NIGHTBRINGER | The Arthurian Encyclopedia

Castle Adventurous

Castle of Pellehan, Palace of Adventures, le Palais Aventureux

Castle Adventurous is one of the mystical castles associated with the quest for the Holy Grail, associated with the Grail Castle.

It is often described as a perilous and enchanting castle. Knights on the quest for the Holy Grail may encounter Castle Adventurous along their journey. It is known for its challenging and treacherous tests that knights must face to prove their worthiness.

The tests within the Castle Adventurous can vary depending on the version of the story. They may include battles with formidable opponents, complex puzzles, or moral and ethical challenges. Knights who pass the tests successfully may be rewarded with knowledge or further progress on their quest. Here the knight’s strength, virtue, and resolve is tested.

Full of marvels and enchantments, it was considered a sign of bravery to have spent the night there. Both Bors and Lancelot did so – the latter to cure his madness (the presence of the Grail drove a demon out of him).

See also
Grail Quest | The Legend of King Arthur