Fairy Places

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The following is a list of fairy locations from Britain, Ireland and Man (at a later date we hope to open up to sightings from elsewhere in the world). We have named places with a continual tradition of fairy sightings. So, for example, there is a celebrated sighting of fairy gnomes from the park at Woolaton Park (Nottinghamshire: 1979). However, this was a complete one off so it has not been included. On the other hand, there was a famous sighting at the White Wells at Ilkley in the early nineteenth century, an area with which fairies have long been associated, so we have included the White Wells. We have ignored (for the most part), post 1974 perversions of England’s millennium old shire system. The larger units offered here (Wessex, Home Counties…) are the natural macro units of English and Scottish geography.

We have divided Britain and Ireland up into fourteen different general zones:

I) West Country Fairies (Cornwall, Devon and Somerset)

II) Wessex Fairies (Berkshire, Dorset, Hampshire, Wight and Wiltshire)

III) South-Eastern Fairies (Kent, Surrey and West and East Sussex)

IV) Home County Fairies (Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex, London and Hertfordshire)

V) East Anglian Fairies (Cambridgeshire, Huntingdonshire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk and Suffolk)

VI) Midland Fairies (Derbyshire, Huntingondshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Rutland, Staffordshire and Warwickshire)

VII) March Fairies (Cheshire, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire and Worcestershire)

VIII) North-Eastern Fairies (County Durham and Northumberland)

IX) North Western Fairies (Cumbria, Lancashire and Westmoreland)

X) Greater Yorkshire Fairies (the three Ridings)

XI) The Scottish Lowland Fairies

XII) The Scottish Highland Fairies

XIII) Manx Fairies

XIV) Welsh Fairies

XV) Irish Fairies

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