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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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go out of season and check tide times!

Steep walk down a path to get there. Go past the castle entrance as it is a free to go to Merlin's cave. Past the toilets on your left and down steps to the left near the bridge... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Cardiff
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Steep walk down a path to get there. Go past the castle entrance as it is a free to go to Merlin's cave. Past the toilets on your left and down steps to the left near the bridge. Going down is fine and worth going at off peak time as it was packed in the summer holidays., however going up... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Impressive to look at and go in with the wife and kids, for photos. Located at the bottom of Tintagel Castle, it all adds to the mystery and legend of King Arthur.

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Definitely got the imagination fuelled. We were fortunate enough to be there as the tide was going out, and a strange tourist dressed up like a cat with her drum was thigh deep in the retreating water playing on the drum. Quite eerie.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Visited along with Tintagel Castle above, the cave is very pretty. The entrance is deceiving and makes you think the cave is quite small, but once you go in you can see quite how large it is! The cave goes right through to the other side of the headland and the views of the waves crashing at the other end... More 

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Istanbul Province, Turkey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Although It is not certain that Merlin.lived there.Place is plain enough to make you feel as if Merlin is hiding somewhere around the cave.Be aware he may appear any time..

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This is covered in here. Worth a visit if you like history, walking, coasts, beaches and going in a cave without caving

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Virginia Beach, VA USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This will probably be meaningless to anyone who isn't a King Arthur fan. It probably looks like a whole in a rock, but it's full of majesty and mythology. What a spiritual place!

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Excellent for children and adults to explore. The caves were easy to locate, access and climb through. The tide went out 2 times but you need to check when to make sure you are not left stranded.

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Well... it's a cave :). When we arrived to the castle, the tide was lowering, so after exploring the ruins and returning to the cave, the tide was rather low, which was a good opportunity to explore the cave. It certainly has a nice atmosphere, but since I am from an inland country, it took me a while to get... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

A cave on a small beach. Beautiful setting under tintagel castle very popular with visitors and their dogs. Kids lived exploring

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