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“Spooky, not always accessible” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Merlin's Cave

Merlin's Cave
Tintagel Head, Tintagel, England
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Ranked #6 of 17 Attractions in Tintagel
Type: Caverns/ Caves, Outdoors
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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.
Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Spooky, not always accessible”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Lovely view from Trevose Head. Walked though the cave at low tide, should not be done alone, as you have to watch your footing. You can, however, walk right through the cave to the other side, if you are careful and sure it is the right time. I am not sure if they still allow this.

Visited August 2014
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“Impressive cave”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 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.

Visited July 2014
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Rostov-on-Don, Russia
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“So happy to visit Merlin`s Cave”
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.

Visited July 2014
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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“Amazing what you find when you go for a walk”
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.

Visited July 2014
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East Preston, United Kingdom
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“Just a cave...”
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 trip, such as our walk or a visit to the castle.

Visited June 2014
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