DSCN3718 My new friend Sandra, at Barnstaple, suggested we go on an outing to Tintagel while I was in the UK – and how could I resist visiting the legendary birthplace of King Arthur? (Lest you forget, he is commemorated everywhere, including the pub!) These photos were taken at ‘King Arthur’s Great Hall’, once a private house but now a commemoration of the legend, complete with a throne and Round Table, and with beautiful stained glass windows commemorating various aspects of the story. Needless to say, the site has featured in numerous films and television series.DSCN3705 We also walked along the magical St Nectan’s Glen, a beautiful river walk leading down to the cave and waterfall where the 6th century saint was said to have lived. Unfortunately it was an awful day, cold and wet, so we didn’t make the walk to the medieval castle (built on an ancient Dark Age trading site) but I have been there before.DSCN3709DSCN3732


  1. My favourite legend, Felicity. What a delightful experience for you. I loved Tintagel and St Nectan’s Glen when I visited there in 2002. I’m currently finishing the first draft of a YA novel inspired by aspects of the legend and one scene includes the glen. Best wishes. Shirley, Tasmania

  2. Hi Lola – just tried to leave a reply via fb but it doesn’t seem to have worked! Just to let you know that, unfortunately, the Shalott trilogy is currently out of print (I plan to rewrite and republish next year, hopefully.) In the meantime, if you enjoy Arthurian fiction do have a look at my novel I, Morgana, available from all e-book retailers and also POD from http://www.momentumbooks.com.au. The sequel, titled The Once and Future Camelot, will be published in the second half of 2016.

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