A GOOGLE gaffe briefly moved a castle rumoured to belong to King Arthur from Cornwall to Swindon.

The internet giant is working with English Heritage to give web users digital access to dozens of historic sites across the country.

Among the sites is Tintagel Castle - which legend suggests was the home of the Saxon slaying Briton.

When Google uploaded it to their website a technical error meant that the cliff edge castle was listed as being in Swindon.

The problem was swiftly corrected. A Google spokesman said: “We were aware of the issue and have now fixed it.”

The error was blamed on the fact that English Heritage is headquartered in Swindon, occupying a building in the railway works.

The charity, which manages over 400 historic buildings and monuments, announced its partnership with Google this week.

The link has seen them create “street view”-style images of 29 historic sites from around England. Among the sites are a Roman lighthouse in Dover and the Isle of White castle that imprisoned King Charles I.

The only examples of industrial heritage on the list were a Cold War bunker, bobbin-making mill and a Birmingham silver factory.

Daniel Rose, director of heritage group the Mechanics’ Institution Trust, said he hoped to speak to Google and English Heritage about potentially involving Swindon sites in the online scheme.

“Swindon became known as one of the best places in the world that was creating everything to do with the railways,” he said. “It had this internationally important role in industry

“I think that Swindon’s history and heritage has maybe been hidden for a number of years – although I think that’s changed in more recent years.”