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Address: Tintagel PL34 0DB, England
Phone Number: 01840 770328
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Description: This brooding 13th-century castle sits on the rugged and spectacular...
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.
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How many steps…my daugter lost count somewhere after 200. But as this was our second visit we knew what was ahead of us, the views are stunning, if you buy the guide book its... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

How many steps…my daugter lost count somewhere after 200. But as this was our second visit we knew what was ahead of us, the views are stunning, if you buy the guide book its easy to follow and its informative. New steps have been made going down to Merlins cave making it much safer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

A return visit to this English Heritage Site once again left us breathless with the spectacular beauty of Tintagel and with the climb up hundreds of steps! We walked down the steep path to the pay-point at the entrance of the castle, but on the way back opted for the Landover service at £2 pp - runs in the summer... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Had a wonderful walk round the castle ruins and explored the caves and the beach. The information boards were very informative and worth taking time out to read. There are a lot of steps and cliff edges, but the views are amazing and the children loved it. We were all worn out by the time we got back to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

What a castle it must have been when it was still intact! And what a view of the beach from the top. There is a landrover that takes you down and back up near the main road. However you will still have a long walk and some steps afterwards so do wear comfortable shoes. We really enjoyed walking around, exploring... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Tintagel Castle should be on everyone's bucket list whether you believe in King Arthur or not. The location is just spectacular, the cove and 'Merlins Cave' are unbelievable. Considering the site has been occupied since Roman times and even the experts are not sure who occupied the site when or since, the Arthurian legends come to life in your mind... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

Firstly, I should preface this by saying that we visited Tintagel Castle on a glorious summers day. I can't imagine a rainy day being as much fun as the castle is a ruin and the whole site is outdoors and exposed to the elements. However in my opinion, it is absolutely worth the visit - we loved it! The castle... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 NEW

So pleased we made it. Fortunately, heights, walking and climbing I can manage, as Tintagel Castle has all three. Amazing views along the rugged coastline and the history is interesting. The National Trust looks after the site very well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We went here last week and the weather was pretty awful, the wind in particular was terrible. The surroundings are beautiful and we paid to walk around them. I do have a slight fear of heights. The steps are very steep indeed and once we got to the top I didn't feel very safe. So we came back down. I... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Tintagel Castle has to be seen if you are in Tintagel But! After visiting the castle the walk back into town is the main destroyer of legs and lungs! Cheat, use the land rover service! The castle is just ruins and really just a walk around King Arthurs legend. The views are great but on a windy day be careful.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Visited on a cold and rainy day, walked to bottom of hill to gain entrance only to be told the café and visitor center were closed, why couldn't they have put a notice at the top of the hill to this effect we could have had a hot drink in the village before going down

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