The Road to Heorot

The Topography of Beowulf

Beowulf was set in a real landscape. Follow the clues to the location of Heorot, Beowulf’s barrow and the whale road.

Beowulf and Heorot gives the route to, and the true location of Heorot, the great hall of Hrothgar, ravaged by Grendel and saved by Beowulf in the old English epic poem.

Beowulf’s Barrow gives a possible location for the burial place of Beowulf.

The whale road locates the area of sea beyond which Scyld Scefing was exacting tribute.

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