Thursday, March 4, 2010

Britain's Myths and Legends


Visit Britain has compiled a list of the country's top destinations to explore their most interesting myths and legends. This gallery by News.com.au is a great little intro to Britain's Myths and Legends…

1. CROP CIRCLES

Crop circle

Crop circles are huge, complex and beautiful patterns that appear, literally overnight, in fields of crops worldwide. Crop circles have been documented around the world, but the most frequent and complex designs appear in Britain / Flickr user Oddsock

2. WOOKEY HOLE WITCH


Wookey Hole

Wookey Hole in Somerset is where you'll find Britain's most spectacular underground caves and rivers. Archaeological finds show man has lived in the caves for 50,000 years, but also that something more sinister may have once lived there - the Wookey Hole Witch / Britain on View

3. GIANTS OF BRITAIN 

  Giant's Causeway

Two of Britain's most famous Giants; the good giant Finn MacCool - said to have created World Heritage Site the Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland, and the bad giant Cormoran of Cornwall - said to have created St. Michael's Mount / AFP

4. STONEHENGE AND STONE CIRCLES

  Stonehenge

Stone circles are ancient monuments said to hold special mystical significance. Britain has an unusually high concentration of stone circles compared to the rest of the world, including the most famous Neolithic monument in the world, Stonehenge / Britain on View
 
5. ROBIN HOOD

 Robin Hood

A brilliant archer, Robin Hood lived a life of adventure, stealing from the rich to give to poor and hiding out in Sherwood Forest. Take a Robin Hood tour around his home county of Nottinghamshire and learn more about his crazy escapades / Britain on View / Daniel Bosworth

6. LOCH NESS MONSTER

Loch Ness  
Lurking in the shadowy depths of Britain's largest freshwater lake lies an elusive creature of gigantic proportions... according to legends. The creature is of course 'Nessie', Scotland's famous Loch Ness Monster / Britain on View

7. KING ARTHUR

  King Arthur
 
King Arthur is Britain's most famous legendary character. Touring the famous Arthur sites in Britain offers a fascinating historical trip around some of the nation's most beautiful countryside / Britain on View

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