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Tintagel Castle

Tintagel PL34 0DB, England
01840 770328
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Ranked #4 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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Somerset
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Reasonable cost, lots of walking, up hills, down hills, up steps, down steps! But well worth it for the view. Really interesting to look around, kids and dog enjoyed it, as did we.

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Been wanting to come here for 20 years and finally made it. Not for the faint hearted and you can forget disabled access, but the views are awesome and was well worth fighting my vertigo to reach the top. Not much of the castle left to see but the beautiful coastline makes up for it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

a very intersting a remarkable place to visit lots of steps to climb and difficult terrain so not for the unfit

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW via mobile

Have visited over many years, stunning setting including great caves to explore on the beach. Stiff climb to get the best view and be careful on a windy day. There are better castles in terms of walls and towers , but the whole setting is spectacular and well worth the visit especially if you have English heritage membership.

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Thornford, null, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

It was a beautiful walk over heather and wild shrubbery with a fantastic story sea below before we reached the check-in point of the Nation Trust. The castle gives a good history and because it is situated on top of a cliff allows for amazing views regardless of weather. The entire place is so beautifully rugged and wild, perfect for... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Terrific landscape; although the climb to the castle can be challenging, the top will treat you to nicely maintained ruins of the castle and outstanding scenic views. Just make sure you have decent shoes and are ready to carry the little ones up the steep rocks. Not suitable for push chairs (as witnessed).

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Huddersfield, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

We visited Tintagel Castle a couple of weeks ago. It was the second visit for my husband and I, and our eldest (albeit he was in a pram last time and doesn't remember it!), but the first for our younger two... We'd picked a fabulous day weather-wise, which does help, somewhat, but even still the views were amazing! After a... More

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Townsville, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Donated to the CoastGuard to drive down to the site, watched the well put together film about the Legend of Arthur, paid the money to English Heritage then spent two hours scrambling about and being wind tossed on a glorious sunny afternoon. Make the effort to climb down to the Sea Gate. The view is sensational and because it is... More

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Wrexham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Visited as a family. Had a great day out walking up and down the hills, steps and exploring the caves. Kids loved it even though it was tough going on those not so energetic. Definitely recommend if in the area. Oh the King Arthur's car park fab value. £3.00 for 4 hours. Didn't have time to explore the village but... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Our English heritage but everything has to be paid for! £2 car park, £3.80 entrance into the old post office, over £6 to see the castle, £2 for a 30 second ride up the hill! Land Rover holds 10 persons! Hmm quite a money-maker! £40 for 30 seconds work! No wonder there were two Land Rovers racing each other!!

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