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“Pirates sighted!”
Review of Tintagel Castle

Tintagel Castle
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Ranked #2 of 20 things to do in Tintagel
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed February 13, 2014

What an incredible place! The views from here are amazing, and the site of the castle boggles the mind when one thinks of how ancient it is, and the technology of the times. The winds can be fierce and dangerous, and some of the walkways are not for the faint of heart. Still, it is a fantastic place to see, and I'm pretty sure as we looked southward that I saw the pirates of Penzance sailing the wild waves.

Thank Nancy E
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Reviewed January 29, 2014

Tintagel Castle has ever been in my dreams! The romantic cliff ruins of a castle where, says the legend, King Uther Pendragon met beautiful Queen Ingrain and conceived King Arthur, kept me dreaming about visiting the North coast of Cornwall and Tintagel. Finally, last September, a dream came true and I felt immensely happy. Awesome ruins and breathtaking views of cliffs and sea! This iconic attraction is a must visit and you won't be disappointed. There is an entry fee, as commonly seen at any other attraction all over the world. Be prepared to climb the steep way up to the ruins and to "feel" the legend of King Arthur, Merlin, Tristan, Isolda and the brave chevaliers. Enjoy!

Thank LuizDutraNeto
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Reviewed January 21, 2014

Tintagel Castle is a wonderful attraction with an historic and mystical past. You need to be quite fit to tackle the long and steep flights of stairs going up into the site and once there, the views of the beautiful rugged coastline are breathtaking. Visiting Tintagel Castle makes you try to imagine life for its inhabitants when it was a working castle which would have been a challenge in this high, windswept environment. On the day I visited it was windy and overcast and to stand up the top and watch the waves crashing against the rocks was mesmerising. Even with tired legs you still need to make the trip down to the beach and see the waterfall and Merlin's Cave. Lots of photo opportunities and for the lovers of the natural environment and windswept coastilne, Tintagel Castle is well worth the visit. Car parking isn't really close and there is a fair walk downhill to get to the visitors centre/gift shop but there is a 4WD service which operates continually to ferry visitors down the hill and back up again (which is handy after you've climbed so many stairs) for a nominal fee. As for the entrance price - if you join English Heritage as a member you gain entry to this and many other sites for free.

Thank M M
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Reviewed January 8, 2014

Wow. Just wow. Words simply cannot describe the beauty of this place. Even given how busy it was the day I visited the sense of history and atmosphere was unbelievable. I notice some other reviews complaining about the price. It isn't cheap, but then maininting something like this in the environment it is in has to be expensive, and frankly it's worth every penny.

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Reviewed December 29, 2013

Poor because it's way too overpriced. There are some nice things to see en route as you go up to the castle. The entrance old door is cool and the remains before you reach the top are ok. The views are spectacular but that's not what you are paying for. I really do think it is way over priced, when you reach the top you do wonder what exactly are you paying for. Yes I know the up keep but there is not much left of it. There are much nicer EH places to visit. The cave below is awesome and it is free!

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