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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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Victoria, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed it, but be prepared for a long and sometimes difficult walk. I wonder how they managed to get supplies in, and horses when it was an active castle?? Amazing views. Felt rather magical even if Arthur didn't really live here.

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Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This was my husband's one desire, to visit Tintagel. Well we did. And well after catching our breath, we agreed the struggle had been worth doing Once. It is a mystical magical place on top of a mountain mostly in ruins but still majestic. And the views from there are gorgeous. The struggle came from walking up the uneven perilous... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

we drove the short trip from Boscastle where we were staying to Tintagel and after parking up we walked down the steep hill to the entrance where we paid our fee and breathlessly proceeded to climb the steep steps to the top of the ruins where our breaths were taken away again by the spectacular views of the ruins and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

The walk to the entrance of the castle is about 600 metres. Here you have the shop and Beach Cafe. We had lunch here most excellent. Soup and Sandwich. Some were tucking into substantial portions of other offerings. There is a video if the history of the site and the entrance to the ruins. You have to go over a... More

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west sussex , England
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This is definitely a must thing to go a visit. The walk up to the castle is very steep and certainly gets your heart pumping but OMG the views and the castle ruins are so worth it when you get to the top

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Newport, Wales
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

A few minutes stroll down a steep hill before you reach the entrance to the ruins of Tintagel Castle. You then have to walk up quite a number of steep steps before reaching the castle up on the cliff top. There's not much left to see in regards to the castle, but the views from the top of the cliff... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

"A must see" if you are in Cornwall. National Trust site, so well looked after. Do not expect more than a few old walls on the majestic cliffs. Sunset at Tintagel is really something to experience.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

this is very hard to get to and the steps are very dangerous for older people to climb up. once you eventually get there the views are spectacular to see. The ruins are not much to see but you have to use you mind to picture what it was like there.

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Perth, Australia
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26 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 via mobile

A very steep walk and loads of steps. Perhaps this information should be signposted. There is very little of the castle remaining. But the views of the headland were worth the price of admission. I don't believe allowing dogs to roam about the place is particularly safe. As a tourist sight I believe more safety safeguards are required. I also... More

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essex
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

On walking down the hill to the entrance of the castle we was wondering why people walking back with forced smiles as they knew of what we was too endure until we got to the entrance. The fee is £6 each adult which seemed reasonable. But the exercise then began.... The steps are steep and really anyone who is unsteady... More

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