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Myths & Legends

It would be impossible to exist as long as Bamburgh Castle has without attracting its fair share of myths and legends.

Myths and LegendsMyth surrounds the story of the Laidley Wyrme, a dragon who was once a princess, and her saviour.

From the Le Morte D’Arthur comes the legend of Arthur's knights and that once excommunicated from the royal court Lancelot came here to Bamburgh to live bringing with him the fabled sword.

Read also about how St Oswalds head was supposed to have been stolen from the Parish Church to find its way into the coffin of St Cuthbert……


More Myths & Legends

Oswald's Head

Theft of Oswald's Head

Wyrme & Toad

Wyrme & Toad