This authoritative and entertaining guide is an exploration of more than 100 of the mythological and legendary sites of Britain and England. In Myths and Legends of Britain and Ireland, author Richard Jones travels the length and breadth of Britain and Ireland, discovering haunted woodland, crumbling castles, and mysterious folklore. Travel to: *Glastonbury Tor in Sommerset, which legend claims as the mystical Isle of Avalon *Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire, the fabled home of Robin Hood *Dinas Emrys, Gwynedd, the summit upon which Merlin made his first appearance as a boy wizard *London's East End, the haunt of the murderous Jack the Ripper *And many many more! The landscape of Britain and Ireland has been the inspiration for myths and legends for centuries. From ancient kings to infamous murderers, this book will open your eyes to the magic and history to be found on your doorstep. The book explains and describes the stories behind and places associated with famous characters and the mystical fairies and monstrous animals that inhabit these enchanted lands. In a new concise format, with updated entries providing such details as essential contact information, this richly illustrated book combines atmospheric photography with fascinating text to provide an indispensable and entertaining journey through the heritage of Britain and Ireland.