How it all started...
The legend of King Arthur and his amazing adventures!!
As a child I used to love every single movie and book about his legendary tales..
I didn't care if they were real or not, reading it took me to far away lands where magical tales existed and everything was possible..
So one day sitting in a little coffee shop in Camelford (in Cornwall) I picked up the Rough Guide to Cornwall and decided to look up Camelford as I was there haha
The guide said that in Camelford you could visit Arthur's Stone.
Arthur´s stone.. ? The Arthur? King Arthur? Come to think of it, Camelford does sound a lot like Camelot..
I felt like I just discovered a map to a lost civilisation! hahaha
I asked the lady at the cafe where the stone was and she never heard of it hahahaha
So I showed her the book and she said: Ohh, The Arthurian Centre! It is 5 minutes from here!
Impromptu adventures are the best!!
At the Arthurian centre you buy the tickets (2 pounds each) and you go on a walk through the fields where King Arthur and Mordred met for their last battle and after crossing a little bridge you can find Arthur's Stone.
Apparently various antiquities such as rings, fragments of armour, ornaments of bridles and other trappings have been found in this area.
The battlefield looks like... a field. But it does have an incredibly weird energy around.
Even the fact that the whole thing isn't very organised makes you feel like a true explorer, love it!
So I finally found the stone! It is on the river and although there is one sign saying you shouldn't go to the river, there is no one watching and anyone can touch the stone haha
The Stone carries a Latin inscription and rare Ogam , an ancient Celtic script. The Ogham dates the Stone to around the 6th century.
The inscription has been translated by the Celtic Inscribed Stones Project as "Artognou descendant of Patern[us] Colus made (this). Colus made (this)."
Lying on the bank of the River Camel this stone was first recorded by the Cornish historian, Carew in 1602. It was then lost until spotted by Pomeroy in 1745 and found again in 1998.
If you are coming from anywhere else you should get the train to Bodmin and then either rent a car or get a taxi. Tickets to visit the castle cost 7 pounds each.
The remains of Tintagel are the remains of a castle built by Richard, Earl of Cornwall between 1233,36. 500 years after Arthur fought the Saxons away to the east.
Tintagel is known as being the place where King Arthur was born.
According to one legend the infant Arthur was thrown by the waves on the beach by Merlin's cave.
The place is in the middle of nowhere and there is only a little sign pointing to it.
There were a lot of cows around it and you have to cross a gate to have access to it.
It is also where Bedivere returned Excalibur.