2. Glastonbury Tor, Somerset

Today pilgrims converge on Glastonbury to worship the great musical gods of the day at the annual festival, but in the past, visitors came for entirely different reasons. Facts and science are great, but who doesn’t love a good legend? The legend of Glastonbury is that King Arthur was taken to the Tor to recover from his wounds which he sustained fighting Mordred. A further myth is that Joseph of Arimathea arrived at Glastonbury with the Holy Grail itself, and it is now buried nearby. Monks from Glastonbury Abbey claimed to have found the graves of Arthur and his wife Guinevere and this site remains a place of pilgrimage.