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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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nice place to sit and contemplate

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.

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

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 NEW

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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Perth, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The whole King Arthur, Merlin thing is based on a work of fiction. It is palyed on inTintagel to charge a rather high price for a very ordanary castle. A pile of delapidated ruins with very little inforamtion. A rip off charge to get down and back by vehicle and overpriced entry. There are many more castles that are better... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

You can walk all the way through and it is spectacular. But careful of the tide coming in - #Wet Trainers and Socks! A good laugh.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We decided to head down to the beach and visit Merlin's Cave en route to Tintagel Castle. The beach and cave are both free to access but if you want to go up to the castle, there's an entry fee. This is a tidal cave so time your visit carefully if you want to do some exploring! It's not suitable... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Loved it. The little piece of beach over there is really picturesque, with this rock standing in the middle of the sea. The area is surrounded by cliffs and paths that lead to King Arthur Castle and Walk. If you are a fan of the Arthurian Legends, this is indeed a must do.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Absolutely beautiful we visited a bit late in the day so the tide was coming in but beautiful to see and after visiting the castle it finished our trip off nicely.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Leading off the beach,below Tintagel Castle, this huge Cavernous cave, takes your breath away...simply superb...A must visit.

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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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