CAMELOT ~ Camelot was a fictitious city first named as Arthur's principal home some time in the 12th century. John Leland, in 1542, claimed Cadbury Castle was the "real" Camelot. Cadbury was the head quarters for a 5th century king. Its west country location gives it credibility as the original Camelot. Camelot is a dream city, a "chivalric Utopia" Arthur's personal capital from whence he doles out justice, hosts grand feasts, and makes brave knights.