Get on the trail - the sites of UK's best-known myths and legends

By Sue Wilkinson
Thursday, 10th September 2020, 9:12 am
Updated Thursday, 10th September 2020, 9:13 am

The UK has hundreds of beautiful staycation locations to choose from, and some of them have myths and legends to explore.

The most well-known myth in the UK is the Loch Ness Monster, with a new survey showing 64 percent of people matched it to its correct location in Scotland.

The legend of Robin Hood was next, with 60 percent of participants choosing the right location - Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire.

Only one per cent of those surveyed selected the right location for the Green Fairy Hills, Lake District, and three per cent for the Borrowed Cauldron, Frensham, Surrey.

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    Loch Ness Monster: dinosaur-like creature that lurks in the depths - Scotland

    Robin Hood: outlaw who led his band of Merry Men robbing the rich and giving to the poor - Nottingham

    Hairy Hands of Dartmoor: a pair of disembodied hands that appear suddenly, grab at the steering wheel of a moving car or the handlebars of a motorcycle, and then force the victim off the road - Devon

    Beast of Bodmin Moor: a phantom wild cat stalks the area - CornwallThe Grey Lady in Longleat House: ghost of Louisa Thynne, Viscountess Weymouth, grieving over the death of her lover, who was discovered and killed by her husband - Wiltshire

    King Arthur’s Sword: legendary warrior who pulled a sword called Excalibur from a stone - Bardsey Island, Wales.

    The Pendle Witches: in 1612 12 women were charged with the murders of 10 people by the use of witchcraft - Lancaster

    St Boniface and the Wishing Well: the well itself is now difficult to reach, being on a steep part of the downs - Ventor, Isle of Wight

    The White Wizard and the White Mare: an old man shows a farmer a hoard of precious jewels - Alderley Edge, Macclesfield.

    The Borrowed Cauldron: the devil visits an old woman and asks to borrow her cauldron - St Mary’s the Virgin, Frensham, Surrey.

    The research was carried out by CitySuites site.