King Arthur, Cornwall

King Arthur at Tintagel, Cornwall

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Discover the land where the legends of King Arthur were born in North Cornwall.

You can embark on a mythical quest unearthing the recognisable landscapes, full of magic and mystery, and follow in the footsteps of the imaginative Arthurian tale.

The tale of King Arthur is world famous, with the stories about Camelot, Guinevere and Excalibur being retold across the world for centuries – 20th Century Fox's latest film 'The Kid who would be King' is just one adaption of the story, staring Louis Ashbourne Serkis, Tom Taylor, Rebecca Ferguson, and Patrick Stewart. The plot follows a young boy who finds King Arthur's legendary sword Excalibur, and must then use it to stop an ancient enchantress from destroying the world. 

Filmed partly in Cornwall on Bodmin Moor, watch the clip here


The King Arthur Trail

Come to Cornwall to encounter King’s Arthur’s true country, where you can escape across the brand new bridge to the mystical and eerie Tintagel Castle, then continue onto King Arthur's Great Halls in the centre of the village, onto St. Nectan's Glen, the Rocky Valley, and then to the site of his final battle at Slaughterbridge. 

You can continue your epic journey even further, and visit the medieval market town of Camelford (a reputed site of Camelot), then onto King Arthur's Hall on Bodmin Moor and finally visit Dozmary Pool where King Arthur’s sword ‘Excalibur’ is reputed to lie.

Other Arthurian connections include Castle an Dinas, Castle Dore and the Tristan Stone near the harbour town of Fowey. 

You can learn more about the legend by exploring the King Arthur Trail in Cornwall, which is available to download as The Avalon App, available in both Android and Apple online app stores, or why not spend the day with a knowledgeable tour guide being driven around the areas sites.


Plan your trip using the map and then check out the Accommodation, Things To Do and Places To Eat and Drink etc below.

King Arthur Tour Map