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Tintagel Castle

Tintagel PL34 0DB, England
01840 770328
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Ranked #3 of 14 Attractions in Tintagel
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

My family and I visited Tintagel Castle when we stayed at Bude holiday Park. It was a short drive and we had a nice historic day once we got there. When we arrived, there were two car parks, one with a tourist information centre. The tourist information centre staff were very helpful. During our walk up to the castle, we... More

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Slough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

Hubby and I spent the afternoon here, and wow what an afternoon it was. The British weather was up to its usual tricks but that didn't put us off. It was quite a trek to get to the castle but stunning views were to be had the whole time in all directions - Land, Sky and Sea. There are so... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

These are ruins of a castle built by Richard, Earl of Cornwall. Built on the cliff, there is a lot of stair climbing involved and a very steep path out of the place. A car is available for this path at £2 per person. Stunning views from the castle, well worth the hard work. The legend of King Arthur is... More

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

It was very scenic and will fill a day easily. Bit pricey thou. Was bit steep getting down there. Think should have a rail on the really steep hill

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The first time we ever visited this so called (possibly) the birth place of King Arthur that is essentially a bunch of ruins on a cliff. In theory, this is fine as one wouldn't expect something from the 13th century to be still in tact but to charge people to go there to look at the ruins can only be... More

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

A lovely village with plenty of places to eat, drink and shop. The castle ruins are well spread and deserve some exploration. There are plenty of steps so best to take some decent footwear. The views are well worth the climbs. If you're in Cornwall, make sure you visit.

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West Midlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

We had been wanting to visit Tintagel Castle on previous visits to Cornwall but finally made it this visit. Drove right through the village to the Car Park at the end of the village just as a downpour arrived, so waited in the car for it to blow over. Walked down to the entrance / shop and then began to... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

It's not for the faint hearted struggling up all those steps, but the hand rail is excellent for hanging on to, and the views up the top are wonderful. The castle itself is well worth seeing at eye level too. Try to go at low tide so you can step inside Merlins cave.

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

didn't know how i'd cope with steps and heights as not good on either but all was ok. went in fine weather but would have been apprehensive in bad. fantastic views. stayed for about 3 hours, including merlin's cave. would go again. very atmospheric.

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Derby, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

we took a detour off the A30 on our way to holiday near Land's End to take in this ancient castle. The approach roads are typical of this bit of England - narrow, high hedges with passing places, not sure how the coaches get through! The village has a mix of seaside style tat shops and posher clothes and craft... More

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