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Posted 16th May 2017

Have your own King Arthur adventure this summer in the Ullswater Valley

To celebrate the release of this summers on screen adventure King Arthur: Legend of the Sword directed by Guy Ritchie, Ullswater ‘Steamers’ has added a brand-new King Arthur Myths & Legends trail to its ever-expanding mobile app, and included a new onboard commentary to their cruises.

The Ullswater valley has links to many myths and legends with King Arthur being the most famous. The trail is linked to Arthurian legend and known as “The Dark Lake” and lets you explore the hidden secrets around the valley. Meet some of the Knights and find out where Ullswater ‘Steamers’ historic vessel M.Y Lady of the Lake takes her name.

Lisa Braithwaite Attractions Marketing Manager at Ullswater Steamers says;

“We are aware of the many myths and legends belonging to the Eden Valley that have been handed down from generation to generation, for hundreds of years now. We thought it would be a great idea to share them and turn them into an easily accessible trail for all to enjoy. We hope fans of the new film released this week, will leave the cinema wanting to find out more and encourage them to have their own King Arthur adventure in Cumbria.”

Once on board the cruise will travel down the serpentine lake passing Aira Force where Sir Eglamore, another noble Knight of the Round Table, lived at the ancient Lyulph Tower with his beloved daughter Emma. Find out about the love story that inspired William Wordsworth’s ‘Somnambulist’. Pooley Bridge pier is the last stop and opportunity to explore Dunmallard Hill that is believed to be the burial mound of Sir Tristian, one of the Knights of the Round Table.

The FREE trail is available to download from the app store today.

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Notes to Editors:
For additional information or to arrange an interview please contact Sarah Jones on 01539 825052 or e-mail sjones@cumbriatourism.org

About Ullswater ‘Steamers’

Ullswater ‘Steamers’ is a family-owned business that has been operating in the tranquil Ullswater Valley since 1859. Today, the company provides a sustainable and environmentally friendly way of linking some of the most iconic walking routes and views in the Lake District National Park. 

Ullswater ‘Steamers’ has one of the largest heritage passenger vessel fleets in England, including the oldest working passenger vessel in the world, Lady of the Lake. The business’s awards include Gold at CREA’s 2014 and 2015 Green at Heart Award, Gold for the 2013 and 2014 GTBS Visit England award and winner of Cumbria Tourism’s 2011 Sustainable Tourism award and 2016 Large Visitor Attraction of the Year award among many others.

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