Lyminster, West Sussex
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The dragon became such a scourge that the king of Wessex promised the hand of his daughter in marriage to anyone who could kill the beast. A hero was found, though depending which version of the tale you listen to, this was either a gallant knight or a local farm boy named Jim Pulk. Whatever his identity, the hero killed the dragon after a fierce fight.
In the church is a Norman coffin slab called 'Slayer's Stone', said to be the resting place of the dragon-slayer. Arundel Castle can easily be seen from the village. This grand Victorian castle is built around the remnants of a genuine Norman motte and bailey castle.
Address: Lyminster, West Sussex, England
Attraction Type: Village
Location: 2 miles south of Arundel, on the A284
OS: TQ 0246 0477
Photo Credit: Nigel Cox, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
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NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Tortington, St Mary Magdalene - 1.4 miles (Historic Church)
Arundel Castle - 1.5 miles (Castle)
Arundel Museum - 1.5 miles (Museum)
Arundel Cathedral - 1.5 miles (Cathedral)
Littlehampton Museum - 1.7 miles (Museum)
Arundel Wildfowl and Wetland Centre - 2.3 miles (Countryside)
North Stoke, St Mary's Church - 3.8 miles (Historic Church)
Highdown Gardens - 4.5 miles (Garden)
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