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first_img8. Cadair Idris, Snowdonia National ParkThe stomping ground of Welsh giant Idris, this part of Snowdonia National Park is packed with myth and legend. Besides the grizzly giant, be careful if visiting any of the surrounding lakes, many of which are believed to be bottomless and a night on the banks could leave you dead, a madman or worse, a poet.9. Shervage Wood, SomersetIf you go down to the woods today you’ll find the final resting place of fire-breathing dragon, Gurt Worm. Slain and cut in two, his body is believed to form the two halves of the Quantock Hills in Somerset. 10. St. Fillan’s Cave, FifeThe Scottish saint who supposedly lived in this cave had the power to heal the sick, and he worked by the light which glowed from his left arm. Not convinced? Visit the cave in east Scotland to see for yourself. Want to know more about the world’s most magical places, then read on:10 of the most magical places on the planet in pictures From a milkshake lake to a land of fairies, from Scotland to Senegal, be amazed at 10 of the world’s strangest and prettiest places.9 creepiest ghost towns in the world Do you dare explore the world’s scariest ghost towns? Come with us on a spooky historical tour.7 of the world’s most extraordinary phenomena in pictures Make your holiday memories a little bit extra special by seeing these seven spectacular natural events. From solar eclipses to the northern lights, these magical occurrences will make your trip even more memorable.Skyscanner is the world’s travel search engine, helping your money go further on flights, hotels and car hire.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedReaders’ tips: even more beautiful villages in the UKScotland’s most picturesque villages – The prettiest fishing ports in Cornwall – Photogenic film and TV locations in Gloucestershire and Wiltshire – And of course, the best traditional pubs and quaint tea rooms to keep you fuelled up15 unbelievably beautiful places to visit in CornwallFeasting on fresh seafood, sunbathing beside crystal waters and chancing upon romantic ruins: forget flying to the Caribbean or finding a far-flung exotic escape, just visit Cornwall! Throw in a few gorgeous film locations from hit TV show Poldark and we defy you to find 15 more stunning spots in…Everything you need to know about where to go and what to see in the UKWe can’t all jet set halfway across the world every time we need a break. Sometimes we just need a long weekend that won’t take much organising, something to keep the kids entertained during half term holidays, or a last minute weekend getaway to recharge with fine food and some… 4. Elva Hill, CumbriaMeaning ‘place of elves’, you can imagine what you might find on Elva Hill. Head to the southern side of the hill for the best chances of spying some of these fabled fairies, and marvel at the mysterious Neolithic stone circle also found here.5. The Forbidden Corner, North YorkshireNo fools allowed in this fantasy world of follies, passageways and strange statues. Visitors to the Forbidden Corner in Tupgill Park and invited to solve a series of riddles and follow directions through this beguiling maze of odd statues and perspective trickery.center_img 1. Puzzlewood, GloucestershirePuzzle at the strange ancient rock formations, known as ‘scowles’, and natural underground cave systems in this enchanted forest. Fans of TV fantasy shows, such as Merlin and Dr. Who, may recognise this place, being a popular set for British TV makers.2. Tintagel, CornwallOn the coast of north Cornwall, Tintagel is the birthplace of Britain’s most famous legendary leader, King Arthur. The fabled medieval monarch was supposedly born in Tintagel castle, whilst magical wizard, Merlin, lived in a cave below the fortress. Be transported back to a time of chivalrous knights and heroic battles and explore the castle ruins which still stand upon a windswept Cornish cliff. When you’re not starring in your very own Arthurian legend, check out these other beautiful spots in Cornwall that you might just recognise from the small screen.3. Margate’s Shell Grotto, KentDiscovered in 1853 by a boy digging a duck pond, the origins of this maze of underground tunnels and chambers covered in 4.6 million shells remains a mystery. The shells come mainly from the UK, but some have washed up from as far afield as the Caribbean. Still no one knows how or why this amazing grotto was built. 6. Cheddar Gorge, SomersetPack the Branston and head to the caves beneath the gorge – this is where cheddar cheese is matured, hence its name. These craggy cliffs also make up England’s largest gorge and is where Britain’s oldest complete skeleton was found in 1903. The mystery of this place continues; it was believed to have inspired J.R.R. Tolkien and his depiction of Helm’s Deep in the Lord of the Rings trilogy.7. Mermaid’s Pool, DerbyshireGet yourself down to Derbyshire this Easter Sunday and keep your eyes peeled for a water-nymph who like to bath in a bog near Hayfield Village. If you manage to spot her, you may be granted immortality. Certainly sounds like an alternative Easter egg hunt!last_img

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