From ancient fortifications and roads to interesting cave systems and mystical ruins, Britain is packed full of magical locations where your imagination can run wild.
Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site, is renowned for its spectacular geography, fascinating mythology and incredible views. Part of the mysterious interlocking basalt columns are the Giant’s Boot, a basaltic dyke known as The Camel, and the Wishing Chair – a natural throne formed by a perfectly arranged set of columns.
Found on Cornwall’s rugged northern coast between Bude and Padstow, is a location that is inseparably linked to the legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table – Tintagel Castle. Discover its rich history and stunning views before venturing down to Merlin’s Cave, said to be the home of the great wizard. Plan your trip in advance though, as the cave fills with water at high tide!
One of the Seven Wonders of Wales, the Pistyll Rhaeder waterfall near Llanrhaedr-ym-Mochnant is Britain’s tallest, with water cascading around 80 metres down the cliff face. The enchanting spot comes alive in the spring when fresh foliage covers the hills, while you can explore the captivating landscape by climbing a hilltop footpath to take in the truly exceptional views.
The waters of the Mermaid’s Pool in Derbyshire are said to have healing qualities, and legend says a water nymph still bathes in its waters. The small pool, situated just below Kinder Scout in the High Peaks, was purportedly a popular site for ancient Celtic water worship rituals.