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Tintagel Castle

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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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Do the caves at low tide with the kids

The steep walk down is fine, wouldn't recommend going up to the castle with youngsters due to the 600 steps before you even contemplate the walk back up the hill, but the caves at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The steep walk down is fine, wouldn't recommend going up to the castle with youngsters due to the 600 steps before you even contemplate the walk back up the hill, but the caves at low tide are worth the trip, good wholesome fun, and be prepared with bribery for getting the kids back up the hill at the end! A... More 

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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Visit to King Arthur's castle! National Trust heritage attraction . Lots of walking on very rocky cliff tops and up and down steep footpaths around the candle remains ! Stories are told twice a day about the legendary King in the ruins. The views are stunning on the cliffs. The downside is the queuing you must do to climb the... More 

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We only walked as far as the arch, but beautiful none the less. The beach was gorgeous! Had it been warmer we would definitely have swum. Enjoyed The Great Halls far more!!

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I can see a lot of people like this castle But i was quite upset after visiting on a very busy august day Mainly due to the very steep steps, and being a little unfit, i really struggled The problem was there were so many going up and down these steps you are forced to go at a faster pace... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The island is gorgeous but the ruins are not much to look at. The stairs you use to reach the site are a nightmare with people blocking the path and no room for people to pass, queues form quickly. You could get most of the enjoyment just by taking a walk along the cliffs and taking in the spectacular views... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

this place is worth a visit for all people who like the magic of king Arthur and merlin...don't go on a sunny day ..no atmosphere wait until its wet and windy to get the feel of ancient times be prepared for a lot of ups and downs and watch out for slippery places so wear proper boots the views are... More 

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Kilkenny, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Absolutely loved my day trip to tintagel with the boyfriend!! It was such a beautiful and scenic place. As a photographer, I really enjoyed walking around taking pictures :) I was worried about the amount of steps etc to get to it, but it wasn't near as bad as I thought. Very managable and that was on a really hot... More 

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Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Tintagel is a lovely place to visit. unfortunately we had poor weather on the day we visited. You can walk up to the castle and the top of the hill. Lovely views. The town/village is very nice with plenty of shops and restaurants. Lots of families visiting. Would definitely go back but on a sunny day.Nearby Boscastle is a lovely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We had a great time here .Lots of walking and climbing steps but we'll worth the visit .The views are amazing and the information is great .The staff are so kind and helpful .Story time was great fun too .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

As my title says, words can't really describe quite how this place makes you feel and looks. I shall try though! The views are absolutely stunning from every viewpoint you can visit. Whether you are at the furthest point on the headland or in the cave under the castle the views are quite breathtaking. You do feel a real sense... More 

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