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The folklore of Britain's natural landscape features in this book which is divided into seven categories of land and water features, such as hills, rivers and springs. There are also hundreds of stories describing how these features came into being and were used. Our ancestors weaved stories around the landscape, especially its more striking features like unusual pools, waterfalls, wells and springs. These legends often describe how the particular feature came into being, such as a rock thrown by giants, or by the devil; or how they might have been used, such as caves housing sleeping national heroes like King Arthur and his knights, or treasure. Many of these places are worth visiting, and so a gazetteer describes such sites in more detail, and there are photographs of the more exotic landscape features. Janet and Colin Bord are the authors of "Mysterious Britain: A Guide To Ancient Sites of Britain" and "Earth Rites".
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'Janet's own enthusiasm for a number of the sites is conveyed vividly and lends credibility to the notion that Britain is still an enchanted land.'
-- Mercian Mysteries
Britain's landscape is overlain by a magic carpet of folklore and folktales, myths and legends. Enchantment and legend still lurk in places as diverse as hills and mountains, rivers and streams, caves and hollows, springs and wells, cliffs and coasts, pools and lakes, and rocks and stones. The dramatic stories woven around these places tell of sleeping knights, beheaded saints, giants, dragons and monsters, ghosts, King Arthur, mermaids, witches, hidden treasure, drowned towns, giant missiles, mysterious footprints, visits to Fairyland, underground passages, human sacrifices, and much more. The 'Places to Visit' section locates and describes in detail more than 50 sites. This revised edition is fully illustrated, with around 130 photographs and illustrations.
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