Discover King Arthur's Wales with Saga

Monday 8 May 2017

… and enjoy ‘legendary’ price of £529 for five nights’ half-board in four-star hotel 

King Arthur and his Knights of the Roundtable have inspired writers and artists for centuries and director Guy Ritchie’s new film King Arthur: Legend of the Sword is set to keep the story alive.

Starring Charlie Hunnam, as King Arthur, and Jude Law as Vortigan, the film has been shot in stunning locations across the UK including Snowdonia National Park.

Saga guests can independently discover Snowdonia, where at least three lakes claim to contain King Arthur’s magical sword Excalibur, during a five-day break at the four-star Stradey Park Hotel & Spa in Llanelli.

The converted Edwardian mansion overlooks the Gower Peninsula and Carmarthenshire coastline to provide the perfect base to explore Wales and learn about the illustrious warrior Arthur.

Early Welsh literature has many tales which form part of the legend and at Gower rests Maen Ceti, a huge capstone known as Arthur’s Stone, where it is said the King’s ghost sometimes emerges from beneath it.

As well as mysterious lakes and standing stones, guests enjoy two included half-day excursions to Cosmeston Medieval Village and the Pembrokeshire Coast.

A path from the hotel leads to the centre of Llanelli, while walks and cycle trails along the Millennium Coast Park are another relaxing way to discover the magnificent shoreline this summer.

Did King Arthur exist?

According to Visit Wales, the 5th century Romano-British warrior chief’s battles against Saxon invaders have been recounted over the centuries and tales of his heroics became richer with each telling until he became a full-blown king, acquiring a round table’s worth of knights and supernatural sidekick Merlin.

ENDS

For details of this Unwind Classic holiday at Stradey Park Hotel & Spa call free on 0800 414 441 or visit saga.co.uk/wales

Five nights’ half-board from £529 on July 2, August 27 and September 3, 2017. Price includes accommodation, all breakfasts and dinners, dedicated Saga representative, welcome drink, porterage in your hotel and two excursions Cosmeston Medieval Village (half day) and The Pembrokeshire Coast (half day).

Saga has created four ‘Time to’ holiday styles: Go for it, Stay & Explore, Discover and Unwind. Each style helps guests decide on a holiday that feels right for them.  Stradey Park Hotel & Spa offers an Unwind Classic holiday.

EDITORS

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword opens in UK cinemas on May 19, 2017

Contact PR officer Jessica Myers email jessica.myers@saga.co.uk or call 01303 776133

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