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  Glendurgan Maze
  Mazes and labyrinths have been around for thousands of years. They have been found in Roman mosaics, carved onto walls and laid out in turf, hedges or in stone. The hedge maze at Hampton Court is probably the most well known example in Britain, partly for itís inclusion in the Three Men in a Boat saga by Jerome K Jerome.

  Around Britain there are examples of turf mazes such as the one at Saffron Walden in Essex, and stone, tile or brick mazes such as that found at Ely Cathedral. Many churches both here and abroad feature mazes or labyrinths. They generally have a single path which twists and turns its way towards the centre in much the same way as the journey of life features twists and turns. Later mazes often have several paths with some ending in dead ends such as the maze at Hampton Court.

  Mazes and labyrinths had a revival in the late Twentieth century with many being created at such locations as Longleat House, Wiltshire and Kentwell Hall, Suffolk as well as in shopping centres and pleasure parks.



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