If you’re in Wales, near Machynlleth or Dolgellau, then King Arthur’s Labyrinth is an interesting experience. Not a whole day out with the kids, but something different…though little ones might find it too scary.
The attraction is actually built into an old mine (hard hats are supplied). Your journey starts off by boat underground, through a waterfall, and into the resting place of King Arthur.
King Arthur in Wales?
Yes. Most English have been raised to believe the legend centres around the West Country, with places like Tintagel and Glastonbury. The story has been changed over the years with a heavy European (read French Norman) influence, as after 1066 much of English aristocracy was French.
However, dig deeper back into the folk stories of old, and Arthur, and key aspects of the legend, appear in Welsh Folk Lore. There are many place names in Wales that have some relation to the story.
How true is the legend?
There’s no concrete historical or archaeological evidence to say he existed, but there are references in various texts. This may just be folk stories that were passed down through the generations. Viral marketing through the ages.
What about Merlin?
It appears that Merlin is another fictional creation, though inspiration may of been pulled from real people (they weren’t wizards). However, here we have yet another Welsh connection. The name Merlin is derived from the Welsh Myrddin.
PS. Any fans of BBC’s Merlin may want to visit Puzzlewood.
What ever you think, King Arthur’s Labyrinth makes an interesting stop in Wales.
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Where to find King Arthur's Labyrinth
Sat Nav Postcode: SY20 9RF
Latitude: 52.6542206, Longitude: -3.8496649
King Arthur’s Labyrinth, Corris Craft Centre, Corris, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9RF.Show on Google Maps Show on OS Maps
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