King Uther had their attempts scuppered, until Arthur, by way of chance, extracted the sword. Following this he was crowned King.

The first reliable reference to Arthur is in the ‘Historia Brittonum’. Historia Brittonum was written by a Welsh monk by the name of Nennius around the year 830AD. Unlike many other references to King Arthur, Nennius referred to Arthur as a warrior as opposed to a king. Nennius goes on to lists twelve battles in which Arthur fought in, including Mount Badon and the City Of The Legion.

So, what is the truth behind the legend? Locating facts is obviously a very tasking endeavour. So ‘creative’ researchers can find what they want to find, while sceptics find nothing they can call concrete evidence. It really is down to what you want to believe. But here at Camelot Castle Hotel, as we overlook those spectacular ruins from the comfort of the rooms above, we can’t help but believe.

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About Camelot Castle Hotel

Here at Camelot Castle we offer an unmistakable setting over the Cornish coastline steeped in history and beauty. We are a perfect location for a romantic break as well as being a dog and pet friendly hotel too. A place of natural beauty and relaxation that is sure to bring that added extra to any vacation.

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