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Tintagel Castle

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Address: Castle Road, Tintagel PL34 0HE, England
Phone Number: +44 1840 770328
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This brooding 13th-century castle sits on the rugged and spectacular...

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. New exhibition explores the stories linking Tintagel to King Arthur which includes a 3D model of the site illustrating how it has changed over the centuries. Dog friendly and child friendly, this is a great day out for all the family.

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Wonderful site - but wear boots!

This is an epic ruin set high above the sea, and it is a wonderful, exciting thing to imagine how long it's been there. The Arthurian legends are dubious at best, but that doesn't... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Samuel B
Port Isaac, United Kingdom
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Port Isaac, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is an epic ruin set high above the sea, and it is a wonderful, exciting thing to imagine how long it's been there. The Arthurian legends are dubious at best, but that doesn't really matter. But it is a real trek -- not for anyone who tires easily, or who minds getting a bit of mud on his or... More 

Thank Samuel B
London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

For such a historic site in such a dramatic location I would have expected a little more planning for tourists. I really got the impression the town of Tintagel and the castle management have reluctantly accepted tourism as a necessity instead of embracing it enthusiastically! After driving down many windy single track tight roads we finally found ourselves in the... More 

Thank CLTScot
Springdale, Utah
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It is hard to imagine a more captivating medieval castle ruin on a windy day in January. Seeing the waves crashing on the coast from the castle ruins and the cove below with the sheltered beach, was a fitting magical setting for the "birthplace of King Arthur"

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New Delhi, India
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Visited on a cold, windy rainy day yet that site was impessive. The ability to construct and live there is inspiring - easily defended by food, firewood and cocntruction must have consumed so much tome and effort.

Thank Nabbys17
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my second visit to the castle. The first time, the bridge was closed and so we only walked around the site which had enough beautiful views of the ocean and cliffs to keep me inspired. This time however, the castle was fully open. A new tea rooms has popped up which do amazing hot chocolate! There is also... More 

Thank Sandra D
Macaé, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We can perfectly imagine the life in the ancient times. An awesome experience. The beach near the castle is very beautiful, with a little water fall. You can find Beautiful stones on the shore. An unforgettable view!

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love swimming and hiking so this caste was amazing! I was traveling alone and was especially excited about visiting a castle that was part of the King Arthur myth. I started off by visiting Merlin's Cave which is on the beach below the castle. I didn't bring a bathing suit and the tide was in. Because i'm impatient i... More 

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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Be prepared that even the most carefully selected itinerary will be subject to storms from the Atlantic ocean if you are in Cornwall. Tintagel is no exception and on bad days the coastal footpath will be closed for your safety. The walk down is easy the walk back quite steep if you suffer such issues although the sights are most... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Full of atmosphere and historical curiosity, Tintagel is well worth the effort. English Heritage have made it an excellent attraction (£8.00 gift aid adult entry fee and concessions for families/children/OAPs and students) and accessible for those who don't mind climbing steep steps to the top! You can pay a couple of pound to be transported in a Landrover but the... More 

2 Thank Peppipig
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited Tintagel a couple of years ago with my girlfriend and 7yo son. We all had a great time exploring the ruins, caves and beach. The views from the top of the rock on which the castle is set ate stunning. The staff put on an interactive show which the children seem to love as well. However i would... More 

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