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“Nice place, great views” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Tintagel Castle

Tintagel Castle
Tintagel PL34 0DB, England
01840 770328
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Ranked #2 of 14 attractions in Tintagel
Type: Castles, Ancient Ruins, Mysterious Sites
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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.
Wellington, United Kingdom
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“Nice place, great views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We didn't arrive until 4.00pm so didn't pay to see the bit of the castle you pay to see. Instead we went into the free bit, a bit of a hike up to it, but stunning views. Personally I probably wouldn't bother paying as from what we could see from where we were it wasn't worth it! However it was worth visiting to see the free bits, we didn't go in the cafe but it was busy. The shop was lovely and staff friendly. You can get a lift up and down the drive for £2, we walked but if you have poor mobility it would be a God send as the walk is hard work!

Visited October 2013
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“Fantastic!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

An amazing day out, lots of steps and dizzying heights but all well worthwhile for the stunning views. I can't recommend "The Beach Cafe" at the bottom enough. After a superb morning stepmastering and admiring the amazing views (really amazing) we stopped for a quick lunch at this cafe - don't miss it. We had crab and brie and bacon sandwiches, they were delicious and the ladies in the cafe very friendly and welcoming. It was a really memorable day - for all the best reasons and we will go back asap, loved it all.

Visited October 2013
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“Only go if you have time and the weather is good”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

As long as you love walking and if the weather is decent (we were lucky and the sun shone all day) or if you have annual passes to English Heritage bother with this. From an exercise point of view, the steep steps and the hilly walks are all great - the views are brilliant and the beach and caves great fun to play on and explore. Be very careful with unruly wayward kids as its a high cliff with no barriers. For what it is and for the information that's there in terms of the film and then signage on site its about average value. Go visit the village its self too as the high street isnt so long and the houses are picturesque and the pubs are welcoming.

Visited September 2013
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Adelaide, Australia
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“Well worth the effort”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

We spent a couple of hours climbing over the site. Be prepared for lots of uneven stairs to get to the top but the view is truly spectacular. It was also considerably colder on top than in the valley so take a jacket. There is also a well stocked gift shop which is worth a look. They run a shuttle in a vehicle from near the main street to the gift shop and back which may be useful if you run out of energy.

Visited September 2013
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“A stunning ruin in a beautiful location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

We visited on a wet day in October and it was still an amazing place full of atmosphere (and a heavy mist). The nearest car park can be a little hard to find and there is still quite a walk down a steep slope to get to the castle. The good news is that there is a jeep service which will take you part of the way. The bad news is that it costs £2 each way. There is also a cafe which serves good food and can provide a welcome break from the weather. There are also an awful lot of steps (and some are quire steep) to get to the top but it is well worth the effort. A ruined castle set amongst beautiful rugged coastline. Don't miss this treasure.

Visited October 2013
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