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Tintagel Castle

Tintagel PL34 0DB, England
01840 770328
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Ranked #2 of 14 attractions in Tintagel
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Castles, Ancient Ruins, Mysterious Sites
Owner description: This brooding 13th-century castle sits on the rugged and spectacular Atlantic coast in Cornwall, which recalls the myth and mystery associated with... more » Owner description: This brooding 13th-century castle sits on the rugged and spectacular Atlantic coast in Cornwall, which recalls the myth and mystery associated with King Arthur and Merlin the magician. « less
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

It is a bit of a climb (steps) to get to it, but well worth it. Breathe taking views and still feel a "touch of magic" in the air even now after visiting on and off for the best part of 20 years. If you don't fancy the climb then come down to the cove anyway as it is beautiful... More

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Leighton Buzzard
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This place is lovely, great for photography lovers and if you love climbing this is the place for you. I visited here a few times before but I visited it 3 days ago and I love it. Tintagel is a lovely place and if you want somewhere to eat after visiting the castle, I would recommend Pengenna Pasties, they have... More

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Old Warden
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83 reviews 83 reviews
42 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

If you don't want to climb up and down what seems like an endless trail of steep stone steps, you can take the landrover ride to the lower part of the castle, where there is a cafe, and depending on the tide, you can see the famous Cove. But the Castle itself is enormous, majestic, awesome. The wind is nearly... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

you feel like in a different era....the surroundings are breath taking, the costline is so surreal...

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PA
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96 reviews 96 reviews
37 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We took a day trip from our B and B in Dartmoor to visit this fabulous site. Yes, it a castle ruin, but castle ruins on a stunning cliff top location make for great picture shots. Wear sturdy shoes as the many steep steps and high cliff walkways can be slick, and the site is very windswept! Every morning before... More

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

the ruins are so amazing we loved it, its a must if you are in that area, the town is so sweet too and lots of little cafes to choose from and all great value

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manchester
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11 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

This place has seasonal open hours and since there is a very steep walk to get to the castle it is worth checking when you get to the bottom that the castle will be open. We didn't and it was only when we got to the bottom that we realised our mistake! The castle looks very grand and the views... More

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Exeter
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88 reviews 88 reviews
17 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

This is an are steeped in history and legend. How much of it is truth is hard to say but the area is worth a visit at any time of year. It is ruins but the walk and view is well worth the effort and the herd of goats that have recently been moved there are amazing.

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north east england
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45 reviews 45 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

We arrived a little late at 3.34pm to enter the castle but enjoyed wandering about around the outside, up and down the steps and over and around the foot bridges. Its a lovely place. Worth a visit and will go back again to go inside which was a very reasonable price just pity didn't make it on time.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

I must admit, I didn't think there would be quite so many steps and stairs, but the views from the side and top were magnificent. It is a must see if you are in the local area.

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