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Merlin's Cave

Tintagel Head, Tintagel, England
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Ranked #6 of 14 Attractions in Tintagel
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves
Owner description: Located below Tintagel Castle, the birthplace of King Arthur, this cave is believed to be where Merlin lived. The caves are accessible from a... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Thornford, null, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

The cave its self is perfect for exploring on a stormy day or even a sunny one. It's mysterious and enchanting and is part of a beautiful yet small beach.

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sandy, utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Just beware of the tide timing so you're not caught in the water! Such a beautiful area, lots of stairs and dogs.

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I came here when we came to visit the castle. It was great fun and well worth the trip. We voyagously made our way across the cave (tons of fun) until we reached the other side. There were mini rock pools where the sea had washed in and so you could see fish and things. The only down side to... More

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

struggled a bit to get down to the cave but worth every inch. on walking into the mouth of the cave, got an amazing feeling. didn't realise you could walk all through, which made it more exiting. sat on a ledge, just to imagine merlin had sat there before me. found a pebble which has the appearance of a letter... More

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chorley lancashire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Look at the tide times and be prepared to get a bit wet and it's a bit tricky to negotiate some parts. Some people were swimming at the far side which looked lovely.

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Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Lovely view from Trevose Head. Walked though the cave at low tide, should not be done alone, as you have to watch your footing. You can, however, walk right through the cave to the other side, if you are careful and sure it is the right time. I am not sure if they still allow this.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

we went to the cave since we did not want to pay 6 pounds for the castle ruins. it was a great joice! the cave is fantastic but a little bit crowded sometimes. be sure to get there at low tide.

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Rostov-on-Don, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The power of the cave is enormous. I have never experienced something like that before, that the place can invoke such strong feelings and emotions. I really recommend it especially if you are a person with history or spiritual interests.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This cave is a must see. We only managed half way as the rest of it was full of water still but the view of the rest of it was incredible.

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East Preston, United Kingdom
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Free attraction, just outside Tintagel Castle ruins, but only accessible at low-ish tide, and this is via some steep steps and a rocky beach. We accessed this via the coastal path, which is well worth walking - there are easy/direct and difficult routes. The cave itself is simply that, a (wet) cave, but worth investigating as part of a longer... More

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