Tintagel Castle

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Tintagel Castle
4.5
Ancient Ruins • Castles • Mysterious Sites
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
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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Heather T
Nantwich, UK24 contributions
Spectacular
Oct 2021 • Couples
I love the new bridge across to the island - the noise of the slates is fun.
The views from the bridge and indeed the rest of the site are amazing, and the sculpture of Gallos is just spectacular.
If you struggle with steep slopes, I’d recommend the Land Rover ride to the site.
All the staff were very friendly and helpful.
Written October 19, 2021
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Paul M
Cardiff, UK26 contributions
"Great new Bridge crossing"
Oct 2021
Before going to Tintagel especially if you want to visit Tintagel castle, it is advisable to pre-book tickets to ensure admission.
The Castle is great and very informative, also the new bridge is amazing other than I am scared of heights which did scare the heck out of me!! lol
Plenty of car park space in Tintagel. Oh yes most of all make sure you have decent footwear as the road down to the Castle entrance and then back up is very steep. You can pay £2 each for a land rover to take you up & down; may be worth it to those who feel they need it!!
One off the bucket list!!
Written October 19, 2021
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Darren R
Warwickshire, UK124 contributions
They're " Castle Ruins " its not a Castle , however if it is views your after this is the place
Oct 2021
Came here and expected a " Castle " , being from a region that i am blessed & surrounded by castles , Warwick ,Kenilworth , Maxstoke etc i must say i was disappointed with what Tintagel Castle had to offer
Steeped in history as this region is , if it is views your after this is the place ,but its not a " Castle " in a true sense of the word that you can explore and admire
What they actually are is " Castle ruins " , which on this particular day was lovely to walk around the hills and admire the absolute amazing coastal views ( you can admire these FOC on costal walks to be fair ) and not pay the £34 it cost the two of to entre the grounds
Some informative information boards as you walk around but nothing of a substance that even comes close to home
The bridge is a nice feature to walk over and a bit scary if your scared of heights , but as a castle , sorry No
Take advantage of the £2.00 Land rover taxi back to the top , you not regret it !
Written October 18, 2021
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Helen Stewart
1 contribution
Spectacular views
Oct 2021
We went to Tintagel Castle today on a warm sunny October day and it couldn’t have been any better! I had read the reviews beforehand and admittedly, I was quite worried about how challenging the climb would be to the footbridge and if I was actually going to manage the crossing as I’m not a great fan of heights! It was fine. If you are able bodied, reasonably fit and got a decent pair of shoes on, it won’t be a problem. The bridge is surprising stable and as long as you look straight ahead it would be fine. There were plenty of older and less able bodied visitors there too and there is a gentler incline that takes you to the bridge. However, if you are not sure footed, going up to the higher parts of the island could be very challenging as the path is loose and the way down is steep. I’m really glad we went as the views are spectacular and the history is interesting. I’m just glad it was a dry day or I think we would have found the inclines and steps quite scary!
Written October 17, 2021
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Hi, thank you for your feedback. We're pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit to Tintagel Castle.
Written October 19, 2021
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Max
Plymouth, UK7 contributions
Amazing views
Jun 2021 • Family
Views are amazing. New bridge not so great, nothing special but the whole experience is really good. Would definitely recommend
Written October 17, 2021
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Hi, we're sorry to hear you were disappointed by the new bridge, we're glad the views made up for it.
Written October 19, 2021
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familytravel4x4
Liphook, UK497 contributions
Wonderful views
Oct 2021 • Couples
Revisited the castle after some 15 years driven by the desire to see the new bridge. The bridge is excellent with slates laid vertically on the walking deck to given a very attractive effect and ‘feel’ to the walk (albeit some motion toward the middle even though we were blessed with a glorious but breezy day) . Great views around the castle ruins and the statue/sculpture of Arthur on the headland is worth the walk. We paid at the kiosk on the way in but much cheaper to prebook on line. Also note that the toilets and cafe are down below the castle and it is quite a walk back up, and thereafter a further hike back up to the town (albeit a Land Rover service is available both ways at a moderate cost). An enjoyable few hours albeit not much in the village re eateries or other attractions ( the post office was fully booked the day we visited).
Written October 17, 2021
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Thank you for visiting, and for your feedback!
Written October 19, 2021
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Suzy247
Lincoln, UK37 contributions
Good day out
Oct 2021
Lovely day out and great weather, Really impressed with the new bridge. Site really clean and good information boards. Able to do cliff top walks.
Written October 16, 2021
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Sleepy-Anne
Bedford, United Kingdom26 contributions
Challenging walk up and down
Sep 2021
We had pre-booked tickets (free as we are English Heritage members) but our bookings were cancelled due to high winds. We went anyway as we thought we could see something from the town. We had a chat to staff at the top who were friendly and helpful. It is a very steep and challenging walk so we were pleased to get the landrover back up the hill. There is not a lot to see really, but the new bridge is spectacular. The exhibition is OK but we bought a guidebook and enjoyed reading about the history. This was the end of September and it was a terrible day - high winds and torrential showers. We tried to get lunch in the town but none of the pubs were serving food after 2.30pm! We ended up in a nice cafe. The Old Post office was closed to visitors - no reason given. We were not impressed by the shops in the town either.
Written October 16, 2021
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Hi Anne, we're sorry that Tintagel Castle was closed due to high winds on the day you were due to visit. We hope that you're able to visit another time.
Written October 19, 2021
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E L
Musselburgh, UK40 contributions
Highly recommend
Oct 2021 • Friends
Had a wonderful visit here. It is quite a climb, quite challenging but worth it if you can manage it. Thankfully there are excellent handrails here, so plenty of support.
The views are amazing from all aspects. Would thoroughly recommend if you are able.
Written October 15, 2021
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Weymouth1953
Weymouth, UK267 contributions
Always wanted to visit here
Oct 2021
At last I managed to visit the castle, and I wasn't dissapointed. You need to set aside 3-4 hours to stroll and take in the vastness of the castle and the amazing views. The history boards are really informative as well. Well worth a visit.
Written October 15, 2021
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