Searching for something magical?
Holidaycottages.co.uk has created a map of the world revealing some of the most fascinating myths and spookiest monsters on the planet, allowing you to explore magical places to hunt for ghosts, spot fantastic beasts and discover urban legends.
With the forthcoming release of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald and the timeless appeal of ghosts, elves and demi-gods to inspire us, a holiday steeped in mystery and magic has never felt so right.
For most of us, a week’s vacation is the escape we look forward to all year round, but nowadays a simple beach break doesn’t always cut it. More of us are seeking a quirky thrill to bring some magic and eccentricity to our long-awaited trip, and Holidaycottages.co.uk have created a map to inspire an extraordinary adventure. This new interactive map shows the most famous legends from a variety of locations, both in the UK and abroad.
Make your holiday truly unique by immersing yourself in the myths, mysteries and folk tales of the country you’re visiting, with help from this user-friendly map, where pop-ups detail the coolest places to go on a ghost hunt or swim in a mermaid cove. The map includes the supernatural, the unexplained, traditional folktales and creatures long believed extinct.
Here are just three of the destinations worth checking out to make your holiday a touch more fantastic:
1. Spot the Cat Sìth in Scotland. This massive cat is believed to steal the souls of the dead before the Gods can take them and stalks Highland graveyards looking for his victims. The mysterious moggy is also known for cursing the livestock of villagers who don’t leave him tributes outside their door.
2. Search for the Huldufolk in Denmark. A community of elves held responsible for landslides, death and droughts when they’re feeling mischievous. However, catch them on a good day and they bless farmers with good weather and a fruitful harvest
3. Roam the streets navigated by pirates in Cornwall and splash in waves where mermaids hide. As the stunning Cornish coast was a hotbed for smugglers until the end of the 18th century, you’ll hear all manner of brilliant tales in the county’s pubs. Mermaids have been spotted in the choppy waves off the rugged coastline for centuries, calling sailors to their watery doom!
Holidaycottages.co.uk has gathered information on the legends and myths in each area and shared some great ideas on what to do in order to make the best of its unique heritage.
James Starkey, Marketing Director at Holidaycottages.co.uk, says: “Booking a cottage somewhere steeped in fascinating folklore brings a magical charm to your holiday plans.
The UK alone has some spectacular locations, and if you set your mind to discovering a rarely-spotted monster or braving a haunted cemetery, you’ll set your break apart and make memories you can’t wait to amaze your friends with. Embracing a region’s myths and legends gives an important insight into its people and traditions that no normal holiday resort can provide.”
An award-winning national business, Holidaycottages.co.uk specialises in letting holiday properties across the UK. With over 4,500 properties in the collection with everything from cosy barn conversions on working farms, to grand mansions sleeping large numbers of guests.
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