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Tintagel Castle

Castle Road, Tintagel PL34 0HE, England
+44 1840 770328
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Private, Full-Day Tour to Port Isaac, Padstow, and Tintagel from Cornwall
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Full-Day Guided Private Port Isaac, Padstow and Tintagel Tour from Devon
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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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Castle Road, Tintagel PL34 0HE, England
+44 1840 770328
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Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

Visited the castle today it was a lovely sunny day, love coming here and walking up to the top. Great views. Lots to learn as you are walking about. Great costal walks as well. Also a lovely tea room. When the tide is out you...More

Thank Karen A
Reviewed October 2, 2016

Beautiful location, quite busy but its quite a big place, so not so bad. Passing people on the stairs was our only annoyance. We picked a scorcher of a day to visit, we went to the little church too, which was lovely.

Thank WildOtterFox
Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

If you really want to appreciate this site you need to be prepared to climb up a lot of uneven steps They do offer land-rover up and down path to entrance (for extra charge) but if you to take it down in the first place...More

Thank ASJ1
Reviewed October 1, 2016

Not really sure I can say much more as my lasting memory after a long coastal walk prior to visiting the 'Castle' was steps... steps to the payment kiosk, steps down to the castle, steps up to the other side, steps down to the beach......More

Thank CRoberts83
Reviewed October 1, 2016

Quite a long walk down to the beach before the climb to the castle. We took advantage of the Land Rovers, down and especially back. The climb to the castle is not for the faint of heart but most certainly worth it. Nice cafe and...More

1  Thank John W
Reviewed October 1, 2016

Underwritten by folklore, breathtaking views whatever the weather (we went when cloudy and very windy). Embedded within the north Cornish coastline, showing the coastline at its best. Be prepared for significant steps though.

Thank persistability
Reviewed September 30, 2016

The views are breathtaking, the castle ruins are well worth the effort it takes to get to them... There are a lot of steps!! The Cove has caves, white foamy breaking waves,shingle beach and is lovely, if it had been warmer I would have been...More

Thank Rhod and Deb T
Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

Yes that's what it is. Very eroded by sea winds etc. But interesting enough. Steep walk up with narrow steps (two way) in one part. Nice visitor centre and cafe but they charge significantly more for a cream tea than up in the village, better...More

Thank Lynne S
Reviewed September 29, 2016

If you want a bit of English history spiced up with Arthurian lore, then this is the place to visit. Right from its location, the castle already captures your imagination, situated as it is on the edge of the cliffs. For someone like me who...More

Thank cynicalwitch
Reviewed September 29, 2016

This site is the perfecxt mix of scenery, iron age settlement ruins, and medieval fortress ruin. Throw in some history, some arthurian mythology, add a touch of tristan and isold, and find a magic cave you're you're set. Quite a lot of steps. Don't fall...More

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August 26, 2017|
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Response from Margaret C | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for my delay, yes you can bring your 4 legged friend. If you wish to take the SUV back up to town, your dog is allowed as well (for a small fee)!
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August 6, 2017|
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Response from Helen H | Reviewed this property |
I don't have children so I'm not sure how helpful I can be. To get to the cafe and main base should be fine as you can always take the minibus which travels up and down the hill frequently but to get to the actual ruins... More
July 28, 2017|
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Response from Hungryfeesh | Reviewed this property |
Yes dog friendly site .....and because of this everyone who has a dog takes it with them .....good if you have a sociable dog ....less good if not