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Tintagel Castle

Address: Tintagel PL34 0DB, England
Phone Number: 01840 770328
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Ranked #1 of 16 things to do in Tintagel
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Ancient ruins, Mysterious sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This brooding 13th-century castle sits on the rugged and spectacular Atlantic coast in Cornwall...
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Type: Castles, Ancient ruins, Mysterious sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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.

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Melbourne, Australia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
27 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Magical spot with a bit of steep climbing but worth the effort. English Heritage site. Magnificent views. Can get a lift down to the entrance at a small cost. Steeped in Arthurian legend. Can pick up some tacky Camalot memrabilia at the gift shops in town.

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Worcestershire
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22 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

A great walk for the fit. The slope down is easy before the up hill walk back is a little taxing. Once down to the sea you can then climb up to the ruin. I chose not to go that far but my husband did. Again if a little unsteady then maybe give it a miss but the walk to... More 

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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The children loved it, very breezy, added to the atmosphere. Worth the walk up the steep steps. Staff very friendly and helpful

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Devon
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

First time visiting Tintagel Castle and it was beautiful even in the rain and wind but in its own way it made the place more magical. We will return in the summer to spend more time and soak up the atmosphere. Don't be scared of the hike, save yourself the money from the Land Rover and treat yourself to a... More 

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Currumbin, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

Worth the hike but I'm pleased we caught the 4WD down and up! The ruins themselves are lovely and lots of hiking around is worth the views. We couldn't get down to Merlin's cave as the tide was in but I got some great postcards in the shop.

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Well worth visiting, lovely views especially on a sunny day. Beware of loads of steep steps all over the place

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Ashford, England, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Not suitable for pushchairs and the elderly. But we loved it. Loads of places to climb to, loads of historical facts on the way round. Gorgeous spots to take photos. We spent hours up here and will come back again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We had an amazing visit to Tintagel Castle on a beautiful February day in half term. We parked in the NT carpark by Church as we are NT members and walked along the coastal path to Tinatgel Casle run by English Heritage. Unfortunately the top entrance was closed which meant an extra walk down and later back up the coastal... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Tintagel Castle is steeped in Legend as well as History. Supposedly the Birthplace of King Arthur and the site where the Magician Merlin had a mystic cave, it was in fact a stronghold of a local warlord in the Dark Ages. The scenery is spectacular and the views stupendous - a great deal of work has been done by English... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you're interested in history this is a good place to go. It's quite a climb but the view is spectacular. Well worth a visit

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