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Tintagel Castle

Tintagel PL34 0DB, England
01840 770328
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Ranked #2 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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Hungerford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed visiting Tintagel Castle last week on a day of combined sunshine and heavy rain, which looked wonderful sweeping in from the sea. The views of the coast are really lovely and it is a very atmospheric site. This is NOT an attraction for anyone with limited mobility as the stairs are steep and carved out of the uneven... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

To buy tickets for this attraction, you first have to get past a person selling membership of English Heritage. Because this desk is positioned prominently outside the ticket office, people including myself thought tickets were purchased from here. On discovering my mistake I entered the ticket office, where again they tried to sell me membership of their organisation. A warning... More

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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Absolutely fab, its a hard climb up to the top but when you get up there the views are well worth it

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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30 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Hi I use a wheelchair or mobility scooter as so sent my wife to view the castle as it IS NOT accessible, to be honest I KNEW it was not I sat on the cliff top pathway from the Church and from this view point could see the island the castle is built on, a perfect place to defend in... More

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Dudley, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

lot of steps to get to castle but worth it for the lovley views we walked to castle but gladly paid the £2 for a land rover ride back up the hill

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Great walk around the ruins and lovely views. Could be more information on signs as you walk around. The tunnel is amazing.

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Mevagissey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Tintagel castle was a lovely place to visit but must be a dry day as its all very exposed , had a lovely sunny hot day great place to explore lovely place to have lunch and just relax entry fee was very reasonable , super place to take pictures of surounding beaches and countryside. Also lovely shops to visit in... More

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Preston, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Having visited here last week, all this amounted to was a glorified coastal walk. Don't get me wrong, the coast round here is absolutely stunning and there are some great views to be had, but the castle isn't much of an attraction. Yes, its just practically ruins but it would help if there were more sign boards you could read... More

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Tintagel Castle is well worth a visit, it's in a glorious location, but make sure you have got your walking legs on as access is down a very steep hill to the entrance and then up numerous steps to the castle itself. My legs ached for days afterwards! There is a jeep that you can catch from the village to... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

If you are interested in myths and legends then this is the place to be. Stories of the birthplace of King Arthur resonates through the ruins but was he actually there? The road to the castle is quite steep and if you are not too good on your feet you can pay £2 and get a lift in a land... More

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