We all know King Arthur is a legend out of the deep past. Told and re-told in various ways in many languages. He is the hero of the Welsh, the King of the Land, who will come again to save the Welsh people. He is a Christian Breton who brought the Saxons to heel. He is one of the last Romans in Britain. The stories vary as much as stories can. It's actually one of the things about the legend that I love. It's variety. I think that in itself is rather telling.
The Welsh version is the oldest. But my favorite? Marion Zimmer Bradley's Mists of Avalon which coincidentally I had just finished re-reading when I traveled here, to the home of Igraine, Arthur and Morgan le Fay (Morgaine of the Fairies).
What I didn't know was that there has been occupation on the headland since the Bronze Age. Fires and erosion have uncovered a village ruin from the Dark Ages.
There isn't much left there now - but there doesn't have to be. Walking amongst such a storied and legendary place will forever be branded in my memory. Tick one off the bucket list <3