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Tintagel Castle

Tintagel PL34 0DB, England
01840 770328
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Ranked #3 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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Wallasey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

picture perfect, go early its a full day with plenty to see and do no downside. Its a good walk to the top but worth it for the amazing views. you can hire a kayak and goto boscastle this is money well spent but if you cant be bothered just have a sit down and sunbath for a hour or... More

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

As we approached the first lot of steps there was a friendly guide in an information booth asking us to take great care at the top as it was a soaking wet and very windy day in March. This unnerved me slightly as I'm not too sure about heights and the bridge over the sea to the island followed by... More

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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We hesitated to go here as we are not spring chickens any more. The staff were very helpful and said if we went in and found it too much we would get our money back. But I am proud to say we made it. the views were worth the puffing and panting. Coming down wasn't so hard thank goodness. I... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

As a fan of Arthurian legends, we visited Tintagel Castle, and found it to be a bit pricey for what you can see and experience. There is an intro video in the gift shop to watch before you head up to the castle ruins, and a map to follow. It would be helpful if there were more informative guides actually... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I have now stayed here in different rooms for several nights and each time am always surprised and pleased with the rooms and certainly the views. From the moment you enter you feel instantly relaxed, add the staff, service and scenery and you will not fail to be impressed. It really feels like a big home from home and am... More

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Altrincham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

A truly amazing place with stunning views but not good if you have walking difficulties. The climb up the steps can be very daunting as there is no attempt to monitor people going up and down the steep steps. In places the steps must be only 18 inches wide. There should be some type of system in place allowing people... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We've made a detour on our way to Cornwall and I'm happy we did because Tintagel truly has an aura of something out of Aurthurian legends. Granted, the remains of the castle you see today came to being a few centuries after the mythological king lived, but the place is still worth visiting for its breathtaking views, the cliffs, the... More

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

My wife, the dog and I visited Tintagel Castle whilst spending a few days in North Cornwall. For such a small village, we found the castle very badly signposted and ending up asking one of the locals for directions. After a very steep walk, we reached the visitor centre and paid our £6.10 per person entrance fee which was very... More

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Kortrijk, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Tintagel castle is of course somehow over-estimated in ratings due to it's Arthur-roots, but apart from that it's a beautiful spot where the ruins and nature have grown into a site that marks the coastline which already has some remarkable spots (Bedruthan steps, Port Isaac, Port William and Gull Rock, Heartland Quay, ...). The overseas visitir's pass of the English... More

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Hungerford, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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