26. Silent Pool
The beautiful and mysterious Silent Pool is not to be missed. A popular place to visit with an eerie stillness looking out over the still water surrounded by the evergreen box trees. Legend has it that this is due to the fate of a woodcutter’s daughter who was surprised by a nobleman on a horse as she bathed in the pool. Having failed to lure her to the bank, he rode his horse into the water and caused the girl to move out to deeper water where she drowned. When the woodcutter returned and found her body, he also found the nobleman’s hat floating on the water. It bore the crest of none other than Prince John!
Next door to the pool you’ll discover the Silent Pool Distillery who specialise in bespoke, hand crafted gin and vodka and offer tastings and tours. There’s also the Albury Organic Vineyard just behind the pool who produce high quality English wines.