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Address: Tintagel PL34 0DB, England
Phone Number: 01840 770328
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Description: This brooding 13th-century castle sits on the rugged and spectacular...
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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Climbing Shoes Needed

What an experience. You may or may not conquer the steps of Tintagel Castle. The climb to the top rewards you with beautiful views of the cove and ocean below. The ruins on the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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Meeker, Colorado
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Meeker, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

What an experience. You may or may not conquer the steps of Tintagel Castle. The climb to the top rewards you with beautiful views of the cove and ocean below. The ruins on the top are typical of what is left of many medieval castles and it takes imagination to see what it must have looked like when it was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

Interesting castle ruins, but make no mistake the emphasis is on ruins, not on castle!. Most is left to the imagination and really it is the views that are most interesting although much like any section along this coast. The church was worth visiting and you were free to wander about it. Expansive grave yard. It is interesting that although... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

I had fond memories of visiting TIntagel as a child and so decided to visit just after Easter with my own 3 children. Currently the facilities are being refurbished so there was a lot of building work going on at the bottom of the site. Once these are complete I expect they will really compliment the experience of visiting Tintagel... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

We went to Tintagel Castle with our 7 month old. It's a long walk down a steep hill then lots of steps that are uneven underfoot. Luckily I had our daughter in a sling as you cannot use a buggy round here. Views from the cliff top were amazing.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I'd not been back here since I was a child, and I don't remember it being this steep! it was a good day out, the children were quite tired when we got back and the dog didn't want an evening walk, for a change. It's windy up there, so be prepared for that. There is some work being done, so... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Not that bad of a walk downhill but great that they will bring you back up via the Land Rover for £2 each. Lots of steps, amazingly stunning views to match many I have seen around the globe. we were very lucky to have brilliant hot sunny days to make the most of it. Being a lover of all things... More 

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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

What can I say apart from truly stunning. I saw many reviews on here complaining about how ruined the site is. I totally disagree. The views are amazing and we spent many hours wandering around taking photos. Steps are not as bad as I thought they would be. 100% worth the visit.

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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Enjoyed our 2nd visit here, last time was 1986 !! Kids loved running around and even though it was windy and chilly we had a very atmospheric time !

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Visiting North Devon and Cornwall on holiday, my wife mentioned Tintagel Castle and King Arthur and my 8 year old son shouted YES! The next day we drove over to Tintagel and slowly made our way on the B3263 through the town to find parking. If you get there early enough there is a nice little car park as you... More 

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Fakenham, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Great and scenic treat for adults and kids alike, however not for tots or the unfit: the steps are long and steep, and there are unprotected cliffs. We took 3 kids: 2 of 10 and 1 of 7, who had a grand time, and the atmosphere there is amazing. Don't forget to visit Merlin's Cave, if the tide allows -... More 

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