The Vale of Avalon and Arthurian Centre
Good news! We are open! We have invested during 2021/22 to improve your visit. There is a new 'Muse' garden, orchard, den building area and tree house as well as 16 acres/ 10 hectares to lose yourselves in! No need to book in advance! We look forward to welcoming you here. Dogs welcome. Children's play area/ nature trail etc
Discover The Vale of Avalon at The Arthurian Centre, Slaughterbridge! The inscribed stone, battle and Avalon are dated by earliest stories to AD540. Visitors can walk through the fields where King Arthur and Mordred met for their last battle. We invite you to explore the 16 acre site through over 1500 years of history.
Read about the legends and the history around the site. There is something for everyone including digital information, interpretation boards, children's quiz, gift shop, licenced tea room and, for our smaller visitors, a play castle as well as the new den building area, paddling stream and tree house.
Archaeological site open to the public. Now open is “Lady Falmouth’s Secret Garden”, an 18th century garden rediscovered in 2005. Ongoing restoration - come and visit now as the garden is gradually brought to life!!
On this site:
1500 year old inscribed stone (also known as King Arthur's Grave)
Lady Falmouth's Secret Garden. 'Muse' garden inspired by Lord Falmouth's Grand Tour in the late 17th century.
Archaeology - 750 year old longhouse ruin to explore.
Cornish Legends and History
Information about the County of Cornwall
The Arthurian Centre is located on the site of King Arthur's last battle. Marked by a stone carrying a Latin inscription which dates back to the 6th century ( 1500 years!), it is believed to be the location upon which Arthur and Mordred fought their last battle which ended the fellowship of the round table in AD 537.
The centre itself is dedicated to telling fact from fiction. A fascinating place to visit which puts the legend of King Arthur into context. An interesting and insightful day out for all the family!!
In 16 acres surrounding 'King Arthur's Stone'. Walks through the fields where King Arthur and Mordred met for their last battle ( according to the earliest known manuscripts). Inscribed stone and battle both dated by earliest stories to AD540. Lots to read and learn about the legend and the history. Local products gift shop, play castle plus other play areas. Unravel fact from fiction. Archaeological site open to the public. “Lady Falmouth’s Secret Garden” - unique early Georgian 'Arcadian' garden rediscovered in 2005. Ongoing restoration - come and visit the garden as it's gradually brought back to life!