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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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Lovely day out

Views and the story being it are spectucular. It is definitely not suitable for those with walking difficulties as there are quite a few steep, uneven steps.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Views and the story being it are spectucular. It is definitely not suitable for those with walking difficulties as there are quite a few steep, uneven steps.

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Lovely English Heritage site reflecting Cornwall's mystical heritage. Very steep with lots and lots of steps and rough terrain in places; but well worth the effort! A lovely site, with superb views over an azure sea with caves, coves and beaches and castle ruins - what more could you want for a perfect day out? The sun was shining when... More 

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Camelford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This site is very difficult except if you are used to climbing. It has hundreds of steps of different heights which make it hard to climb. As others have said the views are great but why pay to climb up and see the views as there are many you can see for free. Apart from that there are just stone... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We arrived late in the afternoon, which, as I'd been told there wasn't much to see, I thought would give plenty of time. In reality there is lots of beautiful coastline to explore and enjoy and having done some of that, we found ourselves out of time to actually go into the castle, which was a shame. My advice is... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A wonderful scenic place to visit, learned a lot more historical facts when visiting here. A lovely walk around, quite a climb to the top but well worth the effort

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Visited on a baking hot day & many times felt like stopping & turning back...I'm glad I didn't, stunning scenery with views for miles in any direction. Managed to spot Grey Seals in the bay which was an added bonus.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Absolutely jaw dropping views and atmosphere when I went the weather was nice but later on mist started to come down over the location and it felt so mysterious and magical, Totally reccomend it for anyone, I do think you need to be fit however as there are a lot of stairs.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Quite spectacular place for a castle and incredible to think who lived there hundreds of years previously. The headland walk is stunning but not for everyone. We were lucky enough to enjoy our visit on a glorious day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

According to myth the place where King Arthur was conceived and born. Offers real stunning views of the cliffs and the ruins. A real must see for people who love the myths and tales of King Arthur.

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Evesham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

what a fantastic setting for a castle the views are stunning a lovely walk around the ruins and then on to a cliff top walk to the church there are lots of steps and i would advise to visit early to avoid the crowds what a great way to spend a few hours .

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Additional Information about Tintagel Castle

Address: Address: Tintagel PL34 0DB, England
Phone Number: 01840 770328
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Tintagel
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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