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The Hanbury Arms, Caerleon


(Associated Place)


nominated by: Meic Lloyd

Caerleon, South Wales, is one of several places that lay claim to having been the site of King Arthur's court.

According to a plaque, placed by the Monmouthshire Local History Council in the Hanbury Arms Alehouse, Alfred Lord Tennyson stayed here when he visited Caerleon in September 1856. While here he was inspired to write his ‘Idylls Of The King’ and he wrote at the time ‘- the Usk murmurs by the windows and I sit like King Arthur at Caerleon’.

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