The Wizard Inn
Macclesfield Road, Alderley Edge, Cheshire, Nether Alderley
The Edge is the inspiration behind many Alan Garner’s tomes, each of which, worthwhile in their own right. Here, one might find chalky glens, wells, caves, and much more. The view from Castle Point is impressive, whereas from Stormy Point one may even raise the Devil. Other than the idea that King Arthur lies dormant in one of the caves on the Edge, there are associated legends of Merlin. One such sighting of Merlin includes him walking naked in the grounds near the Wizard public house. The details of this are rather sketchy and possibly the intention of an ignorant by-stander.