by Merlin, seduced Queen Ingerna at Tintagel.
The doorway, seen in the photo to the left, is the
doorstep from which Merlin came to retrieve
Arthur to place him under protection.
the Embossed Photo
Castle is the rumored home of
King Arthur. High on a hilltop,
surrounded by slate cliffs and
yawning black caves, it is indeed
imposing. Local legend states
that when the fog is very thick, you
can see the castle once again in
all it's glory.
Chalice Well is fed by a spring of primary water
giving an outflow of some 25,000 gallons a day,
even in times of drought. The water, rich in iron,
stains the channels red. The springs are rumored
to have healing powers. One Arthurian
rumor was that the Holy Grail
In 1536, the 27th year of the reign of
Henry VIII there were over 800
monasteries, nunneries and friaries in
Britain. By 1541, there were none. Over
10,000 monks and nuns had been
dispersed, buildings seized and sold off
by the Crown. Glastonbury was one of the
principal victims. Much of the surrounding
town is built from stone of the ruins.