Located on a headland by the village of Tintagel, the castle is not, as many seem to believe, the mythical Camelot, but it certainly has enough mystery and legends associated with it to make you think it really was! The castle itself is a ruin, but the views are amazing and the walking is varied. What I like about Tintagel Castle is that it doesn't try to capitalise too much on the Arthurian legends - a short film at the entrance explains the myth and how it grew, without dismissing the idea that Arthur could have existed in some form and emphasises the intriguing history of the castle whether Arthur was present here or not.
because of its steep steps and cliff top location, do not visit the castle in wet or windy weather. It is also unsuitable for young children or those with mobility problems for the views alone, this. There is a Land Rover taxi service for £2 each way down from the village (a steep descent / ascent) and entrance to the castle is £5.70 per adult - very good value indeed.
All in all, an excellent option for a morning or afternoon on a nice summer day.
If you own or manage Tintagel Castle, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.