Longtown is a small town north of Carlisle, which grew up on the stagecoach route to Edinburgh, at a crossing point on the River Esk. The town has long claimed a connection with King Arthur - the parish is called Arthuret - and the parish register states that a battle took place in the 6th century in which the king was involved. It is claimed Arthuret church is the resting place of the king. It is now the site of the largest sheep market in Europe.
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