What Was King Arthur´s Castle Called?


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As noted in the various legends, King Arthur´s castle was called Camelot. The original legend of King Arthur dates back to the 6th century, when two poets wrote about a British warrior named Arthur. Another core text, written in the 800s, is the "History of the Britons" by Nennius of Wales, which tells the tale of valiant Arthur, who fought many battles.

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Camelot was portrayed in the legends not only as a castle, but also as the name of the surrounding kingdom. According to the myth, the knights of Camelot traveled the land living by a code of chivalry and met around a round table in the castle, planning quests to find the Holy Grail. The round table signified equality in King Arthur's court, and it was part of his wife Guinevere's dowry.

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