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Merlin's Cave

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Address: Tintagel Head, Tintagel, England
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Description: Located below Tintagel Castle, the birthplace of King Arthur, this cave is...
Located below Tintagel Castle, the birthplace of King Arthur, this cave is believed to be where Merlin lived. The caves are accessible from a footpath, but fill with water at high tide.
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Unfortunately the castle was closed due to high winds when we arrived, but we had just caught the tide slowly coming in so we could go down to the cave. I have to say it was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Unfortunately the castle was closed due to high winds when we arrived, but we had just caught the tide slowly coming in so we could go down to the cave. I have to say it was awesome, just being there was so invigorating and all that alleged history under our feet. The cave is well worth a visit and the... More 

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

A magical mystical place well worth a visit. Check tide times first though. If you are intending to explore the cave then old trainers are a must.

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Chesham, Bucks, England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

It's a cave - part of the Tintagel Castle Complex - maintained by English Heritage - but not sure what there is to maintain - it's a cave - the tide comes in - and the tide goes out. Many steps to get to it and back to the cliff tops again.

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Bonifay, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Make sure to walk down to the beach at low tide and go inside the cave. The feeling is magical! Well worth the trip down!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Just stunning. Felt very magical and fun to think that this was actually merlins cave. Lovely little beach accompanying it

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Free to look in at the cove but choose the timing of your visit wisely so that you go at low tide, enabling you to go in the cave itself.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Its quite a small cove and yes there is a cave but the nice thing about it is the acoustics. Sit and close your eyes for a few minutes and just listen, its great.

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This is a great little place on the beach beneath the Castle, whether you believe in the whole King Arthur thing or not. It is not connected to the Castle so you can still go down to the beach for a look without paying your entrance fee. It is though basically as others have said, a cave on the beach... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Incredible and breathtaking view from both inside and outside. It's worth a visit and worth climbing all the steps on the way back! Don't miss the Cave! :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

It doesn't matter whether its true or not. It's,a beautiful place. If you walk be aware its,steep and lots of steps. More that one cave in the bay. It's was a hot sunny day so we were spoilt

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Additional Information about Merlin's Cave

Address: Tintagel Head, Tintagel, England
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Tintagel
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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