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Somerset, England

Somerset, England
By UK Travel Guides

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Was Cadbury Castle really King Arthur’s Camelot? Did Joseph of  Arimathea really walk through England’s green and pleasant land to plant a thorn from Christ’s crown of  thorns at Glastonbury, where it blossomed once a year on the day of  Christ’s resurrection? Was it really at Athelney that King Alfred, deep in thought, allowed the cakes to burn? Myth and legend seem to be as integral to Somerset as its cider orchards and Cheddar cheese, its free-roaming ponies on Exmoor and the olde- worlde pubs with their skittle alleys.

Many literary luminaries found inspiration here. Exmoor provided the setting for RD Blackmore’s great historical romance Lorna Doone; Wordsworth and Coleridge both lived in the county for several years and it was during their countless walks over the Somerset hills that they fashioned their Lyrical Ballads, a ne...
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