There is one very good possibility for the old place called 'Camelot', and that's Cadbury.
"At the very south end of the church of South-Cadbyri standeth Camallate, sometime a famose town or castle ... The people can tell nothing there but that they have heard say that Arthur much resorted to Camalat."
John Leland, poet and antiquarian, 1542
Aerial view of North Cadbury, historic seat of the Barony
Credit: 4 season backpacking / Alamy Stock Photo
My dear wife and I are delighted to give you a warm welcome to this website of one of the oldest feudal Baronies of England, whose rich history goes back to William the Conqueror.
The lands were all royal grants from William to one of his barons, Turstin FitzRolf, who loyal fought as his standard bearer at the battle of Hastings in 1066. At that time the Barony of North Cadbury or then Cadeberie was also known as the Barony of Turstin FitzRolf, later likewise termed as Wynebald or Newmarch.
It was an extensive area of landholdings in Somerset together with South Cadbury, including the amazing scenery of Cadbury Castle, said to be King Arthur's Camelot, and further surrounding manors. In medieval times even many other manors in the counties of Gloucestershire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Herefordshire, Dorset and Hampshire were in the possessions of the early barons and formed with these the Barony of North Cadbury.
As the present Lord and Lady, we are very fortunate and proud to assume our responibility to preserve and reasure this piece of English history for future generations. Though we are not only the holders of the Barony, we also acting as custodians of this part of 'Old England'.
We very much hope that you enjoy your visit to our website of this ancient historic site.
6th Baron and Baroness of North Cadbury