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Merlin's Cave

Tintagel Head, Tintagel, England
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Ranked #5 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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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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49 reviews 49 reviews
17 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Been here before but with the wrong tide so could not reach the cave. This time around, low water, the whole cave open! We walked in it and nearly all the way through it, the last bit at the other end it does tend to get a bit deep the water, specially when you are carrying electronics with you.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Beach is accessible again as steps damaged by storm have been replaced. Ignoring "Merlin marketing" it's still a pretty decent cave which goes all the way through to next bay. Worth doing as part of the castle trip.

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Staffs
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

The small beach area leading to the cave is lovely and we were visited by several seals on our last visit.......there are also wonderful waterfalls .......the cave is fantastic and you can walk far into its belly and have a real good snoop around.....highly recommended !

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Swanage
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Came here in March and sadly due to a landslip the steps down were closed off. But have been before and it's a magical place, but if you have your heart set on going down check the tides and that the steps have been fixed.

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Berlin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

At low tide and the sun shining all pebbles glitter like diamonds, fantastich for the children, And then the story of Merlin!

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Huntingdon
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Pretty cool to see. Didn't go far in as it was pretty wet inside and it opened to another bay on the in between the Tintagel castle areas. The waterfall by the beach was fun. Nice place for the kids to cut loose. We didnt go into the water as it was early in the morning hours and it was... More

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