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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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Tintagel Castle built in the 13th century, is English Heritage listed and spans an not-so-entire rocky cliff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Once at the top, the views are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Tintagel Castle built in the 13th century, is English Heritage listed and spans an not-so-entire rocky cliff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Once at the top, the views are spectacular and worth the effort of the incredibly daunting climb. The castle stretches across a large area but the rocky hill but the centre has collapsed so the castle is divided into... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

You need to have realistic expectations when visiting this castle. If you go expecting to see a well preserved castle with plenty of visitor amenities you'll be sadly disappointed. Firstly, the castle is pretty much non existent with only a handful of standing walls. Secondly, as the first information board makes plain the castle doesn't really have any connection to... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Magical location and beautiful, dramatic coastline. It is a place where one can forget about time and get lost in dreaming...We took so many photos, views are breath taking. If you arrive close to opening time, the resident sheep and goats will lead your way...Pure history and beauty.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Worth the walk but it's very steep in places not for the faint hearted. Lots of stairs and no pushchair access.

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Dartford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We came here on our first day to Cornwall and it was a good place to start, the weather was lovely the views spectacular, There's a steep slope down to the cove where and the English Heritage Entrance, you are then able to follow it round towards Merlin's cave which you can go in if the tide is out or... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I had always wanted to this for myself, it is worth the effort.magical views, and a lot of points of interest.(go free with your ID , if you work for Royal Mail)we went to the bottom , and went up from there , a good way but , next time I would go along the path on the cliffs and... More 

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St. Neots, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I've been here many times but the magic doesn't wear off. The hard of walking will definitely want to get the Land Rover to and from the castle, but it's a guaranteed spectacular view once you arrive.

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Bunbury, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

... so watch your footing. Definitely worth a climb... and you need not pay anything at all. The parking fees are pretty steep, too... and you're already contributing to the preservation of these ancient stones. Convinced you'll see the stone from which Excalibur was extracted, detect Merlin's runes amid the ruins, maybe glimpse a shard of timber from the round... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

What a place! Magnificent views and a location out of the ordinary! There are many steps to conquer - and yes, conquer is the right word. They are steep and many. But the effort you put into the climbs are worth it as this is really worth visiting.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Handy hint - if you are not sure about goin up the steps then go to the second ticket office so that you can see before you buy! I managed it but was a little daunted by the height and sheer steps. However what a view when I got to the top-so worth it!

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Additional Information about Tintagel Castle

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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