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“views to die for” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Tintagel Castle

Tintagel Castle
Tintagel PL34 0DB, England
01840 770328
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Ranked #1 of 16 things to do in Tintagel
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: This brooding 13th-century castle sits on the rugged and spectacular Atlantic coast in Cornwall, which recalls the myth and mystery associated with King Arthur and Merlin the magician.
exeter
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“views to die for”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

need good climbing legs
found it hard to get to some areas, as the terrain was very muddy after some very heavy rains

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“what views!!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

what an amazing place to visit, very very steep in place and not suitable for buggies or disabled.

You can let your imagination run away with you here.

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“Lots of steps”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

Worth the walk and all the steps for great views. We had fabulous weather so it was fantastic, but not for the infirm or fainthearted!

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“Absolutely jaw dropping!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

I have visited many places, near and far, but Tintagel has to be somewhere near the top of the list. This extraordinary castle actually spanned from the headland to the mainland when completed in 1236 by Earl Richard to service his wife's desire to be associated with the Arthurian legends of chivalry. When you first approach it, it doesn't seem to make a deal of sense, but when you scamble over the remains, slowly the story reveals itself, assisted greatly by the strategically placed story boards. I have bad knees but I was determined to stand on the summit and I was rewarded by some staggering views, including the sight of a young man who swam from the Cove out into a stormy sea until he was almost out of sight before turning and returning back to the beach. All this added to the mystery and majesty of this magical place. Go there.

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“Castle with a view”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

A lot of steps. Wear sensible footwear. Great views from the top, but we were blessed with a clear day. .

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