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Address: Tintagel Head, Tintagel, England
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Located below Tintagel Castle, the birthplace of King Arthur, this cave is...

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.

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Adventurous Cave to investigate!

If you like a good fun adventure go inside the cave! Climb through a stunning cavern that leads to a beautiful secluded cove. There also is another inlet to a cavern once you're... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Sue K
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Wrexham
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Wrexham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you like a good fun adventure go inside the cave! Climb through a stunning cavern that leads to a beautiful secluded cove. There also is another inlet to a cavern once you're through yo the other side, it is narrow and you do need to climb over a few rocks but this leads you into a passageway going inside... More 

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Thank Sue K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We timed out visit just right at the correct time of day to see gorgeous light reflections cast out through the cave. Access is a little difficult as it requires descending some steps which are eroded at the bottom. The views and photos are well worth the trouble. A ton of people are attracted to this cave and you might... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We visited this as part of a visit to Tintagel Castle. It is reached via a semi-steep hill down from Tintagel town. There is a National Trust complex (toilets, cafe, gift shop, exhibition) at the bottom. From here you can walk up the coastal path for some spectacular views, up to the castle (charges apply) or down to a small... More 

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Ashford, Kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's not an enormous cave, but well worth seeing - especially when the tide is at its lowest and you can walk right through to the cove at the other end. The new carving of Merlin at the entrance has been criticized, but it is really quite unobtrusive. We actually had to hunt for it.

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Thank Jo B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If Merlin was so clever... Not accessable at high tide but is a beautiful cave on the small beach, go explore!

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting Merlin's Cave can only be done at low tide, which currently is about 11am. This cave leads off from the Haven bay at the base of Tintagel Castle and passes right through the rock to the other side. At the widest point, the cave or tunnel has a sandy base but as it grows narrower from its heart, to... More 

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Hampshire, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a good look in this litttle lagoon & loved the cave experience, good access down to the beach and the Land Rover ride down was so helpful for someone like me with a dodgy leg.

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Thank Deborah K
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A large sea cave that passes through to the other side of a massive rocky out crop. It's meant to have something to do with Merlin but no idea what as that's made up lol

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

Its been seen in films and TV series and its amazing actually seeing it for real in all its glory. Pretty sure magic spells did take place at some point in the cave. Didn't see any dragons so that was a let down.

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not sure what you can say about a cave surfice to say it was very interesting and safe to walk through

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